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Pisac

Pisac consists of two distinct areas: the archaeological park on top of the mountain and the colonial town below.

In the archaeological complex there are numerous squares and buildings, both for residential settlements and for ceremonial Pisacuse, and the oldest and largest known Inca cemetery. A little further down the complex of temples made of pink granite with ceremonial altars, fountains and the magnificent «Templo del sol» (Temple of the Sun). Around the ruins are extensive agricultural terraces that nestle into the curve of the mountains.

The markets for agricultural and handicraft products such as silverware, «Mates burilados», ceramics, straw hats, alpaca textiles, ponchos, musical instruments, paintings, antiques, queros (ceremonial vessels), jewelry, necklaces, ... have a long tradition. Every Sunday the «Varayocs» come from the higher-lying towns of Motupa, Saccaca, Viacha, Cotataqui and Paru Paru, in their typical clothing with the «Vara» (scepter of command) to celebrate worship in quechua in the church.Pisac

Population

About 11 000.

Geographical location

33 km northeast of Cusco.

Altitude
Village: 2972 m, ruins: 3300 m.


Climate

Average temperature

January: 10,2 °C, February: 10,2 °C, March: 10,3 °C, April: 9,8 °C, May: 8,6 °C, June: 7,4 °C, July: 7,2 °C, August: 8,2 °C, September: 9,6 °C, October: 10,6 °C, November: 10,8 °C, December: 10,8 °C.

Average rainfall

January: 150,2 mm, February: 135,0 mm, March: 118,2 mm, April: 46,5 mm, May: 9,2 mm, June: 2,3 mm, July: 5,1 mm, August: 8,9 mm, September: 23,8 mm, October: 39,5 mm, November: 67 mm, December: 114,8 mm.

 

Average relative humidity

January: 67,6%, February: 68,3%, March: 67,5%, April: 62,0%, May: 56,7%, June: 51,7%, July: 50,3%, August: 50,9%, September: 54,4%, October: 54,5%, November: 55,8%, December: 62,0%.

Source of statistical data: Weatherbase.



Travel programs:
     
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Citytour in Cusco; Full Day Tour Urubamba Valley with Pisac, Urubamba and Ollantaytambo; by train to Machu Picchu.

     
Roundtrip Experience Peru   PTW-PER001

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12 days / 11 nights

Round trip: Lima, Arequipa, Colca valley, Lake Titicaca, journey from Puno to Cusco, the «Sacred Valley» of the Urubamba, Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Machu Picchu, Lima.

     
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15 days / 14 nights

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Roundtrip Experience Peru + Tambopata    PTW-PER003

Experience Peru + Tambopata Rainforest

16 days / 15 nights

Round trip: Lima, Arequipa, Colca valley, Lake Titicaca, journey from Puno to Cusco, the «Sacred Valley» of the Urubamba, Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Machu Picchu, Tambopata jungle, Lima.

     
Roundtrip Experience Peru + Paracas und Nasca    PTW-PER004

Erlebnis Peru + Paracas and Nasca

15 days / 14 nights

Round trip: Lima, Paracas, Nasca, Nasca lines, Arequipa, Colca valley, Lake Titicaca, journey from Puno to Cusco, the «Sacred Valley» of the Urubamba, Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Machu Picchu, Lima.

     
Roundtrip Peru in a few days    PTW-PER005

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7 days / 6 nights

Round trip: Lima, Pachacamac, Cusco, the «Sacred Valley» of the Urubamba, Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Machu Picchu, Lima.

     










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