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Piquillacta

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Address: Cusco, Peru
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+51 984 556 653
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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US$153.00*
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Half-Day Tour of Tipon, Piquillacta and Andahuaylillas from Cusco
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US$105.00*
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South Valley Day Trip to Tipon, Pikillacta and Andahuaylillas

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Amazing - could have spent hours there

Amazing location, only had about 1.5 hours there, could have spend three or four hours wandering around the ruins, looking at the archtecture and generally marvelling at the stone... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Shaz1000
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Darwin, Australia
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Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Amazing location, only had about 1.5 hours there, could have spend three or four hours wandering around the ruins, looking at the archtecture and generally marvelling at the stone masonary and wondering about the people who use to live there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took a bus from Cusco to Pikillacta, and it was 2 Soles. The entrance cost is 70 soles for foreigners because it also includes a ticket to Tipon which is the agricultural marvel. I was there on a sunday around 10 am and there was no one there, it was inspiring and a little eerie even on a beautiful... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoy this place and history a great city that still lasts in time, beautiful place very close to the city of cusco

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

On our last day of sightseeing near Cusco our guide chose this as one of the sites for us to see - and we were so glad he did! A much older site than Inca, the Waris had many sites all over the valleys near Cusco. This one was very large - probably at one time over 20,000 people lived... More 

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Thank Mkjohnsen
USA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Piquillacta is divided across two locations. One as a reconstructed gateway to the quarry and the other larger location where the Boleto Turistico is checked. I was there without a guide and so did not get as much out of it as other locations such as Sacsaywaman. The site is extensive and shows the amount of work and workers needed... More 

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Caracas, Venezuela
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

The Wary people emerged into an Empire and conquered most of today's Perú, northern Bolivia and Chile around 700 B.C. Originallly from Ayacucho, they built Pikillacta as one of their latest capitals. The main avenue conects the north with the south, 3 story stone buildings where covered with terracota and painted in deep colors. The empire ended with wars, and... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

On a cooler day this may have been a different experience, but for me this was just a lot of walking in scorching heat to see pretty much a repeat of the same thing. There is no information, no map of the ruins, no signage and without a guide, you’re looking at endless stonewalls. Even reading up on it before... More 

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Santiago, Chile
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

all we can say is to thank samuel cumpa the manager of this agency for having included us in the already formed group so we could not lose time waiting for a free place in another group. we enjoyed every hour of our tours with them and they transported us from place to place swiftly and securely...with a safe driver... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

lot of history about the Wari people Pre inca culture, City of fleas is a national archaeological park with landscapes of great interest.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

We visited Piquillacta Archeological Park today. It is a non-Inka site. It was a major habitat for Wari people before Inka. It is a spread out site. Basically it was a small walled city used for administrative activities. The thing which surprised me most is the fact that the city was very well planned with wide, orthogonal streets. This site... More 

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