Welcome to Pisac
It’s not hard to succumb to the charms of sunny Pisac, a bustling and fast-growing colonial village at the base of a spectacular Inca fortress perched on a mountain spur. Its pull is universal and recent years have seen an influx of expats and new age followers in search of an Andean Shangri-la. Indeed, it's a magnet for spiritual seekers. The local tourism industry has responded by offering everything from yoga... Read More
Top experiences in Pisac
Sacred Valley, Pisac and Ollantaytambo Full-Day Tour from Cusco
Travel back in time to the Sacred Valley of the Incas with a day that begins in Pisac. This native town was once where “exchange transactions” took place. In this type of transaction, customers would exchange one good for another instead of using currency. Visit the market of Pisac where you can purchase beautifully crafted products hand-made by the locals. On Sunday, the main attraction is a mass celebrated in Quechua and conducted in Spanish. It is attended by the mayors and their attendants who play traditional musical instruments called "pututos."Afterwards, you'll enjoy a typical Peruvian lunch (included in price) before visiting the fortress of Ollantaytambo and its main attraction, the Temple of the Sun. Built using massive stones, each one approximately 12 feet (3.5m) tall, this temple was used as a fortress during the time of the Incan civil war.
2-Day Tour: Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu by Train
Day 1: Meet your driver at 8am in the lobby of your Custco hotel and travel through the mountains to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Relax and take in the spectacular views along the drive, including the World Heritage-listed Saqsaywaman citadel and Tambomachay, a historic series of aqueducts, canals, and waterfalls. The winding road descends 1,500 feet (457 meters) and travels alongside the sacred Urubamba River. Arrive at the village of Pisac, where you can visit the lively traditional market and perhaps pick up some souvenirs. Then continue to Pisac's Incan ruins, which lie atop a hill with stunning views over the valley. Stroll around the ancient temples, altars, baths, water fountains, and marvel at the inti watana, a volcanic outcrop carved known as a "hitching post for the sun." Climb back into your vehicle for the 40-minute journey to Urubamba, where you can enjoy a buffet lunch (own expense) before continuing on to the town of Ollantaytambo, another Inca archaeological site. Stroll around the temples, terraces, and storehouses under the watchful gaze of the Inca god Wiracocha, whose image is carved into Pinkuylluna Mountain overlooking Ollantaytambo. Later, board the train to Aguas Calientes, or Machu Picchu Town. On arrival, you will be collected from the station and taken to your 3-star hotel, where your guide will meet you for a short briefing ahead of your tour of Machu Picchu the following day.Enjoy a private Cusco city tour (optional) before taking the train to Aguas Calientes. Visit Saccsayhuaman, Qenqo, Pucapucara, Tambomachay, The Cathedral of Cusco, and the Koricacha. Later, transfer to Ollantaytambo and take the train to Aguas Calientes.Overnight at 3-star hotel Casa Andina Classic or SimilarDay 2: Machu Picchu - CuscoAfter a restful night's sleep and an early breakfast, board a bus to Machu Picchu with your guide, arriving in time for sunrise. Head to Huayna Picchu (own cost), the mountain which rises over Machu Picchu, and follow the steep path to the summit for incredible views of the ancient city of the Incas below. You can complete this trek on your own, without a guide, in around 2-hours. Return to Machu Picchu and re-join your guide for a 2-hour tour of this 15th-century Inca citadel, visiting the main plaza, the circular tower, the sacred solar clock, the royal quarters, the Temple of Three Windows, and various cemeteries. Afterwards, you will have some free time to relax and soak up the views before taking the bus back to Aguas Calientes for lunch (at own cost) and perhaps soothe your muscles with a dip in the hot springs (own cost). In the afternoon, take the train back to Ollantaytambo where tour driver will be waiting to take you back to your hotel in Cusco.
Sacred Valley of Cusco Full Day Tour
Be picked up from your hotel at approximately 8:00am to travel from Cusco, past Saqsaywaman and over the mountains toward the Sacred Valley. Descend 1,500 feet to the valley floor, where you will see the sacred Urubamba River and the village of Pisac. At Pisac you will visit a traditional market. Spend 30-minutes there browsing for local souvenirs if you'd like. Then, head to the ruins of Pisac. Explore the place while enjoying stunning views over the valley. You will also enjoy a guided tour of the Citadel of Pisac, in which you can see temples, homes, altars, carvings, tunnels, caves and the famous Intihuatana, "The hitching post of the sun". You have approximately 90-minutes to explore the ruins.For those who would prefer to spend more time at the market instead of visiting the ruins, advise your guide so he can organize a time and place to pick you up when returning through the market.Continue to Urubamba, where you will stop for 45-minutes to have lunch (at your own expense). Then, drive for 30 minutes to Ollantaytambo, which is surrounded by the sacred mountains. Here, you will spend about an hour and get further exposure to Inca constructions, mainly the amazing temple of the sun, enormous blocks of rock perfectly carved and polished, stone water fountains, stairs and terraces. You will also admire the beauty of the local people in their traditional dress surrounded by the sacred mountains and Valley of Patacancha and Willoq.On your return to Cusco, you will make a quick 30-minute visit to the famous church and archaeological site in Chincheros. You will reach Cusco at approximately 6:30pm. Note: Entrance fees are not included in the price.
Full-Day Sacred Valley Tour
Early in the morning you will be picked up from your hotel between 7:15am-8am, followed up by an excursion to the Urubamba Valley, the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Visit the Inca monuments around Pisac and the picturesque Indian Pisac Market, the shopping paradise of the Andes where bartering is still practiced. Enjoy the unique atmosphere together with a typical lunch.In the afternoon, while you pass through the Towns of Calca and Urubamba, you'll visit the Inca Fortress and Citadel of Ollantaytambo, built to guard the entrance to this part of the Valley, and protect it from possible invasion from the tribes in the Lower jungle. There you can walk through the quaint streets of the town and get a good idea how this strategic military, religious, and agricultural center was like during the era of the Inca Empire. On your way back to Cusco, you'll stop of at the picturesque Andean Village of Chinchero to visit the ruins of the Royal Hacienda of Tupac Inca Yupanqui. Admire a well-preserved Inca Wall in the Main Square and visit the beautiful Colonial temple built on Inca foundations, with interesting frescoes in the portico.Late in the afternoon (around 6:40pm), you will return to your selected hotel to spend the night. The evening is free-time, so feel free to stroll around the Main Square and enjoy the night atmosphere, trying a delicious Pisco Sour in some of the many pubs around the Square. Note: The visit to the Village of Chinchero depends on the time available.
Cusco, Puno and Lake Titicaca 8-Day Tour
Day 1: Arrival into LimaUpon arrival to Lima, you'll be transferred to your hotel. Day 2: Cusco City TourYou'll be transferred from your hotel in Lima and be taken to the airport to catch your flight to Cusco. Once in Cusco, you'll be transferred to your hotel. In the afternoon, at around 1:20pm, you'll start a Cusco city tour visiting the Temple of the Sun and continuing to visit 4 other archaeological remains.Day 3: Sacred Valley of the IncasYou will take a tour to the Sacred Valley, visiting the archaeological remains of Pisac and also the colorful Andean market and the church. Then, you'll go to Urubamba town where the group will stop for lunch. Continue with your tour visiting Ollantaytambo and finally visit the picturesque Andean village of Chinchero.Day 4: Aguas CalientesAt approximately 4:45am you'll be transferred from the hotel to the train Station to take the train to Aguas Calientes. Once you get to Aguas Calientes, you'll be transferred to your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. Day 5: Machu Picchu Early in the morning at approximately 6:30am, you will take the bus to get to the citadel of Machu Picchu. Here, you'll start with the guided tour, walking around the citadel for two hours. After this, you will have the rest of the time to explore the site on your own. Then in the afternoon, you'll head back to Cusco at around 4pm. Day 6: Bus from Cusco to PunoYou'll be transferred from your hotel in Cusco to the bus station to take a special bus to Puno. You will have stops during the trip, arriving to Puno at approximately 7:30pm. Day 7: Tour Uros and Taquile Islands (Lake Titicaca) After having our breakfast in the hotel, very early in the morning, you'll be transferred to the port in Titicaca Lake to take a boat and take the guided tour to visit the Uros and Taquile Islands.DAY 8: Flight Juliaca LimaBreakfast in the hotel to then be transferred to the airport of Juliaca to take the flight to Lima.
12-Day Best of Peru Tour from Lima
Day 1: Arrival in LimaUpon arrival into Lima, you'll be transferred to the hotel and rest for the day. Day 2: Bus from Lima to NazcaToday you'll take the bus to Nazca by leaving from Lima at 6:30am. You'll get to Nazca after 3.5 hours of travel. You'll get to the hotel and rest for the day.Day 3: Tour of Ballestas Islands by Boat and Bus to NazcaToday, you'll be transferred to the port in the Pacific Ocean to take the tour by boat to the Ballestas Islands. Then, you'll take the bus to Nazca and spend the night. Day 4: Tour Over Nazca Lines - Bus from Nazca to LimaToday you'll take the tour to fly over the Nazca Lines which is a 30-minute flight. Then, you'll head back to Lima.Day 5: Cusco City TourYou'll be transferred from your hotel to the Lima Airport to catch your flight to Cusco. Upon arrival into Cusco, you'll be taken to your hotel. In the afternoon at around 1:20pm, you'll take the Cusco city tour and visit the Temple of the sun and continue visiting 4 other archaeological remains.Day 6: Sacred Valley TourToday you will take a tour to the Sacred Valley, visiting the archaeological remain of Pisac and the colorful Andean market and church. Then, you'll go to Urubamba town where the group will stop for lunch. Continue with the tour visiting Ollantaytambo. Train frm Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes, spending the night there.Day 7: Machu PicchuEarly in the morning, you will take the bus to get to the citadel of Machu Picchu. There, you will start with a guided tour walking around the citadel for two hours. Then you have free time to spend at the place before heading back to Cusco. Day 8: PunoYou'll be transferred to the bus station to take a special bus to Puno making stops along the way and arriving to Puno at 5:30pm.Day 9: Uros and Taquile IslandsAfter breakfast, very early in the morning, you'll head to the port in the Titicaca Lake to take a boat and a guided tour of Uros and Taquile Islands. Spend the night in Puno.Day 10: Bus, Puno to CuscoAt 7am, transfer to the bus station to take the bus of back to Cusco, arriving about 3pm.Day 11: Flight, Cusco to LimaTransfer from the hotel to the airport. When you arrive to Lima, you will be picked up and transferred to the hotel. In the afternoon, enjoy a city tour of Lima.Day 12: End of TourTransfer from the hotel to the airport for your flight back home.