South Route

South Route

Start the journey by visiting the archaeological site of Piquillacta, which literally means “place of the flea”, 32 kilometers south east of Cuzco. The archaeological site was built around 1100 A.D. by the Wari culture, which is made of more rudimentary stone works than those of the Incas. It is the only pre-Inca archaeological site located in the area, close to a lake. Next, head to Tipon and its extensive Inca ruins, which include baths, terraces and irrigation systems still in use today, as well as a temple complex. From the ruins, it is possible to travel farther up to see more Inca constructions, roads and a deep irrigation canal. Finally head towards Andahuaylillas town. Once there visit its famous church know as South Americas “Sistine Chaple”.

  • Difficulty Level: II
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Schedule: Morning
  • Attractions: Archaeological Site, Photos
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