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Pisac

Cusco, Peru
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Ranked #12 of 89 attractions in Cusco
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Type: Historic Sites, Ancient Ruins, Historic Walking Areas
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Berkeley, California
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194 reviews 194 reviews
126 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

The Pisac ruins are actually quite extensive. It would be possible to go up on the bus ride and take in the main site and still feel that the trip was worthwhile but my wife and I made a bit more of it by hiking through the ruins and back into the town. That way was a bit easier than... More

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Cusco, Peru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Take a bus or colectivo from Cusco to Pisac for the day. Walk through town to the market and head on up the hill to the ruins. It is a strenuous climb up to these extensive ruins rewarded with great views up and down the Sacred Valley and adjoining valley and gorge. You can return to the town down a... More

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Rapid City, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Interesting little town on market day. Lots to see, beautiful scenery, historic ruins, local handicrafts.

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Cusco, Peru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Awesome day trip. The hike is amazing, the site is huge. plan at least 4-5 hours if you plan on hiking everything:)

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Lovely little town with a good market for Peruvian handicrafts at fair prices. We walked up to the archeological site which took just over an hour walking at pace. It's a steep uphill trek only suitable for those who are fairly fit. The views on the way up were worth it though. The site itself is sprawling with more to... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

The sacred valley itself is just beautiful! There are a few different towns in it that are similar yet different! I got corn from a lady on side of road... DELICIOUS. it's touristy... but beautiful- you are high up and see old burial sites... we even saw some bones! very pretty!!!

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Quebec City, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

We took a taxi and we started our visit from the very top of the inca ruins, the mountain will hide many of the remains, this is why walking all the way down to the colonial village of Pisac will make you discover many of the places. I can say that this was probably one of our best days. We... More

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We spent two nights here and could have easily spent more. this is a charming little village with an even more charming craft market and impressive ruins.

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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

DONT discount this site as just another Inca ruin. I is a really amazing site spread out over quite a large area. You can hike up but we got a taxi and I would recommend this as you can then stop to buy the sacred valley tourist ticket (which you need) and were the taxi drops you off you can... More

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Pisaq, together with Ollantaytambo, are lesser know Incan sites that deserve the attention of the thoughtful traveler. They further document the Incas' mastery of civil engineering. The way in which the site is tucked into the landscape, the functioning aqueducts and the many terraces demonstrate how this culture aspired to a harmonious relationship with its surroundings. The valley views from... More

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