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1-Day Tipon, Pikillacta & Andahuaylillas Visit

Uncover Ancient Wonders and Cultural Riches in a Day-long Immersive Tour


Cusco, Peru


1 Day




Year Round

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1-Day Tipon, Pikillacta & Andahuaylillas Visit Overview

Delve into the rich tapestry of Peru’s history with a one-day exploration of the South Valley’s hidden gems. From the engineering marvels of the Inca at Tipon to the ancient grandeur of Pikillacta, and the baroque beauty of Andahuaylillas Church, this tour is a journey through centuries of culture and architecture. It’s an ideal adventure for those looking to experience the depth of Peru’s heritage in a single day.

Discover the less-trodden paths of history, where ancient ruins speak volumes and colonial art comes alive. The tour, a blend of archaeological wonders and artistic masterpieces, culminates with an optional culinary treat, offering a taste of traditional Peruvian flavors. This succinct expedition provides a comprehensive glimpse into the multifaceted historical narrative of the South Valley, making it a perfect choice for history enthusiasts and cultural explorers alike.

Departure & Return Location Your Hotel in Cusco
Departure Time 8:00 AM
Estimated Return Time 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Guide Languages Available Guides fluent in English and Spanish
Key Attractions Inca site of Tipon, Pre-Inca site of Pikillacta, Andahuaylillas Church

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  • Standard Large GroupGroup Size: 2 Min – 16ppl MaxStart Time: 08:00
  • Standard Small GroupGroup Size: 2 Min – 8ppl MaxStart Time: 08:00
  • Private GroupGroup Size: CustomizableStart Time: 08:00
  • Deluxe Private GroupGroup Size: CustomizableStart Time: 08:00
  • Solo TravelerGroup Size: 1 personStart Time: 08:30
  • Deluxe Solo TravelerGroup Size: 1 personStart Time: 08:30

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1-Day Tipon,Pikillacta & Andahuaylillas

Tour Itinerary

Explore our expertly designed itinerary below, crafted to showcase breathtaking views and provide unique adventures every step of the way.

Cusco – Inca Site of Tipon – Pre-Inca site of Pikillacta – Rumiqolqa – Andahuaylillas Church – Cusco

Embark on a fascinating journey through the heart of the South Valley, starting with an 8:00 am pick-up from your hotel in Cusco. This day is dedicated to uncovering the wonders of ancient and colonial history, featuring some of the most remarkable sites in the region.

Your first destination is the Inca Site of Tipon, a testament to the Incas’ mastery over water and architecture. As you wander through this serene and lush site, the sound of flowing water from the perfectly engineered canals and terraces creates a tranquil atmosphere. An expert guide will help you understand the significance and ingenuity of this remarkable Incan creation.

The journey continues to the Pre-Inca Site of Pikillacta, where you step further back in time. This expansive site, once home to over 700 structures, tells the story of a pre-Inca civilization. As you walk through the ruins, imagine the bustling life that once filled these meticulously planned streets, lined with buildings made of a blend of mud and stones.

Next, your exploration takes you to the colonial gem of Andahuaylillas and the San Pedro de Andahuaylillas Church, also known as the ‘Sistine Chapel of America’. This stunning church is an artistic and architectural marvel, with interiors rich in murals by Luis Riaño, baroque altars, and a blend of Andean and European art. The church’s impressive collection of Cusco School canvases and a majestic piano is a treasure trove for those keen on history and art.

Your journey concludes with a return to Cusco, but not before an optional culinary delight in Saylla town. Here, you can indulge in traditional Cusco fried pork (chicharrones), adding a flavorful end to your day of exploration. You’ll arrive back at your hotel with ample time to relax and reflect on the unforgettable experiences and insights gained from this immersive one-day journey.

Tour Highlights

1-Day Tipon, Pikillacta & Andahuaylillas Visit Highlights

  • Discover Tipon: Experience the marvel of Inca engineering in Tipon, where ancient irrigation systems and terraces showcase the advanced understanding of hydraulics and agriculture by the Incas.
  • Explore Pikillacta: Step back in time at Pikillacta, the pre-Inca site that offers a rare glimpse into the Wari civilization. Wander through the remnants of this once-thriving city, known for its remarkable urban planning and architectural symmetry.
  • Visit Andahuaylillas Church: Admire the artistic beauty of the Andahuaylillas Church, often referred to as the ‘Sistine Chapel of America’. This 17th-century church is famed for its intricately painted interior, baroque altars, and impressive collection of colonial art.
  • Cultural Immersion: Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Peruvian history and culture, as you journey through the sites with an expert guide who brings alive their historical significance.
  • Scenic Views and Landscapes: Enjoy the picturesque landscapes of the South Valley, featuring a mix of lush countryside, rolling hills, and panoramic views that are a photographer’s delight.
  • Optional Culinary Experience: Conclude your day with an optional stop in Saylla to savor local culinary specialties, including the famous Cusco chicharrones, offering an authentic taste of Peruvian cuisine.

Inclusions & Exclusions

Detailing Every Aspect of Your Travel Experience: What’s Included and What’s Not

Standard Inclusions

All package options include the following:

  • Convenient hotel pick-up and drop-off to ensure a hassle-free experience.
  • Round-trip transportation from your hotel in Cusco.
  • Bilingual English-speaking tour guide.
  • An additional guide for larger groups (more than 12 participants).
  • Basic first aid kit for emergency situations.


Not included in our standard tour packages. Consider additional costs. Deluxe packages may cover some exclusions, as specified in the Additional Inclusions section.

  • Boleto Turistico (70 soles) and church entry fee (approx. 10 soles).
  • Meals and beverages.
  • Travel/health/emergency insurance.
  • Tips (optional and at your discretion).

Additional Inclusions

Deluxe Packages Only

Elevate your travel experience with our bespoke Deluxe Package, meticulously designed to offer an array of premium amenities and services.

Deluxe Packages Include:

  • Private Transportation: Exclusive transportation for your group, ensuring a more intimate experience.
  • Customizable Itinerary: Tailor your day to fit your interests, giving you the freedom to focus on the sites that intrigue you the most.
  • Buffet Lunch: A sumptuous buffet meal offering a variety of local and international delicacies.
  • Entrance Fees: Covered entrance fees to all sites.
  • VIP Support: Priority assistance and personalized service throughout your tour.
  • Fair Compensation: Ethical and fair remuneration ensured for all our dedicated team members.


Discover our diverse tour offerings, catering to various interests and providing unforgettable experiences for every traveler.

Standard Large Group

Group Size: 2 Min – 16ppl Max



Per Person

Join a diverse group of travelers for an economical shared experience.

All standard inclusions
No Additional Inclusions
No Private Service

Standard Small Group

Group Size: 2 Min – 8ppl Max



Per Person

Enjoy a more intimate setting, ideal for closer interactions and bonding.

All standard inclusions
No Additional Inclusions
No Private Service

Private Group

Group Size: Customizable



Per Person

Curate your journey with exclusivity tailored to your group’s preferences.

All standard inclusions
No Additional Inclusions
Private Service

Deluxe Private Group

Group Size: Customizable



Per Person

Indulge in luxury, enhancing every aspect of your tour for a memorable experience.

All standard inclusions
Additional Inclusions
Private Service

Solo Traveler

Group Size: 1 person



Per Person

Embrace the freedom of a solo adventure, with options to mingle or stay independent.

All standard inclusions
No Additional Inclusions
Private Service or Join a Group

Deluxe Solo Traveler

Group Size: 1 person



Per Person

Elevate your solo journey with added luxury and attentive service.

All standard inclusions
Additional Inclusions
Private Service

Special Discounts

  • Adult (12+ Years): Standard rates apply for travelers over 12 years old.
  • Child (3 – 11 Years): Save USD 30 for children between 3 and 11 years old.
  • Infant (0 – 2 Years): Infants younger than 2 years old are free (must ride on the adult’s lap; for a separate seat, add them as a child).
  • Group Discount: Automatically applied during online booking.
    • Save USD 10/person for groups of 5-7 people.
    • Save USD 15/person for groups of 8-10 people.
    • Save USD 20/person for groups of 11+ people.

*Please note that the applicable age is considered at the time of completion of the trip.

Payment Terms & Cancellation Policy

Kindly take a moment to read our Payment Terms & Cancellation Policy before booking. Happy adventuring!

Payment Terms

Beginning Your Adventure – Booking Confirmation and Deposit

Your journey starts with a commitment: a 30% deposit of the total tour cost. This initial investment is pivotal in activating the extensive preparatory process, ensuring every aspect of your tour is curated to perfection.

Final Payment: The Last Step Before Your Journey Begins

The remaining 70% of the tour cost is due no later than 48 hours before the commencement of your tour. This timely payment is critical to finalize all logistical arrangements, guaranteeing a hassle-free start to your adventure.

Expansive Payment Options for Ease and Flexibility

In line with our commitment to your convenience, Peru Tripper accepts a variety of payment methods, including bank transfers, credit cards, and PayPal. Please be aware that additional fees may apply depending on the payment method selected. Detailed payment procedures and potential fees can be found on our dedicated payment page.

Implications of Late Payments – Protecting Your Reservation

Adherence to the payment schedule is crucial. Late payments can unfortunately lead to the cancellation of your reservation, with the deposit being retained as a non-refundable fee. We urge you to maintain timely payments to safeguard your tour plans.

Policy for Last-Minute Adventurers

For those inspired to join this tour on short notice, namely less than 15 days before departure, full payment is required at the time of booking. This ensures that we can expedite all necessary preparations for your inclusion.

Cancellation Policy

Flexible Cancellation Options for Clients

We understand that circumstances can change, sometimes unexpectedly. If you find the need to cancel your booking, you have the flexibility to do so up to 30 days before the tour start date. In this case, you will receive a full refund minus a 10% administration fee, acknowledging the efforts and resources already invested in planning your tour. Any additional balance paid will also be refunded, ensuring a fair and transparent process.

Understanding Cancellations Within 30 Days

We wish to draw your attention to our policy for cancellations made within 30 days of the tour departure. Given the advanced stage of preparations and commitments made at this juncture, we are unable to offer refunds. This policy is in place to balance the significant logistical arrangements and reservations made on your behalf.

Navigating Through Force Majeure

In the event of extraordinary and uncontrollable circumstances, such as natural disasters or significant political unrest, Huaynas Expeditions adopts a flexible approach. We prioritize your safety and satisfaction, offering to reschedule your trip or provide a credit for future travel, subject to availability.

Strong Advocacy for Comprehensive Travel Insurance

We cannot overstate the importance of securing comprehensive travel insurance. Such insurance plays a critical role in safeguarding your investment against unforeseen cancellations, emergencies, and other unexpected scenarios. It is a proactive measure to ensure peace of mind throughout your journey. Peru Tripper is not responsible for any expenses arising from incidents not covered by your insurance policy.

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What to Pack

Your Essential Packing Guide for a Hassle-Free Adventure

Packing List

Prepare for an unforgettable journey with our essential packing guide. Here’s what you need to bring:

  • Light day pack with clothes suitable for varied temperatures.
  • Rain gear or poncho.
  • Hat or cap for sun protection.
  • Sunglasses (with a retaining strap).
  • Camera or smartphone for photos.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Toilet paper.
  • Personal snacks (such as granola bars, fruit, etc.).
  • Reusable canteen with water.
  • Cash for any extra expenses or tips.


This list is a general guideline. Adjustments may be necessary based on personal preferences and the season of travel. Always check the weather forecast before your trip and feel free to reach out to us for any specific advice or requirements.

Packing Tips

Pack Wisely with Our Essential Packing Tips

  • Travel Light: Since it’s a day trip, avoid over-packing. Bring only what’s necessary.
  • Respect the Environment: Consider packing eco-friendly items, and always ensure you leave no trash behind.
  • Be Prepared for Altitude: The Sacred Valley is at a high altitude. If you’re prone to altitude sickness, consider packing preventative medications.
  • Secure Your Valuables: While the Sacred Valley is generally safe, it’s always good to be cautious. Use a money belt or hidden pouch for essential documents and money.
  • Versatility is Key: The climate in the Sacred Valley can be quite varied, so dressing in layers is beneficial. This way, you can add or remove clothing as needed throughout the day.

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