Andahuaylillas Huaro Church Tour Full Day
Andahuaylillas Huaro Church Tour
Andahuaylillas Huaro Church Tour–Witness the great and unique colonial churches, pleasant village churches, but the doors open to reveal their interiors that are relentlessly decorated, covered in frescoes, with a ceiling of a thousand medallions and altars all silvered and gilded and mirrored, rather churrigueresque to baroque, and ingeniously harmonious. Andahuaylillas is a pretty Andean village is most famous for its lavishly decorated Iglesia de San Pedro Apostol, which is almost oppressive in its baroque embellishments. This church was built by Jesuits in the sixteenth century over a pre-Columbian huaca, or ceremonial space. San Pedro Church also holds majestic artistry, reflected in the coffered ceiling of Mudejar influence, the mural paintings of Luis de Riaño, paintings of the Cusqueña School of Art, the polychromy of the ceilings and the triumphal arch that divides the presbytery and the main nave. The baptistery retains the baptismal formula in Latin, Spanish, Quechua, Aymara and Puquina languages. The paintings which adorn and cover the walls are framed by enormous mouldings of cedar wood and gold leaf. We’ll see another church called Huaro, built at the end of the XVI century and the beginning of the XVII century, this church has stunning murals in it covering the entire ceiling and walls. The paintings, made by Tadeo Escalante (an indigenous person), show the aftermath of human life, that is, the vision of death, the final judgment, glory, and hell, defined by the union of Andean symbolism, its popular beliefs, and colonial art.
Get inspired by this small church of Canincunca are richly decorated with murals and gold leaf ribbons. Many of them represent flowers, fruits, birds and symbols that are reminiscent of local baroque style. Ready to immerse into the pure ancient Andean art? Join us!
Duration: Full Day
Physical Rating: 1 – Easy, Light, Nothing too Challenging. Non-camping journeys, optional walks, little elevation gain or loss
Service Level: Upgraded
Group Size: Small group experience, Min 02 – Max 08, Avg 04.
Trip Extension: Yes, You can include a tour to Machu Picchu through the Sacred Valley of the Incas, and Amazon Jungle. We can customize this tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels, and destinations. Call us at +51 984 464 391 or request a quote at email@example.com.
Visit to church of Andahuaylillas, church of Huaro, and church of Canincunca
We head out to the south of Cusco to visit the Canincunca church, a beautiful village church located on a hilltop, and right above a lake, a great church to start our introduction to colonial Andean art ( from XVI, XVII century). This church is not restored yet in whole structure, but the ceilings and the walls covered by paint in fresco are the brilliantly work of indigenous artists. We then continue to church of Huaro, just close by to the first one, this church in comparison with previous one is more elaborated and already restored, the arts in it, will amaze us, paintings, made by Tadeo Escalante (an indigenous person), show the afterlife of human beings (the vision of death), the final judgment, glory, and hell, defined by the union of Andean symbolism, its popular beliefs and colonial art. The frames of the paintings and the main reredos are in 18 karat gold leaf.
Our exploration ongoing to Andahuaylillas where we’ll visit the church of San Pedro Apostol, that is home to golden altars, paintings, and many colored ceilings. The chapel is simple and unassuming on the outside, but on the inside the church will take our breath away, as this place holds unique masterpiece, reredos, canvases, frescoes, all made by local artists from escuela cusqueña (Cusquenian school), you’ll enjoy this trip of a lifetime, led by our local Leader. After immersing into the local colonial art, we’ll be transferred to our hotel.
Note on Itinerary
Although we do our best to adhere to the schedule listed above, this itinerary is subject to change for numerous reasons beyond our control.
– Private transport.
– Entrance fee to Andahuaylillas, Huaro, and Canincunca church.
– Tour guide.
What’s Not Included
– Extra expenditure during the tour, such as soda, alcoholic drinks, extra snacks.
– Travel Insurance.
– Travel and health insurance (bring copies with you please), we highly recommend to get an insurance of trip cancellation, interruption; an insurance to protect your travel investment, Included with your pre-departure package, bring your travel insurance to cover trip cancellation, interruption, baggage loss and delay, emergency medical evacuation insurance and emergency medical expense insurance. Any unexpected situations occurred during the journey and which are beyond our control, including changes in scheduling trains or flights, delays, strikes, cancellations, missed connections, etc. it should be covered by the passenger as a whole. Also, if you for physical reasons of health cannot continue the trek or walk, and will need emergency evacuation then all charges incurred such as transportation, hotel, ambulance, doctors, medication, hospitalization, etc. will be at passenger’s expense.
– International or internal airfare, transfers for independent arrival or departure, any meals not specified after each itinerary day in the Detailed Itinerary, airport departure taxes, optional tipping or gratuities to leaders or staff, additional hotel nights that may be necessitated by airline schedule changes or other factors, expenses such as medical immunizations (if any), travel insurance, or passports and visas, and other expenses of a personal nature (alcoholic beverages, laundry, etc.).
From USD 120.00 Per Person.
Prices are quoted in US Dollars and all payments must be made in US Dollars.
To offer the lowest possible cost, our trips are tier priced according to the number of full-paying participants on the trip.
Trip Payment Schedule.
– At the time of reservation: 30% of total balance.
– 90 days prior to departure: Balance should be paid fully, or once upon your arrival in Cusco the other 70% of final balance must be paid fully.
Cancellation and Transfer Fee Schedule.
– Minimum fee ( Tour permit fee): $20 per person
– 61-90 days prior to departure: 30% of trip cost
– 46-60 days prior to departure: 50% of trip cost
– 45 days or less: 100% of trip cost.
Meet Our Fabulous Leaders
A professional Machu Picchu Travel Company Tour Leader with a deep knowledge of the destination and a focus on customer service makes all the difference. Our leaders are experts in Inca history, nature, birding, gastronomy, local language, etc, with a profound connection to Peru’s fascinating traditional culture. They take care of all the details so that you can savor the experiences of the trip. And just as important, they have a remarkable gift for sharing their extensive knowledge and favorite places. Our Tour Leaders have the warmth, endless energy, and that special “it” factor that transforms a trip into an unforgettable journey.
This trip is Level 1, Easy, Light, Nothing too Challenging. Non-camping journeys, optional walks, little elevation gain or loss.
– Travel insurance (and some copies).
– Face tissue paper, toilet paper.
– Camera charger and, extra batteries.
– Sun hat.
– Backpack to carry your things.
– Rain gear
– Water bottle, Canteen or Camelback container.
– Long sleeve T-shirts.
– Hiking trousers
– American dollars and Peruvian soles in cash.
– Anti-inflammatory tablets (e.g. Ibuprofen).
– Personal first-aid kit (should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Band Aids, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, re-hydration powder, extra prescription drugs you may take).
When to Go
Andahuaylillas can be visited all year, but in late January and February, are the rainiest months, when the landscape is foggy and difficult to see. The season normalizes in March and April when the rains lighten up and the mountains are still green. High season begins in May and extends through September, as these are the driest months. October through December is considered shoulder season when occasional rain is possible, but keep in mind that the highlands of Peru are a temperate desert and it is not uncommon for it not to rain for weeks at a time even in the height of the rainy season. This is also the time with the fewest hikers on the trail, more flowers in bloom, and fewer tourists at Machu Picchu as well as in Cusco. Temperatures in the Cusco-Machu Picchu region range from the high 60s in the daytime to the low 40s at night, with some variation depending on the time of year you go.