we will explore beautiful places such :chincheros ,moray, salineras and Ollantayambo.
this full day tour is basically organized for everyone who doesn't have much time to be in cusco because of limited time of the vacations.
our itinerary is based in a really good plan of one day instead of 2 days and our tour is going to take us into some beautiful and historical places such as , mountains, valleys, lakes , inka sites , Catholic church so many other ones that you will see once you are there, where we will be able to absorb the inka culture since we are going to be close the descendants of the inkas.
we will pick you up at 8:am and travel to Chincheros, a small charming village with beautiful views of the Sacred Valley, where you will see andean catholic curch, narrow cobbled streets and people in traditional local dress, also a good place to have a demonstration of how aplaca wool is washed and dyed using native plants and minerals.
then we will continue to Moray and see the wonderful site used by the Incas for agricultural experiments, here you will learn how the inkas adapted plants at different altitudes.
After that we drive to the imppressive salt mines of Maras where you can see the pans fed by saline spring water which slowly evaporates leaving the salt behind, this mine has been used since Pre-Incan times and even now with the same system of how used to be before.
Later on we continue to the fascinating town of Ollantaytambo which is a beautiful Incan city that still conserve the traditional Incan urban sector of narrow streets and stream in between
once the tour is done we will be back to cusco.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: at our clients hotel
End location: at our clients hotel
Duration: 10 hours
comfortable minvan service for up to 8 people.
* private vehicle service for up to 8 people
* professional tour guide
* pick up and drop off at the hotel
Estimated Local Cash Needed
145 soles - If the customer doesn't have yet the BTG(general tourist ticket) valid for 14 most atractive places which can be used for other tours as well,but if you just want a day ticket the cost is 70 soles .
*salt mines entrance fee
*tourist ticket (BTG),required to visit all the historical monuments
*salt mine ticket
*meals and drinks
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We booked Wilfredo for a total of 3 tours in Cusco and the Sacred Valley. He and his driver were AMAZING! Wilfredo speaks excellent English and he is clearly very knowledgeable of the history of the region and its people. This tour was my favorite of the ones we booked with him. It was a packed day of amazing experiences, including spectacular archaeological sites and the textile co-op. Wilfredo was very punctual and his van was always clean and spacious! HIGHLY recommended tour with a GREAT guide!