San Pedro de Andahuaylillas (Sistine Chapel of the Americas) Tours

Walk inside San Pedro de Andahuaylillas, set in the central square of a tiny Andean village near Cusco, and you’ll quickly understand why the church got the nickname “The Sistine Chapel of the Americas.” The Baroque church, built during the late sixteenth century, appears whitewashed and rather banal from the outside, but the lavish embellishments found within — carvings, paintings, murals and an impressive gold-leaf alter — are what make the church so famous.

When Spanish missionaries were cementing their hold in this Incan region, they often used murals as a way to overcome the language barrier to evangelize the local population. The colorful murals packed into the small San Pedro de Andahuaylillas depict numerous biblical scenes, including a vivid take on the Last Judgement, imbued with Incan symbolism.

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San Pedro de Andahuaylillas is located in the village of Andahuaylillas, about 25 miles (40 kilometers) from Cusco.
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Address: Andahuaylillas, Cusco S15, Peru
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One-Way Scenic Bus Transfer to Cusco from Puno

Discover the spectacular sights located between Cusco and Puno on a scenic one-way bus transfer. Avoid the stress of organizing transport while on vacation by booking a convenient and comfortable transfer. Enjoy hotel pickup and drop-off before admiring the splendid scenery of the Andes Mountain range on a stylish, air-conditioned coach, and stop off at significant points of interest throughout the journey. Enjoy an authentic Andean experience on this unforgettable ride.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Tipon, Pikillacta and Andahuaylillas South Valley Day Tour from Cusco

Most visitors to Cusco head straight to Machu Picchu, but the surrounding valleys also harbor some of Peru’s most fascinating historic sites. This full-day small-group tour takes you off the beaten track, visiting the Inca site of Tipon, the pre-Inca site of Pikillacta, and the Baroque church of Andahuaylillas. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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Scenic Journey from Cusco to Puno by Bus Including Hotel Transfers

Travel from Cusco to Puno, gateway to Lake Titicaca, during this 9-hour scenic sightseeing trip. During your ride you’ll have a chance to stretch your legs and explore a variety of cultural and natural landmarks. In the morning, admire the mural paintings of the Andahuaylillas Church and visit the remains of an Inca temple in the town of Racchi. After an included lunch you’ll check out the ceramic-making industry of Pukara before arriving in Puno in the afternoon. This trip from Cuscu to Puno also includes a guide, private transfers to and from your hotel in each city, entrance fees and a buffet lunch.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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South Valley of the Incas Motorcycle Tour from Cusco

Cruise down the great open road on a motorcycle tour of the South Valley. This tour leaves from Cusco and stops at a number of sights such as Tipon, Huacarpay Lagoon, Pikillaqta, and Andahuaylillas, dubbed as ‘The Sistine Chapel of the Americas.’ Spend the day away from the busy city and out exploring some lesser-known Inca gems.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Full Day Tour on the Sun Route from Cusco to Puno

Make the most of your trip from Cusco to Puno with a 10-hour, private transfer and tour that explores the historic sites, towns, and highlights along the way. Follow the ‘Route of the Sun’ to a 16th-century church and an ancient Inca site, have a buffet lunch in a highland town, and take in the views from La Raya Pass, then visit the Pukara Archeological site. This full-day tour includes all entrance fees and activities, lunch, and door-to-door transport from Cusco to Puno.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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  • Duration: 10 hours
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South Valley of the Incas Half-Day Tour from Cusco

Though less popular than the Sacred Valley, the South Valley of the Incas rewards its visitors with an equally impressive historical roster and fewer crowds. And thanks to its proximity to Cusco, it makes for an easier day trip than the far-off Sacred Valley. Explore the South Valley of the Incas with a guide and a small group on this tour from Cusco, which includes hotel pickup and drop-off from your Cusco lodging as well as all entrance fees, transportation, and guided commentary.
  • Duration: 1 day
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Half-Day Tour of Tipon, Piquillacta and Andahuaylillas from Cusco

The greater Cusco region is known for its vast historical and archeological sites. Set out on a half-day tour to explore them. You'll visit Tipon, home to an ancient Inca agricultural system, and tour the ruins of Piquillacta, once inhabited by the Wari people.  Your trip also includes a visit to the church of San Pedro de Andahuaylillas, filled with colorful murals. 
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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Guided Bus Tour from Cusco to Puno or Viceversa

Make the most of the trip from Cusco to Puno—or from Puno to Cusco—with a bus trip that turns a long day on the road into a sightseeing adventure. You’ll visit the magnificent 16th-century church in Andahaylillas, Raqchi’s Wiracoha temple, and the pre-Inca museum at Pukara, with an included buffet lunch in Sicuani; for the trip from Puno to Cusco, just reverse the itinerary.
  • Duration: 1 day
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8-Day Semi-Private Tour: Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu and Lake Titcaca

Get a comprehensive overview of Peru’s landmarks on this 8-day tour from Cusco to Machu Picchu to Lake Titicaca. Enjoy both private and shared tours throughout the week as you discover key landmarks such as the Sacred Valley, Inca archeological sites, the city of Cusco, the islands of Uros and Taquile, and of course, the famous Machu Picchu. Learn about Peru’s rich history and culture as you explore the country.
  • Duration: 8 days
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Full-Day Puno to Cusco Coach Ride with Lunch

The wild Andean landscapes between Puno and Cusco make a spectacular backdrop for a road trip and this full-day one-way coach ride ensures you make the most of the journey. Travel from Puno to Cusco, stopping along the way to visit the Stone Museum of Pukara and Wiracocha’s Temple in Raqchi, admire views across the Andes at La Raya, and enjoy a delicious buffet lunch in Sicuani.
  • Duration: 1 day
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Tipon, Pikillacta, and Andahuaylillas in One Day from Cusco

Tick off three of Peru’s alternative ancient wonders on a full-day tour of Tipon, Pikillacta, and Andahuaylillas from Cusco. Designed for history buffs, this tour covers the elaborate agricultural terraces at the Inca ruins of Tipon; the pre-Inca site of Pikillacta, which dates back to AD 900; and San Pedro de Andahuaylillas (Sistine Chapel of the Americas), set in the central square of a tiny Andean village. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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3-Night Lake Titicaca, Uros, Taquile Island from Cusco

Designed for travelers seeking an immersive cultural expereince, this 3-night tour takes you to the Uroas Islands (Islas Uros) and Taquile Island (Isla Taquile) and includes a homestay with a local family. Departing Cusco, you’ll stop at San Pedro de Andahuaylillas (Sistine Chapel of the Americas) and La Raya Pass on the way to Puno on Lake Titicaca. Explore the Uros Islands (Islas Uros), stay with a local family on Amantani Island, and discover the ancient ruins of Taquile Island (Isla Taquile). Two nights 3-star accommodation, one night homestay, select meals, and hotel pickup and drop-off in Cusco are included.
  • Duration: 4 days
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  • Duration: 4 days
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Cusco to Puno via Andahuaylillas and Raqch'i

Break up the long journey between Cusco and Puno on this full-day transfer via Andahuaylillas and Raqch'i. Departing Cusco, you’ll stop at San Pedro de Andahuaylillas (Sistine Chapel of the Americas), set in the central square of a tiny Andean village, and Racch’i, an ancient Inca archeological site. Plus, you’ll enjoy a buffet lunch and stop at the Pucara Museum before arriving in Puno. Hotel pickup is included.
  • Duration: 1 day
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Half-Day Southern Valley Private Tour from Cusco

Most visitors to Cusco head straight to Machu Picchu or the Sacred Valley, but to escape the crowds, set out to discover the beautiful landscapes and archeological wonders of the Southern Valley. On this private half-day tour, admire the little-visited Inca temple of Tipon, marvel at the ‘Sistine Chapel of the Americas’, Andahuaylillas, and learn more about the pre-Inca Wari people at Piquillacta.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Full-Day Tour from Puno to Cusco

Make the most of the scenic trip from Puno to Cusco on a full-day tour, and explore the Temple of Kalasasaya, an Inca sanctuary, a vicuña ranch, and Andahuaylillas as you cross the High Plateau. Instead of rushing past sites as you would on a basic bus trip from Puno to Cusco, you’ll turn the long drive into a fascinating day of sightseeing that includes lunch at a country restaurant.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Shared Southern Valley tour

Cusco’s Southern Valley is home to ancient archaeological sites dating back to the lost civilization of the Incas and beyond, but exploring without a guide means missing out on the region’s hidden history. On this tour, visit top Southern Valley attractions including Andahuaylillas, Pikillaqta, and Tipon. With your guide bringing the sites’ history to life and round-trip travel from central Cusco included, see the best of the Southern Valley in one day.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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TRIP TO THE SOUTH VALLEY IN MIDDAY WITH FRIENDS

Explore the Vilcanto River Valley south of Cusco on a half-day sightseeing excursion—a tour with special appeal for first-time visitors with limited time. With pickup from your hotel, enjoy easy transportation in a comfortable coach and visit outlying towns that are difficult to reach on your own. Tour the Inca archaeological sites of Tipon and Quiquillacta, visit traditional villages, and sample South Valley cuisine.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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Private Bike Tour: South Valley of Cusco and Pisaq Market

Discover the wealth of historic Inca and off-the-beaten-path landmarks during this 6-hour sightseeing and private biking tour of the South Valley near Cusco. Spend the morning exploring by vehicle, beginning with the Inca aqueducts and terraces in the city of Tipón and the stunning religious art found at the local church in Andahuaylillas. After an included lunch, begin your cycle trip, enjoying views of lush farm fields as you ride, eventually reaching the famous market in Pisac where you can do some bargain-hunting. This combination sightseeing and cycling trip includes a private guide and vehicle, all entrance fees, lunch, biking equipment, water and cycling support van.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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$175.00 USD
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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11-Day Semi-Private Tour: Cusco, Machu Picchu, Lake Titcaca and Colca Canyon

Experience some of the best destinations of Peru in this 11-day long tour package. Visit the Incan Empire where you and your tour guide will go through a journey to the Capital of the Incas - Cusco where you will visit its most popular archaeological sites in the city and in the Sacred Valley as well as the most spectacular sites created by the nature of Peru and the temple of the Sun "Qorikancha in Cusco". The journey will take you to the Lost City of the Incas - Machu Picchu which is one of the 7 wonder of the world. From Cusco you will travel to the biggest, deepest and highest lake in the world - Lake Titicaca where you will visit its Uros and Taquile floating Islands and see how the native people lives. From Lake Titicaca you will visit one of the deepest canyons in the world - Colca Canyon which is also the home to the majestic bird - The Condor. At last you will visit "The White City" Arequipa and the beautiful Monastery of Santa Catalina.
  • Duration: 11 days
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Sun Route From Cusco

This tour offers you an excursion aboard a comfortable bus, and includes visits to the most important attracions in Cusco and Puno. You will get to see the town of Andahuaylillas and its beautiful colonial church. We will see the ruins of Raqchi, the museum of Pucara, and other important sites along the journey.
  • Duration: 1 day
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