Maras, Moray and Chinchero Private Day Trip from Cusco
On this full-day tour you will go to the Sacred Valley and the Urubamba Valley of Peru. Located between Cusco and Machu Picchu, this valley is known for its lush landscape, picturesque colonial towns and magnificent Incan fortress. Discover this beautiful, charming and historic place as we visit the enigmatic archaeological site of Moray, where new crops were developed by the Inca using varying altitudes on a terraced system. Then, we visit the town of Maras and the complex of Salineras. Admire how a salt water spring gushes forth from these high altitude mountains and tumbles down the mountainside into individual evaporation chambers which have been fully operational in bringing the people of the highlands salt, ever since Inca times.Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this productStop At:
Moray, Maras 08655 Peru
To start the Maras Moray & Chinchero Tour we will pick you up from your hotel around 8 AM and head to Moray. The drive is about 1 hour and 20 minutes and is absolutely beautiful. You will drive through the snow-capped peaks of the Andes, through lush yellow fields of wheat, past some villages.
Finally you will arrive to the fascinating display of terraces in Moray. Moray boasts three amphitheater-like terraces made by the Incas. These terraces, which are carved deep into the earth in a bowl shape, were thought to be used to determine the optimal conditions for growing crops.
Duration: 2 hoursStop At:
Salinas de Maras, Carreta a Maras, Maras 08655 Peru
When you are done exploring Moray you will head to the salt mines of Maras, which is about 2 miles away. This village is known as a former salt-producing center that is thought to date back all the way to pre-Inca times. There are over 3000 salt pools all carved into the mountain side, being filled daily by a little stream of water.
Duration: 2 hoursStop At:
Complejo Arqueologico Chinchero, Chinchero Peru
The last place to visit will be Chinchero. Here we can admire the well-preserved Inka walls of the main square as well as the many altars. We will also visit the beautiful colonial church, unique for its interior artwork and imagery. Moving on we will participate in a wonderful introduction and learning experience of the art of Andean textiles; throughout the afternoon we will become acquainted with the wisdom of Andean weavings as maintained since long before Inka times.
Duration: 1 hour
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"A minimum of 2 people per booking is required"
"It is recommended that you bring a sun hat, sunscreen, a waterproof jacket, water and a camera"
"Infant seats available"
"Transportation is wheelchair accessible"
"Not recommended for travelers with back problems"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
Duration: 7 To 8 Hours
Traveler pickup is offered
We will pick you up from your hotel, hotels must be located around Cusco downtown.
Cancellations and refunds:
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.