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Pisac Hike Full Day

Pisac Hike Full Day

Price from: $ 56.00 USD (See: Pricing)
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: $ 56.00 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!

An impressive hike through the Pisac Ruins and Market, this adventure takes you through the stunning ruins of Pisac, where you’ll learn about the history and Inca culture before heading to the bustling market to experience the local food and crafts.

Overview

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.

Is the Pisac Tour right for me?

AT A GLANCE

  • 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

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.

DAY 1

Hike from Pisac Ruins to Pisac Colonial

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 by making 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 Mount 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.

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.

Food

None

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)

Inclusions

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 is 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.

The 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 in the morning or late in the afternoon to avoid the crowds and the midday heat.

It is recommended to wear comfortable clothing and shoes for walking on uneven terrain and to 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 alone, but hiring a guide to better understand 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!
pisac ruins hike map

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Pricing Breakdown

Pisac Hike: 1 Day COST

Season 2024

Number of persons Price per person
1 $ 220.00 USD
2 $ 133.00 USD
3 $ 110.00 USD
4 $ 88.00 USD
5 $ 79.00 USD
6 $ 71.00 USD
7 $ 65.00 USD
8 $ 61.00 USD
9 $ 56.00 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.

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Ani T
Ani T
2023-12-21
Wonderul site, great tour operator and excellent guide We had an evening flight so wanted to do something during the first half of the day, really glad we picked this half-day tour of the Sillustani ruins. The tour agent (Kondor Path Tours) was very flexible about our pickup time and dropoff options, so that really helped. We were able to arrange a later pickup in the morning that included all our luggage and then they dropped us off at the Juliaca airport after the tour. But the Sillustani towers themselves are a real treat to see and learn about all their history. The site itself is very serene and beautiful, with the lake in the background from the main viewpoint. Our tour guide (Richy/Ricardo) was excellent and very helpful and knowledgeable. He gave us not only the ancient history of Sillustani and the adjoining areas, but also a more contemporary history of Peru and the Puno region I have to add that he went over and above by even helping us to check our bags in at JUL airport!
ladyshalyn
ladyshalyn
2023-10-22
Maras and Moray + Pachamanca Easily the best tour experience I had during my trip to Peru. I highly recommend Kondor Tours as the customer service is top-notch. James responded to my queries almost instantly each time and was very helpful. We were even treated to a can of cusquenia beer each when we visited the office! Our guide Alfredo was absolutely amazing and we were fortunate to have him as our guide for the tour. He is very passionate about his job and shared so much valuable information with us. He has a very candid character and we were very comfortable throughout! I highly recommend requesting for him as your guide (the best we had while touring Peru for 3 weeks). Also, I would say opting in for and additional traditional peruvian pachamanca meal experience must not be missed. The community people were very warm and gracious hosts and it is eye opening to witness the preparation of such a traditional feast normally done only for special occasions like weddings. We even had time for dancing! Two thumbs up for sure!
Niels K
Niels K
2023-08-10
3-day Choquequirao Trek We took a three-day private group trek to Choquequirao as a family of five. Kondor Path Tours organized a pick-up and drop-off in Urubamba instead of Cusco and did an extra stop at the Saywhite archeological site. Everything went very smoothly during the entire trip, meals and accommodation were as expected or better. The trek itself is quite demanding (particularly in three days), but the nature/ views/ Choquequirao/ dearth of tourists largely compensate. Anyway, we were looking for a physical challenge! Our guide Oron was great. Explaining, motivating, solving potential problems/ demands. We would definitely recommend Kondor Path Tours.
Anja
Anja
2023-08-05
Proffecional company and perfect guide Kondor Path Tours are so proffecional and easy to work with. We went with them on the 2 days short Inca trail to Machu Picchu with our three children. The correspondence was great and everything was perfectly planned in every detail. Our guide Alfredo was so friendly, knowledgeable and pleasant to be around! Thank you Kondor Path Tours - we couldn’t have asked for more!!
Khadija
Khadija
2023-07-26
Trip to Rainbow Mountain Excellent experience!! Our guide Odon was prompt with pickup time and extremely friendly. The drove to rainbow mountain was smooth. We did the horseback ride up the mountain, and Odon was right there with us. The actual hike up, he provided support, laughter, and information about the region. Amazing experience with an awesome guide. Thank you so much for the wonderful experience.
Jamee Marshall
Jamee Marshall
2023-07-07
Amazing experience, incredible guide! We had an incredible tour experience with Alfred and our driver Diosmio. They took such good care of us. Alfred was so knowledgeable, kind, and really felt like a friend. Highly recommend this company for your future visit! Awesome experience.
Kristi V
Kristi V
2022-05-05
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!
Anthony O
Anthony O
2022-05-05
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!!!
ReDA
ReDA
2020-01-14
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!!!
theras2000
theras2000
2020-01-09
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.
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