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Pisac, Pisaq
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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. Take a look at our Pisaq family vacation planner to schedule your visit to Pisac and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Indispensable to the company of a tour guide so you can learn a little about the Inca culture. Every time a surprise.
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  • The famous markets at Pisac. What can I say, other than : walk them for a couple of hours. There is no tourist that will resist picking up a Peruvian memorabilia. Also a great place for colourful and ...  more »
  • This was one of the highlights of my Sacred Valley visit. Make sure you visit the ruins ( and not just the market). Lovely sights, try doing the hike to come down, well worth the walk.