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Exploring Cusco’s South Valley

Exploring Cusco’s South Valley
Exploring Cusco’s South Valley
Exploring Cusco’s South Valley
Exploring Cusco’s South Valley
Exploring Cusco’s South Valley
Exploring Cusco’s South Valley

Exploring Cusco’s South Valley



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Trip Overview

Everyone who goes to Cusco has heard of the Sacred Valley, the famous location of beautiful archaeological sites such as Pisac, Ollantaytambo and Chinchero. Not so many people have heard of the South Valley, a lesser-known route to the east of Cusco that has a wealth of pre-Inca, Inca and colonial-era attractions. 

Our half-day South Valley tour of Cusco takes you to the South Valley, passing through beautiful Andean scenery as we travel to three fascinating destinations: the archaeological sites of Tipón and Pikillaqta, and the charming colonial town of Andahuaylas. 


Our adventure in the South Valley begins when we pick you up from your hotel in Cusco at 7:45 a.m. Our first stop will be at Tipón, located about 23 km to the east of Cusco. This vast Inca site covers some 239 hectares and was likely used as an agricultural center. It has 12 impressive and unusually wide agricultural terraces, all irrigated by a network of water channels fed by a natural spring from the Pachatusan Mountain above the site. It may have been used as a laboratory o...

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    • Transport: Private or share  
    • Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Tipon, Pikillacta and Andahuaylillas 
    • First aid kit, if you are taking any medications, please bring your prescription with you 
    • Professional Guided tour ENG 
    • Andahuaylillas church entrance fee 


    • Minimum medical and emergency evacuation insurance 
    • Trip cancellation insurance or any other travel insurance 
    • Tourist ticket to get to Tipon and Pikillacta 
    • Gratuities 


    These poles are designed to help you endure long treks into rugged, remote areas with a heavy pack. If you need a little extra support when walking, an adjustable folding walking stick is ideal. It has an aluminium body with plastic handles and base, it folds away neatly for easy storage when not in use.


    • Material: Aluminium
    • Length: 67–135cm
    • Shaft diameter: 16/14/12mm
    • SpeedLock Adjustment System
    • Flextip with interchangeable basket
    • Weight: 528g-650g (Pair)



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