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Full-Day Southern Valley History & Archaeological Site Tour

by Inkayni Peru Tours
per traveler Price is $35
*Pricing based on group of 7 travelers
Duration: 10h Free cancellation available No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required) Offered in: English Offered in: English Picks up from select hotels Picks up from select hotels

Highlights

  • Comprehensive tour of Cusco's historic Southern Valley

  • Chance to see parts of colonial, Inca & pre-Inca times

  • Water flowing through Tipon's ancient canals & terraces

  • Pikillaqta ancient archaeological site of the Wari people

  • Museum of the Sacred Stones with geological artifacts

Highlights

  • Comprehensive tour of Cusco's historic Southern Valley

  • Chance to see parts of colonial, Inca & pre-Inca times

  • Water flowing through Tipon's ancient canals & terraces

  • Pikillaqta ancient archaeological site of the Wari people

  • Museum of the Sacred Stones with geological artifacts

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8:00 AM, Full-Day Southern Valley History & Archaeological Site Tour in English

Duration 10h No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English.

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per traveler
$87.50

Total price is $175, taxes included

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Full-Day Southern Valley History & Archaeological Site Tour

Activity Location

Multiple Locations Visited

Tipon

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Hotel Pickup

    Cusco


Description

Venture to a part of Cusco rarely traveled and discover countless colonial, Inca, and pre-Inca archaeological sites. A private guide walks you through 800 years of regional history as you visit villages like Huasao, Tipon, Pikillaqta, and Huaro, exploring age-old temples and ruins on the way.

Get picked up in the morning and begin your journey in Cusco itself. Your guide points out colonial churches in its suburbs as you roll toward the edges of the city, journeying eventually into the countryside. Make a stop at Huasao, a village renowned for its witch doctors, and learn about local culture before continuing on to Tipon, where you encounter a beautifully preserved Inca water temple. Marvel at how the water still flows through Tipon's canals and terraces even today, and listen to stories of ancient worship that occurred at the temple.

Next, drive to Pikillaqta, a pre-Inca archaeological site that was occupied from 550 to 1100 AD by the Wari people. Pace through the streets, observing ruins of city buildings and walls, before moving on to Andahuayillas to see its incredible Baroque church. The church is known as the “Sistine Chapel of the Americas” for the amazing frescoes that adorn its walls.

Continue next to Huaro, a village known for its 16th-century church filled with murals by the artist Tadeo Escalante. Your final stop is at the Museum of Sacred Stones, where you discover over 200 ancient geological artifacts with your guide. After marveling at rocks once used as pipes, wheels, and other ingenious tools, make the return journey to Cusco.


Inclusions

  • Private guided tour of Southern Valley

  • Roundtrip transportation to and from your Cusco hotel

  • Live tour commentary provided in English or Spanish


Exclusions

  • Admission to archaeological sites

  • Lunch


Know Before You Book

  • Maximum group size is 8 people.

  • An additional surcharge of $25 for admission fees is payable on the day of your activity.

  • Roundtrip transportation is available from most Cusco hotels. Please arrange pickup from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.


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