History and Politics – There were several prominent Andean cultures in Ancient Peru; Mochica, and Chimu in the north, Tiahuanaco, Wari and Paracas in the south and the most recent Inca (‘Tawantinsuyo’ – ‘Four Regions Sun Federation’). In 1532 the barbarian Spanish invasion began and established a colonial form of governing and practiced systematic genocide of the aboriginals.
The Sacred Valley of the Incas is a stunning and historic valley that was inhabited by the Runas, human beings in Quechua, of the *Tahuantinsuyo (Incan nation) who built impressive works of agricultural engineering admired by all of humanity. Situated within easy reach of Cusco, the Sacred Valley of the Incas is a spectacular valley, located within the South American Andes mountain range. Running parallel to the winding Urubamba River, which also goes by the name of the Vilcanota River or the Wilcamayu River, the Sacred Valley of the Incas is just 15 km / 9 miles to the north of Cusco.
Below are a list or resources that provide extra information when traveling through Peru.
Information About Peru
How to get to Pisac:
45 minutes, 28 km on a two-way, paved road with spectacular views of the Andes and Sacred Valley, be prepared for windy curves.
By taxi: If you want to travel in greater comfort we recommend a taxi so you can take your time, stop to take photos and admire the lookouts. Pisac Inn is happy to organize a taxi service that is safe, reliable, friendly and flexible. Please contact us for fares. Or you can ask your hotel to organize a taxi to take you to Pisac; prices vary according to hotels. If you pick up a taxi on the street, make sure it’s a licensed taxi. Fares should be between S/.50 – S/.60 (Approx. US$17.85 – US$21.50). Pisac Inn arranges an airport pickup for $35, as well as services to the surrounding area that can be arranged with the front desk upon arrival to Pisac Inn or ahead of time to assure availability.