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Tipon Tours

Tipon
Located on the outskirts of Cusco, the often overlooked archaeological site of Tipón is arguably the best demonstration of Inca engineering skills in existence. The site comprises a network of agricultural terraces, some of which are still used today, and stonemasonry similar to that of Machu Picchu—but without the crowds. 

The Basics 
Tipón’s location in Cusco’s Southern Valley means that most visitors choose to visit the site as part of a guided tour, in order to avoid the stress of car rental and navigation. Travelers can choose between an express half-day or full-day tour, many of which also stop at Pikillacta to see its pre-Inca ruins and at Andahuaylillas, home of the church known as the Sistine Chapel of the Americas.

Things to Know Before You Go 
  • Tipón is a great alternative to Machu Picchu for visitors looking to escape the crowds. 
  • The journey through the Southern Valley from Cusco is incredibly scenic, and private tours allow you to make stops whenever you choose. 
  • The uneven surfaces and terraced landscapes of Tipón make it inaccessible to wheelchairs.
  • A lack of information panels means that Tipón is best explored with a guide. 
  • Admission to Tipón is included in the Cusco Tourist Ticket. 

How to Get There 
From central Cusco, Tipón is a 30-minute drive. If you’re visiting Tipón independently, you can catch a colectivo (shared taxi) from Plaza San Francisco and embark on a steep 45-minute hike up to the ruins. Taxis are sometimes waiting to take visitors to the top, but tours that include round-trip transport let you skip the hard uphill hike. 

When to Get There 
The archaeological site of Tipón is open daily from 7am to 6pm. Unlike the world-famous Machu Picchu, Tipón rarely receives many visitors, so you’re likely to have the 500-acre (200-hectare) site to yourself no matter when you visit. 

The Spiritual Significance of Tipón 
Although archaeologists are still puzzling over the exact function of Tipón, the majority agree on its spiritual significance. Considered more of a ritual garden, Tipón’s terraces are said to be built to channel natural energy, and the site, which also features fountains and water channels, is reputed to be a place where Inca people worshipped water. 
Address: Tipon, Cusco Region, Peru
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Tipon Admission Ticket

Tipon Admission Ticket

Save time on the day and book your admission ticket to Tipón in advance, ideal for travelers on a time budget. Enter and explore at your own pace within two days of purchase and forget about the rigid schedules of guided tours. Plus, enjoy complimentary same-day access to several other attractions in and around Cusco.
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  • 1 day
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$26.35
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Tipon, Pikillacta and Andahuaylillas South Valley Day Tour from Cusco

Tipon, Pikillacta and Andahuaylillas South Valley Day Tour from Cusco

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Most visitors to Cusco head straight to Machu Picchu, but the surrounding valleys also harbor some of Peru’s most fascinating historic sites. This full-day small-group tour takes you off the beaten track, visiting the Inca site of Tipon, the pre-Inca site of Pikillacta, and the Baroque church of Andahuaylillas. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$62.94
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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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$134.92
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Half-Day Tour of Cusco Including Visits to Oropesa, Saylla and Tipon

Half-Day Tour of Cusco Including Visits to Oropesa, Saylla and Tipon

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Cusco and its surrounding towns boast culinary traditions dating back to the 15th and 16th centuries. On this tour, explore Cusco and the neighboring settlements of Oropesa, Saylla, and Tipon, and discover the traditional flavors the locals love. Savor locally made sweet breads and meat dishes, and learn of the ancient recipes handed down the generations.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$79.00
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$79.00
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Southern Valley Tour from Cusco: Tipon, Huaro and the Museum of Sacred Stones

Southern Valley Tour from Cusco: Tipon, Huaro and the Museum of Sacred Stones

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Depart Cusco for a half-day tour to the nearby southern valley, where you'll explore some of the area's most culturally and historically significiant locations. Arrive via air-conditioned bus to Tipon, a famous archeological site known for its impressive terraces and canals. Later, marvel at the stunning murals in Huaro's centuries-old church, and peruse the Museum of Sacred Stones—filled with ancient artifacts used for a variety of different purposes.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Tour in Cusco 1/2 day visit: South Valley, Tipón, Pikillacta and Andahuaylillas

Tour in Cusco 1/2 day visit: South Valley, Tipón, Pikillacta and Andahuaylillas

Our half-day tour to Tipon, Pikillacta, and Andahuaylillas is the most exciting option to know the high level of knowledge of Inca hydraulic engineering, the excellence of the urban planning of the pre-Inca Wari culture, the beautiful decoration of the church of Adahuaylillas and other places of interest located in the southern valley of Cusco. Take a tour of this circuit is better in the private service so you can fully enjoy your visits. The tour begins and ends at your hotel in the city of Cusco, lasts 6 hours and the start time of the trip, you and your group will decide.
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  • 6 hours
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$146.67
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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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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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  • 5 hours
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$30.00
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Andahuaylillas,Tipon & Pikillaqta (Half Day Tour)

Andahuaylillas,Tipon & Pikillaqta (Half Day Tour)

Three of Peru’s alternative ancient wonders: 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.
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  • 1 hour
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Private Half-Day Tour to Tipón, Pikillaqta and Andahuaylillas

Private Half-Day Tour to Tipón, Pikillaqta and Andahuaylillas

Start your journey in Tipón, a perfectly preserved archaeological site, located 27 kilometres from the city of Cusco. Near the village of the same name, where an impressive rural colony mansion stands (1650), there are 12 terraces still cultivated, some enclosures and an irrigation system considered a masterpiece of hydraulic engineering, still used by the surrounding population. Then continue to Pikillacta, corresponding to the Wari culture, considered one of the best preserved pre-Inca cities of Peru. Among its 700 structures, covering more than 3 thousand hectares, there are stone and mud buildings of two and three floors, distinct terrace work and the head of a condor carved in a rock. Finally, visit Andahuaylillas, a town located 40 kilometres from Cusco that has the Church of Andahuaylillas as its main attraction. Also called "The Sistine Chapel of America", due to the impressive quality of the art pieces found in it. Today it has an original pipe organ recently restored.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$78.00
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Cusco South Valley Tour (Tipon, Piquillaqta & Andahuaylillas) Group Tour

Cusco South Valley Tour (Tipon, Piquillaqta & Andahuaylillas) Group Tour

This is a half day tour in Cusco. This tour take you to Tipon and Pickillaqta Archaeological sites, 2 places that are included in the general tourist ticket. If you bough this and you have time. You can book this tour, we provide you transport and tour guide for a good price. This tour you share with other tourists around the world and it is a good way to meet new friends. This tour also will take you to Andahuaylillas, consider like The Sistine Chapel of America
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$18.47
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Cusco South Valley Tour (Tipon, Piquillaqta & Andahuaylillas) Economical Group

Cusco South Valley Tour (Tipon, Piquillaqta & Andahuaylillas) Economical Group

This is a half day tour in the south of Cusco. This tour take you to Tipon and Pickillaqta Archaeological sites, 2 places that are included in the general tourist ticket. If you bough this and you have time. You can book this tour, we provide you transport and tour guide for a good price. This tour you share with other tourists around the world and it is a good way to meet new friends. This tour also will take you to Andahuaylillas, consider like The Sistine Chapel of America
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Tour South Valley Cusco: Tipón, Pikillacta and Andahuaylilla

Tour South Valley Cusco: Tipón, Pikillacta and Andahuaylilla

Visit Tipón and be amazed by the impressive terraces and water sources of the archaeological site. Continue the journey to Pikillaqta or "City of Fleas" and discover the imposing buildings of the Wari Culture. Access the town of Andahuaylillas and visit its colonial church known as the "Sistine Chapel of America".
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  • 6 hours
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A HALF DAY - SOUTHERN VALLEY TOUR Tipon Pikillacta & Andahuaylillas

A HALF DAY - SOUTHERN VALLEY TOUR Tipon Pikillacta & Andahuaylillas

CUSCO SOUTH VALLEY TOUR is another Inca Valley with an interesting route that offers an mix of archaeological sites, such as Tipon, Pikillacta, Rumi Punku, and the visit to the Sistine Chapel of America "Andahuaylillas Cusco". To the southeast route to the Collasuyo Region. *Meeting point to start the tour At your hotel in Cusco. *Pick-up Schedule, 8:00 am and 13:00 pm. The tour can be AM or PM, to your selection. *Tour duration, this tour takes 5-6 hours. *End of the Tour, 2:00 pm - 6pm, we drop off you at your hotel or others.
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$60.00
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Private Half-Day Tour to Tipón, Oropesa and Huaro

Private Half-Day Tour to Tipón, Oropesa and Huaro

Start your tour in Tipon, an incredible archaeological site just 27 kilometres from Cusco. This place was dedicated to the water worship and is considered a masterpiece of hydraulic engineering, because of the impressive work carried out in the construction of the irrigation system. The water maintains the crops of the twelve cultivated terraces around and the canals that still provide water to local populations. Continue your visit in Oropesa, a small town famous for the bread they produce and that has earned it the name of the ‘National Capital of Bread’. Finally, you will arrive at the traditional town of Huaro that stands out for the temple of San Juan Bautista, part of the Andean Baroque Route and which houses pieces of silverware, sculpture and beautiful canvases.
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  • 4 hours
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$84.00
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From Cusco: Private Tipon, Pikillacta & Andahuaylillas

From Cusco: Private Tipon, Pikillacta & Andahuaylillas

Explore the beautiful sites of Tipon, Pikillacta and Andahuaylillas and get amaze at the incredible architecture of the local people ancestors.
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  • 5 hours
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Cusco South Valley - Tipón, Pikillacta and Andahuaylillas (half day)

Cusco South Valley - Tipón, Pikillacta and Andahuaylillas (half day)

South of the city of Cusco, there is this valley of impressive landscapes and memorable archaeological centers. We appreciate the importance of religion in the Church of San Pedro (Andahuaylillas) known as the Sistine Chapel of America that stands out for its beautiful murals of religious art, splendid paintings in the Baroque style, frames in gold leaf, anonymous pictures of the Cusco school and artistic murals that amaze, in Pikillacta we will be surprised with the high-level urban planning that contains more than a thousand constructions, among which are temples, colcas and streets with buildings of up to 4 floors built by the Wari and we will finish in Tipon an impressive Temple of Water, with a perfectly planned hydraulic canal systems together with its agricultural irrigation system. Duration 6 hours (Reference from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm).
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  • 6 hours
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South Valley Tour (Half Day)

South Valley Tour (Half Day)

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Sacred Valley Of Incas is a renowned attraction in Cusco. Most travellers visit it on a day trip and some choose to combine it with their trip to Machu Picchu. Chincheros, Maras & Moray, Urubamba, Ollantaytambo and Pisac are some of the renowned sites of the Sacred Valley and Sacred Valley VIP tour programme covers them all in a day trip from Cusco. If you are inquisitive to know much more about the history and culture of Peru and Cusco in specific, South Valley Tour would be a great addition to the Sacred Valley Tour. South Valley Tour offers trip to a lesser known attraction off the city of Cusco. Dotted with lakes and Inkan archaeological ruins, the sites of Pikillaqta, Tipon and Andahuaylillas are worth the half day trip from Cusco.
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  • 5 hours
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$16.00
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$16.00

South Valley

South Valley

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The southern valley is one of the little known circuits, but it will give you another point of view of the Inca history and the development that took place before its peak in Cusco, you can also see a bit of hispanic art and its incrible structure.
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  • 8 hours
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$59.99
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Valle Sur - Cusco Perú

Valle Sur - Cusco Perú

Si usted quiere conocer sobre el Perú antiguo evitando las rutas turísticas congestionadas, el Valle Sur en Cusco es perfecto para eso. Este es otro paquete turístico, muy visitado se asemeja a el Valle Sagrado, estamos seguros que lo disfrutara.
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  • 5 hours
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$43.59
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Descubra el Perú Valle Sur - Cusco

Descubra el Perú Valle Sur - Cusco

El Sur es una nueva alternativa para visitar el Cusco. Los viajeros pueden explorar la increíble arquitectura hidráulica en Tipón, la estructura pre inca de Pikillacta, las bellas obras de arte como la iglesia de Andahuaylillas, si bien este tour no nos muestra todo el sur por completo, nos muestra la esencia, algo mas para que pueda disfrutar en su paso por Cusco
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$49.04
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Excursión Valle del Sur

Excursión Valle del Sur

El Valle del Sur, es una experiencia para conocer la arquitectura hidráulica de Tipón, las construcciones pre-incas en Pikillaqta y las obras de arte de la Escuela Cusqueña que guarda la Iglesia de San Pedro de Andahuaylillas conocida con la "Capilla Sixtina de América".
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  • 5 hours
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$30.00
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 Tours South Valley - Half day

Tours South Valley - Half day

Most people in Cusco reserve the Sacred Valley and the South Valley; Of course, if you want a broader view of what ancient Peru was. Slightly less spectacular than the Sacred Valley, but with a contained beauty. The South Valley is an authentic site, you will find many fewer visitors, several different interesting sites, besides being closer than the Sacred Valley of the Incas. The furthest point is Andahuaylillas and it is only one hour from Cusco.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$25.00
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$25.00
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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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$102.57
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South Valley (Half Day)

South Valley (Half Day)

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This Valle Sur tour including Tipon, Pikillaqta and Andahuaylillas it is a great opportunity to visit the non visited sector in Cusco, with beautiful lakes and villages, we have daily departures in our private guided tours, you can just book at our Office or by e-mail. Also you can find the best places where Cuzqueños eat Cuy al horno -Guinea pig.
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  • 5 hours
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$65.00
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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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Should I book Tipon tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Tipon 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 55 Tipon tickets and tours on Viator.
Q:
How much does it cost to visit Tipon 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Tipon costs USD 26.35. Guided Tipon tours start around USD 26.35 per person. See all 55 Tipon tickets and tours on Viator.
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