Maras- Moray, Sal flats are impresive; Ollantaytambo and Chinchero living Inca towns
This tour is a superb way to see the impressive Andes mountains rising up from the Sacred Valley which contains Inca temples, residences, altars, channels, carvings, Ollantaytambo and Chincheros alive Incans towns; also their impressive Agriculture terraces and Moray Archaeological Inca Complex is located about 7km away from Maras town (3300m) and 35 km from Cusco and Maras Salt Mine is located near to Maras town surrounded by huge snow peaks named "La Veronica" (5682m) and "Chicon" (5530m). The people who live very proud of their culture, with their traditions and customs since their ancestors.
Leaving Cusco around 8:00
First stop in CHINCHEROS with its San Pedro colonial Church and extensive Inca sanctuary plus Local people wearing their typical clothes since ancient times especially ladies with their unique braids to whom we will see spinning baby alpaca wool, dyeing wool, all process.
Then Moray Archaeological Incan Complex, those are enormous natural depressions or hollows in the ground surface that Incas used for constructing irrigated farming terraces around them "Agricultural Laboratory" and enjoy the view of the Andes like to Apu Veronica.
After Maras - Picturesque town with its colonial doors, visit one house to know how is the preparation of CHICHA.
SALINERAS - to learn about artisanal salt mining.
Lunch in the sacred valley. . .
Last visit OLLANTAYTAMBO to see the famous Pacarictampu and Inca princess bath fountain, some streets and local people wearing colorful ponchos, considered as alive Inca town,
and finally, Return to Cusco and drop off you at your hotel.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: customer's hotel in cusco
End location: customer's hotel in cusco
Duration: 9 hours 30 min.
if the customer has the train to take from Ollantaytambo to Machupicchu; the time I will fit to our schedule.
Comfortable prvivate vehicle from to site to site and explore on foot.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
80 Soles - If the customer doesn't have yet the BTG(general tourist ticket) valid for 16 most atractive places which can use for other tours as well, we buy a partial ticket with price mentioned which is half of the entire
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What a great tour and I owe it all to my excellent guide, Edwin, and the driver Gido. They took excellent care of me and made sure I saw the best of Cusco and Machu Picchu. Edwin is a great guide. He is knowledgeable, professional while being very affable and friendly. I have travelled all over the world and used guides often. Not saying they weren't excellent but Edwin is one of the best. I highly recommend him and his tours and cannot say enough good things. It has been a highlight of my world travels.
Gregory (Greg) Disterhoft