Everyone stops in Cuzco on their way to the well-known Machu Picchu. But not everyone takes in some of the surrounding visual riches of nearby towns that are a mere bus ride away. Take this view for example, which isn't far from Cuzco at all. Find a bus station, and ask them to take you to (and from) the tiny town of Pisac. It's not big at all, but you will find a quaint little village, and a wonderful local market where you can purchase trinkets and small handmade crafts from local artisans. Any local can then point you in the direction of the nearby ruins (read: walk up the mountain), at which point you will see the photo above. The entire trip and hike can be done in about half a day, and it's a nice change from the hustle and bustle of MP.