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Pisac Inca Ruins

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Address: Pisaq, Peru
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Do not miss these ruins

The Pisac Inca ruins are worth visiting if you are in the area or in Cusco. They look very impressive. The location has a lot of steps and has some restrooms.There are some... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 23, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

The Pisac Inca ruins are worth visiting if you are in the area or in Cusco. They look very impressive. The location has a lot of steps and has some restrooms.There are some ramps but not in all the areas. I didn't make it to the tower but the views are spectacular. Great for pictures.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

These are a very large site and requires some time to see it all. We did not have a guide and don't think we missed out on too much. There is quite a hike all the way around, thru a small tunnel (not scary) to see how vast the place is.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Very pretty location. During rainy season the hills are incredibly green. Terraces are breathtaking. For us, a great introduction to the sacred valley of the Inca.

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Cusco, Peru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I absolutely loved these ruins. It's actually a 3-hour hike through the mountains that takes you to multiple places. Some of them are nothing more than a pile of rocks but the others are really nice. I like this place more than Machu Picchu.

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Lido Beach, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

The Ruinas Pisaq are worth the uphill trip to both drive to the site and then walk up the hill to the actual ruins. Actually, the whole site has ruins of different types: caves that mummies were "stored" in, the hilltop ruins, the Incan terraces that are still used, the strategic location above and view of the valley below. Most... More 

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Seattle, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Amazing place to visit. You should not compare any other ruins to Machu Picchu, since it is in a league of its own. This place is excellent in its own right. We visited this place as a part of a day tour from Cusco. This place is huge and if you aren't spending an entire day, you would probably be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

All of Peru especially people, history, art, ancient sites AND Alfresco restaurant in Lima. Airport is a little hectic but what the heck

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Excellent Inca ruins, not anywhere close to Macchu Picchu but we'll worth the visit. As with all of these, there are lots of steps so take a walking pole if you have dodgy knees. Personally I preffered Ollyantambo but if you have time do both

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Annapolis, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This place was super cool, but just like all the other ruins in the area. What makes Machu Picchu so special, in my opinion, is that the mountains around it are beautiful, it is so big, and is super secluded. The Pisac Ruins are similar looking, but less detailed and intricate. There are people selling crafts and such at the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Although the ancient buildings are great we have no words to describe how impressive the agricultural terraces are (andenes), it is just simply amazing how these ancient Peruvians mastered the difficult geography and by means of irrigation systems and retaining walls created these astonishing constructions. A visit to this site can be complemented with a stop at the modern town... More 

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