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Mercado de Pisac

Pisac Farmer's Market
One of the best day trips from Cuzco, Peru, is a visit to the Sunday farmer's market held in nearby Pisac. Locals from all over the region gather at the weekly market to sell and trade their goods, ranging from fresh-picked produce to handmade textiles and dyes to creamy cheeses.

Hiring a taxi in Cuzco at a cost of around $15 each way is the easiest way to get to the Pisac Sunday market, but if you're on a tight budget you can take a local bus to Pisac for only $2 each way. The winding road to Pisac travels through the Andes and looks out over the stunning Urubamba Valley - make sure to stop along the way for a birdseye view of the region's fertile farmlands surrounded by the towering Andes mountains.

At the Pisac farmer's market, this vendor was selling pieces of small bread, freshly baked that morning and still warm from the oven. My husband and I happily nibbled on the delicious bread while wandering through the market, taking in its sights and sounds. A true feast for the sense.
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