Step inside pre-Incan Peru at Piquillacta, which has stood in this spot for almost 15 centuries. Get a glimpse of ancient agricultural practices at the ruins of an irrigation system, which includes a stretch of aqueducts. Stand in the streets and appreciate the tall walls that still guard the long-abandoned walkways. With so much to explore, the site remains a great place for both children and adults interested in a bit of Peruvian history. To visit Piquillacta on your trip to Huarcapay, use our Huarcapay road trip site .
Ruínas de uma cidade de civilização anterior aos Incas. Area bem grande que permite ter uma noção das ruas e casas. O local é bem seco e quente. Em algumas casas se vê a cobertura antiga feita de gess... more »Ruins of a city of civilization before the Incas. Very large Area that allows you to have a notion of the streets and houses. The place is very dry and warm. In some houses you can see the old cover made of plaster.
Como este lugar es pre-Inca pareciera que no tiene sentido visitarlo. La construccion es bastante mas tosca que la Inca pero hay que comprender que tienen muchos mas años. Es un lugar muy interesante ... more »As this place is pre-Inca it seems that there is no point in visiting it. The construction is much rougher than the Inca but it must be understood that they are many more years old. It is a very interesting place and you can appreciate that it is a walled city with quite urban criterion. Unfortunately and as in almost all places, they charge you a rather expensive ticket and there are no posters, brochures and in this particular place there were no guides. It's a shame.
Just next to the road a huge ruin. Very interesting. At the door there is a local man who will tell you the story for free but you can buy souvenirs out of him. Included in the Cusco tourist ticket. Recommended
Drive right in along the original Inca highway, park right outside the walls. Much larger than expected, clearly the home to many people. Quite a bit of reconstruction going on, several access points to view structure below grade. Really enjoyed walking the perimeter. Don't skip the small museum at the entrance, give it at least 10 minutes.
Build a planTell us where and when you
want to go, we will build
the best sightseeing itinerary
Refine itYou have complete flexibility on your destinations and itinerary
Book as a packageUse our travel agents to get
package savings and hassle free booking
Enjoy your trip!Enjoy our 24x7
Popular things to do in Huarcapay
Side trips from Huarcapay
Duration: 1h 30min
Plans to Piquillacta by other users
9 days in Cusco BY A USER FROM COSTA RICA November, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular sights PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 26 days in Santiago & Cusco BY A USER FROM BRAZIL October, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: October, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 11 days in Cusco BY A USER FROM BRAZIL January, popular sights PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 11 days in Lima & Cusco BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 17 days in Cusco & Lima BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 35 days in Cusco BY A USER FROM PERU November, popular sights PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium