Excursion or Tour to the South Valley Cusco: In this super educational tour about pre-Inca, Inca, and colonial history of Cusco, you will visit many attractions that are worth exploring, for example:
This site is an archaeological complex, where you can learn that the Inca people weren’t just good in architecture, but also in other fields such as agriculture; Therefore they were able to build the best irrigation systems for their farming grounds, thus they were able to bring water from miles away by building the best aqueduct systems.
This complex is a pre-Inca city located in the southern part of Cusco. We are sure you heard about the Inca Empire but how about the pre-Inca civilizations such as the Wari people; The Incas would be almost nothing without the technological achievements of pre-Inca cultures, just like the Romans without the Greeks; therefore, we invite you to discover the greatness of the Wari people by visiting the archaeological site of Pikillaqta.
It is a very picturesque city from the colonial period (17th century), where the most extravagant church of the American continent was built, colloquially known by the locals as “The Sistine Chapel of America“. See a video of this tour excursion here
👉What are the differences between the South Valley and Sacred Valley tours?
- The tour to the South Valley doesn’t take long (8 am to 2 pm) unlike the tour to the Sacred Valley which starts at 6 am and ends at 7 pm
- On the South Valley tour, there won’t be many tourists, it is a very quiet route
- In the South Valley excursion, you will combine the Andean culture with the Spanish by visiting the Andahuaylillas church