Start this interesting excursion from the archaeological site of Ollantaytambo, which is one of the most ancient continually occupied human settlements in America. This site shows the best example of city planning done by the Incas. Its excellent construction with its strong walls was both a temple and a fortress.
Then visit another impressive Inca complex, the archaeological site of Pisaq, with terraces built on its hills. To visit the site, you must walk along winding paths along a mountain cliff. Among the most important buildings are Pisaca, which is a curved wall; the Intihuatana, a solar clock among a group of temples and the military zone called “Q’Allaqasa.” Also visit its colorful market where an artisans’ fair takes place every Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday, including the exhibit and sale of fine woven crafts, colorful tapestries, handicrafts and textiles from Pisac and neighboring villages.
- Difficulty Level: II
- Duration: 1 day
- Schedule: Morning
- Attraction: Archaeological sites, Native skills, Photos