South valley tour:Tipon, Piquillaqta and Andahuaylillas
This tour takes us to the unique and magnificent archaeological site of Tipon where you enjoy the impressive irrigation system of the Incas, then to Piquillacta where you discover the huge urban planning of the Wari culture. After the visit to Piquillacta, you move on to Andahuaylillas where “the Sistine Chapel of the Americas” is located with its impressive mural paintings from the XVII century.
South Valley Tour: Tipon, Piquillacta, Andahuaylillas
We pick you up at your hotel , and we drive in our private van towards Andahuaylillas where we visit the Saint Peter church of Andahuaylillas, considered as the “Sistine Chapel of America.” It was built by the Order of the Jesuits at the end of the 16th century and the princes of the 17th century. Its architectural structure is typical for village churches. Its walls are wide like all the colonial buildings, made of sun-dried bricks of mud (adobe), the facade is decorated with magnificent murals, and two large stone columns at the main entrance.
Although its ‘architecture is relatively modest, the decoration of its interior is unique and impressive. We can first mention a picture of the “Assumption of the Virgin,” painted by the Spanish historical painter Esteban Murillo. You will also see wall paintings attributed to Luis de Riaño(17th century). After a time to visit the church, we continue with our journey towards the Pre-Inca archaeological site of Piquillacta, where we explore and enjoy the huge urban planning of the pre-Inca Wari culture surrounded by stunning mountains and lakes.
Afterwards we continue our journey to the spectacular archaeological site of Tipon, where we will see the best of Inca hydraulic water work system. Finally, we head back to the village of Tipon, which is known, for its baked guinea pig dish, a typical dish of the region of Cusco. We stop to taste it and then we are on our way back to your hotel in Cusco.
What is Included
- Pick up at your hotel
- Private transport to Andahuaylillas, Tipon and Piquillacta
- Visit of the “Sistine Chapel of the Americas,” and the archeological sites of Tipon and Piquillacta
- Lunch with baked guinea pig in Tipon
- Trip back to your hotel in Cusco
What is not Included
- Entrance tickets to archeological sites: 70 soles (1 day only) or approximately US$22 per person, which can only be purchased in soles only at the first archeological site.
- Entrance fee to Saint Peter church of Andahuaylillas?
Private Service Price: We run this tour only as a Private Service
USD 75.00 per person for a Group of 2 – 4 people.
USD 60.00 per person for a Group of 5 people or more.
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