Welcome to Huari

A small Quechua-speaking town barely clinging to the mountainside, Huari has nearly 360-degree mountain panoramas from its steep streets. Market day here is Sunday, when campesinos from surrounding towns descend on Huari to hawk fruits and vegetables. The annual town fiesta, Señora del Rosario, is held in early October and has a strange tradition of cat consumption (residents from Huari are jokingly referred to in... Read More

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Day Trip to Tipon, Pikillacta and Andahuaylillas

You will be picked up from your hotel between 8am and 9am to start visiting theses incredible places. You will first visit Tipon which is said to be a royal garden commissioned by Wiracocha. It is one of the most elaborate examples of agricultural terracing created by the Incas. These tall terraces which run up the narrow valley are irrigated by an aqueduct from Pachatusan, the mountain above the site. In addition to the terracing there are also some other structures at Tipon, including baths, a temple complex, canals and aqueducts. Tipon is definitely one of the visited sites in the Cusco area but it is equally as impressive as those in the Sacred Valley. The Tipon Archeological Complex is located 24km southeast of Cusco.You will then head to the only pre-Inca site in the Cusco area, Pikillacta. This adobe complex was built around 700 to 900 AD by the Huari, in the area; there is a small Inca site just a short walk from Pikillacta, known as Rumicolca, a travel checkpoint for the Incas.Finally, you will visit Andahuaylillas where you will find the "Sistine Chapel of Peru," a church that is home to golden altars, paintings and many colored ceilings. The chapel is simple and unassuming on the outside, but on the inside you'll find masterpiece after masterpiece. On the return, you'll pass by Saylla typical Cuzco where people can enjoy the delicious pork chicharrones or the famous dish called Cuy al Horno – Andean guinea pig (optional).We returned to Cusco at around 3:30pm.Duration: 6-7 hours.