Tipon Pikillacta Ruins – Piquillacta ruins and Andahuaylillas church

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Tipon Pikillacta Ruins Tour Details

Welcome to the South Valley Tour in Cusco, where you will discover captivating historical sites and remarkable architecture. We will explore the Piquillacta ruins, an ancient archaeological site known for its pre-Inca origins. The irrigation systems and Inca terraces there showcase the remarkable civil engineering of their time.

Moving on, we will visit Tipon, a testament to Inca ingenuity with its stunning agricultural terraces. You will be amazed by the precision of the irrigation systems that were integral to the region’s agriculture.

Our journey will then take us to the Andahuaylillas church, also referred to as the ‘Sistine Chapel of the Andes’. Captivating Andean Baroque art with intricate gold leaf detailing adorns this colonial-era gem. The Church of San Pedro Apostol is a testament to the fusion of indigenous culture and Spanish colonial influence, a hidden treasure within the city of Cusco.

As we explore the Pikillacta ruins, you will discover an ancient Wari culture settlement. Pikillacta showcases the advanced urban planning of its time, located just outside Cusco. The city’s well-preserved streets and buildings provide insights into the lives of the people who lived here centuries ago.

The Cusco Tourist Ticket will grant you access to these historical wonders and more, offering a comprehensive exploration of the Sacred Valley‘s treasures.

While Machu Picchu often steals the spotlight, the South Valley Tour unveils a different facet of the region’s history. With a focus on pre-Inca and colonial-era marvels, this tour promises a unique perspective on Cusco’s past. Join us in uncovering the stories behind the architectural marvels and the cultural tapestry that make this journey so captivating.

Why choose Magical Cusco to do the South Valley Tour Cusco?

When considering the ideal choice for experiencing the South Valley Tour in Cusco, look no further than Magical Cusco. We will offer you an exceptional journey that embraces the historical richness of the region. You will embark on an adventure that takes you through time, as we explore the captivating Pikillacta ruins and delve into the mysteries of Inca time.

Our expert guides will immerse you in the stories behind the Inca ruins. They will bring history to life with their in-depth knowledge and passion. As you traverse the landscapes of Pikillaqta, you gain a profound understanding of the Inca civilization’s cultural and architectural legacy.

Moreover, Magical Cusco ensures your tour is not just educational but also enjoyable. Our commitment to excellence has earned us rave reviews on Tripadvisor, making us the preferred choice for travelers seeking an extraordinary experience.  By choosing us, you will embark on a South Valley journey that combines exploration and relaxation.


  • Professional Guide
  • Pick up from hotel
  • Tourist transport


  • Entrance ticket to the places to visit

Half DaySouth Valley Tour Itinerary

You will join us at 8:00 AM to kick off the adventure from Cusco. We will start by exploring the fascinating Piquillacta ruins, an ancient pre-Inca archaeological site. Walking through the well-preserved streets and structures, you’ll step back in time. Moving ahead, we will make our way to Tipon, where awe-inspiring Inca terraces and intricate irrigation systems await.

You’ll witness the remarkable engineering of the Inca period, marveling at the precision of these systems.

Around 12:30 PM, a delightful lunch at a local restaurant will replenish our energy.

Our journey continues to the Andahuaylillas church, renowned as the ‘Sistine Chapel of the Andes’. Prepare to be captivated by the intricate Andean Baroque art and delicate gold leaf work. As the clock approaches 4:30 PM, we will conclude our adventure and head back to Cusco.

Tour Statistics:

  • We will cover a total distance of approximately 100 kilometers (62 miles).
  • Reaching the highest altitude at about 3,900 meters (12,795 feet).
  • The lowest altitude point will be around 3,150 meters (10,335 feet).
  • The overall difficulty level of the tour is considered easy to moderate.

1What attractions are included in the South Valley Tour?

The tour covers key sites like Tipon, Pikillacta, and the Andahuaylillas Church

2How long does the South Valley Tour last?

Typically, the tour lasts about half a day, making it a perfect short trip.

3Do we need any special equipment for the tour?

No, you just need comfortable walking shoes and perhaps a hat and sunscreen for protection.

4Is there a guide provided for the South Valley Tour?

Yes, we provide knowledgeable guides who can explain the historical and cultural significance of each site.

5How much does the South Valley Tour cost?

Prices vary based on the season and package, but you can check our website for the most up-to-date pricing.

6Can I customize my South Valley Tour itinerary?

Yes, we offer customizable options for those wanting a more personalized experience

7Is transportation included in the tour package?

Yes, we provide transportation to and from the key sites on the South Valley Tour.

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Phillip B.

Family Traveller

Valle Sur of Cusco is a captivating blend of history and nature. From ancient terraced fields to impressive ruins, welcoming villages, and breathtaking landscapes, it offers an unforgettable experience. A perfect fusion of culture and beauty, this region is a hidden gem that leaves a lasting impression on every traveler.

August 9, 2023