South of the city of Cusco, the highland way, there is this stunning valley landscapes and archaeological sites memorable. Navigating the river Vilcanota (Urubamba River beginning) the valley south of Cusco looks picturesque villages and a warm nature of beauty.


Archaeological Centers

Archaeological Centers

The South Valley Archaeological Centers have a point singularity that makes your tour compelled to understand the grandeur of the Inca.

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Traditional Towns

Traditional Towns

The traditional towns of South Valley of Cusco are decorated with small but beautiful houses, and also with its old houses of the landowners of the

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This valley is located southeast of Cusco City, in the current route to the plateau of Collao (Puno).

Important Data

Seasons Climate T min.(C) T max.(C) Humidity
Rayny Season (December - March) Rainy 7 23 60%
Dry Season (April - November) Dry 7 20 46%

The climate is very similar to the Cusco City, but with warmer temperatures in the lowlands.

Destination altitude
Tipon 3498 m.a.s.l.
Piquillacta 3205 m.a.s.l.
Andahuaylillas 3121 m.a.s.l.
Raqchi 3488 m.a.s.l.

The altitudes shown in the table are in meters above sea level (m.a.s.l.).

Destination Population
Andahuaylillas 5 404 people

Things To Do

Here are some suggestions about how to spend your time in South Valley of Cusco:

  • Visiting the archaeological site of Tipon, you can appreciate the Inca irrigation system.
  • Admire buildings over one story made of small stones in the archaeological park Piquillacta.
  • Enjoy the cuisine of South Valley, enjoy Saylla greaves.
  • Buy breads exquisite taste in the district of Oropesa.
  • Visit Andahuaylillas, to know the called Sistine Chapel of America, which houses paintings of the Cusco School.