South Valley Half Day Tour

South Valley Tour Cusco

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Exploring Cusco’s South Valley

Cusco - Tipon - Pikillacta -Huacarpay- Andahuaylillas
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South Valley Half Day Tour .- Travel through the magnificent landscape of Tipon, a lovely Inca archeological complex. “The hydraulic channels of Tipon continue to run through their pipes built in stone; local platform plant Andean crops.” Enjoy a magnificent view of Rumiqolqa and fertile mountains in the valley where tradition and culture are presented in each city to visit.

After watching this masterpiece continue our journey of exploration in Piquillaqta. The Wari Empire flourished from the 6th to the 9th century. A.D. Piquillaqta is an excellent example of their planned urban project. Andahuaylillas, “The Sistine Chapel of America” – Beautiful full-color murals and paintings of Andean gorges and valleys. This church dedicated to St. Peter the Apostle is one of the most beautiful churches in Cusco, Peru. Visit some iconic places off the beaten track—Peru’s heritage from the perspective of the pre-Inca, the Inca, and the colonies.

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Itinerary

Cusco –  Andahuaylillas – Pikillacta – Tipon – Cusco.

South Valley Half Day Tour .- We pick you up from your Hotel between 9:00 am to start visiting these incredible places in the southern of Cusco. TIPON: Tipon is said to be a royal garden commissioned by Wiracocha. It is one of the most elaborate examples of agricultural terracing created by the Incas. An aqueduct from Pachatusan, the mountain above the site, irrigates these tall terraces, which run up the narrow valley. In addition to the terracing there are also, some other structures at Tipon, including baths, a temple complex, canals and aqueducts. Tipon is definitely one of the lesser visited sites in the Cusco area but it is equally as impressive as those in the Sacred Valley are. The Tipon Archaeological Complex is located 24 km southeast of Cusco. PIKILLAQTA: Pikillacta is the only pre-Inca site in the Cusco area. The Huari Culture, in the area, built this adobe complex around 700 to 900 years AD; there is a small Inca site just a short walk from Pikillacta, known as Rumicolca, a travel checkpoint for the Incas. ANDAHUAYLILLAS: Here you find the “Sixtine Chapel of Peru”, a church that is home to golden altars, paintings and many colored ceilings. The chapel is simple and unassuming on the outside, but on the inside, you will find masterpiece after masterpiece. In addition, some paintings from famous “Cuzquenian School”. On the return, pass Saylla typical Cuzco where people can enjoy the delicious pork chicharrones, or roasted guinea pig (optional). We returned to Cusco for approximately 14:00 pm.

Inclusions

At Ausangate Trekking, we specify the included and non-included services under all the tour itineraries listed on our website. We take care of all the logistics, but please pay attention to the details to avoid missing anything. Some items may be different for specific programs, so please read carefully before booking with us.

INCLUDED:

  • Pick up from your Hotel
  • Private transportation from site to site during the tour
  • Professional and experienced guide (English/or Spanish)
  • Partial tourist ticket into the Partial tourist ticket into the Andahuaylillas/Pikillacta/Tipon
  • Guided service from site to site
  • First aid kit

 NOT INCLUDED:

  • Meals
  • Tip

Before You Go

We want to make your trip to Peru as memorable and as carefree as possible. In this section, you’ll find the answers to all the questions you have about traveling with Ausangate Trekking in one place. Please read the following information carefully – it will help you with any questions about our services.

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WHAT TO BRING

  • Extra layers for the cold and wind
  • Hat, sun block, sunglasses
  • Sneakers or hiking shoes
  • 1-liter water bottle
  • Daypack 25 liters
  • Extra money
  • Toilet paper

Briefing or Informative Meeting

All information meetings and briefings are held in our main office in Cusco (or your hotel) at 5:00 pm, one night before the tour begins. These meetings last approximately 30 to 45 minutes. If you’re unable to attend, you must coordinate another time by email, by phone or at the Ausangate Trekking office.

Can I store my luggage at your office?

Of course! During the trip, your main luggage can be stored at our office (you can organize it with us on the briefing day or by email) or at your hotel, both free of charge.

Any equipment that you won’t need on the trek can be stored safely in your hotel. Nearly every hotel will provide this service. Don’t leave items of value with your bags; put them in the hotel safe and obtain an itemized receipt (in the unlikely case of theft, many insurance companies require that you have a copy of the receipt itemizing everything). It’s best to put items such as credit cards inside a sealed, signed envelope for extra peace of mind.

Pick up of guests

Ausangate Trekking can pick you up from your hotel, as long as it’s in the Historical Center of Cusco. Your guide will coordinate the pickup time in the briefing session, but please keep in mind that the time may vary between 30 and 45 minutes due to traffic.

Cusco is an old city, meaning it has many narrow cobbled streets. Some hotels and Airbnbs may be located on streets without access to cars or on long, steep slopes, making it difficult to transport luggage. We strongly recommend that you book accommodation with good access.

Group Tours

Group tours are made up of different types of people, then physical conditions and ages can vary. By agreeing to be part of a group tour, you also accept that some people may be faster or slower than you. Therefore, each person can go at their own pace on the route.

It may be the case that a group wishes to modify the tour; however, the guide will be the one who decides, after consulting with all the participants, if such modifications are possible.

Strikes and demonstrations

Strikes and demonstrations are usually common in Peru, and this may interrupt some of our tours. Roads can be blocked, and train tracks can be taken over. However, we will try to keep your trip as originally planned, even if it means leaving the night before the scheduled date. Under these circumstances, tours may also be canceled. In case of changes or cancellations, everything will be coordinated with you by our operations department. Your safety is our highest priority, and our decisions will be made to protect it.

Lost objects

Please pay attention to where you leave your things and remember to take everything once you leave our transport or restaurant. You’re the only one responsible for your objects during the tour.

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South Valley Half Day Tour
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WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT?

At Ausangate Trekking we offer the best service for all our customers and here is what makes us different than others.

  • Small groups: Along our excursion group size is a capped at 8 people. This guarantees that you will enjoy every step of our excursion

  • Hotel: During our excursion to Machu Picchu, we offer a 3 stars hotel stay for the last night. This ensures you are well rested and ready to explore Machu Picchu.

  • Bus to Machu Picchu: To enjoy Machu Picchu, we provide a round trip ticket on the bus from Aguas Calientes to the main entrance of the archaeological site.

  • Local Tour guides: Our team consists of 100% local tour guides, who have expert knowledge in our ancient culture.

  • Best Camping Equipment: We have the state-of-the-art camping equipment for our excursion. The equipment is thoroughly cleaned and sanitized before and after every excursion.

  • Best Trekking team: At Ausangate Trekking we focus to create the best experience during our excursions. Our team that consists of tour guides, cooks, porters, horse drivers are handpicked. We train our team to offer you the best service. We take care of our team by providing them with good equipment and paying them fairly.

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