South Valley of Cusco
This tour is known as the route of the sun or the route of Manco Inca where I arrive to the cusco of Qollau, the place has a majestic combination of beautiful natural landscapes, where we can also observe an Inca architecture in Tipon, the pre-Inca architecture of the Wari culture in Pikillacta, we will also visit Andahuaylillas which is better known as the “Sistine Chapel of America”, without forgetting its gastronomy of an Andean flavor, which can be liked in Saylla, Tipon (Chicharones, Cuy).
Tipon.- The Tipón group is located near Oropesa in the Community of Choquepata, 27 km. To the south-east of Cusco, in Peru and next to the highway Cusco-Puno. Contains enclosures, terraces and an intact ditch.
It has probably been used as a laboratory for agricultural products by the various microclimates that are in this complex.
Tipón is included as one of the 16 most important archaeological visits for tourists visiting this area.
Apart from being an archaeological complex more, in this site is one of the largest works of irrigation in the terraces called also platforms, the incredible distribution of the water pipes in the open air.
US Hydrogeological Engineer Kenneth Wright has published a book on these hydraulic structures, which have earned the title “Wonder of Civil Engineering” at the Association of Civil Engineers of the United States (ASCE).
Piquillaqta.- The archaeological complex of Piquillacta or Piki Llaqta is an archaeological site formed by the remains of a city of Ancient Peru, of the pre-Hispanic era. It is located in the district of Lucre, province of Quispicanchi, department of Cuzco, about 30 km south-east of the city of Cuzco and at 3,250 masl, in the basin of the river Lucre and in a mesothermic environment of the Vilcanota river course. It covers an area of approximately 50 hectares.
It was one of the most important administrative-cultist centers of the Wari culture (or Huari), between the 6th and 9th centuries of our era, and represents the planned Wari urbanism par excellence. Some specialists maintain that it remained in force until the time of the Incas, although they have not been found that corroborate that presence.
Andahuaylillas.- Its capital, the town of Andahuaylillas is located 40 kilometers from the city of Cuzco, standing out for its colonial architecture.
Its main square is surrounded by old houses and has pisonay trees.
The most notable attraction of this town is the church of San Pedro de Andahuaylillas that was built in the 17th century. The interior is profusely decorated with murals, baroque altars of carved wood and has canvases from the Cuzco School of Painting that was developed at the beginning of the Hispanic presence.
- Tourist transport.
- Professional guide.
DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- Entrance to the archaeological sites.
- Rain poncho (From November to March).
- Bring extra money.
- Small backpack.
The tour can be made on private or group basis, please consult your agency, “Gregory Cusco Peru”.