This is a half-day tour to the Southern Valley or South Valley that starts and finishes in Cusco. The first ruin Tipon is a great and important destination because there, you can see how developed was the Hydraulic engineering that the Incas used to transport the water to the crops. Tipon is also the largest temple for water worship, so if you love the archeology and mythology of the Inkas, Visit the Southern Valley. also Pikillacta is a pre-Inca Construction, so big and mysterious.
To know the history in the timeline of the Incas, we recommend you to visit first Cusco (the capital of the empire), Click to check The destinations in Cusco. Also, the second most important area was the Sacred Valley of the Incas, click to check the Sacred Valley of the Inkas. if you do it like this once you reach the Southern Valley, you will be an expert historian of the Inkas.
We will meet at the main square of Cusco around 8:30 am, heading south towards Puno, approximately 45 min from
Cusco we will find the archaeological site Tipon (temple of the water). Once at Tipon, we can appreciate the Inka terraces, and constructions of hydraulic irrigation channels for agriculture, in that place we will be 1 hour. Afterward, we will continue to Pikillacta passing by the Lake Huaqarpay, a protected area at the top of an Andeans plateau. Pikillacta is a pre-Inca citadel built by the Wari culture (Pre-Inca culture), in this ruin, we will stay another hour appreciating the long routes and old architecture technics. The last point that we will visit is Andahuaylillas, a village with a small chapel known as the Rome of America, where we see paintings by renowned painters from Cusco. then we will return to Cusco.
We have Daily departures for this tour. The weather is dry all year. However, between December and April, there are a few rain spots, but it is not a big deal. This is a Half-Day Tour which takes place around noon, that is why is probably always sunny. Click to check the Peruvian wheaterr.
This is not a Trekking tour so everybody can do it even if they are old or so young.
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