Sacsayhuaman & Pisac Day Tour Update 1 Day
Our new 1 day Sacsayhuaman and Pisac Day Tour focuses on the famous archeological site of Sacsayhuaman, and the Inca Village of Pisac, with its impressive Incan Ruins above the city. Sacsayhuaman dominates the northeastern part of the city of Cusco next to the Cristo Blanco Cross that shines over the city of Cusco 24 hours a day. On the way to Pisac and Sacred Valley we explore the archeological sites of Q’enqo, Puca Pucará and Tambomachay. Finally, The Inca village of Pisac is one of the largest pre-Columbian style handicraft and textile markets in the region of Cusco and the archeological ruins of Pisac are considered to be one of the finest remaining Inca archeological sites in the country.
Ruins, culture and shopping
Sacsayhuaman the first site we visit, which means ‘satisfied falcon,’ is one of the most impressive sites built by the Incas. It is generally referred to as a fortress. However, it is not certain what its main function was before the Spanish arrived. Current research suggests that it was more likely used as a temple, as Inca tombs have been discovered in the area. The Incas planned the city of Cusco in the shape of a puma, with Sacsayhuaman as the head. The magnificent zigzag walls are the major attraction.
On the way to Pisac and the Sacred Village we stop at the archeological sites of Q’enqo, Puca Pucará and Tambomachay. After exploring there we are on our way to Pisac.
The Inca village of Pisac is one of the largest pre-Columbian style handicraft and textile markets in the region of Cusco and the archeological ruins of Pisac are considered to be one of the finest remaining Inca archeological sites in the country. The Inca tunnel and the Sacred Temple Complex are constructed from exquisitely carved pink granite. You will also explore one of the biggest Inca cemeteries with more than 2000 tombs and admire the incredible farming terraces carved into the mountain.
At the colorful Inca market in Pisac, you will be able to appreciate a mixture of colors and Inca culture and tradition. You will have plenty of opportunities to test your bartering skills, interact with the local artisans and purchase their hand-made souvenirs. Be sure to bring soles to bargain with. Locals do not change money.
PLACES YOU VISIT IN OUR SACSAYHUAMAN & PISAC DAY TOUR
- Pisac Ruins
- Pisac Market
- Lunch in Pisac
- Puka Pukará
- Return to Cusco around 4 or 5pm
WHAT IS INCLUDED FOR SACSAYHUAMAN AND PISAC DAY TOUR?
- Pick up at your hotel
- Professional English & Spanish speaking private guide
- Private transportation to visit all Inca sites
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED FOR SACSAYHUAMAN AND PISAC DAY TOUR?
- Entrance to Archeological sites: Purchase the Boleto Turístico (tourist ticket) 70 soles (about $20 USD), at the first site you enter. This can only be used for one day.
- If you are visiting sites on other days the most economical ticket is the 10 days Boleto Turistico for 130 soles (about $35 USD) to visit archeological sites in the entire Cusco region.
PRICE $179 USD - All groups are private
- GROUP of 1 to 6 persons – $179 USD for the total group (not per person)
- GROUP of 7 to 12 persons – $217 USD for the total group (not per person)
Note: The partial tourist ticket is required for this tour. The 1 day ticket costs 70 soles ($20 USD) and is valid for 1 day. You purchase it at the 1st site you visit and you can visit as many sites as you like in one day with no further charge. See travel info for more detailed info.
The Boleto Turístico (tourist ticket )
You have the option to purchase a 1 day or a 10 day Boleto Turístico.
The partial ticket, or 1 day ticket costs 70 soles ($20 USD) and is valid for 1 day. You can visit as many sites as you like in one day with no further charge. There are no discounts with this ticket.
Both tourist tickets, of 1 day or 10 days, allows the access to different archeological sites around Cusco, and Sacred Valley. This is the best way to visit all the archeological sites of the region and the Sacred Valley. Most of the main archeological sites are not accessible for free.
The general ticket allows you over the next 10 days to enter 16 archeological and cultural sites in Cusco, the south valley and the Sacred Valley. The price of this ticket is 130 soles (about $40 USD) and is valid for 10 days. This is the cheapest and most convenient way to plan to see different sites in a few days. The cost for students under 25 (with the presentation of a valid University ID card) and for teenagers under 18 (with the presentation of an identity card) is 70 soles ($20 USD). Children under 11 are free.
Here is a list of sites where you can use your Boleto Turístico:
Note : The entrance ticket to the main archeological sites like Sacsayhuaman, Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Chinchero, Tipón and Moray cannot be sold individually; you must buy the Boleto turístico to visit them. You can get it at the time you enter the first site that you are visiting or in Avenida el Sol a nearby Peruvian office. YOU MUST PAY IN SOLES, NO CREDIT CARD OR US DOLLARS ARE ACCEPTED.
Important: These entrances are not included in the Boleto Turístico.
- The entrance to the Qoricancha or Santo Domingo Convent (15 soles)
- The entrance to the Cathedral (40 soles)
Your briefing will take place the night before your tour.
Your briefing will take place the night before your trek. It will be held at our office at 6 or 6:30pm, depending on your confirmation email details. The office is located at Calle Garcilaso 210, office 213 (second floor) in the La CASA DEL ABUELO shopping center.
HOW TO BOOK THE TOUR
FIRST, to book your Sacsayhuaman & Pisac Day Tour, we need you to fill out our booking form by clicking on BOOK NOW on our homepage or click here the link BOOK NOW.
SECOND, we require a deposit of $53.00 USD per person. You can make you deposit by clicking on the VISA or PAYPAL symbols on the top of our home page, or you can click on the VISA or PAYPAL symbols on our booking page.
WHAT ABOUT THE BALANCE?
If you would like to avoid the high credit card fees in Peru, you may pay in cash at our office (US dollars or Peruvian soles) here in Cusco. There are many ATMS within the historical center to withdraw money. You can also pay by VISA or PAYPAL online but you will have to pay a 5.5% service fee, charged by VISA and PAYPAL. To pay your balance through PAYPAL, you need to log into your PAYPAL account and use our email address firstname.lastname@example.org
MAY I CHANGE THE DEPARTURE DATE AFTER THE TICKETS HAVE BEEN BOUGHT?
Yes, but with some restrictions. Please contact the office as soon as possible if you need to change your date.
*** If you cancel your Sacsayhuaman & Pisac Day Tour, the deposit is not refundable at all!
DO I NEED MY ORIGINAL PASSPORT?
Yes! You have to bring your original passport and it is very important that it is the same passport number you sent to us to book your trek, other entrances and reservations.
If you’re happy with the services provided, a tip – though not compulsory – is appreciated. While it may not be customary in your country, it’s of great significance for the people who will take care of you during the Sacsayhuaman & Pisac Day Tour. Everything depends on your perception of the quality and the length of your trip. Remember, a tip is not compulsory and should only be given when you receive excellent service.
ARE WE SUSTAINABLE?
Yes, we are a locally sustainable & responsible tourism operator. That incorporates universal principles of tourism: protect the environment and benefit the local communities by respecting their culture and religion. With this in mind, we have trained all our local staff to know and understand, respect the places and the local people.
WHAT TO BRING FOR THE TOUR
FOR SACSAYHUAMAN AND PISAC DAY TOUR?
- Warm jacket and rain jacket
- Sun protection
- Some money for souvenirs and food
- Money in soles to purchase boleto turístico (70 soles)
- Original passport
- If you are a student, take your valid university ID card (only works for the 10 day boleto turístico)