✅ Tour of South Valley in Cusco - half a day tour

Explore Tipon, Piquillaqta and Andahuaylillas

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:

☝️Tipon

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.

☝️Pikillaqta

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.

☝️Andahuaylillas

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

Details

  • Schedules
    • Group Tour: Every day at about 8:30am
    • Private Tour: Every day on request
  • Language
    • Group Tour: Bilingual (Spanish & English)
    • Private Tour: One language only (Spanish, English), you choose the language, if you prefer another language, let us know your preference!
  • Duration
    • About 6 hours
  • Tour Type
    • Group tour or 100% private tour, you choose your cup of tea
    • If you have kids, we recommend a private tour
  • Accessibility
    • This tour is not suitable for people with reduced mobility
  • Tour Ending Place
    • Group Tour: Near the Plaza de Armas
    • Private Tour: At your hotel
  • How to make reservations?
    • Please contact us via this page by filling out the form, then we will send you the tour details, the total price to pay, and the payment methods
    • If you are browsing with a cell phone, click on the book now button which is located on the top menu, or scroll down to the bottom of this page and fill out the form
  • What to bring?
    • Sweaters or jackets, raincoats, non-slip walking shoes, caps or hats, sunglasses, water, and local currency for the entrance tickets 
  • Included
    • Group Tour:
      • Pick up from your hotel as long as you stay in the historic center
      • 100% authorized tour guides
      • Professional bilingual guided tour (Spanish and English simultaneously)
      • Tourist bus with air-conditioning
    • Private Tour:
      • Pick up with vehicle and tour guide from your hotel
      • Private tour guide in English or Spanish, you choose the language!
      • Private driver
      • Private vehicle
      • Drop off at your hotel
  • Not Included
    • Tourist Ticket of Cusco
      • Full ticket: 130 Soles per person – about 38 USD
      • Partial ticket: 70 Soles per person  about 21 USD
    • Tickets for the church of Andahuaylillas: 15 Soles per person about 4 USD
    • * You can buy the tickets on the same day as your tour at the first tour attraction
    • * Bring local currency for the entrance fees, no USD or cards are accepted
    • Meal
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Price

  • Group Tour:
    • 18 USD per person
  • Private Tour:
    • 90 USD per person based on 2 people
    • 80 USD per person based on 3 people
    • 70 USD per person based on 4 people
    • 60 USD per person based on 5 people

👉Children over 3 years old and teenagers pay a regular rate unless you book a private tour

Meeting Point

    • Group Tour: At your hotel (applies only if your hotel is located in the historic center); otherwise join us at plazoleta regocijo
    • Private Tour: At your hotel

Itinerary

Consider that the route may change because of strikes and festivities.

  1. Group Tour of the Cusco South Valley — up to 20 people
    • Pick-up at your hotel at about 8:30am – if applicable
    • Inca archaeological site of Tipon
    • The pre-Inca archaeological site of Pikillaqta
    • Andahuaylillas Church (this church is known as the Sistine Chapel of America)
    • This tour ends near the Plaza de Armas at approximately 2 pm
  2. Private Tour of Cusco South Valley
    • We will pick you up at your hotel at the requested time
    • The itinerary is the same as the Group Tour
    • This tour ends at your hotel in Cusco
    • * In a private tour, you can adjust better the times and the places to visit

Cancellations

You can cancel the tour up to 48 hours in advance; otherwise, a fee of 100% of the cost of the tour will apply

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