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1 Day
Availability : We depart any day with 2 people
Cusco
Pisaq
Difficulty : ★ Easy
Adventure : ★★★ Getting off the beaten path
Solitude : ★★★ Off the beaten path
Min Age : 8
Max People : 12

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Description

Want a quick introduction to Peruvian weaving? On this trip we visit the popular Pisaq ruins and market, as well as get off the beaten track and visit the  renowned weaving village of Chahuaytire. Chahuaytire is a small mountain village famous for the quality of its Peruvian weaving.

This is a really exceptional trip for those with an interest in glimpsing how the people of the Sacred Valley really live. At the same time we will explore Peruvian weaving, pass through some very picturesque countryside and have great views of jagged peaks against the skyline. We recommend to do this tour by bike to add an element of adventure to an already interesting day!

Price

Prices are per person in USD, based on group size. We do not have fixed-date group departures. If you do not want to book a private tour, please see our Trekkers Wanted page for a list of open departures within your dates.

2 people

$230

4-6 people

$125

7-8 people

$115

9-12 people

$105

Details

What is Included?

  • Collection from your hotel on the morning of departure for your Pisac ruins & Peruvian weaving tour
  • Partial Boleto Turistico and entry fees
  • Private transport to/from Cusco as described in the itinerary
  • English/Quechua/Spanish speaking professional guide
  • Lunch

What is Not Included?

  • Breakfast on the first morning.
  • Snacks and water
  • Mountain bike
  • Tips for the guide

You Should Bring

    Cusco can experience every season in a single day, so you should be prepared for sun and rain, cold and hot weather! We recommend a hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, sweater, rain gear or plastic poncho, winter hat or toque and gloves. In addition, you should bring:

    • A light day pack to carry your things
    • Water bottle and snacks
    • Money for snacks, souvenirs and tips

    You can also see What To Bring for our comprehensive recommendations on what to pack for a trek in the Andes. For more great suggestions, check out our blog about How to Prepare for a Trek in Peru.

Optional Extras & Upgrades

    We offer you the opportunity to personalize your trip and make your experience more comfortable through our Optional Extras and Upgrades. All options are available during the reservation process; please ask your sales consultant for more information.

    • Light-weight aluminium walking stick. Two sticks are recommended for tough hikes.
    • Combine with a day trip to Machu Picchu, either at the beginning or end of your trek
    • Combine with any trek for a complete Cusco Experience!
    • Convert part of the itinerary into downhill mountain biking instead of hiking. Contact us for more details.

    Important!

    • When calculating the cost of renting equipment, calculate using the length of the entire trip, not just the number of trekking days.
    • Please be careful with rented equipment! You are responsible for the cost of replacement if something is damaged or broken.
    • Any upgrades or trip extensions must be requested at time of booking.

Available Discounts

  • 5% off a day tour listed price when you also book a 3-day or longer trek operated by Apus Peru
  • Youth 12-17: 5% off. A valid passport must be presented upon booking.
  • Children 5-11 years: 15% off. A valid passport must be presented upon booking.
  • Children 0-4 years: Free. A valid passport must be presented upon booking. Children under 4 will not count towards the total number of guests in a group. This discount does not apply to train fares. Children under 2 will not be considered to occupy a seat on any train or bus, and instead must ride on a parent’s lap.
  • Remember that scans of the student card (for students) or passports (for children) need to accompany the bookingin order to be eligible for the discount.

Trekkers Wanted

Want to join a trek? Ready to confirm a departure date of your own, but interested in having others join you? Then Trekkers Wanted is for you! Our innovative Trekkers Wanted system matches people up who are interested in hiking the same trek, bringing costs down and multiplying the fun for everyone! Read More about Trekkers Wanted, post your trek or search for confirmed departures!

Important Info

  • Each guide has their own preferred route and so the route you take might not correspond exactly to the route described here.
  • The times cited in this Pisac Ruins and Peruvian Weaving tour itinerary are approximate. Walking times depend on the group.
  • The program is subject to change, due to weather and other unexpected circumstances
  • When you are visiting people’s homes please be respectful. Please refer to our Responsible Tourism pages. You can also ask for a copy of our Traveler’s Code of Conduct guide.

Ready to Book?

  • Does this trek sound like just what you were looking for? If you’re ready to book or just want to find out a bit more information, fill out the Inquiry Form in the top right-hand corner of this page to get the ball rolling. You’ll be connected with one of our amazing sales people who will be able to turn your dream of hiking in the Andes into a reality. For more information on the entire booking process, please see our How To Book page.
  • Travel insurance is a must! World Nomads offers travel insurance for adventure activities.

Itinerary

We depart Cusco early in our private transport and travel to the Sacred Valley. First stop: the charming village of Pisaq, famous for the Pisac ruins and its lively market. We will spent a short time looking around this fascinating market before continuing high up in the hills above the Pisaq ruins, and far away from the tourist trail.

After this, we head to Chahuaytire, where there are people in the fields and women set up with their looms. They will be only too happy to explain the meaning of their Peruvian weaving and their use of natural products to make dyes. Inevitably, a group of villagers will gather with their weavings and you will have the opportunity to buy some of these spectacularly woven items. The quality of their Peruvian weaving is superb, so you cannot expect to get a “bargain” though you will meet the person who made your souvenir!

We continue from the village uphill to visit some pre-Inca petroglyphs before having a boxed lunch by the river. From here you have several options, which need to be organised at booking:

  1. Return by car – and have more time to shop in the artisan market in town!
  2. Downhill hike through farmland from Chahuaytire to Qello Qello.
  3. Easy downhill bicycle ride – see below for more details about the mountain biking itinerary.

As we head downhill, we will visit the Pisac ruins where we will have a guided tour and some time to explore on our own. After this, we will return to Cusco by car, passing through Pisac and stopping at Awanacancha to see the llamas, alpacas and vicuñas, if there is time.

Mountain Bike Option

We pick you up at your hotel and head to Pisaq where there is a lively market which you can wander around. Then we take private transport to a point high above Chahuaytire. We will stop to see some pre-Inca petroglyphs before heading to the village of Chahuaytire where the locals will show us their Peruvian weaving techniques.

From here we will mountain bike downhill through typical Sacred Valley farmland before arriving at the Pisac Ruins in the mid-afternoon. The private car will accompany us all along the route and take tired bicycle riders! We will have a guided tour of the Pisac ruins and a little time to explore on our own. After this, we will return to Cusco by car, stopping at Awanacancha if there is time to see the llamas, alpacas and vicuñas.

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