To take advantage of this South Valley tour, Cusco, we will need to leave early Cusco. Therefore we are planning to pick you up at your hotel within the city centre at 07:00 am. As we are travelling down south our first visit will be at Tipon, Pikillaqta and Andahuayllas.
As we mention before, Tipon is located to the east of Cusco. Tipon Incan ruins are believed to have been a park for the upper class or an agricultural center. This large area contains 12 impressive terraces. More impressive is the still functioning irrigation system that continues watering crops to this day. On this South Valley tour Cusco, We will spend about an hour in Tipon and after visit Pikillaqta.
Pikillaqta presents characteristics of a pre-Incan main urban center that was important for the development of the Huari Empire. In this ancient town, you can see colcas (food deposits), athletics fields, houses, temples, narrow streets and buildings up to four stories high. We will spend about an hour here. Then, we continue on to Andahuaylillas to complete our South Valley tour Cusco.
Andahuaylillas is a typical Andean village with unique architecture and we keep promoting this village on our South Valley tour Cusco because it also has good organic food to eat. Andahuaylillas is noted for its colonial catholic church with beautiful decorations and wall paintings from the 17th and 18th centuries. It is known as the Sistine Chapel of Cusco. We will spend about an one hour here and return to Cusco around 1:30 pm.