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South Valley Cusco

The South Valley tour in Cusco is a popular excursion that takes you to explore archaeological sites and stunning landscapes located south of the city of Cusco, Peru. This tour usually includes visits to places such as Tipón, Pikillaqta and the Andahuaylillas Temple, among others. Here I provide you with an overview of the tour:

Tipón: It is an archaeological complex that contains impressive agricultural terraces and Inca irrigation systems. It is known for its hydraulic systems and the precision with which they were built.

Pikillaqta: It is a pre-Inca site located on the Lucre plateau. It is famous for its ruins of an ancient city of the Wari culture, dating back to around 500 BC. to 1000 AD

Andahuaylillas: It is known as "the Sistine Chapel of America." Here is the Church of Saint Peter the Apostle, which dates back to the 17th century and is famous for its impressive interior decoration and beautiful frescoes.

Optional: Raqchi or Piquillacta: Depending on the tour, an additional visit to Raqchi, home to the Temple of Wiracocha, or Piquillacta, another interesting archaeological site, may be included.

In addition to these sites, the tour usually includes stops in small local towns, where you will have the opportunity to interact with the inhabitants and learn more about their culture and lifestyle.

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