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Cusco South Valley Tour, starts between 08:30 am and 09:00 am with the pick up from your hotel, if you are in the city center and if not, we will coordinate a meeting point, this tour consists of great tourist attractions such as the case of the archaeological center of Tipon with its Inca canals and aqueducts still in operation.
The archaeological center of Pikillaqta which is a pre-Inca city built by the Wari culture, the great front of Rumicolca that was possibly the gateway to entrance to the city of Cusco on the south side and the temple of Andahuaylillas that was named Sistine Chapel of America that inside treasures treasures in paintings of the Cusco school.
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Tipon archaelogical park is located 26km southeast of Cusco. At the old adobe church along the main road, we turn left up a paved road that winds uphill for approximately 3.5 km (10 minutes drive). Tipon is one of the most impressive Inca archeological site where one can see a series of terraces and irrigation canals. Tipon was a ceremonial center where water was channeled through underground passages from the Pachatusan mountain above the site.
Piquillacta is located 33 km southeast of Cusco. This was one of the most important cities of the Wary Culture, who were later conquered by the powerful Incas around 1200 A.D. The name means “The Place of Fleas”. The entire city was enclosed by walls made up of a mixture of stone and earth with the interiors of the buildings being more finely finished.
Piquillaqta has more than 700 structures and some walls standing almost 12 meters high in places. Across from Piquillacta is the beautiful lake Huacarpay, home to many species of local fauna.
The most important attraction for visitors is the San Pedro de Andahuaylillas Church, considered to be the “Sistine Chapel of the Americas” due to the quality of its art. Built at the beginning of XVII century, the inside of the temple is decorated with murals by Luis Riaño representing the paths to glory and to hell.
In addition, this church has a majestic piano, numerous canvases of the Academy of Cusco, exquisite silverwork and baroque altars.
To do the Cusco south valley tour the boleto turistico is required.