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Cusco

South Valley TOUR

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This excursion in Cusco region  combines the beautiful natural landscapes of the area with some interestings remains and towns.

We will visit the lakes of Urcos and Huacarpay, the Inca architecture in Tipon area and also the Huari (Pre-Ica culture ) architecture in Pikillaccta area. After these visits we will drive to one of the most beautiful chapel of Cusco, known as the “Sixtine Chapel of America” in Andahuaylillas town. Enjoy also free time for lunch in a traditional restaurant and then, return to Cusco.

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Cusco

Cultural / Archeological

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 24 km southeast of Cusco.

PIKILLAQTA: Pikillacta is the only pre-Inca site in the Cusco area. This adobe complex was built around 700 to 900 years AD by the Huari Culture, 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 “Sixtine 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. Also some paintings from famous “Escuela Cuzqueña” can be appreciated.

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  • English Guide.
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  • Entrances (BTC y Chapel).
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