Pisac, Pisac

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Perched atop a ridge, with plummeting cliffs on either side, Pisac and the landscape surrounding them transport visitors to another time. Built in the 15th century, the once-great citadel served a triple purpose, with evidence of religious, military, and agricultural structures. Local residents still use the brilliantly designed, tiered plots of land for farming purposes. Allow two hours to climb up to the ruined citadel, a few hours for exploration while you're there, and one hour to get back down to town. Bring water and snacks for the trek. Make Pisac a part of your Pisac vacation plans using our Pisac day trip planning website .
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  • It's worth visiting the ruins and the Inca system anyway. So that you get enough information, you should take part in a guided tour. On the ride there beautiful photos can be shot shortly after Pisac on the left side. The market in Pisac can also be omitted.
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  • This archaeological site is definitely amazing. The State are in the terraced fields, the canals of water and the ruins of the East settlement makes it worth the visit to the site. The road is long and in some sectors is not so good but worth. The view towards the Valley is spectacular
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  • It is a tourist attraction you should know like Ollantaytambo, is 32 KM from Cuzco, let yourself be enveloped by its scenery and the beauty of the Río Vilcanota.
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  • Amazing and extensive set of ruins with views across the mountains. Can be quite busy in the mornings with the tour busses heading down sacred valley. If recommended a stop in the town of Pisac first, then head up later if you can. A taxi to the top costs about 25 soles. You can then walk down the ruins and back into town. If you're fitter and keen, start from the town and walk up. The entrance is just near the market in town. If you're going down or up, some stretches have steep stairs.
  • What a beautiful place. A small Inca city where you can see the step farming. The religious places, the regular area where commoners lived, and graves as well!
  • It's really amazing how Incas managed to expand their crops. They were true geniuses in everything they did. This place is an Inca laboratory which shows how cool were they to adapt to different altitudes.
  • So beautiful! Use a guide, this will enrich your trip.
  • Visit the archaeological site and then take a stroll through the lanes of the recent pueblo. No much difference to Inka times (despite Wifi) 😄

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Where to stay in Pisac

Across the modestly sized town of Pisaq, you'll find a good set of accommodations. Not huge in number, but certainly varied enough to fulfill a range of tastes, the accommodations in the main town center include basic hotels, offering simple rooms for decent rates, and smaller, budget-friendly guesthouses, set in formerly residential buildings. Head farther out of town to find a number of grander accommodations, designed to offer relaxing, retreat-style stays in remote plots in the Sacred Valley. Such accommodations provide additional facilities, such as spas, pools, and onsite restaurants.
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