Trip Planner:   South America  /  Peru  /  Cusco Region  /  Cusco  /  Historic Sites  /  Piquillacta
Piquillacta, Cusco
(4.5/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web)
Step inside pre-Incan Peru at Piquillacta, which has stood in this spot for almost 15 centuries. Get a glimpse of ancient agricultural practices at the ruins of an irrigation system, which includes a stretch of aqueducts. Stand in the streets and appreciate the tall walls that still guard the long-abandoned walkways. With so much to explore, the site remains a great place for both children and adults interested in a bit of Peruvian history. Take a look at our Cusco vacation route planner to schedule your visit to Piquillacta and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
Create a full Cusco itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Cusco

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Cusco by other users

16 days in Peru & Colombia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA August, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: August, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 22 days in Bolivia & Peru BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 24 days in Bolivia & Peru BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 60 days in South America BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 27 days in Peru BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 34 days in Cusco BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Cusco BY A USER FROM CANADA October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Cusco BY A USER FROM CANADA October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Peru BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in Peru BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Peru BY A USER FROM BRAZIL March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 30 days in Peru BY A USER FROM PERU April, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: April, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • a very old city in the South Valley, where it combines two cultures - wari and Inca the size of the building is very impressive and the city was also very important for the time that they were in this place
    View original
  • For those who are in Cusco, the good is being able to be with a guide who want and know explain what happened in that place ... for those who want only pictures, 5 minutes ride ... but to hear the history of this place is a fascination.
    View original
  • These ruins are different from the others... the construction is made of smaller stones and reddish. The view from there is very cute, a small but very nice loophole. Intends to visit these ruins along with Tipon, since they are in the same area.
    View original
Google
  • Extensive pre Inca site. There's a bit more information provided than at most Archaeological Sites in Peru
  • This archeological site is a place you have to know! Far from Cusco.
  • Huge site, kilometres wide, a must see!
  • A must
  • Large irrigation system.