Cusco South Valley Tour – Half Day

USD $15

Immerse yourself in the stunning scenery and amazing archaeological sites of the South Valley, which is just outside of Cusco. This trip allows you to experience the unique combination of Andean culture and Spanish influences in the region.

Our adventure starts in the Church of “San Pedro” in “Andahuaylillas”, commonly known as the ‘Sistine Chapel of America.’ This architectural marvel is known for its gorgeous religious murals, exquisite baroque-style paintings, gold leaf frames, and anonymous works from the Cusco school that fascinate tourists with their creative brilliance.

Itinerary

Day
01

First Day (Tipón - Pikillaqta - Andahuaylillas Sixtine Chapel)

We are going to pick you up at 08:20 AM from your hotel or accomodation in Cusco; it is advised that you stay in the city center.

We will take tourist transit to Cusco’s South Valley with our guide and group.During your trip, the first stop will be the Tipón Archaeological Site, popularly known as the Temple of Water. We will enjoy Inca irrigation systems and agricultural terraces.

We will continue our visit south to the Pikillaqta Archaeological Site, the Waris’ old metropolis. It was a pre-Inca urban, governmental, and religious hub, with greater significance in Wari culture due to its size. You will get views of the Huacarpay lagoon wetland, which is located in Lucre.

Finally, we will visit the Andahuaylillas area, which is home to the San Pedro Apostol de Andahuaylillas Church (Sixtine Chapel of America). It was built in the 17th century and is home to some of the most stunning specimens of Colonial Art, including golden altars, murals, paintings, and polychromatic ceilings.

Following our last visit, we will return to Cusco, arriving about 3:00 p.m.Cusco has an altitude of 3,350 meters. Tipón has an altitude of 3,560 meters. “Pikillaqta” has a height of 3,500 meters. The height of “Andahuaylillas” is 3,200 meters.

WHAT'S IT LIKE

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Waqrapukara has a one-of-a-kind Inca fortification and shrine.
  • Walk through the beautiful Andes, see spectacular canyon vistas, and capture some stunning photographs.
  • Observe the local flora and wildlife and learn about them from your knowledgeable guide.
  • Explore traditional Andean living in remote areas.
  • Enjoy a day away from the throng.

What’s Included?

Permits & Entrance Tickets

  • Entrance Ticket to Waqrapukara Archaeological Site
  • High Quality Service & Safety

Pre – departure Briefing

  • Attend our full briefing at 6:00 p.m. the day before your departure at the Sap Adventures office to ensure you’re trekking-ready. Can’t make it in-person? Not an issue. Simply contact us via WhatsApp at +51960827076 to schedule a virtual briefing. To ensure a smooth setup, please contact us at least 48 hours in advance to schedule a bespoke session with your tour guide.

Experienced Guides

  • Our trips are guided by certified bilingual (English and Spanish) tourism guides. All guides working with SAP are Peruvian government-licensed and have graduated from recognized Peruvian colleges or tourist schools. This guarantees that you receive informed and expert advice throughout your trip.

Medical Kit

  • SAP guides have specific training in first aid and CPR. They also carry a first aid package for situations including altitude sickness, travelers’ diarrhea, and scrapes. In addition, if required, we will promptly evacuate you off the path and transport you to a clinic for treatment.

24/7 Customer Service

  • Our WhatsApp and local phone services are accessible 24 hours a day.
  • In any emergency, our guides can reach us via satellite phone.

Meals

  • Breakfast & Lunch
  • Snacks and Water

Transport

  • All your transportation is included in this package. We will pick you up from your hotel to explore the city of Cusco. Once you complete the tour, we will take you back to the door of your hotel.

What not Included?

  • Dinner
  • Hiking Clothes
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips for our staff

What’to Pack?

  • Valid Passport
  • Extra money (recommended soles)
  • Personal medication
  • Water bottle or CamelBak
  • Sunblock: factor 70 or more

CLOTHS

  • Light footwear or sandals
  • Warm jacket
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Raincoat or rain poncho
  • Wool hat for the cold
  • Sunglasses with UV protection

EQUIPMENTS

  • Medium trekking backpack (15 – 25 liter)
  • Camera and extra batteries.

Cusco South Valley Tour – Half Day Price

Price per person:

$15 USD

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Inca Jungle Trek to Machu Picchu?

The “Inca Jungle” Trek to “Machu Picchu” is an alternate route to the “classic Inca Trail” that includes walking, mountain biking, and extra activities such as ziplining and rafting. It is a four-day trip that begins in “Cusco” and concludes in “Machu Picchu”.

Not really, the activities and the difficulty do not require overexertion. They can be done normally. Of course, having a normal physical conditio is enough for Inca Jungle.

Actually not , but Being an adventure tour, all the activities that take place are moderated and supervised.

  • The highest peak in the “Inca Jungle” is “Abra Malha” (4,316 meters).
  • Do not panic; participants will spend time at lower altitudes along the hike.

No permissions are necessary for the “Inca Jungle” Trek

The Inca Jungle trek is one of our easier treks, organized by SAP adventures , There are always options to make things easier for yourself during the tour. . The difficulty rating for this trek is Easy – Moderate.

You can  visit our official website, SAP Adventures. Alternatively, you can visit our office in “Cusco.” We’re also available on WhatsAppTripAdvisor, and by email.

SAP adventures we offer The Inca Jungle tour costs approximately 300 –  350 US dollars affordable price range

It is necessary to bring the following items:

  • Hat for the sun.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Raincoat.
  • Trekking shoes.
  • Comfortable cotton clothing for different activities.
  • Swimsuit.
  • Towels.
  • Toilet paper.
  • Mosquito repellent.
  • Cash.
  • Photographic camera.

Yes, you just have to request for private tours in Inca Jungle.

Of Course ! During your Trek your main luggage can be stored at our office  or your Hotel , both opctions are free of charge .

Note – you can organized with us on the breafing day or by Whatsapp ,Email a day before .

Our Testimonials

hailee w
hailee w
2024-04-03
Incredible! I had an amazing time on this trek! The guide was amazing, the views were great. It was a once in a lifetime experience. I would 100% recommend
Pioneer61006514792
Pioneer61006514792
2024-03-29
An unique and unforgettable experience It was an unforgettable trip. Our guide Amaru was an excellent leader and we loved all the activities. The Inca jungle trek is not easy, you have to be quite strong to do it. That said, it is an incredible experience so everyone should try it.
Sølve K
Sølve K
2024-03-27
The best way to visit Machu Picchu It was the best tour company we have ever used. Our guide, Amaru/Guillermo, is a very kind and wise person. The activities were fun and definitely something that gave you an adrenaline rush! Very comfortable accommodations and meals as well. For us it was the best way to get to Machu Picchu! Thank you very much😊
Kasper L
Kasper L
2024-03-24
Awesome time doing Inca Jungle The Inca Jungle trek was a fantastic experience, everything from the activities to food/accomodation was on point. Our guide Guillermo was brilliant too, he provided us with great stories and information and is a charismatic and cheerful person!
Jameson G
Jameson G
2024-03-14
Sap Adventure- Jungle Trek Johan was the best tour guide, was very funny and insightful. Johan was extremely accommodating and patient on our travels. He educated us about the local farms, Inca history, and many more interesting facts. Would highly recommend booking with Sap Adventures for a small tour experience and asking for Johan as your tour guide.
Danielle B
Danielle B
2024-03-06
Don’t miss this tour! The whole trip was fantastic and so much fun! Our guide Johans was so lovely and accommodating. I couldn’t recommend this tour enough and ask for Johans 😂
Fredmichaels
Fredmichaels
2024-02-06
4 day Inka trail trek My friend and I did the 4 day Inka trek trail which included river rafting. The team were so friendly and funny. We felt safe and prepped with safety instructions. The views were incredible as we went down the river. Highly recommend!
MichelleVM
MichelleVM
2024-02-03
It was 100% worth it! The Inca Jungle Trek in Peru was a truly adventurous and varied experience. Our guide, Amaru, was exceptionally friendly and has deep knowledge about his country. The views throughout the trek were spectacular. I would definitely do it again :)
Acos
Acos
2024-01-30
Excellent Amaru was fantastic, very helpful and knowledgeable. They make sure you are comfortable and help every step of the way!
Dani F
Dani F
2024-01-16
Unforgettable trip. A unique experience surrounded by nature and enjoyment. 10/10 The Inka jungle was incredible. A wonderful experience that will be unforgettable. Our guide Guille is a genius!! He told us a lot about Inka history, during the trek we tried different fruits along the way and he taught us about them, fried animal plants. I highly recommend. The entire activity was phenomenal. Mountain bikes with beautiful views, rafting, trekking and finally Machu Pichu. We hope to return to Peru soon, it has been an unforgettable experience and trip.

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