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Pisac Inca Ruins

Pisaq, Peru
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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

The market was huge...we got their late in the afternoon, yet they still had many vendors out and items for sale. The drive up to and tour of the ruins was our introduction to the Sacred Valley. Gorgeous views! And so helpful to have our guide to tell us the history and take us around. We were there late afternoon,... More

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thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

I've read several books about the Inca civilization, history, architecture, religion and stonework before coming to Peru - so it was a 'must' for me to see as many Inca ruins as I can. The ruins at Pisac is not as outstanding as that of Sacsayhuaman or as impressive as Machu Picchu - but it's not to be missed if... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

A part of the Sacred Valley day tour we went and visited the Pisaq Inca Ruins. It was a hot day (always warmer in the valley). We get to see some agricultural terraces that they used in that time and some ruins of what used to be their houses. On the side was where they used to burry their mummies.... More

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Irvine, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We took the large bus from The Urubamba station to Pisac for 2.50 Soles per person. The Urubamba station is on the main road just a few blocks fromTambo Del Inka. Just ask people at the station which bus goes to Pisac and they will point you to the right one. Take a seat and wait as more passengers board.... More

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

After the bus ride from Urubamba through the beautiful Sacred Valley, the Pisaq Ruins were a great introduction to Incan Culture and particularly their construction technics. Being a smaller and less known Incan site, I’d never heard of it prior to the Gate 1 tour. Hike the trails between the various structures and enjoy the fantastic view from the high... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

After visiting the Pisac Market, we were taken up to the ruins overlooking the valley. Really beautiful views and interesting terraced ruins.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We hired a personal taxi for 100 Soles that took us and our luggage from Cusco to Pisac, Urubamba, and Ollantaytambo. After doing a group tour of Cusco, we decided to hire a taxi to visit Pisac ruins on our own schedule. The long terraces and tombs at Pisac were very impressive. The view from the top of the Pisac... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Before we went, we were more interested in the market and didn't expect much from the ruins. But it turned out that the ruins are really interesting and indeed, I wish we had hired a tour guide even on the spot. The ruins have several different part and on a large area. So probably good to budget about 1:30 hours... More

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Redlands, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

These Incan ruins are well-worth the trip. The hiking is a bit scary so watch out if you don't like heights, but it is a good warm-up for Machu Picchu. Be sure to get a good cultural guide to explain what you are looking at. Quite impressive!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I visited Pisac on a bus tour and that was not enough time. The ruins there are wonderful and you can climb quite high to get a better view. We also went to a place where they made and sold silver jewelry. I quite enjoyed this too.

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