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Piquillacta (Pikillaqta) Tours and Activities

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At 3,250 meters above sea level, and just 30 km (18 miles) from the highland Peruvian city of Cuzco, best known for being the jumping-off point for visiting Machu Picchu, Piquillacta(Pikillaqta) makes a great day trip. It is a mainly adobe pre-Incan ruin that was in use by the Wari people as an administrative center from 550 to 1100 AD. The site is extensive, spread out over 13 square miles, and is part of an archaeological park that also includes the Rumicolca Ruins. The center of the area is the remains of a lake, the Laguna de Huacarpay, where birdwatching is popular, though everyone, birdwatcher and non- will enjoy the expansive views over the valley below.

The ruins are interesting in that they are multi-storied, and in many areas there are remains of the plaster used to cover the walls. There are many areas where human remains were found, possibly as offerings, though many items have been removed from the area. The civilization surrounding Piquillacta was agrarian in nature, and there are remains of maize and beans, and it is believed that the Wari ate llama and cuy (guinea pig) as part of their diet. The remains of aqueducts and irrigation ditches can also be seen.

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Tour to Tipon, Pikillacta, and Andahuaylillas from Cusco

Tour to Tipon, Pikillacta, and Andahuaylillas from Cusco

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Tick off three of Peru’s alternative ancient wonders on a full-day tour of Tipon, Pikillacta, and Andahuaylillas from Cusco. Designed for history buffs, this tour covers the elaborate agricultural terraces at the Inca ruins of Tipon; the pre-Inca site of Pikillacta, which dates back to AD 900; and San Pedro de Andahuaylillas (Sistine Chapel of the Americas), set in the central square of a tiny Andean village. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • 6 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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Half-Day Southern Valley Private Tour from Cusco

Half-Day Southern Valley Private Tour from Cusco

Most visitors to Cusco head straight to Machu Picchu or the Sacred Valley, but to escape the crowds, set out to discover the beautiful landscapes and archeological wonders of the Southern Valley. On this private half-day tour, admire the little-visited Inca temple of Tipon, marvel at the ‘Sistine Chapel of the Americas’, Andahuaylillas, and learn more about the pre-Inca Wari people at Piquillacta.
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  • 4 hours
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Southern Valley Group Tour

Southern Valley Group Tour

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Cusco’s Southern Valley is home to ancient archaeological sites dating back to the lost civilization of the Incas and beyond, but exploring without a guide means missing out on the region’s hidden history. On this tour, visit top Southern Valley attractions including Andahuaylillas, Pikillaqta, and Tipon. With your guide bringing the sites’ history to life and round-trip travel from central Cusco included, see the best of the Southern Valley in one day.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Half-Day Tour to Tipón, Pikillaqta and Andahuaylillas

Half-Day Tour to Tipón, Pikillaqta and Andahuaylillas

The greater Cusco region is known for its vast historical and archeological sites. Set out on a half-day tour to explore them. You'll visit Tipon, home to an ancient Inca agricultural system, and tour the ruins of Piquillacta, once inhabited by the Wari people.  Your trip also includes a visit to the church of San Pedro de Andahuaylillas, filled with colorful murals. 
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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From Cusco - All Inclusive - Southern Valley Tour - Private Experience.

From Cusco - All Inclusive - Southern Valley Tour - Private Experience.

Welcome to Cusco - Peru. On this tour you will enjoy breathtaking scenery, ancient culture and authentic experiences with locals. This experience will be giving you the unique and magnificent tours to the sites of Tipon where you can enjoy the impressive irrigation system of the Incas, then to Piquillacta where you discover the huge urban planning of the Wari culture (pre-inca). After the visit to Piquillacta, you move on to Andahuaylillas where “the Sistine Chapel of the Americas” is located with its impressive mural paintings from the XVII century. You’ll get up close to ancient cultures and awe-inspiring natural wonders in the company of local guides whose passion for their history is contagious.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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South Valley - Cusco...

South Valley - Cusco...

The South Valley Tour is an interesting alternative, offering an unbeatable mix of archaeological sites, such as Tipon and Raqchi and local gastronomy. The South Valley is considered where - 'The New Gastronomic Route of Cusco' is developing.
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  • 6 hours
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South Valley Cusco Tipon, Pikillacta and Andahuaylillas

South Valley Cusco Tipon, Pikillacta and Andahuaylillas

This circuit is perfect because it combines beautiful natural landscapes, Inca architecture in Tipón, pre-Inca Wari architecture in Pikillacta, we also visit Andahuaylillas its beautiful Chapel, known as the "Sistine Chapel of America". A tour of a lot of culture and unforgettable landscapes.
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Piquillacta (Pikillaqta) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 7 Piquillacta (Pikillaqta) tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Piquillacta (Pikillaqta) 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Piquillacta (Pikillaqta) costs USD 17.00. Guided Piquillacta (Pikillaqta) tours start around USD 17.00 per person. See all 7 Piquillacta (Pikillaqta) tickets and tours on Viator.
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