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Address: Pisaq, Peru
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Fantastic ruins to hike around

We had a taxi for the day, so we drove up to the ruins. The walk up looked like it would have been grueling. It's madness at the top with buses, vans, cars, tourists, and locals... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

We had a taxi for the day, so we drove up to the ruins. The walk up looked like it would have been grueling. It's madness at the top with buses, vans, cars, tourists, and locals selling things. But then you walk around a corner and wow! The first impression of the ruins are truly breathtaking. We went on a... More 

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Cusco, Peru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

I visited Pisac in 2012 but never thought to write a review. Me and my wife travelled to/from here by local minibus. This site is reached by a very steep climb by an ancient path consists a lot of steps. I reckon it is a 5 km long. It is not for unfit people, I had to carry my wife's... More 

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New York, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

We saw the entrance to the site close to the market and (ignorantly) paid our fee and started walking up. I say 'ignorantly' because most people take a car to the top of the trail, where the ruins are, and either walk downhill to the market or take a car back down to town. We had no idea what we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

This is a very impressive site of numerous terraces and some well preserved ruins situated atop a hillside, Though you could hike up/down the mountain (1-1/2 hrs each way, arduous! ), a cab ride is the easier route. Even after that, the site requires a good amount of hiking. The Boleto is required for admittance. The site contains the ruins... More 

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Foothill Ranch, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

These Incan ruins lie atop a hill at the entrance to the Sacred valley. The ruins are beautiful and breathtaking. The terraces are built on a steep hillside which were used for food production. It is still used as a local walking highway for the locals who live on the other side of the hill to come to the entrance... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

If you're into real facts, don't waste your time with the guides in Pisac, most of them are telling weird 'facts'. This rule applies to most sites in Perú. Once I heard the guides telling the visitors that the stones used to build the temples were from an ancient ocean, I wanted to cry and laugh at the same time.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed the energy of Pisac as a town and the Inca ruins that exist there. Again not as spectacular as other ruins but the town is worth the time to visit.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We visited Pisac Ruins before taking the Inca trail to Machu Picchu. I am glad we didn't do the opposite order. Otherwise, visiting Pisac would be quite meaningless. We hired a taxi who was waiting at the entrance. In the hindsight, we should just use the taxi for one way up and then we can hike down the mountain.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Very beautiful views from the top of this area. It would have been much more interesting if we had gone with a guide and had been given a history about what we were seeing. Even without that, it was worth a trip. We took some beautiful panoramic shots at the end of the climb. Thought it was more interesting than... More 

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Ahmedabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Gives you an idea how the Incas built upon some of the older cultures that existed in those times. The terrace farming is a good insight into the technics they developed. Some graves are situated in the distance and be prepared to walk a bit

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Address: Pisaq, Peru
Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Cusco Region  >  Sacred Valley  >  Pisaq

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