MOST INTACT INCA RUINS IN PERU | Pisac Ruins Hike in the Sacred Valley

MOST INTACT INCA RUINS IN PERU | Pisac Ruins Hike in the Sacred Valley


They’re really really enthusiastic about
getting people to join // Pisac is really famous for this particular market.
Sunday is definitely the star of this market. Loving it, loving it come to Pisac. Right now we are actually looking for a taxi that’s gonna take us
all the way up to the top of Pisac Ruins, so we can make our way down. It is supposed to be one of
the best-preserved Inca towns in the Sacred Valley. It’s a great day in Pisac so far. We’ve made it to (clear throat) to the top of Pisac and for some reason
my voice is going. I have no idea why – I think it’s a dry air, but we’ll do them
I’ll do my best. So now our goal is to just walk up the hill a little bit here,
not too far of course, and then make our way down and the driver told us how long
did you say it would take us it’s about two and a half hours something like that
and we’re just gonna take our time enjoying the day it is absolutely
gorgeous from up here so they have a few rules posted here you can’t rise on the
walls you’re not allowed to light fire no camping no smoking don’t paint the
walls don’t urinate on the walls and don’t climb with ropes and don’t take
photos with your drone I guess when we fly the drone we can only take video and
no mascots. So a little bit of the history of Pisac. It’s thought that Pisac was built by the same person who built Machu Picchu, that’s Emperor
Pachacuti. One thing that we do or we they think they know about this place is
that it only dates back to about 1440 because they have found nothing here
that predates the Incas. One of the first thing that we saw upon entrance is these
terraces. When you drive up to Pisac you see it way in a distance but it’s
just right behind me here. These terraces were built about 600 years ago, brought
all the stones and all the fertile soil from the valley floor, all the way
up here by hands and just so amazing how you actually see something like this This is pretty incredible these holes in
the cliffs that you see behind me if you look really closely at them you can see
that some of them at least some structures that maybe people lived in
there were not peoples houses but those are actually tomb that unfortunately
been raided the long time ago and this is supposed to be one of the biggest
cemetery in this area it’s quite a walk up here anyway highest point in peace
are coming up next me wish this televator
I know right I have a feeling those fingers were alive today they’d have
been bent at the elevator by now the houses at the top of okay so we’ve been
all the way to the top of Peace Hawk and now we’re gonna make the walk down and
holla fast the guide how long it was gonna take and the guide said it depends
how you actually walk I guess how fast you walk in other words he fudged he
doesn’t know it looks like we don’t have that far to go you can see tompa SEK
from here so we always assumed to be suckers actually at the bottom of the
hill but it seems like we actually going back up again and I assume that’s gonna
be a slide all the way down on the other side find out if you do come to Peru and
you’re planning on seeing a lot of think of stuff which is one of the main
reasons you come here anyway you have to be able to get used to the altitude and
the big reason the Incas liked to build things so high is because for for two
reasons one places like pee sock which were meant to protect places like cusco
from invasions from the south much easier to protect or defend from a
higher position but probably the most important reason that the ink is built
so high is because the Incas worshipped the Sun and they wanted to be as close
to the Sun as possible speaking of Sun when you come and view these Inca ruins
you have to wear as much sunscreen as possible and reapply which is what I
probably should do right now starts going down the slide step it’s
really steep yeah alright we’re going to just huddle is that gonna be dark oh
it’s not bad I can see the end of that lease type and I don’t want to shame
anybody but if you’re over a certain size you’re gonna have a tough time
getting through that I’m pretty big guy and that was a bit tight for me you got
to kind of turn a bit sideways to get through those older folks behind this
might have a little bit fun with that it’s a bit of a challenging walk down
but you know we could say it’s boring loving it loving it come to piece off
it’s amazing Halas a little while ago they liked it
better than Machu Picchu this is the most intact Inca ruins here in the
valley I’m not sure we really just realize how
far we’ve walked just look at that that hill behind us
that’s a long way down tons of stairs but now I think it’s gradually
descending I don’t believe it did we see some ink of village is down there but it
looks like a steep walk to get down but we’ve had fun so far yeah we can do it
of course in the middle of nowhere we just ran into this complex used to bend
low village for the Incas maybe four or five families live here and then they
have the majestic view of the valley but of course we’re just guessing this could
be like a place where they sacrifice llamas one of things that I’ve noticed
and I don’t know if this is architectural II write or not you can
see the precision of this I’ve noticed that even if you took this one out the
ones above it wouldn’t fall down because they’re still wedged above it’s almost
like every one of them is like a keystone say an earthquake happened and
this one got cracked and lost its integrity the ones above it wouldn’t be
here it’s a d-shaped building and this is one of the most important building
here in Pisa the reason for it is that number one this is probably one of the
only one that’s completely have a d’ shape and then it’s all curved on three
sides and number two if you look closely all of the stones is completely
precisely cut almost no flaw matter how hard you tried you couldn’t get a piece
of paper in between these things when these were built the Incas had very very
few metals and no metals that were strong enough they had to figure out a
way to grind this down to keep it as precise as possible
and really no one knows exactly how they did it even like have liked it a little
bit just like that not enough to just make sure yes about
the up in between so just we come out of here we notice that this little
irrigation system but we have no idea where it’s coming from on the entire way
down we haven’t seen anything like this there’s something built on the ground
make a channel all the way down to great like what a fountain at the end of this
line we’ve probably been doing this for well
over an hour now and we’re not even close to the bottom there is so much
behind me here we have a long way to go before we get to the bottom so just to
give you a little bit of perspective just above the terraces there’s some
buildings that’s what we started we walked all the way up to the top of this
massive L here we walked all the way down did a little bit more up and down
got through here do you sort of feel like we’re about halfway down and
ha’la’tha is actually recording the distance and it’s just a little bit over
a mile we’ve walked but it’s been miles of upstairs and downstairs and in nooks
and crannies through tunnels yeah so it’s been pretty cool yeah hopefully it
gives you a better perspective on what we’ve done today come to peace ah it’s
amazing if you look at a map of Peru we’re up in the mountains but we’re also
in the middle of a desert when you just look around at the plants here it’s just
amazing in the diversity of it all everything from prickly pears to just
various kind of cactus Telfair oh yeah two things that step the Hall of Fame
they have a while back there was a point that’s kind of prickly that just was
waving around instead oh it’s definitely you’re in a desert but it’s it’s not a
death and unlike national parks in Canada in
the United States they don’t take precautions with rails so if Haleh wants
to be a little careless he’s going down the side of the mountain we continue on we’re getting a lot closer to how we’re
almost at the peace talks this is where we’re gonna be ending up a little later
today we are about to be overrun by schoolchildren halluf means we better
speed up we’re gonna let them pass the serenity of our Mountain afternoon
shattered I’m not sure if in Canada or America parents would give the teachers
permission for their children to come on hikes like this but it’s kind of
dangerous so either that coliform means that kids here are probably more mature
than American and Canadian kids of course they are you don’t mind that it
looks creepy to me don’t take an Bridge mood it’s designed to move it can have a
silt bridge so we are surrounded by these terraces
with the just like a stonework is amazing the majority of these terraces
have this kind of like steps so you don’t have to go around to go up to the
next level we’re not supposed to climb I need rock but this is what it is I have
to admit I don’t understand this at all because the effort to move even one of
those stones from somewhere way down there or even even summer up here and
build these walls is just almost impossible to believe that that can
happen so this is the end of our day at Inca peace Ock
yeah we made it a solid piece Ock and it took us over two hours from the top Joe
ok comparison Machu Picchu I think machu picchu in the landscape is
much better it’s more exotic more known for but I would say the ruins itself I
like this much much better and it was a better day because a walk kids coming by
a little windier a little cooler side all those heat not pretty good now
and it didn’t cost 500 yes it’s definitely cheaper and then you know if
you get the bloody hitters to go yeah yeah because I counted 30 so less but
you get 16 of these things yeah so about forty forty two dollars each we had
amazing time at peace out today I couldn’t have asked for better we just
kept our collective oh here it’d be suck in about 40 minute drive to our place as
soon as they get this we fill up we’ll be on our way
one of these two things that happen on the way out was on the way after the
colectivo was that we saw a massive fire on top of the mountain well a massive
amount of smoke anyway so we’re hoping that that doesn’t get down to the town
because it will destroy this town but according to the driver kind of happens
all the time so which is a little bit sad because it seems like just some
farmers cleaning up laying around here the landscape is being destroyed and we
are still doing it yep anyway that’s it from piece on and thanks for watching okay we are in okay with Jesus okay I’ve
got a little bit of a frog in my throat so no I’m more worried about my camel I
mean I mean I mean boo be dead you

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