Pisac is known to be a spiritual destination in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, in Peru.
When arriving to the Valley, even if you fly directly into the city of Cusco, Pisac is a perfect town to spend a few days and get yourself acclimatized before getting too physically active. Glorious landscapes, a relaxed pace of life and picturesque people, make for a very pleasant experience in Pisac.
During our 3 days in Pisac, we stayed at Chaskawasi Hostel, in the very centre of town. Although it is in the main road, right where you can catch the buses and vans in and out of town, this hostel has a big nicely arranged garden, where you can lounge around, read a book, or simply sit and look at the surrounding mountains.
Our room was nicely decorated, with a mix of Andean elements and Indian inspired details. The view goes out to the river and mountains: from the room itself you can observe the buzz of locals and tourists crossing the bridge, arriving into town, and going about their daily errands.
Pisac is a very picturesque town, and even when you’re not looking at anything in particular, you might be actually seeing something interesting or simply pretty.
To inspire relaxation and create the mood for meditation, Chaska Wasi has adopted a lot of Hindu related decorative items and wall posters. What’s more, they even have a meditation room!
Common areas of the hotel include a well equipped kitchen and dinning room, on the lower ground by the garden. Currently, breakfast is not included in the room, but you do have all the facilities needed to prepare yourself a bite. There is even a grocery right next door and ladies selling bread on the streets since early morning.
This is a perfect place to stay at while exploring Pisac!
The main town square where the Sunday market is held is less than 5 minutes away walking and there are taxis right outside that can take you up to the Pisac Ruins.
Phone: +51 985 03 32 88
Avenida Amazonas s/n – Pisac, Cusco, Peru
Double rooms with private bathroom: starting at USD38