Tipon, Pikillacta & Andahuaylillas.( BTC is not included )
Important: This excursion does not include the BTC (tourist ticket cusco), for more information see below of tour description. Your tour will begin in the archaeological complex of Tipon. It lies 27 Km. southeast of the city of Cusco and its archaeological remains are well preserved. Near the town of the same name, stands an impressive colonial rural mansion (1650), 12 terraces that are still cultivated, some campuses and an irrigation system considered a masterpiece of hydraulic engineering still used by the neighboring population. Then continue to Pikillacta, a pre-Inca citadel, considered one of the best preserved of Peru and corresponding to the Wari culture, the predecessor of the Incas. Among its 700 structures covering more than 3 000 hectares, are found stone and mud buildings of two and three storey terraces and a head of a condor carved into a cliff. It is estimated that in this city, which streets are still in use, lived about 10 thousand people. Finally reach Andahuaylillas. Located 40 kilometers from Cusco, it is a small town which main attraction is the Andahuaylillas Church. Also called the "Sistine Chapel of America" due to the high quality pieces of art found in it, its structure was built in the sixteenth century on the remains of buildings probably Wari. Today it has an original pipe organ recently restored. At the end of the tour return to your hotel. ** BTC Description: BTC is a ticket that allows you to get in 16 different places around Cusco and Sacred Valley such as: OLLANTAYTAMBO, SAQSAYHUAMAN, TAMBOMACHAY, PUKAPUKARA, PIKILLACTA, CHINCHERO, Q'ENQO, PISAC, MORAY, TIPON. *MUSEUMS & OTHERS: MUSEO MUNICIPAL DE ARTE CONTEMPORANEO, MUSEO DE SITO DEL QORICANCHA, CENTRO QOSQO DE ARTE NATIVO, MUSEO HISTORICO REGIONAL, MUSEO DE ARTE POPULAR, MONUMENTO PACHACUTEC. Once you have this ticket, its not necesary to get it again since this same ticket applies for the next excursions you have booked. In case of not having this ticket, the excursion will apply as normal, which does not have acces to the places mentioned. The BTC ticket should be arrange with an excursion in the Cusco city. It is not valid to get into Machu Picchu Archeological Site. ** Remember BTC is not an excursion is a touristic ticket which will help you to have acces to the different places metioned, book your BTC ticket with an excursion in cusco **
You will receive a voucher including all information you need including:
- Where do you have to call to confirm the booking
- The location of the meeting point
- How to receive pick up time
Print out the voucher and read the instructions carefully.
Address or meeting point Passengers will be picked up at their hotels (within Cuzco city).
Hours & minutes 4:30 hours approximately
Start or opening time 1st. Schedule: 08:00 am, 2nd: Schedule: 13:30 hours.From monday through Sunday
End or closing time 4:30 hours after the start of the tour (approximately)
Maximum number 25 passengers per bus.
Minimum number 1 passenger
How do you get there by car? No. Passengers are collected at their hotels.
Is it possible to get there by public transport? No.
Guides & companions
Is it done with a guide, a driver and/or an instructor? Yes, with a tourism guide and driver.
Which languages do guide/instructors speak? Spanish / English / Portuguese and Italian
Are audio guides or brochures available? if so, in which languages? No.
Which is the guide/guest ratio? 1 guide / 25 passengers
Are they trained in first aid? Yes.
Do you provide additional companions or personnel? No.
Is there a shop? How much time is spent on shopping? There is not time allowed for shopping however passengers can do it during the tour.
Are any commercial stops made during the tour? No.
Content & Specialized items
Are additional items needed? Which ones are included? No.
List all additional items clients need to bring (towels,...) Sunblock, camera, rain poncho (this can be bought at the start of the tour)
List the specific clothing required Comfortable clothes and shoes, warm jacket
Is lunch/dinner included on this tour? No.
Is there a restaurant at the venue? Yes, several restuarants at Cuzco's Historic Center
May the client bring his/her own food? Is there a picnic area? No.
Is there a snack included? No.
Are drinks included? No.
List all venues where restrooms are available Tipón, Pikillacta & Andahuaylillas
Which of them are accessible by wheelchair? None.
Is there a charge to use any of them? No.
Are there any restroom-only stops during the tour? No.
What is the fitness level required? Any.
Would people with limited mobility have accessibility problems? (to the vehicle, to the restaurant,...) For people with physical disabilities, the guide will give the necessary support, until where access is permitted.
Is it feasible for wheelchair-confined persons? Yes, with restrictions in some of the places visited due to access.
What type of paving does it have? (flat, uneven...) Uneven floor.
Is there any fee or limitation for photo/video camera usage? Cameras or video cameras are not allowed in Andahuaylillas.
Are there any additional costs? List them Yes. Cuzco Touristic Ticket (BTC in Spanish)
Which currencies are accepted? Nuevos Soles / US Dollars
Which is the minimum/maximum age to participate? (for all or each one of the activities) No restrictions
Which is the minimum/maximum height to participate? No restrictions
Which is the minimum/maximum weight to participate? No restrictions
Is a waiver required for participation? No.
Others In order to book this service the following is required: complete names, date of birth, passport number, nationality, language, hotel where passenger is staying for pickup. This service includes: transport, tourist guide and ticket to Sistine Chapell of América (Andahuaylillas).Carrying the Cuzco Touristic Ticket is compulsory to enter Tipón & Pikillacta.The rate is the same for adults and chidren.