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Cusco South Valley Tour Briefing

There are many interesting towns with impressive archaeological remains on this Cusco south valley tour. First we will come across Tipon, with its extensive terraces and fine irrigation systems that end in altars dedicated to water.
Next we’ll pass by the towns of Huaro and Andahuaylillas. These are home to colonial churches with exquisitely carved pulpits and baroque art. of these, the most important is Andahuaylillas; its church is known as the “Sistine Chapel of the Americas” for its outstanding artwork and murals.
Another noteworthy stop is Huacarpay Lagoon, full of plant and animal species. There are many bird observation towers constructed along the edge to improve the view. After this brief tour of the lake, we will stop by the archaeological site of Pikillaqta, former home of the Wari culture and one of the three most important pre-Inca cities. The site impresses with its sheer size and meticulous layout. Other Wari sites are dotted along the whole southern valley, many of which were adapted by the Inca for their own use.

🤝🏻 Meeting and briefing

Some days before the tour, our team will contact you via E-mail or WhatsApp and will coordinate the meeting time at your hotel to provide you the all tour details and answer all your questions.

🏁 Starts from your accommodation in Cuzco at 07:30 A.M.

🔚 Ends to the center of Cuzco at about 6:00 P.M.

🚐 Van transportation

🕗 Duration: Full day

📈 Maximum elevation 3450m. / 11336ft.

📉 Minimum elevation 2900m. / 9512ft.

Our journey start when  our team will go to your hotel to pick up you at 8:00am. then we will drive to the south part of Cusco for about 40 minutes to Tipon archaeological complex, as soon as arrive this beautiful place you will show youre ticket and our guide will start the guiding tour showing the most beautiful water fountains in Cusco.

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later we will continue driving to the pre Inca citadel Pikillacta, on the way we will  stopping in Oropesa to try the traditional bread of the area, in Pikillacta our guide will start the guiding tour for this citadel with amazing streets and clay  architecture.

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And ultimately we will reach Andahuaylillas small village home of one of the most beautiful churches in Cusco of  the exquisite baroque style church known as the “Sistine Chapel of the Americas.” In the afternoon, we will back to Cusco.

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Included:

Not included

   ❌  Lunch 
   ❌  Boleto turístico 

Group size

💡 Important to know

– The price of the tour is in group service of up to 15 people, but if you like a private tour, contact us and request a quote according to the number of people. Contact us.
– If you do not have the tourist ticket (Boleto Turístico), no problem, you can buy it at the control of the first archaeological site to visit cost 70.00, Andahuaylillas churches 15.00 soles (U$D. 4.00).

🚫 Cancellation policy

If you cancel more than 24 hours before the start of the tour you will receive a refund of the total amount of the reservation except the bank transfer fee . After this time, or in case of no-show for the tour, you will not be entitled to a refund.

What we recommend to bring

   ➖  Small Backpack
   ➖  Waterproof jacket or rain poncho
   ➖  Sneakers
   ➖  Water bottle
   ➖  Sunblock
   ➖  Sunglasses
   ➖  Camera

Map

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🙋🏻‍♂️ QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

What is the difference between the Sacred Valley and the Southern Valley?

The difference between these tours are the places to visit and also the direction in which they are, the southern Cusco Valley is located to the south east of the city of Cusco and the Sacred Valley is located to the Northwest and Northeast of the city of Cusco.

What kind of clothes should I bring to Cusco South Valley tour ?

On the morning until 3:00pm. you may wear light clothing (shorts, T-shirts, ) during the sunny day is warm, excepts early mornings and after 4:00pm. where the temperature can drop for it reason we strongly recommend to bring proper warm clothing for the cold and rain (December to April).

The kids pay the same price as the adults?

Children have different rates, between 2 and 8 years old enter the museums and archaeological attractions for free and from 9 to 18 years old they pay income as students.

What archaeological remains are visited in the Cusco south valley?

The Cusco south valley tour includes 2  archaeological remains of Tipon, Piquillacta, also the lagoon of Lucre and finally the church of Andahuaylillas.

In the tour of the Cusco south valley can I use the tourist ticket?

The complete tourist ticket includes 15 attractions or places to visit and among these is the archaeological remains that are visited in the South Valley, the only attraction that is not in the tourist ticket is the church of Andahuaylillas that has a cost of 15.00 soles.

Can I combine the visit of the South Valley with the Sacred Valley?

Yes, it is possible to combine both tours in one full day tour, but in private service, send us a request for a tour quote.

How big is the group on the Southern Valley tour?

The group of the tour varies according to the season in the low season between the months of November to March the group is between 5 passengers and 15 passengers and in high season from April to November the groups can be between 10 passenger and 20 passengers.

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