Cusco: South Valley of the Incas Day-Tour

3.8 / 5

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Cusco: South Valley of the Incas Day-Tour

From US$ 20 per person

A day-tour to South Valley, known for its spectacular natural landscapes. You can experience Inca architecture, pre–inca Wari architecture in Pikillaqta, and a beautiful chapel of Andahuaylilla which is known as the “Sistine Chapel of America”.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
COVID-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Small group
Limited to 15 participants
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 5 hours
Starting time 8:45 AM
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
Please provide your hotel’s name and address in Cusco center. Please indicate if you are staying at a private accommodation (with address), you will then be provided with a meeting point close by.

Experience

Highlights
  • Experience Incan architecture in Tipón
  • View Wari architecture in Pikillaqta
  • Walk through the Temple of Andahuaylillas
Full description
After being picked up from your hotel between 8:40AM and 9:00AM, you will proceed to the Tipon Archeological Complex to begin your Incan adventure. The complex is located 24 kilometers southeast of Cusco, and is one of the lesser visited sites in the Cusco area. It is an ancient Incan site and thought to be a royal garden commissioned by Wiracocha, and is one of the most elaborate examples of agricultural terracing created by the Incas. These tall terraces run up the narrow valley and are irrigated by an aqueduct from Pachatusan, with a mountain located above the site. In addition to the terracing, there are also some other structures at Tipon including baths, a temple complex, canals, and aqueducts. Following Tipon, you will head to Pikillacta. Pikillacta is the only pre-Inca site in the Cusco area. This adobe complex was built around 700 to 900 A.D. by the Huari people. In the area, there is a small Inca site just a short walk from Pikillacta which is known as Rumicolca, and was a travel checkpoint for the Incas. After this complex, you will progress towards Andahuaylillas. Here you will discover the “Sistine Chapel of Peru”, a church that is home to golden altars, paintings, and many colored ceilings. The chapel is simple and unassuming on the outside, but on the inside you’ll find masterpiece after masterpiece as you browse the fascinating walls. On your return to Cusco you will also pass Saylla, where you will be able to enjoy the delicious and famous pork chicharrones. Your tour will then conclude with your return to Cusco at around 2:30PM.
Includes
  • Pick-up from hotel
  • Bilingual guide (English and Spanish)
  • Tickets
  • Entrance fee to the Temple of Andahuaylillas
  • Meals and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
COVID-19 precautions

Customers must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers must bring their own headphones
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers must fill out a travel information form
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Water

Know before you go

  • The entrance to all Inca archeological sites is free until further notice due to COVID-19 regulations
  • We do not pickup from hotels or other accommodation far away from the city center
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.8 / 5

based on 6 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5 / 5
  • Transportation
    4.0 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.5 / 5
  • Safety
    4 / 5
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The tour was done in English and Spanish. I was only anglophone so guide did a good job making sure I was informed but I think it would be better to have just one in Spanish and one in English although this hat be hard to organize not knowing who signs up and ultimately attends. Bring toilet paper and the restaurant meal, the meat was overcooked for everyone. Please choose another establishment for future tours. Excellent pick up service. very professional.

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March 7, 2020

I'm glad I could go around with the locals in a short time. I walk a lot more than I expected. Thanks to that, Tipon was taken a closer look. There was almost no English. I could understand part of it with the translation app. I wanted to go to Pikiryakuta, but only the gate. On the way back, I was relieved that the locals came to the bus terminal.

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January 28, 2020

Excellent

The whole tour was first class, with a very professional guide, the unexpected thing was that I had to pay the tickets when I had paid them from Buenos Aires when hiring the package

June 29, 2019

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