South Valley Tour: Tipon, Piquillacta, Andahuaylillas

Valle Sur

We pick you up at your hotel at 9:00am or 1:00pm, and we drive in our private transport towards Andahuaylillas where we will visit the Saint Peter church of Andahuaylillas considered as the “Sixtine Chapel of America”. It was built by the Jesuits Order at the end of the 16th and the princes of the 17th century. Its architectural structure is typical for small towns´ churches. Its walls are wide like all the colonial buildings, made of sun dried bricks of mud (adobe), the facade is decorated with the magnificent murals and two stone columns projected towards the main entrance.

Although its ‘architecture is relatively modest, the decoration of its´ interiors is unique and impressive. We can first mention a picture of the “Virgin assumption”, painted by the Spanish historical painter Esteban Murillo. You will also see wall paintings attributed to Luís de Riaño (17th century). After time to visit the church, we continue with our journey towards the Pre-Inca archaeological site of Piquillacta where we will 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 characterised by the sale of baked guinea pig, typical dish of the region of Cusco, where we will stop to taste it and then back to your hotel in Cusco.

End of our services


  • Professional English speaking guide.
  • Private transport.
  • Traditional Cusqueñian lunch in the rural village of Tipon famous for the local delicacy guinea pig!


  • Entrance fees : please have a look at the “IMPORTANT” chapter.
  • Gratitude/tips.


USD $40

Length : 1 Day

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