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Pisac Hike Full Day
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Pisac Hike Full Day
Tour Type
Scenic Walking Tours
Pisac Hike Full Day
Maximun Altitude
3,650m (11,482 ft.)
Pisac Hike Full Day
Physical Level
Moderately Strenuous
Pisac Hike Full Day
Recommended Season
April to December

Pisac Hike Full Day

Price from: $ 75.00 USD (See: Pricing)

Pisac Market Hike Pisac Ruins – Ready for a memorable journey? Take the challenging hike to Pisac Ruins, Peru, for an awe-inspiring adventure! Explore the ruins and enjoy breathtaking views along the way.

Tour Plan: Cusco | Pisac Inca | Pisac Inca Trail | Colonial Pisaq

Pisac Ruins Hike, A day trek in the Sacred Valley

Pisac Hike Full Day –  Explore the Pisac Inca Trail towards the Pisac ruins on a spectacular mountain hike from the ruins to the Colonial city of Pisac. The guided excursion finds incredible panoramic views, such as ancient Inca constructions.

The Pisac Hike is an awe-inspiring journey that takes adventurers through the stunning Andes Mountains, offering an unforgettable experience rich in history, natural beauty, and spiritual significance. This ancient Incan trail in Peru attracts explorers worldwide seeking to immerse themselves in the region’s mystique and uncover its hidden gems.

Escape to the beauty of nature and explore Peru’s Pisac Ruins on foot. Get ready for an exclusive hiking adventure that will take you off the beaten track, discovering hidden gems!

If you’re looking for a unique and unforgettable experience in Peru, consider taking a guided hike through the Pisac Ruins and Market. This adventure will take you through the stunning ruins of Pisac, where you’ll learn about the history and culture of the area before heading to the bustling market to experience the local food and crafts. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to explore the beauty of Pisac!


Pisac Hike Full-Day Overview

This guided day hike takes you through the stunning Pisac Ruins and follows the Inca Trail into the vibrant Pisac Market. You’ll start by exploring the ancient Incan ruins and learning their history and significance. Then, you’ll hike down the mountain, taking in breathtaking views of the surrounding valley and mountains. Finally, you’ll arrive at the bustling Pisac Market, where you can shop for handmade crafts and sample local cuisine. This hike is perfect for nature lovers and history buffs alike, as you’ll learn about the rich culture and history of the Incas while surrounded by the natural beauty of the Andes.

Is the Pisac Tour right for me?


  • Pick-up location: Hotels in Cusco, Cusco airport, etc.; let us know
  • Pick-up time from the hotel and start of the trip to the ruins of Pisac: 9:00 am
  • Travel time from Cusco to Pisac: 50 minutes
  • Distance to walk along the path from the ruins of Pisac to Pisac Colonial: 7 Km/ 4.3 Miles.
  • Approximate walking time: 4.5 hours “between the walk and the guided visit to the different Inca ruins of Pisac”
  • Maximum Altitude: Pisac Ruins Highlands 3400 meters (11,145 feet)
  • Activities: Light hike on the Inca trails of Pisac, archaeological research, and scenic adventures
  • Type of Service: Personalized Private Tours for the best enjoyment of your vacation in Peru
  • Time of return to Cusco: 17:00 Approximately

Note: If travelers require a drop-off anywhere in the Sacred Valley, such as Calca, Yucay, Urubamba, Yanahuara, or Ollantaytambo, we will gladly add the service so you can continue exploring the southern Peruvian Andes.

Pisac Tour Highlights

Why you will love this Pisac Hike Experience

  • Explore an underrated gem of Peru – the Pisac ruins! Uncover an ancient Inca fortress in the Sacred Valley and enjoy a hiking adventure with stunning views.
  • Unlock the secrets of Peru and explore mysterious trails through the Pisac ruins. Discover ancient history while having an unforgettable hiking adventure!


Itinerary of Pisac Hike Full Day

Embarking on the Pisac Hike is an unforgettable experience that allows you to forge a deep connection with the Andean landscape, immerse yourself in ancient history, and discover the vibrant culture of the region’s communities. This awe-inspiring journey is an opportunity to challenge yourself physically and spiritually while creating lasting memories of a lifetime.


Hike from Pisac Ruins to Pisac Colonial

Take an incredible journey and experience Peru’s lively culture as you hike to the Pisac Ruins! Enjoy the stunning sights at the end of your trail adventure overlooking this spectacular area.


At 9:00 a.m., we have the pick-up service from clients’ hotels to begin the journey by vehicle to the Sacred Valley via the Corao Valley. We briefly stop at the spectacular viewpoint of Taray to admire a panoramic view of the Sacred Valley, the Urubamba River, the Andes mountain range, and the majestic Sahuasuray and Pitisiray glaciers.

We continue the tour to make two car stops in other parts of Pisac Colonial and Cuyo Chico to have different photographic views of the surroundings of the Pisac ruins. We start hiking from the top of Pisac ruins and slowly descend Mountain Pisac. We follow the Inca paths of Pisac to discover the incredible ancestral Inca constructions.

Incredible panoramic views complete the guided tour through the trails of the Pisac ruins offered by the tourist area. The ruins of Pisac are known as an urban Inca center for displaying many Inca watchtowers on different sides of Pisac Mountain. Arriving in the colonial town of Pisac, we will have plenty of time to walk around the artists’ shops to take home souvenirs or beautiful pictures.

Sites to explore on the Pisac ruins hike

Pisac Tour

  1. The ruins of Pisac – The most attractive tourist attraction of the Pisac Inca. It has Inca archaeological remains as important as Machu Picchu and the Temple of the Sun.
  2. Acchapata group of platforms – It comprises 40 Inca platforms that form an inverted triangle; you will see the smallest Inca platform when you ascend.
  3. Towers or Pucaras – More than 20 towers are in Pisac’s mountains. Some are attached to the Mountain. The others are compact mass lifts.
  4. Intiwatana neighborhood – It is the central neighborhood. It houses finely built temples and palaces. Its precincts are more significant compared to other areas. Here, you will see the “Intiwatana or Inca sundial.”
  5. Tianayuc Neighborhood – Tianayuc translates to “That has a seat.” It is a kind of sofa for two people made of stone, with a backrest and elbow pads with an impressive view of the valley.
  6. Kalla Q’asa neighborhood – Here, you will see rooms, towers, and a 3-meter-long tunnel that crosses one of the Inca Trails of Pisac. This neighborhood is built next to impressive ravines.
  7. Pisaq’a Neighborhood – This neighborhood has a semicircular shape, in harmony with the Mountain’s circumference; here, you can see more than 20 enclosures built in fantastic symmetrical order.
  8. Qanchis Raqay neighborhood is a kind of checkpoint guarding the northeastern side of Pisac.
  9. The town of Pisac – The town of Pisac is surrounded by beautiful Andes mountains. There you can enjoy nature as well as its square and colonial church.
  10. The Pisac Market – The traditional market of Pisac is a significant commercial place for handicrafts.
The Pisac Hiking Experience

The Trek to the Ruins

The hike to the Pisac ruins begins from the town itself. The trail gradually ascends, offering breathtaking views of the valley below. Along the way, you’ll encounter local flora and fauna, adding to the allure of the journey.

Exploring the Incan Ruins

Reaching the ruins, you’ll be awestruck by the architectural brilliance of the Inca civilization. Knowledgeable guides can narrate fascinating tales of the site’s history, customs, and rituals.

Reaching the Intihuatana

One of the hike’s highlights is the Intihuatana, the “Hitching Post of the Sun.” This ceremonial stone structure served as an astronomical observatory for the Incas and held spiritual significance.

The Enchanting Beauty of the Andes

Flora and Fauna

The Pisac Hike offers nature enthusiasts a chance to encounter various plant and animal species native to the Andean region. The vibrant ecosystem makes every step of the hike a delight.

Spectacular Vistas

As you descend, the panoramas become increasingly breathtaking. From lush valleys to snow-capped peaks, the views from the Pisac trails are nothing short of mesmerizing, making the hike a photographer’s paradise.



Physical Level

2, Moderate

Walking Distance

7km (4.3 miles)

Hiking Time

4.5 Hrs.

Starting Altitude

Pisac Inca: 3,650m (11,650 ft)

Minimun Altitude

Pisac Colonial: 2,972m (9,750 ft)


Full Day Pisac Hike INCLUSION

  • Guided activities for outdoor walks in Pisac ruins
  • Tour guide service for the guided visit to the Ruins of Pisac
  • Roundtrip private transportation to and from Cusco
  • Chauffeur service for transfer services
  • Entrance tickets to the ruins of Pisac – Partial Ticket of the Sacred Valley
  • First aid kit for any eventuality
  • All local taxes.

Pisac Tour 1 Day NO INCLUSION

  • Box Lunch: Kondor Path Tours organizes Box Lunch for the day trip. Please write us to add this service (USD$ 20. per person)
  • Transfer service to other sites in the Sacred Valley other than Cusco.
  • Tips for the tour guide and driver of the vehicle according to the service and at the discretion of the clients

Bring to the Pisac Ruins Hike

  • A good day pack to carry your personal belongings
  • It is an excellent light walking shoe with ankle support because the Pisac walking circuit has several steps and uneven trails.
  • Trekking pants or any comfortable pants for adventure in the Andes.
  • Hat or cap.
  • Sun protection cream because in the Andes, the solar temperature is high between April and December; the solar radiation is felt a lot.
  • Water: At least 3 liters is excellent to cover the entire walk from Pisac. There are no shops inside the archaeological park of Pisac!
  • Snacks: It is essential to bring some mountain snacks to have more energy and enjoy the adventures of the Andes much more.
  • Extra money in Peruvian currency in American dollars; local stores use dollars and bank cards to buy souvenirs.

Travel Guide

Read all frequently asked questions for the Pisac Ruins Hike.

Don’t miss out on a truly unique, majestic experience with this hiking trip to the incredible Pisac Ruins Hike in Peru. Experience breathtaking beauty, untouched nature, and deep culture!

Absolutely! While the hike can be physically demanding, beginners can complete the journey with proper preparation and a positive mindset.

You will need the Cusco Tourist Ticket to hike the Pisac trail, which grants access to various archaeological sites in the region.

Pisac Tour is a popular day trip from Cusco that takes you to the ancient Incan ruins of Pisac, located in the Sacred Valley of the Incas.

The top attractions on the Pisac Tour include the Pisac ruins, the Pisac market, and the Pisac viewpoint.

The Pisac Tour is typically a half-day tour and lasts around 4-5 hours.

You can get to Pisac by booking a guided tour from Cusco or by taking a taxi or colectivo (shared minivan) from the San Pedro market in Cusco.

The best time to visit Pisac is early morning or late afternoon to avoid the crowds and the midday heat.

It is recommended to wear comfortable clothing and shoes for walking on uneven terrain and bring a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen for protection from the sun.

Yes, the Pisac Tour is suitable for children, but keeping a close eye on them is recommended, as the terrain can be uneven and steep in some areas.

No, there are no restrictions on photography at Pisac ruins, but it is recommended to respect the site and not climb on the descents.

Yes, Pisac market is famous for its handicrafts, and you can buy various souvenirs, including textiles, jewelry, pottery, and more.

The entrance fee for Pisac ruins is included in the cost of most Pisac Tour packages.

You can hike from Pisac to Ollantaytambo along the Inca Trail, which takes 1-2 days.

Yes, there are a few restaurants and cafes near Pisac ruins where you can grab a bite to eat or drink.

Pisac ruins date back to the Inca Empire and were built as a fortress to protect the southern entrance to the Sacred Valley.

Several guided tour options are available for the Pisac Tour, including private and group tours.

Yes, you can visit Pisac ruins on your own, but hiring a guide to understand better the site’s history and significance is recommended.

What’s it like

  • Explore Peru’s ancient Inca ruins while hiking to the stunning Pisac Ruins. Climb your way up and be rewarded with remarkable views of this historical world wonder!
  • Experience the beauty of nature and ancient ruins. Come together on your next adventure and hike to the Pisac Ruins in Peru. From stunning views to important historical sites, it has everything!
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Pisac Hike 1 Day COST

Season 2023 – 2024

Number of persons Price per person
1 $ 220.00 USD
2 $ 138.00 USD
3 $ 120.00 USD
4 $ 101.00 USD
5 $ 94.00 USD
6 $ 87.00 USD
7 $ 82.00 USD
8 $ 75.00 USD

Take an incredible journey and experience Peru’s lively culture as you hike to the Pisac Ruins! Enjoy the stunning sights at the end of your trail adventure overlooking this spectacular area.

* Kondor Path Tours operates the Pisac Valley Trail route.

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Pisac Tour in Peru – Explore an incredible adventure to explore the magnificent Pisac Ruins! Hike through beautiful landscapes while uncovering an ancient experience that will reveal ancient wonders.

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Alittle bit of everything We had a last minute change of plans when it came to our tour. We were supposed to visit the rainbow mountain but with the recent protesting we called to see if we could change last minute and they were very accommodating. Odon and Fernando were amazing! They took us to see multiple attractions and made us feel very at home. And kudos to Renee for the amazing driving. I would highly recommend using this company for a tour. We will definitely use them if we ever come back!
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Atv Tour Odin and Fernando were great as well as our driver Rene. Very informative about the city of Cusco. Enjoyed our tour with this company and these individuals who took us around. Great time! Highly recommend!!!
Family vacation Kondor path tours arranged a couple of private tours on our last vacation in Peru. Our first tour was the Rainbow Mountains and the next day we did the sacred Valley Tour.The administrative services were excellent, we met at our hotel the day before our tours and our head guide, Fredy, explained everything perfectly, including what to wear and bring for each tour. On the tour days, our guides (Fredy and Juan Carlos) and driver (Juan Carlos) were great! very knowledgeable, considerate about our party, always helpful and ready to answer questions and meet the expectations (completely different expectations because we had different ages in our party (from 11 to 69 years)) of each party member.The rainbow mountain is awesome and is is really helpful to go with a guide that knows about the area, but also about hiking!!!
Excellent guide who stays with you for the entire day The Vinicunca one-day horse tour was fantastic. The friendly and informative Freddy guided us for the entire bus ride and mountain trek. He knew where to stand to get the best photos and made everything fun and accommodating. The horse ride up made it much easier to enjoy the final hike. Lunch was large and tasty. Door to door service.
Awesome Service and Tours Fernando and Patricia were SUPER responsive - usually responded to emails within 10 minutes!!. The arrangements they made for Cusco, Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley, and surrounding areas were awesome.They were waiting for us at the airport and did everything we asked them. Our guide for the four days was Herberth and driver was Juan Carlos. Both were SUPER SUPER great. Juan Carlos was such an amazingly pleasant driver with cute stories. He also was a very safe driver. Herberth was very knowledgable and helpful. Took us all over the places with details about the history and details. We had friends who were not able to climb much and they accommodated us all.On the day we had planned to do rainbow mountain we did not feel great and emailed Fernando at 5am and he responded within 5 minutes with other options for us to do that day. Overall, if you are going to Peru and want to visit the historic sites, you SHOULD go with these people. They are SUPERB!!
Great memories for our family We went for a tour to the rainbow mountain, service was excellent and then we decided to go for another tour on the next day to the sacred valley, it was also excellent. Our guide was Fredy and our driver was Juan Carlos, two excellent people, honest and respectful. I recommend them. Gracias por todo, lo pasamos increíble.
Rainbow Trek and Horseback Riding A group of 7 of us did a One Day Rainbow Trek and Horseback Riding. Freddy was our guide and he was prompt and with us every moment of the journey. They were so accommodating to move the debrief meeting the night before because we had a food tour that evening. Freddy had so much energy, knowledge, and excitement to share with us about his native homeland. In addition, he made sure that we were well taken care of when one of us was actually sick from the altitude. It was such an amazing experience and Freddy made sure we got the best of it. Thank you! Highly recommend Kondor Path Tours.
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MachuPicchu trek We had an amazing experience with the one day trek and the day after visit to the MachuPicchu site with Hober Guia, this guide is very knowledgeable of the history and culture, patient and kind and took care of all of our needs. The tour was arranged perfectly taking care of all small details. Very much recommend!
Maras Moray hike We recently did this hike with Bonnet. She was a highly experienced guide. V good English. Judged our ability well and made for a great day out.
MachuPicchu and Rainbow Moutain We worked with Kondor Path for two tours, of Machu Picchu and Rainbow Mountain. Everything they did was well organized, well documented, well communicated. The two guides and the driver were great, very friendly and knowledgeable. All were bilingual (English and Spanish). At Rainbow Mountain we rode horses to the base of the really steep part of the mountain (this saved some 7 km of hiking). But that last part was quite difficult! I'm glad I had prepared and gotten conditioned.
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