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DanielMtz90
Monterrey, Mexico459 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Pisac Archaeological Park offers a deeply enriching cultural experience, complemented by the stunning natural scenery. It’s fascinating to learn about how the Incas cultivated and stored food, domesticated guinea pigs, and managed their work schedules. Another striking feature is the cliffside tombs visible across the river, where the burial holes carved into the cliffs are truly breathtaking.

The surrounding mountains appear almost surreal, making you feel as if you’re the size of an ant, with gorgeous vistas that are a feast for the eyes. I strongly recommend visiting with a guide to fully appreciate the rich history and stories of this site. Don’t forget to wear sunscreen; despite the cloudy weather, we ended up with quite sunburned ears. Pisac is undoubtedly a must-visit for anyone interested in the grandeur of nature and the ingenuity of Inca civilization.
Written 15 April 2024
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Bean-Buggles
Plumsteadville, PA651 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Pisac is a fabulous site to explore. The small town at the base of the site is beautiful. We parked our car near a gas station and were approached by a friendly local to help us find a taxi to take us up the mountain to the higher entrance to the site. At the entrance we were approached by a guide, Phillipe, who was able to provide the full tour we were looking for to explore the site and help us hike down the mountain back to town, approximately 2.5 - 3 hrs. The site was amazing with beautiful views of the valley below and incredible red stoned masonry. Phillipe showed us the hand-dug caves in the hills where mummies are found. We could zoom in on them with our camera. Phillipe shared lots of cultural information of his ancestors and pre-incan cultures along with what life is like today in his village. He played flutes for us and showed us local flora such as a tiny Andean potato growing wild. Pisac is an enormous site with ruins covering a vast space that are not easily accessible for those with mobility issues. The hike down into the town through various ruins and communication posts was a nice way to truly see the full site and take in the vastness of the area. You can do this hike without a guide, but the trail has some very sketchy areas with no guard rails (or broken/aged hand rails) that are not ideal for young children. We watched one gentleman lean against an old post and it broke under his weight. Luckily he did not fall as it was a loooong way down. If you have a fear of heights, this trail down into the town will not be for you.
Written 10 April 2024
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chiarat95
Oxford, UK448 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
I completely fell in love with Sacred Valley, the surrounding areas of this site are amazing. Pisac doesn’t take long to complete and was interesting
Written 16 December 2023
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Laura A
Toronto, Canada42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Impressive Inca ruins. The archaeological site offers breathtaking terraces and structures, all right in the middle of the mountains. The town is cute and its market showcases local crafts and textiles (pricier than other places)
Written 4 September 2023
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Ectoplasm Fantasia
Birmingham, UK2,696 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
Another key thing to see in the area.

The levels are especially interesting and do much larger than they look in photos.

Also have roaming llamas which are fun and plenty to see even if you don’t want to climb to higher points.
Written 19 August 2023
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MrThomas1981
Ipswich, UK904 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
The Pisac ruins are much larger than Macchu Picchu and you will need longer to explore them. A guide is useful although if you have already been to other sites, the walking routes are well signposted and you can explore yourself if you wish. There is loads to do for many hours but come prepared for sun as it is lower altitude than macho picchu, there is less cloud to keep you cool. Its much less developed as well so you can see the ruins more or less in their unrestored and unsanitised version. There are clean toilets and plenty of vendors of the usual souvenirs outside. You will need to stop at the checkpoint on the way up the hill and purchase your ticket if you are not on a guided tour. You can buy combination tickets which include other attractions so it would be worth researching which ones you want to do and in what time frame if you are travelling independently as it can save you money in the long run.
Written 8 August 2023
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Lauren F
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
Visited the Callasi Joyeria in Pisac. Here a team of jewellery makers are thrilled to share their art and craft with you. They will take you into their production studio and explain where the stone is sourced from and how the stone and metals get refined into beautiful pieces of jewelery! Marco Molina is very engaging and knowledgeable about his art and craft and creates high quality, beautiful creations on site. He even made a guinea pig necklace just for my daughter. Must check out to learn about sculpture and jewelry design, especially considering the Inca's historic reverence for silver and silver.
Written 4 June 2023
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Luca Ds
Livorno, Italy127 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Amazing archeological site. Much, much cheaper than visit Machupichu and not that crowded but fascinating. I also enjoyed the long walk back to the village through others ruins
Written 14 April 2023
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everlewis2012
Montrose, CO39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Yes, you should see Machu Picchu, but you might like Pisac better - if you do it right. We had a taxi driver drive us up to the entrance to the ruins at the top and drop us off. Then, we hired a guide to show us around the upper area. The scale of the ruins and the views are stunning. It was worth it to get some background from the guide.

Then, we followed the trail to hike back down to Pisac. As you hike down you will pass through both Inca and pre Inca ruins with an amazing opportunity to explore them and appreciate the difference between the construction from these two periods.

Since most people get off a bus at the top, look around, and then get back on the bus, there will not be as many people in the ruins on the way down. And, at least as of 2022, you are free to roam around as much as you want. While the ruins should be respected, you are not restricted like you are at Machu Picchu.

Take your time, take it in. It's downhill all the way, so with sensible shoes, most should be able to handle it. At the bottom, you will come right down into the central square in Pisac.
Written 8 February 2023
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Komator
Barcelona, Spain884 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
When we think about Cusco we all think about the City and the Machu Picchu. But nearby lies the Valle Sagrado. Pisac is one of the cities around, with its archeological center. It's an impressive place, with awesome views. If you're in a tour, you won't have time to enjoy freely the site, but in any case, it's totally worth.
Written 5 February 2023
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