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Overview

The archaeological site of Tipon has probably been used as a laboratory for agricultural products by the various microclimates found in this complex.

Tipón is included as one of the 16 most important archaeological visits for tourists visiting this area.

Apart from being another archaeological complex, this site contains one of the largest irrigation works on terraces called platforms, the incredible distribution of outdoor water pipes.
Terrazas de Tipón.
The American hydrogeologist engineer Kenneth Wright has published a book on these hydraulic structures, which have earned the title “Marvel of Civil Engineering” in the Association of Civil Engineers of the United States (ASCE).

The Pikillaqta site is located in low ridges in the eastern Valley of Cuzco. (McEwan 2005:29) The area is hilly with no rivers, but small lakes are located near the city. The area is grassy, rocky, and sandy where the buildings were built. The site is 3,250 meters above sea level and is in the Lucre Basin. The climate in the area of Pikillaqta is cold and dry. Mid April through October is the dry season. November starts the wet season and the weather is milder and that goes until mid April. The average temperature high is in the 60s and the average temperature low is in the 30s and 40s year round in the Valley of Cusco. The rainfall averages 11.5 inches a month in the wet season and 4.2 inches a month in the dry season.

Day 1

Day 01: Tipon – Piquillacta – Andahuaylillas Church

8:40 am. We pick you up from your hotel or our office in Cusco with our Mini Van transportattion and we start this great experience.
The first place we will visit in our tour is the site of Tipon, where we are going to visitr it for about 40 minutes, a place considered as a major shrine where water was worshiped with the care and veneration that the Incas treated to this element. This complex has been distinguished by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE for its acronym in English) as a marvel of Civil Engineering. Respect for the natural environment and the technology used to mobilize the waters of the springs are a model of hydraulic engineering at the service of man and nature.

Our next place will be the site of Pikillacta, is a pre-Inca city that was occupied by the Wari, they spread from here to the town of Paruro in Cusco. It is known that the Wari before settling in Piquillacta, occupied different human acquaintances like Lucre; Its great expansion due to the characteristics of the Cusco Valley made them develop villages with cultural characteristics of their culture, they reached a high level of engineering, their cities were built under established urban planning patterns, their advance was used by other cultures and perfected for the Incas.

And our last place of visit will be the church of andahuaylillas, a place known as “the sixtine of america”, , this austere physiognomy from the outside gives a 180º turn with which it unfolds, as soon as the doors of the temple are passed through. A burst of gold and carvings and paintings “scares”, so would anyone who had entered there in the seventeenth century, using the word in its meaning then: “marvel”, “amaze to the limit”, the visitor, as the decoration in Gold leaf and murals, leaves almost free space.

The church of San Pedro Apóstol de Andahuaylillas was built at the end of the 16th century, because one of its murals, signed by Luis de Riaño, has the date of 1626. These mural paintings were commissioned by the then parish priest, Juan Pérez Bocanegra. It is a temple consecrated under the invocation of San Pedro, although the main altar presides over the Virgin of the Rosary. The Jesuits had her in charge in the period 1628-1636. It consists of a single nave with side chapels. Its wide walls are made of clay, (Entrance to this place is optional which has an extra cost of 15.00 PEN)

In the afternoon we will return to the city of Cusco.

Included

It included:

  • Transportation
  • Guide.

Does not included:

  • Parcial turist ticket S/ 70.00 PEN
  • Entrance to the Church S/15.00 PEN
  • Food

Prices

Prices:

Offer price per person!! $ 30.00 USD Group service of 20 people in Mini Van.

Private Service:

  • 01 person   $ 399.00 USD
  • 02 persons $ 199.00 USD
  • 03 persons $ 135.00 USD
  • 04 persons $ 99.00 USD
  • 05 persons to more!! $ 79.00 USD

Private Service Included:

  • Pick up from the airport to the hotel/hostal in our private Mini Van or H1
  • Professional Private Guide for Tipon and Pikillaqta Archaeological sites
  • Snacks

Private Service Not Included:

  • Partial tourist ticket to visit the archaeological sites of Tipon and Pikillaqta ($ 22.00 USD)
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner

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