Pisac
Ancient History

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  • From Cusco: Full-Day Sacred Valley Tour with Lunch

    1. From Cusco: Full-Day Sacred Valley Tour with Lunch

    The first stop on this full-day tour from Cusco is the Mirador of Taray for spectacular views of the Andes and the Sacred Valley. Continue to the town of Pisac, the site of a popular market.. Visit the archaeological site and see the agricultural terraces, Inca cemeteries and royal buildings. Continue to Urubamba and enjoy a buffet lunch at a restaurant. Head to Ollantaytambo, built to guard the entrance to Machu Picchu, and to protect the Incas from possible invasions. Visit the picturesque village of Chinchero on the way back to Cusco, and see the remains of the royal estate of Tupac Inca Yupanqui. See also how locals dye alpaca wool with natural plants of the region.

    Julio was great. He took care of us the whole trip. He was knowledgeable and let us take breaks during the hikes to catch our breath.

  • From Cusco: Pisac Private Half-Day Bike Tour

    2. From Cusco: Pisac Private Half-Day Bike Tour

    Leisurely bike through Pisac, one of the most attractive towns of the impressive Sacred Valley. Stop at various points of interest and enjoy the stunning scenery at the viewpoint of Taray. Your tour begins with a pickup from your hotel in Cusco. Drive to the Sacred Valley. Once arriving, you will be handed your safety equipment and provided a briefing. Start your bike journey in Corao and reach the viewpoint of Taray. Appreciate the vastness of the valley and its gorgeous landscape. Continue on to Pisac, known for its local market, textile works, crafts, and archaeological site where temples, a residential settlement, and more are located. After spending time in Pisac, a vehicle will be waiting near the bridge of Pisac to load the equipment and transport you back to your hotel in Cusco.

  • Private Full-Day Sacred Valley Tour

    3. Private Full-Day Sacred Valley Tour

    Take in the views from the famous point, El Mirador, before seeing Sacred Valley and gaining insight into the local Inca history. There is an unusual abundance of fertile plains in this high area of the Andes, witness vast contour terracing and irrigation channels left behind by the Incas. See amazing works of stone art and impressive agricultural terrace. After lunch, visit Incan ruins in Ollantaytambo. Find rock formations representing the Inca god, Wiracocha. Continue to Chinchero to see how natural dyes are made for artisanal textiles and how the local inhabitants live in dwellings and conditions nearly the same as their ancestors. They dress in multicolored clothing, speak only Quechua and maintain age-old customs.

  • Cusco: Sacred Valley Inca Cities Private Tour

    4. Cusco: Sacred Valley Inca Cities Private Tour

    The day begins with pickup from your hotel in Cusco and heads to Pisac, situated on the Vilcanota River. Take a stroll through Pisac’s bustling market, mingle with the locals, and shop for colorful souvenirs. Continue the tour to Ollantaytambo next and climb the steps to the find fascinating Inca ruins. Ollantaytambo is best known for its huge Inca fortress and large stone terraces set into the hillside. The final stop of the tour is Chinchero, located at over 12,000 ft. Visit the Palace of Tupac Yupanqui and admire a panoramic sunset across the ruins. At the end of an unforgettable day, sit back and relax on the return journey to your accommodation in Cusco.

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What people are saying about Pisac

I really enjoyed this tour. It was great to see all of the different Inca sites after having gone to Machu Picchu a few days before. Our guide was very knowledgeable and did a great job operating a bilingual tour. These sites have a lot of stairs (no seriously…a lot of stairs). Between the altitude and my strike against exercise, I definitely struggled. Our guide was super positive and took time to stop and explain things to the rest of the group while I panted in the corner. I very much enjoyed our activity and our wonderful guide!

As a solo traveler, this tour was excellent. This was my first tour on my trip in Peru. The guide was so helpful and informed us of everything every step of the way. I was suffering from a bit of altitude sickness and he made sure I was ok all day. He even took amazing pictures for me. I definitely recommend this tour.

We were picked up on time from our hotel and taken to the pick up location for the tour bus. Our tour guide, Cesar, was great. He had a lot of interesting information to offer. He handled the group very well to make sure that everyone follows the schedule. The van, the driver and the buffet lunch were great too.

It’s a long day but worth it! You’ll get to see some of the top/best sites that the Sacred Valley has to offer. And our guide was really helpful and knowledgeable too!

Julio was great. He took care of us the whole trip. He was knowledgeable and let us take breaks during the hikes to catch our breath.