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South Valley Tour (Half Day)

Sacred Valley Of Incas is a renowned attraction in Cusco. Most travellers visit it on a day trip and some choose to combine it with their trip to Machu Picchu. Chincheros, Maras & Moray, Urubamba, Ollantaytambo and Pisac are some of the renowned sites of the Sacred Valley and Sacred Valley VIP tour programme covers them all in a day trip from Cusco.

If you are inquisitive to know much more about the history and culture of Peru and Cusco in specific, South Valley Tour would be a great addition to the Sacred Valley Tour. South Valley Tour offers trip to a lesser known attraction off the city of Cusco. Dotted with lakes and Inkan archaeological ruins, the sites of Pikillaqta, Tipon and Andahuaylillas are worth the half day trip from Cusco.

per adult from

$20

AUD

Duration

5 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

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No tour options available.

  • What's included :
    • Transport
    • Bi-Lingual Guide (English & Spanish)
    • First Aid Kit
    What's excluded :
    • Entrance ticket to Andahuaylillas Church (S/. 15 per person)
    • Cusco Tourist ticket integral: S/. 130 per person or partial: S/. 70 per person.
    • Entry/Admission - Tipon
    • Entry/Admission - Pikillaqta
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Tipon, Cusco Peru

    The tour would start at the Incan archaeological complex of Tipon a site known for water channels and agricultural terraces. The water channels of Tipon are believed to be used as a ceremonial centre by Incas to worship water.  The street below the site is popular among Cusqueñans. During weekends, locals often gather to savour the local delicacy guinea pig which is a popular tradition here.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Pikillaqta, 20 km East of Cusco, Cusco 08003 Peru

    The next stop on the trip will be in Pikillaqta. On the way to Pikillaqta, we will be passing through a dusky town known as Oropesa. Oropesa is referred to as the “bread capital of Peru”. It houses over a fifty different bakeries in a small town.

    Pikillaqta is the only site that exists from Pre Inka time. Pikillaqta is a complex entirely built in adobe during the Wari regime. Waris once dominated the coastal and central parts of Peru.
    Pikillaqta is a hilly region with small lakes in the vicinity. During the Wari rule and even during the Incas, maize was majorly produced in Pikillaqta. Maize was so important for the Waris that they painted it in their potteries along with supernaturals and deities. Back then, Pikillacta was believed to have controlled the whole region through agriculture.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Andahuaylillas, Andahuaylillas, Cusco Region

    Our next stop will be in Andahuaylillas. Andahuaylillas is home to The Sistine Chapel of the Americas. Although from outside it may not seem so eye catching to most, the interiors of this chapel is an eye popping kaleidoscope. It has a dazzling display of colourful murals, an ornate gold leaf altar and ceilings painted in coffered.
    The “San Pedro de Andahuaylillas” as known by the locals, was built at the end of the 16th century given the fact that one of its murals, signed by Luis de Riaño, has a date written in it that states it is from the year 1626.

    We will then return to Cusco.

    Duration: 1 hour

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We will be picking you up from your hotel within the historic centre of Cusco. Please Note: This service doesn't include pick up in private residencies, example; Airbnb or hotels that are outside the historic centre.
    Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Machu Picchu Peru Cusco

Activity ID: V-177973P17

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