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

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

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$37
Duration
3 hours 30 minutes
Departs from
Tour departs from most Cusco hotels
Time of departure
2pm
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Tour description provided by Viator

Get a look at the famous sites and historical locations of Cusco’s southern valley on this half-day tour by air-conditioned coach. You’ll visit the spectacular archeological park of Tipon, an important Inca site where terraced waterways are the key feature. Then explore two cultural attractions – the 16th-century church in the small village of Huaro and the Museum of Sacred Stones.

After pickup from your hotel by air-conditioned coach, your tour of Cusco’s southern valley starts with a drive approximately 15 miles (24 km) east to the archeological site of Tipon, one of the most important sites in the area and an ancient location where the Incas worshipped water, one of their sacred natural elements. Even today, water still flows through Tipon’s impressive series of canals and terraces, which you’ll explore with your expert guide.

Next, head to the small village of Huaro for a short stop to visit its 16th-century church, known for its remarkable murals by artist Tadeo Escalante. Then re-board your coach for the final stop of your tour – the Museum of Sacred Stones. With your guide, discover over 200 of the museum’s ancient geological artifacts. You'll see functional and utilitarian stones used on pipes, wheels and more as well as stones used for ceremonial purposes.

You’ll be back in Cusco and dropped off at your hotel in time to enjoy a full evening!

What's included

  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Entrance fees
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

What isn't included

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)