This half day tour allows you to see a less touristic part of urban Cusco, and visits the archeological site of Tipon , an impressive agricultural laboratory less less commonly visited. Other places you’ll visit on this tour include: The chapel of Andahuaylillas, known as the “Sistine Chapel of Cusco,” the Pre-Incan archeological site of Pikillaqta.
We’ll pick you up from your hotel at 8:45 am.
andahuaylillasDeparts: Every day.
Length: From 08:30 am to 3:00 pm.
This impressive agricultural complex is located at the base of the Pachatusan Mountain, which is an important protective Apu, or mountain spirit, in the Andean religión. It contains terraces that are still preserved, as well as walls of finely carved stones, but the most incredible feature of this site is its irrigation system.
Once a significant urban center during the time of the Pre-Incan Wari Empire, this archeological site contains thousands of constructions, including plazas, colcas (silos used to store food), yards, homes, temples, and long, wides streets. Some buildings were as many as four stories high.
This typical Andean village dates from colonial times, and is notable for its colonial architecture, the most notable of which is its colonial Catholic chapel. The Chapel, known as the Sistine Chapel of Cusco, contains breathtaking decoration and murals from the 17th and 18th centuries.