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Pisac Inca Ruins

Address: Pisaq, Peru
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Ranked #1 of 6 Attractions in Pisaq
Type: Cultural
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Denver, Colorado
11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

I walked from the square. 2,500 feet straight up! You can do a circle route and see the ruins then slide down beside the burial sites. If you want a walking break you can always take a taxi to the top but I loved the challege of the hike itself and the quite moments away from the rest of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Like most of the ruins other than Machu Picchu, this one is well worth visiting. All of them are awe-inspiring to think of what the Inka civilization was able to accomplish and how well planned all of their urban areas were. The town of Pisac was fun as well and the market is worth visiting even if a bit of... More 

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Plano, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Seriously. These ruins are way bigger than Machu Picchu, and there are no crowds to distract you from how amazing they are. We'd recommend taking a (cheap!) taxi up so you can be amazed and less tired as you walk downhill through the ruins. Really, it just keeps going, and the surrounding mountainsides are at least as impressive to look... More 

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Magog, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Rather than climb up, we had our taxi (coming from Ollantay) take us to the top, which is what most people do. We rarely use a guide and this being our first visit at ruins in Peru, we thought that it would be a good investment for other visits. After being on the site for 10 minutes, it started to... More 

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Houston, tx
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Spectacular Inka ruins in the Sacred Valley, 1 hour by car from Cuzco (32 km). These ruins are unique in that they include not only religious Inka architecture, but also residential, agricultural and military. It's a good little hike to get to the Sun Temple (at an elevation over 10,000ft), but the view of the valley below is worth it.... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

OK, maybe I exaggerate. But the truth is the Pisac ruins are 10 times the size of Machu Pichu, according to my guide. Having seen both ruins I must agree. The Pisac ruins also have a fraction of the crowds. I enjoyed the peace of being practically alone on the top of a mountain. My guide played Peruvian flute as... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

These ruins are quite beautiful, and in particular the setting is great. The walk around the ruins is outstanding. A little workout if you recently arrived in Peru. As an introduction into the way the Inca's terraced the mountainsides, it was great to see. If you have the time, take it and see these ruins. If you do go, we'd... More 

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Huntly, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We hadn't planned to go to these ruins (didn't think we had time) but the wonderful staff at the Pisac Inn where we stayed overnight helped us arrange a morning visit and we had a great time. The ruins themselves were just incredible and the views over the valley were valley were simply stunning

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Miami, Florida, United States
19 reviews 19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We visited this historical place in Peru our second day in our stay in Cusco. Once again the tour guide from LimaTour was very knowledgable of the history of this place and what it represent to the Inca culture. After the visit we went to towm to buy souvenirs and eat at a local restauran. Great price for those who... More 

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State Road, North Carolina, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

This is a good preliminary for a trip to Machu Picchu. It is not as crowded as the more famous Inca ruins, but is nevertheless fascinating. The work involved to build the numerous agricultural terraces is unbelievable. You get glimpses of the walls on the winding road leading to the site, but only when you arrive can you grasp the... More 

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