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Tuesday 1 November 2016

One of the most colourful markets in the world

Every Sunday, members of the tribes of the Sacred Valley of the Incas descend on the small, dusty town of Pisac for the local market.

Many walk long distances to reach the market, and several wear traditional custumes. 

The market specialises in local fruits, vegetables and meats, along with local ceramics and items made of alpaca wool. 

It is a riot of colour and I hope you enjoy these photos. 

The author is a guest in Peru of Contours Travel. 

With 40 years of experience, Contours Travel is Australia’s most experienced and longest running Latin American travel wholesaler and agency, specializing in tailor-made, small group itineraries and special interest tours in Mexico, Cuba, Antarctica, South America, Central America and the Caribbean Islands. 

Director Ted Dziadkiewicz first explored the area as an overland bus driver in the mid-1970s, and he maintains a strong, hands-on focus on the business. 

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