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

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Really interesting - and not overrun with tourists!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank Mkjohnsen
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73 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
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 

Thank Maria2008Usa
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 

Thank Javier-Matos
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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.

Thank glad4412
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

Normally paired with Tipon, it's a site that's interesting...totally worth doing as part of a pair...but on a tight schedule, it's skippable.

Thank Alexander H
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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Port Orange, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

Long before the Inca and lasting much longer was the Wari empire. This is a very interesting example of their life and a neat break from all the Inca ruins. I do have to question a people who would name their town 'Flea Place' but who knows.

Thank GWVan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

This was a nice place to visit and take a walk around the ruins. The tall walls made it easy to imagine this as a fort in the past. The red stone is pretty and well preserved. We recommend walking over to the outlook to get a picture of the lake with the mountains in the background. Bathroom is at... More 

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