Guided tour

From Cusco: Tipón, Pikillacta & Andahuaylillas Private Tour

Activity provider: LimaTours

From Cusco: Tipón, Pikillacta & Andahuaylillas Private Tour

Activity provider: LimaTours

From US$ 75 per person

See terraces and aqueducts built over 500 years ago in Tipon and explore the archeological site of the Wari people in Piquillacta on a guided day tour.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
• Pick-up from hotels located at Cusco Historic Center. • This activity does not include pick up from private residences (Airbnb). Visitors staying in such accommodations must contact us days prior to the start of the tour, in order to coordinate a meeting point for the pickup
Small group
Limited to 15 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Marvel at the Inca-era elaborate agricultural terraces of Tipon
  • Visit the well-preserved Wari city of Pikillacta, predating the Inca
  • See glorious frescoes & ornamentation in Andahuaylillas's baroque church
  • Enjoy striking natural landscapes and mesmerizing Inca architecture
Full description

Explore the archaeological sites of Tipón and Pikillacta from Cusco. Visit the quaint town of Andahuaylillas on this private day trip. Be led to little-known villages and historic ruins by an expert guide. Start your journey in Tipón, a perfectly preserved archaeological site, 27 kilometers away from Cusco. Explore Tipón's impressive rural colony mansion. Marvel at the 12 agricultural terraces that are still cultivated with an irrigation system.

This masterpiece of hydraulic engineering of the Incas serves the surrounding population to date. Continue your tour to Pikillacta, built by the Wari people. See one of the best-preserved pre-Inca sites of Peru. Learn about its archaeological importance.

Among its 700 structures, spread over 3000 hectares, you can see stone and mud buildings, distinct terrace work, and the head of a condor carved in a rock. Finally, pay a visit to Andahuaylillas and its landmark attraction, the Church of Andahuaylillas. Admire the impressive quality of the art pieces in this baroque church. Gaze at the mural paintings and altars decorated in gold. It houses an original pipe organ, a result of recent restorations. After a busy day of sightseeing, relax on the way back to your accommodation in Cusco.

Includes
  • Pickup and drop-off
  • Professional bilingual tour guide
  • Touristic transportation
  • Admission to Andahuaylillas church
  • Cusco Tourist ticket (BTC)
  • Personal expenses
  • Snacks and beverages
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Pickup is available from hotels located at Cusco Historic Center
  • To visit Tipón and Pikillaqta sites, it is important that you acquire your Cusco Tourist Ticket (BTC)
  • Rates do not apply for Peruvians or foreign passengers whose stay exceeded 60 days in Peru because sales taxes are not included in the total and, if applicable, will be collected by the local operator
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Gratuity is not included.
  • 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. However, it is recommended that persons over 60 years of age who have received less than three doses of COVID continue to use the KN95 mask for preventive purposes.

Product ID: 394552