CUSCO SOUTH CIRCUIT

 

SOUTH VALLEY: TIPON, PIKILLACTA AND ANDAHUAYLILLAS

 

This tour is known for combining beautiful natural landscapes, Inca architecture in Tipon, pre - Inca Wari architecture in Pikillacta and a beautiful chapel, known as the "Sistine Chapel of America"

Description of Tour:

We pick you up from your Hotel between 9:00am and 9:30am to start visiting theses incredible places:

TIPON: Tipon is said to be a royal garden commissioned by Wiracocha. It is one of the most elaborate examples of agricultural terracing created by the Incas. These tall terraces which run up the narrow valley are irrigated by an aqueduct from Pachatusan, the mountain above the site.

In addition to the terracing there are also some other structures at Tipon, including baths, a temple complex, canals and aqueducts.

 

Tipon is definitely one of the lesser visited sites in the Cusco area but it is equally as impressive as those in the Sacred Valley. The Tipon Archeological Complex is located 24km southeast of Cusco.

Pikillaqta: Pikillacta is the only pre-Inca site in the Cusco area. This adobe complex was built around 700 to 900 AD by the Wari, in the area, there is a small Inca site just a short walk from Pikillacta, known as Rumicolca, a travel checkpoint for the Incas.

ANDAHUAYLILLAS: Here you find 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.

 

On the return pass Saylla typical Cuzco where people can enjoy the delicious pork chicharrones (optional).

We returned to Cusco for approximately 3:30 pm.

Duration: 6-7 hours.

 

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