Upon arrival at Cusco airport, our Bed & Breakfast in Pisac had arranged for a taxi to pick up our group and baggage up and take us to Pisac about 20 miles away. What we did not know was that the road from Cusco to Pisac was narrow, windy, and that our driver had aspirations for driving F1!
White knuckled, we arrived in the center of Pisac to be transferred to a moto-taxi. The last bit of distance from Pisac to the B&B was to be covered on a dirt trail. Too far to walk with baggage. With four people and luggage crammed into a small moto-taxi, we jostled our way to the B&B.
|Pisac viewed from the B&B along the unpaved trail.|
Arriving at the B&B, we unpacked and settled in for a two night's stay. The B&B is surrounded by a wall, somewhat of a compound, situated about a 10 minute walk to town.
|Bed & Breakfast main house|
After a good night's rest, the plan was to attack the ruins in the morning and then leisurely explore the marketplace in the afternoon. To reach the main entrance to the ruins, we opted for a short five mile taxi ride up the mountain. The terracing and panoramic views were stunning. The terraces are enormous engineering wonders clinging to the sides of the mountain.
|Pisac ruins main entrance|
|and more terraces|
|View of Pisac from the canyon|
Following a clean up and brief rest, we headed out into the center of town and the market. The market spills out from the main plaza with stalls packed in selling all manner of crafts.
|Pisac main plaza|
|Peruvian delicacy, guy|
|Alpaca lomo saltado|
|One last look at the B&B|
The next stage in the journey sees us heading toward the town of Ollantaytambo along the Urubamba River and the start for many of the Incan Trail.