Half-Day Tour To Tipón, Pikillaqta And Andahuaylillas - Cusco

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 4 Hrs 30 Mins
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    07:00 AM Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    - Pick-up from hotels located at Cusco Historic Center.
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point approximately 4.5 hours after departure subject to local traffic conditions
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

You will start your journey in Tipn, perfectly preserved archaeological sites located 27 kilometers from the city of Cusco. Close to the town of the same name, where stands an impressive rural colonial mansion (1650), there are 12 terraces still cultivated, some enclosures and an irrigation system considered a masterpiece of hydraulic engineering still used by the surrounding population. Then continue to Pikillacta, that corresponds to the Wari culture, ancestor of the Incas. Among its 700 structures, covering more than 3 thousand hectares, there are stone and mud buildings of two and three floors, fine andenera and the head of a condor carved in a rock. Finally, you will visit Andahuaylillas, a town located 40 kilometers from Cusco that has the Church of Andahuaylillas. Also called The Sistine Chapel of America, due to the high quality of the pieces of art found in it. Today it has an original pipe organ recently restored. From here, he will return to Cusco.

Highlights

  • All entrance fees included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Instant Confirmation

Know More about this tour

After hotel pickup, your day will begin with a tour to neighboring Tipon, a beautiful complex of agricultural terraces, long stairs and stone canals. These terraces and aqueducts were built over 500 years ago by the Incas and are still used today for agricultural purposes.

After Tipon, youll visit the pre-Inca archaeological site of Piquillacta, the epicenter of the Wari culture. The Wari dominated a large part of Peru before being absorbed by the Inca Empire.

Your last stop will be at the colonial church of San Pedro de Andahuaylillas. Built at the beginning of the 17th century, the interior of this church is decorated with polychrome ceilings, numerous paintings from the Cusco School, a majestic organ, as well as intricate silverwork and baroque altars. At the end of the tour, you'll be transported back to your Cusco hotel.

Inclusions

Pickup and drop-off.

Professional bilingual tour guide (English and Spanish)

Touristic transportation

Admission to Andahuaylillas church.

Entry/Admission - San Pedro Apostol de Andahuaylillas

Exclusions

Gratuities

Snacks and beverages

Cusco Tourist ticket (BTC)

Personal expenses

Entry/Admission - Tipon

Entry/Admission - Pikillaqta

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Rates do not apply for Peruvians or foreign passengers whose stay exceeded 60 days in Peru because sales taxes are not included in the above total and, if applicable, will be collected by the local operator.

Not wheelchair accessible

Infants must sit on laps

It is important to inform us the name of the hotel where you are staying in order to coordinate your activity.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

To visit Tipn and Pikillaqta sites, it is important that you acquire your Cusco Tourist Ticket (BTC)

Most travelers can participate

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

The use of face masks in public places is no longer mandatory due to a decrease in COVID infection in Peru. With the exception of health facilities, ground transportation services and closed spaces without ventilation.

Traveler Reviews

  • 06-Feb-2022

    I took this tour yesterday and saw some amazing places. Danny, my tour guide, was extremely accommodating and we even customized the route a bit! He knew so much about the history of the sites we went to and was very easy to talk to. If you have a free morning and want to explore some Inka and colonial landmarks outside of Cusco, this is a great tour for you!