Sacred Valley Half Day Tour
Sacred Valley Tour Half Day
Pisac has 2 important places: the village with its market and the archaeological site located on top of a mountain. Pisac is a district of the province of Calca. It is located 32 km. northeast of Cusco and at an altitude of 2,950 meters above sea level.
The temperature varies between 14 and 20 degrees Celsius during the day and drops to 0 degrees at night. Pisac is the starting point to get to know the Sacred Valley.
In the new village of Pisac, designed by the Spanish in 1570. You can still see adobe houses, white walls, blue balconies and a 2-sided tile roof.
Its famous Pisac Market or Handicraft Fair in Pisac, one of the most famous on the continent, is usually open on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays in the main square of Pisac. You can obtain chiseled gourds, ceramics, straw hats, alpaca textiles, musical instruments, paintings, antiques, and jewelry.
In its old church, the Quechua Mass is celebrated every Sunday with the assistance of seven Varayocs from the highest communities such as: Motupa, Saccaca, Viacha, Cotataqui, and Paru Paru, who typically dress and carry the “vara” or scepter of command and are therefore called “Varayocs”.
9kms above, on a mountain, is the Archaeological Park of Pisac, studies indicate that it was the royal estate of the Inca Pachacutec. The park includes spaces for domestic and other ceremonial use. It is made up of numerous squares and neighbourhoods. For example, the Qantus Racay neighborhood for farmers is made up of rustic stone buildings built on the edge of the cliffs. Amarupunku is the ceremonial quarter, built in trapezoidal style for the nobility.
In the upper part of the archaeological complex is the Intihuatana, a sacred stone, where the Inca priests worshipped the sun, also served to fix the changing seasons or as an astronomical observatory.
The Inca constructions of Pisac are admirable for their structures in polished stone, perfectly assembled; they are surrounded by watchtowers or observation and defense points, as well as by countless platforms. Around the complex there are extensive areas of cultivation, you can see the management of the land that the Incas had with the use of the platforms.
In front of the complex you can see the Tanqanamarka Cemetery, where an estimated 10,000 burials took place, which were looted by the conquistadors.
The Archaeological Park of Pisac is located 33 km east of the city of Cusco and is one of the most beautiful monumental centers of the valley because it combines the landscape with the impeccable finish of its buildings. It is located on the highest hill in the city, on a dry, rocky surface.
Together with Cusco and Piquillacta, Písac closes an equilateral triangle of 33 kms. on each side, precisely planned to protect the city from possible attacks by the Antis (Anti-drift from the’Andes’ or mountains), who were its worst enemies.
As in other Inca constructions, some studies show that it was not a fortress, but a kind of’hacienda real’, property of the Inca Pachacutec, composed of platforms, domestic and ceremonial structures, and aqueducts that provided water for agricultural exploitation.
Highlights Sacred Valle Half Day Tour
The Sacred Valley of Cusco is full of Inca ruins and historical sites. Its stunning backdrop of beautiful natural scenery makes it easily attractive to explorers and history lovers alike.
Among the most outstanding places are Ollantaytambo, one of the best preserved Inca towns in Peru, built on the side of a hill that offers privileged views, and the Inca agricultural terraces of Moray, which are extraordinary ring shaped constructions that form stone terraces built in the natural depressions of the earth.
The other most visited Inca sites in the Sacred Valley are Pisac and Chinchero.
Itinerary Pisac Tour
Our tour begins with the gathering from the hotel in our private tansportation to the town of Pisac is an important archaeological site in the region of Cusco.
There is a colourful market on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays in the morning.
Here we experience a vibrant atmosphere of communities, traditions and bartering. There are many handicrafts and textiles made in true pre-Columbain style to purchase.
Every Sunday there is also a procession of the mayors, who at around 09h30 go to church to attend the traditional Mass held in Quechua.
- Private transportation
- Official guide
- Boleto Turistico for ,Pisaq US$22.00
We Recommend to bring to the Short Inca Trail
- Hiking shoes or boots
- Light clothes
- Mosquito repellent
- Water bottle
- Windbreaker jacket, hat, sunblock, sunglasses
- Chocolates, candies, and other snacks.
- Camera with good batteries
- Extra money in “Soles” (Peruvian national currency)
Prices Private Service
To confirm your reservation just send us US$ 25.00 per person and your trip application Our accounting department will contact you in less than 24 hours, with your invoice and voucher..