Tipon: Like Machu Picchu without the tourists

We took my parents to Tipon the other day. Tipon is a beautiful Inca-era archeological site just outside of Cusco. It rivals Machu Picchu in architecture, water engineering, and stunning location on the side of a mountain.

Being touristy at Tipon

Being touristy at Tipon

Tipon

Tipon

Relaxing in the Andean sun

Relaxing in the Andean sun

Unlike Machu Picchu, Tipon is a quiet site, visited by few foreign tourists. It’s a perfect place to relax and enjoy the Andean sun or chat with the local visitors. You will usually find as many locals as foreign visitors at Tipon.

Why are there so few gringos at Tipon? Perhaps because they’re all at Machu Picchu, where the tour operators take them… I mean, why take S/.18 (transportation included) from the gringo to see Tipon if we can take $150 to see Machu Picchu?

If you’d like to see Tipon, the directions are on my travel blog.

A few tourists at Tipon

A few tourists at Tipon

Where are the gringos?

Where are the gringos?

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