Enjoy a relaxed trip to the heart of the Inca Empire, Cusco, and see Machu Picchu, 1 of the 7 wonders of the modern world. We have daily departures, and this tour can be combined with our other tours around the country.
We pick you up from your Hotel between 8:45 am to start visiting these incredibleplaces in the southern of Cusco.
Tipon Archaeological Site:
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.
Pikillacta Archaeological Site:
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.
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.
On the return pass Saylla typical Cuzco where people can enjoy the delicious pork chicharrones, or roasted ginea pig (optional).
We returned to Cusco for approximately 14:00 pm.
Note: Tourist Ticket
Note: Tourist Ticket
The full tourist ticket is valid for 10 days and allows entry to the majority of the Inca sites around Cusco and the Sacred Valley. (16 places) This is a better option if you plan on also combining the city tour, or visiting any of the archeological sites outside the Sacred Valley in Cusco. An alternative option is to buy a partial tourist ticket which is S/.70.00 nuevos soles. This is valid for 1 day and will allow entry to all of the sites on the South Valley Tour.
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