South Valley Tour Cusco is known for combining beautiful natural scenery and the beautiful lagoon Huacarpay, you can also see 3 types of architecture, the Inca’s architecture in Tipon.
The architecture before the Incas Wari’s empire in Pikillacta and colonial architecture with a visit to the beautiful chapel Andahuaylillas, also known as the “Sistine Chapel of America”, not forgetting the delicious dishes that you could savored in Saylla and Huasao.
South Valley Tour Cusco Itinerary
Tour: Half Day
Departures: Every Day
Tour Duration: 5 Hours
Departure Time: 9.00
Arrival Time: 14:00
The Best Time to Visit: Visit all year round.
First pass by you to your hotel at 8:45 and then board our bus and we can started our tour by the beautiful valley south, where you can visit beautiful places like:
It is a great grow room containing 12 impressive terraces that are now grown, whose walls were built with carved stones .
More impressive is the irrigation system that even today continues to serve in the agriculture of the area.
The National Archaeological Complex covers an area of approximately 2200 hectares.
Presents characteristics of a large urban center for the time of the Wari empire, empire that developed before the Incas.
In this place we can find over a thousand buildings between squares, colcas (food stores), houses, temples, streets long, narrow buildings that took up to 4 stories high and all this surrounded with a wall in some places reach 12
On the way you can have a wonderful view of Lake Wakarpay which lies at an altitude of approximately 3200 meters. (10500 feet).
“Pikillaqta” is a compound Quechua word meaning “lousy town” (piki = louse; llaqta = town).
Typical Andean village of colonial time whit an original and unique architecture.
Andahuaylillas highlight in his Catholic church of colonial time with a beautiful decoration and wall painting of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries was the masterpiece of Cusco School.
This beautiful chapel is similar in decor to the Sistine Chapel in Italy that is the resound why it is known as the Sistine Chapel of Cusco.
The return we pass through Saylla, Cusco’s typical village where you can enjoy the delicious pork rinds typical of this area (optional). We will be returning to Cusco for approximately 3:30 pm.
- Professional guide.
- Tourist bus.
- Tourist Ticket.
- Ticket to Church of Andahuaylillas.
What to Bring
- A Day Pack.
- Good sturdy shoes.
- Warm clothes.
- Cap or Hat.
- Raincoat or Poncho.
- Water and Snacks.
- Camera, Boleto turistico.