PISAC - Travel Guide

Pisac is a great tourist attraction in the Sacred Valley! This is mainly for two reasons, the market and of course Inca Ruins. However, there is quite a distance between these two entertaining sites but nothing a little hiking won't sort out. So bring your hiking shoes and let's go.

The beautiful steps of the Pisac ruins

The beautiful steps of the Pisac ruins

Though if you want to experience Pisac how I did... you are gonna have to be convinced by your friends to go out the night before and have one too many pisco sours, oh dear. But not even a hangover can ruin the natural beauty of Pisac. (The fresh air also helps a lot).

As you hike higher and higher you will start to see the Wilkanuta River which is part of the Urubamaba River which later will run all the way through Cusco. It's one of the most famous rivers in the whole of Peru.

Wilkanuta River running through Pisac

Wilkanuta River running through Pisac

When you finally get to the summit there are interesting Inca ruins to explore. I learnt that these ruins were built by the Incas as a memorial to commemorate their triumph over the tribe of the Cuyos people in the 1440s. I thought this was quite a strange reason, I think after a huge battle I would rest... instead of build a castle, but each to their own. 

The ruins at the top of the hike

The ruins at the top of the hike

To sum up I have 3 main tips; don't drink too much the night before, take hiking boots for the walk and finally take in as much history and information as you can because it's a mind blowing place.

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