After picking you up at the hotel, we will go to the South Valley of Cusco taking the
highway until we reach our first stop. We are going to start the tour visiting
the temple of water of Tipón, located
16 miles southeast of the city.
site has a big area with 12 incredible terraces and it was most dedicated
to the water cult. Their irrigation system is even more impressive,
because it’s still working and it continues to irrigate crops until today. Another
interesting fact is that the Inca Trail
is part of it and the entire site has an area of 240 hectares, with an average
altitude of 3,316 meters above sea level.
The next stop is at Pikillacta
ruins, an important pre Inca urban
Centre and a significant place for Huari
culture development between the 6th and 9th centuries.
Pikillaqta is located at 3,250
meters above sea level with an area of 50 hectares.
Then, we will continue the route to the town of
Andahuaylillas. This traditional Andean town has an amazing chapel, well-known
as “The Sistine Chapel of America”,
built circa in the sixteenth century. This place is truly amazing, with
Renaissance style outside and Baroque style inside and an incredible decoration
of gold, murals and canvases all around.
After exploring the incredible south sacred valley, you will return to your hotel in the city of Cusco.