Explore less crowded places, visiting the south valley of Cusco city
The Tour of south Valley is a great option for people who want to escape from the crowded or popular sites around cusco and enjoy the peaceful and beauty of this wonderful Andean Paradise. Look at the ruins of tipon, pikillacta and the amazing sistine chapel of south america (andahuaylillas).
If you want to get a bit deeper into the real Peru, and do not want to travel the tourist trail, then this is perfect for you because you will see local people in their daily activities in the Andes.
The valley to the South of Cusco is largely unexplored by tourists but has some wonderful places to visit. It is a great way to get into the heart of the real Peru.
First you visit the Inca complex of Tipon an elaborate set of terraces and water channels. It is thought to have been used as a ceremonial centre to worship water.
Then we visit Pikillacta that is vastly different to the Inca site and is the only pre-Inca site in the Cusco area. This adobe complex was built by the Wari culture who once dominated the central highland and coastal regions of Peru
Finally we drive twenty minutes out to the "Sistine Chapel of the Americas", in Andahuaylillas. Situated in a beautiful, quiet plaza, this baroque church is famous for its incredible artwork. It has many fine examples of paintings completed by the Cusco Religious art school (Escuela Cuzqueña).
On your way back to Cusco we can stop in the town of Saylla to get a chance to sample traditional Cusco fare of pork crackling or pork chicharrones or guinea pig.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection
End Point Options: Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection
Duration: 6 hours
Comfortable Private Vehicle (Kia Sportage).
- Guiding Services
- Private Transportation
Estimated Local Cash Needed
85 soles - - Entrance fee (BTG tourist ticket) (70 soles)
- Entrance fee to andahuaylillas chapel (15 soles)
- For lunch ( if we start early you can have lunch in Cusco)
- Food, Drinks, Snacks
As a licensed guide, I have no restrictions.