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  • Location: Cusco, Peru
  • Duration:  3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
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.

Highlights

  • Half-day tour from Cusco of its southern valley sites
  • Explore the canals and terraces of the archeological site of Tipon
  • Learn about the Incas' use and worship of water from your professional guide
  • See centuries-old murals in the 16th-century church of Huaro
  • Explore the Museum of Sacred Stones

What You Can Expect

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

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!

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

This was excellent!

3 star rating: Worth doing January 2014

Good tour except we should get credit as the guide told us there is no museum of sacred stones tour even though the tour title name suggests it and tour description says so. Victor needs to give a credit I believe and not in the form of a future tour as we are leaving the area. Also guide should wait until all the group is at his stopping point before starting his various presentations. He should use the mike in the bus as well or ask the group to move to the front seats.

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