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South Valley

Places to visit

> Tipón
> Pikillaqta
> Andahuaylillas

Itinerary

The tour starts at the ¨MUSEO PACHAMAMA¨ office, located at the main square of Cusco. The first place to visit is the Andahuaylillas Chapel, also known as the Sistine Chapel of the Americas. Afterwards, you will leave to the archaeological site of Pikillaqta, which is built with the remains of the ancient city of Wari. The tour finished with the Water Temple, also known as Tipón. Tipón was a place where the Incas worshiped the water element. Each place has an approximate time of 40 minutes to visit.

Tour Description

Andahuaylillas:

Andahuaylilas has two tourist attractions that are worth visiting. The first attraction is the main square with its Pisonay trees, the second attraction is the most outstanding attraction in this town; the Catholic church of San Pedro de Andahuaylillas. Considered as the Sistine chapel of Cusco, built in colonial times in the 17th century. The interior of the church is decorated with wall paintings, baroque altars of carved wood and houses canvases from the famous Cuzco School, which was developed in Hispanic presence.

Pikillaqta

The archaeological site of Pikillaqta is characterized by its impressive scale of expansionist movement. Wari represents characteristics of more than a thousand buildings between squares, colcas (food warehouses), courts or houses, temples and long and narrow streets with buildings that were up to 4 stories high. The place is surrounded by old villages located in front of the entire plain and the Wakarpay lagoon.

Tipón

Tipón was the place where water was worshiped by the Incas, one of the four elements which were treated with great care and worship. The temple maintains an impressive agricultural area that contains 12 terraces on which locals currently are cultivating a wide variation of crops. The walls of the temple are built with finely carved stones.

Tariffs

The tour includes

> Pick up from the hotel
> Transportation
> Professional bilingual guide

The tour does not include tourist tickets or any other additional purchases

It is highly recommended to bring a water proof poncho, sunscreen, coat, bottled water and hiking shoes.

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