Royal Inka Pisac
This cheery hotel offers an agreeable combination of comfort and convenience—and spectacular views of the Pisac ruins. The buildings are a rainbow of mustard yellow, tomato red, and turquoise; the chapel is painted a deep rose. A giant fire roars in the cozy sitting room near the lobby, and the third floor "special rooms" have individual fireplaces with quirky iron screens depicting Incan gods. Like many other haciendas, the Royal Inka offers horseback riding and biking, but guests can also take classes in wood carving and ceramics taught by local artisans. Getting There Pisac is 45 minutes from Cuzco; some packages include transfers to and from the city center or airport.
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