Southern Valley Cusco – Half Day Tour

Starting From

USD 15

USD 30


Step off the beaten path and into the heart of the Inca civilization with our Southern Valley Cusco Half Day Tour. This enriching journey invites you to explore the less-traveled roads of Cusco’s Southern Valley, an area brimming with ancient ruins, fascinating culture, and breathtaking landscapes. Ideal for those who wish to delve deeper into the historical intricacies of the Inca Empire while enjoying the scenic tranquility away from the more frequented tourist paths.

The Southern Valley Cusco

Our tour begins with a visit to Tipón, an engineering marvel that showcases the advanced hydraulic engineering of the Inca. This archaeological site features expansive terraces and a complex irrigation system that is still in use today. The flowing water channels amidst lush greenery make Tipón a serene spot to appreciate the ingenuity of ancient practices that have stood the test of time.

Next, we head to Pikillacta, the only pre-Inca site in the vicinity of Cusco. This large Wari complex comprises hundreds of adobe structures and offers a unique glimpse into a civilization that thrived in the Andean highlands before the rise of the Inca Empire. As you wander through this ancient urban center, you’ll gain insights into the Wari people’s lives and their architectural styles, which laid some of the foundations for subsequent Inca development.

The final stop on our tour is the beautiful church of Andahuaylillas, often referred to as the ‘Sistine Chapel of America’ due to its richly decorated interior. This 17th-century church is adorned with stunning murals, gold leaf altars, and intricate wood carvings, reflecting the fusion of indigenous and Spanish artistic styles. It provides a visually striking conclusion to our exploration of the Southern Valley’s cultural and historical wealth.

Throughout the tour, you’ll enjoy stories and insights from our knowledgeable guides, who bring the history of these sites to life. The Southern Valley Cusco Half Day Tour is perfect for those looking to explore the quieter, but equally fascinating parts of the Cusco region.

Tour Details

This tour begins at approximately 8:30 a.m. or 8:50 a.m., when we will pick you up from your hotel. We will head south out of the city of Cusco to visit archaeological sites, rock art and other attractions. The tour begins with a visit to Tipón, one of the finest archaeological complexes in the Cusco region, with its series of water channels. The tour will continue at Pikillaqta, a place of considerable historical importance. Finally, we will drive to the village of Andahuaylillas, with its church that has been described as the “Sistine Chapel of the Americas”. Here we will learn more about the history of Catholicism in this part of Peru. Throughout the excursion, our guide will explain the history of each place we visit.
We will return to Cusco at around 2:00 p.m.



  • Professional guide
  • Tourist transport
  • Hotel pick-up

Not Include

  • Entrance to attractions using Tourist Ticket, and entrance to the Andahuaylillas church
  • Meals and snacks