Day Trip 1D/1N (Southern Ruins Route)


Day Trip 1D/1N (Southern Ruins Route)

from 330.00

Price listed is the average base price per person based on a group of 2 people, double occupancy. Price varies based on length, class of transportation / accommodations, travel dates, and group size. Please contact us for a personalized quote.

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A relaxing alternative to the rushed, 20-cities-in-20-days tours where you get on-the-bus-then-off-the-bus, our Day Trips are designed to delve into what the local people are like, how they live, what they eat, and the stories they tell. They are a true immersion in authentic local customs, language, and history.

Our Day Trips are rewarding, off-the-beaten-path experiences designed with inquiring, considerate, compassionate people in mind. Typical drive time is 30-90 minutes each way from the main plaza in Cusco with private transportation provided. Your set of experiences is customized and private, so you can see what you want to see, go where you want to go, and do what you want to do.

We believe that when our guests see breathtaking landscapes with their own eyes, participate directly in local traditions, and integrate with local individuals, they are touched in a profound way that transforms perspectives forever. When they take this experience home, they not only have amazing experiences to share with friends and loved ones, but they also take a piece of that culture and natural beauty back home with them, becoming a potent force for the conservation of the places they visited.

Tour Description


• Observe the amazing agricultural terraces and stone-carved irrigation system of Tipon’s agricultural laboratory which allowed the Incas to create "micro-climates to cultivate a variety of crops. Besides being an archaeological complex, the site is home to one of the largest irrigation works in the terraces, with a great distribution of outdoor water channels.
• See the landscapes of the adobe city of Pikillaqta (Quechua for “village of the flea people” – due to their short stature) is a large archaeological site the Wari culture occupied from about 550 to 1100 AD for ceremonies.
• The main attraction of Andahuaylillas is its baroque church dedicated to Saint Peter the Apostle. The church is nicknamed "the Sistine Chapel of America" because of the magnificent frescos that adorn its walls.
• Private van transport to all sites.
• Hotel in Sacred Valley or Cusco.
• 2.5 miles / 4 km – 2 hours.

Have more time? Add an adventure, explore the Amazon jungle or Lake Titicaca, or add more day trips. Or if you’re interested in all of the Day Trips, check out our Native Enthusiast package!


Number of Passengers Tour Only (No Hotel) Homestay Standard 3/4-Star Hotel Deluxe 5-Star Hotel
1 $490 N/A $600 $900
2 $330 N/A $400 $500
3 $260 N/A $350 $700
4 $240 N/A $280 $450
5 $220 N/A $300 $650
6 $200 N/A $250 $400

7+ Passengers - Please contact us for special group pricing.

All prices are USD. Price listed is the price per person based on double occupancy by non-Peruvians in standard accommodations. Pricing and product availability are subject to change without notice until purchased. Please Request a Reservation for exact pricing and to determine departure date availability.

Want to upgrade your accommodations? Have your own vision? Not sure what you want? Customize your journey! We can tailor the entire trip length, the accommodations, and the transportation to match your interests, budget, and trip dates. Just click "Request Reservation" and tell us what you're thinking or email us to set up a free consultation with one of our adventure specialists.

Please read our Terms and Conditions which explains our Payment and Cancellation Policies.

To be able to experience the day to day Peruvian reality, share with the people, visit the local markets with all the amazing Peruvian textiles, taste the Andean delicacies, sight see the region and it’s history was truly fascinating. The warmth of the people can only match the geography of the territory and it’s rich culture.
— Javier H. Nashville, TN


•Duration: 1 day / 1 night
•Surface: stone-carved stairs
•Activity level: Level 1 – Easy
•Total distance on foot: 1-3 miles / 2-5 km per day
•Average daily walking time: 1-2 hours intermittent
•Departures: 7:00 am pick up at hotel (can be modified for private tours)
•Altitude: 8,829 - 11,800 ft / 2,700 - 3,600 m
•Availability: Daily, year-round
     ◦Apr-Oct: best
     ◦Nov & Mar: fair
     ◦Dec-Feb: wet
•Accommodations: 1 night for each trip 3-4 star (standard) or 5-star hotels (deluxe)
•Meals: Not included
•Weather: Warm days, cold nights
•Restrictions: None


• Travel insurance.
• Entry to Cusco archaeological complexes.
• Private transportation.
• Private English/Spanish/Quechua bilingual professional guides (other languages may be available with advance request).


• International or domestic airfare.
• Meals not specified in the itinerary.
• Visa fees (if any) or taxes.
• Tips for personnel: guide, etc.
• Extra services (spa, laundry, etc), personal items, or additional tours not listed in the program itinerary.
• Local taxes (18% IGV) on all services applicable to Peruvians, foreign residents in Peru, and tourists traveling in Peru for 60+ days.


• In the Andes the split between dry and wet seasons is acute. The dry season runs from April to October (the best time for hiking); the rainy season goes from November through March. Temperatures can vary significantly, from about 50-82ºF (10-28º C) in the day to 32-50ºF (0-10ºC) at night, depending more on the altitude than the time of year.
• LAN and its partners are the only international airlines to offer flights to Cusco. If you need help booking domestic flights in Peru, let us know via email or in your Request Reservation form.
• Many international flights arrive at Lima airport in the late evening, while flights to Cusco and other domestic airports leave from 6 to 11 am. If you have a long layover and would like to add a hotel (onsite at the airport) to your package, please let us know.
• Read about What to Bring on your trip.