South Valley, Tipon & Pikillacta (Half Day)

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The Tipon, Pikillacta and the Andahuaylillas Temple are three archaeological sites located in the Cusco region of Peru. Tipon is an ancient Inca aqueduct system and terrace complex that was built to irrigate crops and water livestock. Pikillacta is an ancient Wari site, which was a pre-Inca civilization that flourished in Peru between 500 and 1000 AD. The Andahuaylillas Temple is a beautiful colonial church that was built in 1580 and is also known as the ‘Sistine Chapel of America’ due to its exquisite interior decoration.

Tipon is an engineering marvel and was constructed with an intricate network of canals, terraces and water channels that were used to bring water from the nearby mountains to the terraces. The terraces were used for growing crops, while the canals were used to irrigate them. The terrace complex was also used for religious and ceremonial purposes, and still remains an important part of Inca history and culture.

Pikillacta is an archaeological site that was built by the Wari people and dates back to between 600 and 1000 AD. The site is an impressive collection of adobe pyramids, plazas and walls. It is believed that the site was used as an urban center and was also a ceremonial site.

The Andahuaylillas Temple is a beautiful colonial church that was built in 1580. It is a stunning example of colonial architecture, and its interior is decorated with frescos, paintings and sculptures. The church is also known as the ‘Sistine Chapel of America’ due to its exquisite decoration.

The Tipon, Pikillacta and the Andahuaylillas Temple are important archaeological sites in Peru and represent a unique combination of Inca, Wari and colonial architecture. They are a must-see for anyone visiting the Cusco region of Peru.

Why visit the South Valley with Peru Vive Travel?

Peru Vive Travel is an experienced tour operator that specializes in customizing unique and memorable trips to the region of Cusco, Peru. We offer a wide range of services, from planning personalized itineraries and providing knowledgeable guides to arranging transportation and accommodation. Our experienced team of travel experts are dedicated to providing exceptional customer service and creating unforgettable journeys.

Departure & Return Location

Cusco hotel transfer

Departure Time

8:00 am


  • Professional tour guide.
  • Transportation to all locations.

Not included

  • Hotel in Cusco.
  • Entrance fees.
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch or dinner).
  • Drinks and snacks.
  • Any private expenses.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Tips.

Recommended to carry

  • Original passport.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Peruvian soles in cash.
  • Water bottle and snacks.
  • Camera.

Half DaySouth Valley Tour

At 8:00 am, we will pick you up from your accommodation in Cusco. Then, we’ll drive to Tipon in our own car. It will take about 40 minutes to drive the short distance. You will be given a guided tour of this incredible archeological site after you arrive in Tipon. You will tour Tipon’s extensive water canals and lovely agricultural terraces built by the Incas.

We’ll then travel to Pikillacta. One of Peru’s best-preserved pre-Inca citadels is Pikillacta. The Wari civilisation constructed it before the Inca Empire rose to power. The Quechua word “Pikillacta” means “City of the Fleas.” Pikillacta was given that name due to the various little structures and apartments that made up this historic site.

After that, we’ll explore the fascinating Andahuaylillas temple. The beautiful colonial artwork in this distinctive cathedral is well known. We will go inside the temple to admire the catholic sculptures and the mural paintings. Eventually, we’ll head back to Cusco. We plan to get there around 1:00.


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