Tour South Valley Half Day
Foreign offer from 45 USD 60 USD
Peruvian offer from 35 USD 50 USD
The tour is organized by Machupicchu Terra, one of the best tourist agencies in Cusco. Take advantage of promotional prices and discounts for Peruvian tourists. The tour includes an option to cancel or change the date in advance. Take advantage and know the best of Cusco!Operated by Machupicchu Terra
Did you know that according to various legends, the Incas arrived in Cusco and founded their empire from the distant lands of southern Peru?Today the south of Cusco is a fertile valley where important archaeological sites such as Tipón and Piquillacta survive over time. There are also colonial architectural jewels such as the San Pedro Apóstol church, known as the 'Sistine Chapel of America' due to its many paintings from the 16th and 17th centuries.
- Tour time: 6 hours.
- Tour guide in English or Spanish.
- Pick up of the tourist at his hotel.
- Tourist transportation throughout the tour.
- Easy payment with Visa, MasterCard, American Express and more.
- Immediate confirmation.
Everything you need to know about the South Valley Tour of Cusco!
The tour takes place in an all-included service:: Pick up, complete transportation, entrance to all sites and professional tour guide service. So tourists will not have to pay anything else. Everything is included!
The tours have cheap prices according to the tourist market of Cusco. The rates offer discounts for Peruvian visitors. Check our prices and go on the historical tour of the South Valley!.
The tour begins with the pick up from the tourist's hotel in Cusco. Then you travel to the tourist attractions in the following order: Tipón, Piquillacta and the church of Andahuaylillas. The tour starts at 8:30 am and ends at 2:30 pm.
The South Valley of Cusco tour is an all-included service that offers all the comforts within an excursion outside of Cusco. The service includes full transportation, tickets to all tourist sites and professional guide service.
Pick up and complete transport service
The tour includes pick up from the door of the tourist's hotel as well as full transportation. The minivan that will take you throughout the South Valley is spacious and safe.
Bilingual tour guide service
The tour guide is trained to provide you with all the necessary information about all the tourist attractions of the South Valley in English or Spanish.
Ticket to all tourist attractions
The All Included Service offers the Cusco Tourist Ticket that allows entry to the archaeological sites of Tipón and Piquillacta. The tour also includes the entrance to the church of Andahuaylillas.
What will you see on the South Valley Tour?
The South Valley of Cusco offers beautiful landscapes, Inca and pre-Inca archaeological centers as well as colonial buildings of great beauty. This place is still little known for tourism. Find out what you will see on a trip to this new place.
Archaeological site of Tipón
Tipón is one of the best preserved Inca archaeological sites. It is known as‘Wonder of hydraulic engineering’ for its magnificent canals that have continued to pour water for more than 500 years.
Archaeological site of Piquillacta
Piquillacta is one of the most important pre-Inca archaeological sites in Peru. It was built by the Wari culture at the end of the 6th century. It has more than 700 buildings, 500 warehouses and many more buildings.
San Pedro Apostle Church of Andahuaylillas
This church is known as the 'Sistine Chapel of America' for its hundreds of paintings that adorn its interior. These canvases in gold leaf frames were made by painters from Cusco (Escuela Cusqueña) in colonial times.
What to bring to the South Valley tour?The climate in the South Valley is similar to the city of Cusco. It is recommended to bring a rain poncho, hat, sunscreen, comfortable clothes, mineral water, camera, snacks and extra money in case you want to buy a souvenir.
The tour to the South Valley of Cusco offers cheap prices. The tour already includes the Cusco Tourist Ticket (entrance to Tipón and Piquillacta). Prices are in US dollars.
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This is the itinerary
The South Valley is south of the city of Cusco. We headed to that direction in the morning to visit the archaeological complex of Tipón. Then, we will continue the route to the archaeological site of Piquillacta, one of the best-preserved citadels of the Wari (pre-Inca) culture in Peru. We will follow the road to the church of San Pedro Apóstol de Andahuaylillas. Finally we will return to Cusco.
1 Pick up and visit Tipón and Pikillacta
- We pick you up at 8.30 am at the door of your hotel in our tourist transport. Then we head south of Cusco, in the direction of the archaeological site of Tipón.
- In Tipón we will visit some of the best preserved and least known Inca constructions in Peru. Tipón is famous for its water sources and beautiful landscapes.
- Next we will go to Piquillacta, where we will visit the Wari archaeological site, famous for its high walls and immense streets. The tour will be, as always, in the company of a professional tour guide.
2 Visit to the church of Andahuaylillas
- Before leaving Piquillacta we can visit the famous Rumicolca, a pyramid-shaped Inca construction that is also known as 'The door to the South Valley of Cusco'.
- We continue the tour, visiting the traditional town of Andahuaylillas. There we will visit the Church of San Pedro Apóstol, one of the colonial jewels in Cusco. Due to the beauty of its canvases, murals and its baroque interior decoration, This temple is known as the 'Sistine Chapel of America'.
5 Return to Cusco
- We will end the tour returning with the tourist transport to the city of Cusco at around 2:30 pm.
- During the return trip, if time is sufficient, we will be able to see the beautiful landscapes of the South Valley of Cusco such as the Huacarpay lagoon.
- The service ends in a central square in the city, a few steps from the main restaurants and hotels.
More information about the South Valley Tour of Cusco
The tour to Maras and Moray is organized with the best services and benefits for tourists. To better enjoy this historical route, it is advisable to better adapt to the Andean geography of Cusco, respect the rules in each archaeological site and take the best photographs.
Altitude during the route
The archaeological site of Tipón is 3,316 meters above sea level. At that altitude tourists can suffer symptoms of altitude sickness. To reduce them, it is recommended to spend two or three days before in Cusco. In addition, fatty foods and alcoholic beverages should be avoided.
Rules in each archaeological site
During the tour the tourist will visit the historic buildings of Tipón and Piquillacta. There the tour guide will explain the rules of each site. It is prohibited to touch the buildings and, much less, to damage them. The tour is always accompanied by a professional guide.
The best photographs on the tour
In Tipón and Piquillacta you can get the best photos of the South Valley. Photographs inside the Andahuaylillas church are prohibited. During the tour, do not forget a poncho in case of rain, sportswear, a cap or hat, as well as snacks and rehydrating drinks.
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Why visit the South Valley?According to various legends, the Incas came from the south. That is why Piquillacta, a pre-Inca city, is preserved there. There is also Tipón, one of the best preserved Inca centers. The South Valley is a new tourist route that is growing in popularity.
Do you still have questions about the All-Inclusive Service to the South Valley of Cusco? These are the main questions that visitors who are interested in visiting the South Valley of Cusco ask themselves.
1) What is the best time of year to visit the South Valley?
The dry season (from April to October) is considered the best time of the year to visit the South Valley of Cusco. During those days, the days are sunnier and there is less chance of rain.
2) What to bring to the South Valley tour?
For a perfect excursion to the South Valley, it is suggested to bring a rain poncho, a hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, comfortable shoes, mineral water, snacks, extra money, etc.
3) How to pay for the tour?
Payment for the tour is made by following these steps:
- Complete your personal information in our reservation module.
- Make the payment with Visa, MasterCard, Diners Club, American Express or PayPal.
4) Is the tour to the South Valley dangerous?
No. The archaeological sites that the tour to the South Valley of Cusco covers are safe. It is only recommended to adapt to the climate of Cusco at least 1 day before the start of the tour.
5) Are the tour times flexible?
Yes. Hours are flexible. If the tourist likes to stay longer in a certain place, the tour guide can stay longer. However, the start and end of the tour is punctual.
6) Can I get altitude sickness on the tour?
The maximum altitude during the tour is 3,316 meters above sea level. At that altitude it is normal for tourists to suffer from symptoms of altitude sickness. To reduce these symptoms, it is recommended to spend one or two days beforehand in the city of Cusco (3,399 meters above sea level). This will allow you to better adapt to the altitude and reduce the symptoms of altitude sickness.
7) Does the tour include food?
No. The tour does not include food. The service ends at 2:30 in the afternoon in a central square of Cusco. There tourists can easily get a restaurant. It is recommended to bring snacks and rehydrating drinks to the tour.
8) Can I change the date of the tour?
Yes, the tour date can be changed as long as it is done 3 days in advance at the latest. The penalty for the tour is 10% of the cost of the service.
9) Can I cancel the tour?
Yes, the tour can be canceled as long as it is done with a last term of 3 days before. The penalty is 25% of the value of the tour (refund of 75% of the value).
10) What language is the tour guide service in?
The tourist guide service is carried out in Spanish or English. To perform this service in another language, a private tour must be requested by email.