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Tipón - Ruin Cusco - Peru

Located 23 kilometers (14.3 mi) southeast of Cusco, these ruins are not particularly popular among travelers eager to visit some of the bigger-name ruins around the Sacred Valley area; however, this extensive temple complex is one of the best examples of Inca stone-masonry, and some might say it is equal to the more celebrated ruins of Pisac, Ollantaytambo, and Chinchero. The temple includes well-preserved agricultural terraces, baths, irrigation canals and aqueducts that emphasize the Inca's skillful building technique. The ruins can be reached via a steep one-hour climb up a lovely path, or up a dirt road by car. If you're feeling especially agile, you can check out the ruins located about a two-hour climb above Tipón. Note that it's virtually impossible to visit the ruins during the rainy season.

You can get to Tipon by taking an Andahuayllillas/Urcos-bound bus from in front of the hospital on Avenida de la Cultura, and ask to be let off at the turn-off to Tipon; from there it's a 45-minute, mostly uphill walk along a rural road and then a steep pathway. To return to Cusco, walk back to the main road and simply flag down a Cusco-bound bus. Hiring a taxi to take you to Tipon and back-with a couple of hours wait in between-costs around $30-40.


23 kilometers southeast of Cusco

Cusco, Peru


Price Description:

With Tourist Ticket.

Open Hours from:7 a.m.

Open Hours to:5:30 p.m.

Days Closed:none

Here are other activities in and around Cusco that may be of interest: Sacsayhuamán, Q’enqo, Salapunco, Pikillacta and Rumicolca, Puca Pucara and Tambo Machay.

19 Apr 2012

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