Tours South Valley - Half day

Most people in Cusco reserve the Sacred Valley and the South Valley; Of course, if you want a broader view of what ancient Peru was. Slightly less spectacular than the Sacred Valley, but with a contained beauty. The South Valley is an authentic site, you will find many fewer visitors, several different interesting sites, besides being closer than the Sacred Valley of the Incas. The furthest point is Andahuaylillas and it is only one hour from Cusco.

per adult from

$36

NZD

Duration

5 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Tour guide
    What's excluded :
    • Income for visits add 80 soles
    • Entry/Admission - Tipon
    • Entry/Admission - Pikillaqta
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Tipon, Cusco Peru

    The name of Tipón, according to some researchers could come from the word "T Olímpuj" whose meaning would be "to be boiling." Name that was directly in relation to the water of the sources that the complex presents, hence it is also known as “Temple of the water”. According to some historians and myths, this site would have been built by the Inca Wiracocha, and in it would be the so-called "Royal House" created to be the abode of the father of this Inca: Yawar Huaca.

    Duration: 30 minutes

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

    Piquillacta or Pikillaqta is one of the most famous and best preserved pre-Inca places of the ancient cities that existed in Peru. But there are several ancient human settlements in Peru; each with specific knowledge and technologies, which then contributed to the establishment of the largest empire in the western hemisphere. The pre-Inca peoples that occupied the Cusco Valley were relatively "peaceful" peoples; They sought to dominate the natural resources of the area and the overlap and mastery of their culture. Piquillacta was developed between 600 and 1000 A.D. by the Wari culture from the Central Andes (Ayacucho), it expanded southward, being located in high Andean regions such as Cusco and Sicuani, from there it expanded to the western valleys of the southern coast in Arequipa.

    Duration: 50 minutes

    Stop At: Andahuaylillas, Andahuaylillas, Cusco Region

    It was built in the 16th century on an ancient Inca building, from which the bases are still preserved. The exterior aspect of the church is typical of the Andean colonial churches and does not attract much attention: the balcony-shaped chapel and the square bell tower on one side.

    But it is the interior that impresses the visitor. The typically baroque decoration practically leaves no space uncovered, with paintings, sculptures and carvings.

    In the entrance arch to the baptistery you can read the motto of baptism in five languages: Spanish, Latin, Quechua, Aymara and Pukina, now extinct language.

    Duration: 45 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    To pick it up, it is coordinated 1 day before and the hotel address is defined
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Tayra Tours Adventures

Activity ID: V-110191P20

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