In the south-east of Cusco city, on the way to the Collasuyo, there is a place where the landscapes are impressive, a place where the archaeological centers are unique. And all this magic is next to the sacred river of the Incas (Vilcanota river); the Southern Valley of Cusco is surrounded by picturesque villages with a very cozy climate. It was a very important place for the development of the Inka Empire
From 09:00 am. to 14:00 pm.
It is the perfect route when you look for archaeological sites with a unique landscape environment, in a short period of time. Our tour to the Southern Valley of Cusco, starts you’re your respective hotel at 8:40 am (pick up time) in one of our private vehicles, In the way we are going to enjoy the view of the southern part of Cusco.
Following this we can experience the fabulous hydraulic system of Tipón, the straight constructions of Pikillaqta and the famous art of the Cusco school in Andahuaylillas; as well as you can enjoy the famous cuisine of the place: in the village of Saylla the "chicharrones", in Tipon the succulent "cuy al horno" (guinea pig) and in Oropesa do not miss trying their famous "pan chuta".
We will observe the perfectly aligned terraces; 12 different levels that decorate the geographical environment. This walls were constructed with finely carved stones; the irrigation system in which the Inca ideology is determined. The mystery water of this important archaeological site is still used by the local population (farming).
The characteristics of this great urban center correspond to the development time of the Wari empire (pre-Inca culture). The constructions are made from stone without carving and clay that serves as mortar (pirca style), surrounded by walls up to 12 m high, arranged in sets and separated by straight streets, which provide an aspect of fortress. There are like 700 buildings, 200 courts and 508 stores or Qolcas (maybe houses), among other buildings. It is a sample of a well planned urbanism.
SISTINE CHAPEL OF ANDAHUAYLILLAS
Andahuaylillas is a charming village. The main plaza, studded with enormous pisonay trees, is where is situated the Andahuaylillas jewel, the Church of Saint Peter - the Apostle. Conceived and built by the Jesuits at the beginning of the 17th century, the neo-Baroque decorated temple, its harmonious interior combine to make it one of the region's most beautiful churches.
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