Pisac: The picturesque colonial town from Cusco

Pisac The picturesque colonial town from Cusco: Pisac, located in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, is the closest town to Cusco. In this charming colonial village, the diversity of nationalities and ideas is reflected in its streets and tourist attractions.

At Cusco Transport, we strive to provide you with the best experience during your journey in Cusco and Peru. We will show you the benefits of our tourist routes and private transportation services to visit Pisac. Additionally, if you need to return to Cusco, we offer high-quality hotel transfer services.

Pisac offers a variety of experiences, from top-notch restaurants to luxury shops, a traditional handicraft market, jewelry stores, and fascinating archaeological sites. Now, we invite you to explore everything this picturesque town has to offer, with the style of Cusco Transport and Tours.

Pisac The picturesque colonial town from Cusco

Discover Pisac: The Treasure of the Sacred Valley

History and Culture:

Pisac, a charming colonial town located just 30 kilometers from Cusco, Peru, immerses you in a rich history dating back to the Inca era. It was a city of great importance in the Inca Empire and still retains imposing Inca structures and terraces that awe visitors. The colonial town of Pisac, built upon an Inca foundation, creates a fascinating fusion of Spanish colonial architecture and Inca influences, reflected in its cobbled streets, white houses, and colonial churches.

Pisac Market:

Pisac Market is a gem among the markets in the region and one of the largest and most renowned. Although it opens its doors every day, it reaches its peak on Sundays. Here, visitors can immerse themselves in a world of colors and local craftsmanship. From traditional textiles to fresh food and agricultural products, the market offers a unique experience to purchase authentic souvenirs and explore the richness of local culture.

Pisac Market in Cusco Pisac el pintoresco pueblo colonial del Cusco
Terraces of Pisac

Pisac Archaeological Site:

The Pisac archaeological complex stands majestically above the town, offering breathtaking panoramic views of the majestic Sacred Valley. This site hosts meticulously constructed agricultural terraces, enigmatic temples, ancestral tombs, and an intricate network of Inca roads. It is a captivating place to explore and learn about the engineering skills and architecture of the Incas.

Gastronomy:

Pisac is also a culinary paradise with a diverse selection of restaurants offering a delightful fusion of Peruvian and international cuisine. Here, you can indulge in traditional dishes such as guinea pig (cuy) and alpaca, or explore vegetarian and vegan options. Some of these establishments use fresh, organic ingredients from the region, adding a special touch to your culinary experience.

Gastronomy in Pisac Pisac el pintoresco pueblo colonial del Cusco
Pisac el pintoresco pueblo colonial del Cusco

Festivals and Events:

Pisac comes to life through a series of festivals throughout the year, such as the Feast of the Virgin of Candelaria and the Feast of the Cross. These celebrations often feature music, dance, and colorful parades that will immerse you in the vibrant local culture.

Hiking and Nature in Pisac:

The surroundings of Pisac are a paradise for nature and hiking enthusiasts. You can explore the majestic Inca terraces and traverse the beautiful landscapes. Additionally, the Urubamba River winds through the Sacred Valley, providing exciting opportunities for rafting and bird watching.

Hiking and Nature in Pisac

Transport from Cusco to Pisac: Travel in Comfort

Make the most of your trip to Pisac with the comfort of our private transportation and transfer services. Pisac is just a scenic 33-kilometer drive from the city of Cusco. Our private transfers ensure a worry-free experience, allowing you to relax and fully enjoy this unique destination.

Our Tours

We offer four exciting cultural tours to discover this amazing place:

  • Cusco and Pisac Ruins Tour in the Sacred Valley: Our exclusive service connects the attractions of Cusco and the charming village of Pisac in a single day. During 8 hours, you will explore the cathedral, Qorikancha, the San Pedro Market, and the Cristo Blanco in Cusco before heading to the Pisac archaeological complex and its traditional market.

  • Extended One-Day Excursion – Sacred Valley of the Incas: Enjoy an extensive 9 to 10-hour journey that takes you through the Chinchero plateau and the Sacred Valley. Explore Pisac and visit other fascinating destinations like Chinchero, Maras, Moray, and Ollantaytambo.

  • Classic One-Day Sacred Valley Tour: Our most popular tour includes three archaeological complexes (Pisac, Ollantaytambo, and Chinchero), a visit to the “Awanakancha” textile center (with llamas and vicuñas), and a variety of opportunities to buy souvenirs.

  • Chinchero – Maras – Moray – Ollantaytambo One-Day Tour: Explore the Sacred Valley of the Incas on an exciting day of tourism that includes Chinchero, Maras, Moray, and optionally Ollantaytambo. Start from your preferred location: the airport, your hotel in Cusco, or the Sacred Valley. Experience the magic of the Andes and Inca history on this unique tour.

Recommendations for visiting Pisac:

  • Book your accommodation and activities in advance, especially if you’re traveling during the high season (from May to August).

  • Wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes, as you’ll likely be doing a lot of walking and hiking.

  • Hire transportation and/or tour services from a reputable and trustworthy company. We are the best choice.

  • Show respect for the local culture and heritage.

Frequently Asked Questions

What can you visit in Pisac?

In Pisac, you can visit the Inca archaeological site of the same name, famous for its terraces and carved stone structures. You can also visit the Pisac craft market, where you can find textiles, ceramics, and other handmade products by local artisans.

What is the best time to visit Pisac?

The best time to visit Pisac is during the dry season, which runs from May to October. During this time, the weather is more pleasant, and there is less chance of rain.

What is the climate like in Pisac?

Pisac is much warmer than Cusco, thanks to the thick adobe walls and small hotel rooms. There are two seasons: the dry season (from April to October) and the rainy season (from November to March). In the latter, rainfall is more frequent. Days are mostly sunny, and nights are cold.

What should I see and do in Pisac?

The main tourist attractions in Pisac are the Inca ruins, the artisan market, and outdoor activities.

Where to stay in Pisac?

There is a variety of accommodation options available in Pisac, ranging from budget hotels to luxury hotels.

¿Cuánto cuesta el boleto de ingreso a Pisac?

The cost of visiting Pisac depends on the activities you wish to undertake.

The Pisac artisan market is free to enter.

You can use the General Tourist Ticket for Cusco or the Partial Tourist Ticket for Cusco:

The General Tourist Ticket:

It is an ideal option for those who want to explore various archaeological sites and museums in the Cusco region over a longer period.

It is valid for 10 consecutive days from the first use.

The cost of the General Tourist Ticket is approximately S/130 for foreign adults and S/70 for Peruvian adults.

This ticket grants you access to a wide variety of attractions in Cusco, which may include:

  • Sacred Valley: Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Chinchero, and Moray.
  • Ruins around Cusco: Sacsayhuaman, Quenko, Pukapucara, and Tambomachay.
  • South Valley: Tipòn and Pikillacta.
  • Some Museums in Cusco.

Partial Tourist Ticket:

In addition to including entry to Pisac, it also allows access to other archaeological sites in the Cusco region.

The Partial Tourist Ticket is valid for 2 consecutive days from the first use.

The cost of the Partial Tourist Ticket is approximately S/70 for foreign adults and S/40 for Peruvian adults.

With the Partial Tourist Ticket, you can enter the following places:

  • Pisac
  • Ollantaytambo
  • Chinchero
  • Moray.

Please note that the prices and information for the Tourist Tickets may be subject to change.

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