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South Valley Cusco And Coca Ritual

Duration 1 Day
Difficulty Easy
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Cusco, the “navel of the world”, is an endless source of tourist attractions and the destination of thousands of travellers each year. Here, we introduce you to an interesting attraction consisting of the Tipón, Pikillacta, and Andahuaylillas circuit. This strange combination of pre-Hispanic and colonial remains is evidence of the cultural duality present in the capital of the Inca Empire. With the goal of satisfying your needs, Inca Peru Travel is excited to offer you this tour, where we will guide you through the pre-hispanic roots of what is known as the “Archeological Capital of the Americas”.

Itinerary

DAY 1: CUSCO SOUTH VALLEY

8:30 – 09:00 AM will be the pickup from your hotel, we will drive to the south part of Cusco. Our first point will be Tipón.

TIPÓN: It is an archeological site where we will observe the advanced hydraulic engineering practices of the Inca civilizations. In Tipón we will see a complex irrigation system with vertical and horizontal irrigation channels sprawled over staggered terraces, where underground water flows into a fountain from which it is distributed to the aforementioned channels. Tipón was an important center for agricultural production. Nowadays, it is not only a historically significant location, but a charming place with a fantastic terrace system, where the fertile soil continues to bear fruit. Finally, we will head back to Cusco aboard our tourist bus.

PIKILLACTA: Next on our itinerary is this pre-Inca archeological complex, located 18 Km southeast of the Imperial City of the Cusco. Characterized by its buildings of stone, lime, and plaster, Pikillacta was baptized near the end of the colony era with this quechua word, which means “town of fleas”. It is said that Pikillacta was once the home of the famous Tiahuanaco culture. The streets of this ancient town form quadrants where two-storied buildings —with plastered walls and paved floors— stand out against the sky. Pikillacta was initially a satellite city of the Wari (centuries VI to XIII AD), an important civilization that predates the empire of the “Children of the Sun”.

ANDAHUAYLILLAS: A 45-minute trip south of Cusco is Andahuaylillas, a traditional town with a mesmerizing colonial temple on its main square. “The Sistine Chapel of America” is adorned by fantastic paintings by Cusqueño artists, and has beautiful baroque paintings on its walls and ceiling.

HUASAO: Known as the “Witch Village” and located southwest of Cusco City, this little town has a population of 3000 and a Jesuit church with a moving Christ. Witches and healers gather in Huasao’s streets, touting readings of the coca leaf and offerings to mother earth, among other divination, spiritual, and health techniques. These rituals combine age-old Andean beliefs with Catholic symbolism and practices

Include

IT INCLUDE

  •  Transportation on first class tourist bus.
  •  Official tourist guide.
  •  Lunch in the South Valley of the Cusco.
  •  Ritual: Coca reading in Huasao.

DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • Entry to the Sistine Chapel of America in Andahuaylillas (US $5.00, not included in the Cusco Tourist Ticket).
  • Entry to Tipón and Pikillacta, which are included in the Cusco Tourist Ticket. We don’t include these two tickets because you can choose between two options: Either a Partial Tourist Ticket, which includes tickets only to the South Valley of the Cusco (US $25.00), and is valid for 2 days; or a Full Tourist
  • Ticket, which includes tickets for 16 tourist attractions (US $50.00) and is valid for 10 days.
  •  Additional food and drinks.

Recommendations

WE RECOMMEND TO BRING:

  •  Passport or ID.
  •  Camera and/or video camera.
  •  Light clothing and comfortable shoes.
  •  A small backpack.
  •  Raincoat.
  •  Insect repellent.
  •  Hat.
  •  Sunglasses and plastic bag.
  •  Reusable or disposable water bottle.
  •  First aid kit.
  •  Carrying low denomination coins in dollars and/or soles.

Map

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REVIEWS

Verónica C
Verónica C
2024-03-28
Excelente experiencia. Volvería a Perú y a contratar a Inca Perú Travel La experiencia con la agencia de turismo fue excelente y el personal es muy atento. Siempre puntuales y cumpliendo con lo pactado. Muy recomendable
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2024-03-11
Excellent - keep it going The more that is said about this team is definitely less. Jhon and I had been in touch for the last six months to draw this trip and since then to now when it is in conceptualisation it has been top notch professional with a touch of personal with them checking on my well-being etc. Abel came in once I arrived at Lima and since then has been my support. Guys this is a tour operator must to be considered. Infact I have met so many in Cusco who asked me of my trip details and I have no hesitations in recommending them. Bravo
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ivani a
2024-03-07
Viagem Fantástica Agência incrível! Guias fantásticos! Em especial John, Abel e José Luiz. Super educados! Muito atenciosos! Tornaram a nossa viagem ainda mais inesquecível! Receba o meu abraço carinhoso ❤️
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2024-03-07
Uma inesquecível viagem por Machu Pichu Atendimento personalizado que nos encantaram! Serviços e as recomendações foram incríveis! Sempre muito atentes! Parabéns em especial para Abel, John e José Luís em Cusco!
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2024-03-01
Ótimo passeio! Fizemos o passeio para Machu Picchu e tudo foi incrível, nós buscaram no horário combinado no hotel, o carro e motorista eram ótimos. Eles cuidaram de reservar as passagens de trem e ônibus e os ingressos para vista à Machu Picchu e tudo saiu perfeito. O guia da vista também foi excelente, muito atencioso e solicitou, além de ótimo fotografo. Tudo foi impecável!
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2024-02-29
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2024-02-28
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Cristiani F
Cristiani F
2024-01-28
Excelente experiência Desde o primeiro contato até o último passeio, a agência foi muito eficiente. Fomos atendidos pelo Abel, que foi sempre muito atencioso, correto e nos ajudou com todos os detalhes da nossa viagem, garantindo que tudo ocorresse perfeitamente. Os guias (Ed, Vilma, Monica, Giovanni) também foram excelentes. Recomendamos muito a agência Inca Peru Travel!
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2024-01-24
Cuzco trip January 2024 Wonderfull The services was great (follow up, assistance, attention to detail, tour guides friendly , etc) I would recommend them. Adventure and satisfaction 100% guarantee
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Flávia A
2024-01-18
Encantada Estou encantada com as belezas do Peru e com o atendimento que recebi em todos os locais que fui, a empresa Inca Travel foi excelente na indicacao dos passeios e escolha dos parceiros e guias, estão de parabéns. Estendo meus agradecimentos especiais ao atendente.Abel, Jhon e aos guias que nos acompanharam.

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