Browse the valleys of Cusco is a unique experience !! The road to the Sacred Valley is a place that historically keeps matchless appeals. To get to Pisac means a full day of color, adventure, and a meeting with nature, tradition and culture. A genuine and very personal approach to the heart of an Andean village of Cusco.
Daily departure: Duration: about 4 Hrs.
Today, our trip will lead us to the Pisac village. We will leave early in the morning, taking the road towards the Sacred Valley. On the way we will stop at Awanacancha (*), a research center for camelids, in which we will be able to appreciate lamas, alpacas and vicunas, to observe how traditional fabrics are made, using old techniques and tools, and to see the items that are now displayed all around the world. We will continue our tour between valleys, small towns and farms, typical of the high Andes. We arrive to PISAC a traditional village, with a Hispanic influence. Its narrow and cobbled streets, nice mestizo houses mostly made with "adobe" (sun-dried bricks) and with tiled red roofs, a church of the period with remains of the Colonial art, where the mass is still celebrated in Quechua, (the Inkas native language).
Its square concentrates one of the most emblematic markets of the valley; every day takes places the artisanal market, which is very entertaining, colorful and with diverse items going from textiles to ceramics, through woodworking, leatherworking, fabric, and many products that attract people's attention. At the same place, we will find the local market, with products brought from the fields, vegetables, potatoes, corn and the big variety of fresh items of the region. We will see also the Mayors "Indian chiefs" with its typical ornaments and colors, who comes from diverse nearby communities to assist to the market and to the church.
One of the singular appeals of the city is the bakeries; some of them are very old, and you will find there wheat bread, and the well-touted cheese-and-onion empanadas (pies) that are a delight for the visitors.
This trip combines the mystical Inca culture and the natural richness of the Valley of Urubamba. An unforgettable visit that shows us various aspects of a people whose customs and traditions still survive. Trip back to Cusco .
If you want to extend your visit, very close to the top of the village, is located the "Pisac Inka Citadel" (**) one the most important archaeological sites in Cusco area, a fortress built at the peak, from which we will appreciate the dimension of the valley, with terraces, palaces, living spaces, residences, sources, as well as one of the biggest Inca cemeteries of the region.
(*) Visit to AWANACANCHA Camelids research center, is included in private services basis only.
(**) Tour extencion to "Pisac Inka Citadel" operates in private services basis only.
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