The town of Pisac (Pisaq in the native Quechua language) lies 32 km, approx. 40 minutes from Cusco, in the Sacred Valley of the Incas right along the Río Vilcanota also known as the Urubamba River. The town itself hosts a famous market frequented by most visitors to the Sacred Valley on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday mornings, selling hand-painted ceramics and other handicrafts, as well as fruit and vegetables on Sundays.
The other main attraction in Pisac is the stunning Pisac Archaeological Site which, perched atop a peak overlooking the town of Pisac stretch for 7km making for a nice morning of sightseeing with stunning views of the surrounding Andes mountains. Enjoy browsing our Pisac Travel Guide with all the information you need to plan a great visit to Pisac including our favourite things to see and do, hotels, restaurants and shops. You will also find tips on how to get to Pisac and our ideal one day itinerary for spending a day in this Andean village.
The traditional Pisac market is famous in the region for its colourful Sunday market when local communities come down from surrounding Andean villages to sell their wares including food, hand woven blankets and shawls and other handicrafts.
Tucked away down one of Pisac’s quiet streets you will find this little gem! The Pisac Botanic Gardens are a little haven of peace and nature and well worth a visit if you want a moment of calm and to explore some interesting varieties of orchids, cacti and Peruvian plant species.
The Chawaytire weaving community is a community of weavers about a 45 minute drive from Pisac that have passed their traditional Andean weaving techniques down from generation to generation in an effort to save this precious Andean cultural tradition.