Most people in Cusco reserve the Sacred Valley and the South Valley; because many want more vision of what ancient Peru was. As spectacular as the Sacred Valley, the South Valley is an authentic site full of beauty landscapes, here you will find many fewer visitors, several interesting sites different, besides being closer than the Sacred Valley of the Incas. The furthest point is Andahuaylillas and it is only an hour away from Cusco.
It is possible that people without a lot of available time overlook the South Valley, but if you are already on your way to Machu Picchu and have an extra day in Cusco, make the day trip to the South Valley in Cusco. There are few people and several wonderful places to visit. It is one of the ways to enter into the heart of the Inca culture.A diferent travel experience, visit to Tipón,Pikillaqta and Andahuaylillas knows the Sistine Chapel of Cusco, this tour is a different service to the common that are made in Cusco.
08:30 We pick you up from Hotel
09:00 Starting to the South Valley of Cusco Tour
10:00 Guided tour of Tipón
10:50 Driving to Pikillaata
11:20 Guided tour of Pikillaqta
12:00 Driving to Andahuaylillas
12:20 Guided Tour to Colonial Church of Andahuaylillas
13:00 Return to Cusco
Explore the South Valley in Cusco:
Yes, we know that you have heard about the Sacred Valley, many places to visit, pleasant weather, and it is on the way to Machu Picchu. But do you hear about the South Valley?Now we will show you more information about this wonderful and unforgettable trip:
Visit the Tipón complex
The Tipón complex will show you a set of terraces and water channels that are believed to have been used by the Incas as a ceremonial center to worship the liquid element. The current city of Tipón has gastronomic sellers next to the main road, especially on weekends, when all the restaurants open their doors so you can taste one of the favorite dishes here, cuy baked wood (guinea pig oven).
The pre-Inca ruins of Piquillacta
This is different from the previous site, it is a pre-Inca city. This complex was built by the Wari culture, which at one time dominated the central and coastal regions of Peru. It is considered the first culture that made use of the terraces (agricultural terraces) superimposed. In addition, many of the administrative practices of the Incas were adopted from the Wari civilization.
Visit the "Sistine Chapel of the Americas"
The church of the town of Andahuaylillas is known as the "Sistine Chapel of the Americas". It is situated in a beautiful and quiet square. The works of art inside have made this baroque church famous. It has beautiful paintings made by the school of religious art of Cusco (Cusqueña School).
For this Full day to the South Valley, Tipón and Andahuaylillas from Cusco, we will pick you up from your hotel at 08:30 hrs to have a guided tour in the southern valley where you can visit the following places:
The climate is very similar to the city of Cusco, but with warmer temperatures due to the lower altitude.