Tipon, Pikillacta & Andahuaylillas Tour – 1 Day

Visit the important archaeological site of impressive terraces and impressive irrigation system that is still being used today.

Duration – 1 Day
Difficulty – Easy

Description

  • Half day tour South of Cusco to off-the-beaten track sites
  • Tour done in Private Services only
  • Historical tour with English Speaking Guides

* We can arrange a customised itinerary for you to include the Tipon, Pikillacta & Andahuaylillas Tour, contact us for more information.

Tour Itinerary

Tipon is a very important Archaeological site that has numerous impressive terraces that are still being cultivated today. Even more impressive is the irrigation system that is still serving agricultural areas nearby. It consists of carved stone channels, precisely calculated and sometimes with almost vertical falls that all together constitute a hydraulic engineering masterpiece.

Piquillacta The constructions of Piquillacta are composed of more than 700 structures: 200 Kanchas (departments), 504 qolqas (storages) and different buildings that should have sheltered a population of about ten thousand people. The city was displayed in a harmonious and symmetric way, in blocks with straight streets that embraced many sectors such as the administrative, ceremonial, urban, defensive and a road system. Its buildings had 2 or 3 floors of 12 meters high each one.

The walls were made with mud and stones, wide at the bottom but thin at the upper part. At the beginning of the nineties, these walls were covered with mud of 9cm, that then were painted with plaster. Floors were also made with a kind of thick plaster showing the appearance of a white city.

Andahuaylillas The most important attraction for the visitors is its church: San Pedro de Andahuaylillas considered as the “Sistine Chapel” of America due to the quality of its art pieces. Built at the beginning of VII century, the interior of the temple is decorated with murals performed by Luis Riaño ( XVII century) representing the path to glory and the path to hell. Besides, this church holds a majestic piano, numerous canvases of the Academy of Cusco, silver work and baroque altars.

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Tour Prices

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Group Service Private Service
Not applicable US$ 190 in total for 2-6 persons (7+ persons – please enquire)
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  • Professional English speaking guide
  • Return transportation in private transportation
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    • Entrance fees – You need to purchase the Boleto de Turistico (Soles 130 per person (10 day pass) or Soles 70 per person (1 day pass) ; this ticket allows you entrance into 16 various sites around Cusco and the Sacred Valley. Prices subject to change without notice.
    • Lunch
    • Gratuities

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