We visited the picturesque Andean Village of Pisac in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. It’s a quiet village that comes bustling on Sundays when the locals from surrounding towns converge in its market to sell and barter their produce. The vibrant market attracts a lot of travelers who come to buy local handicrafts or to just enjoy its lively, colorful scene.
Best time to go: I arrived at the market in the morning the first time I visited the market in 2000. It was terribly crowded as the bus loads of tourists come in the morning. On this visit, we arrived in the afternoon shortly after lunch and it was a lot less crowded; there were more locals and very few tourist. It was a more pleasant time to walk around, shop and observe local activities.
Getting there: We took a taxi from Cuzco and the driver offered to wait and take us back to Cusco. We paid about $15 round trip. You can also take a bus, which runs frequently to and from Cuzco, or you may sign up for a bus tour from Cuzco.