Tipon & South Valley Tour include Tipon, Pikillacta, Andahuaylillas, explore the ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE OF TIPON half day private guided tour of the Valley of the Sun. ALL our INCA TRAIL EXPLORERS RECOMMEND this
place. Driving on the asphalt road to Puno, km 18, is a national archaeological park located west of Cusco. It covers a territory of about 2200 acres. It is found in the district of Oropesa, province of Quispicanchis. Half kilometer out of the paved road we find the small town of Tipon called LAND OF THE GUINEA PIG, where you have the opportunity to try a true local dish, guinea pig. Recommended by LONELY PLANET, Tipon is the best place to try the guinea pig.
You can admire several royal rooms that was built by the Inca Wiracocha as a house and shelter for his father Yawar Wakaq who returned after the war against the Chankas. This group of village is at 3500m. Besides there is a big area to cultivate with walls built with stones perfectly carved. Even more impressive is the irrigation system that is still used by the farmers today. The advantage is the water captured in the spring season. The river is channeled by some carved stones that have been accurately calculated, they sometimes form falls almost vertical composing an excellent hydraulic engineering work. Some of the fountains must have served as ceremonial purposes. Due to its location and the existence of a round wall, Tipon must have been a very exclusive place interdependent to other sectors such as "Intiwatana" to the west, "Pukutuyoq", "Pukara", "Hatun Wayko", etc.
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Daily departures are available all year. We leave at 8:00am or 2:00pm, depending on the request of the clients.
Private Service A private mini van and private guide is the best way to explore this amazing valley. After 4 hours of the guided tour, we return to Cusco and transfer you to your hotel.
What You Need To Bring/Carry: Sweater and jacket (something warm). Hat or cap to protect you from the sun. Sun block (sun protection cream). Selection of small snacks, chocolate, dried fruit, biscuits etc. Camera, plenty of film and spare batteries. Sunglasses.