SACRED VALLEY TOUR FROM OLLANTAYTAMBO TO CUSCO
The Sacred Valley Tour from Ollantaytambo is the perfect day trip for those staying in Ollantaytambo after Machu Picchu. This private tour will cover Ollantaytambo, Salt Mines of Maras and Chinchero. Your experience ends with a drop off at your hotel in Cusco.
Enjoy the Ollantaytambo Tour with our expert guide and head towards the Salt Mines of Maras. The Maras salt mines history comes from prehispanic times. In addition, there is also an evidence of ancient construction nearby called Pichingoto. Today, there are over four thousand salt pans filled with spring salty water found very close. Both Maras and Pichingoto communities extract the salt and sell in and out of the country.
After Maras salt mines tour comes Moray inca site. These four circular depressions were used as an agricultural experiment station, where the incas acclimated a wide variety of crops to different altitudes. From here, you visit Chinchero and experience the step by step weaving demonstration process.
Pickup Location: Ollantaytambo hotel at 7:00 am
Drop off Location: Cusco hotel or downtown restaurants, around 6:00 pm
Tour Duration: full day.
Max Elevation: 3,762m/12,342ft.
Tour Service: Private.
SACRED VALLEY TOUR FROM OLLANTAYTAMBO AT A GLANCE
- Pick up from your hotel in a private vehicle.
- Our all-in-one Sacred Valley Tour covers: Chinchero, Maras, Moray Ollantaytambo, and Pisac in just one day.
- Visit the Maras salt mines and know-how locals get pink and brown salt.
- Gaze upon the stunning Inca architecture and breathtaking Andean mountains.
- At the end of the tour, drop off at Cusco hotel.
ITINERARY: OLLANTAYTAMBO – MARAS SALT MINES – MORAY – CHINCHERO – CUSCO
Sacred Valley Tour from Ollantaytambo starts at 7:00 am with a pickup at your hotel in Ollantaytambo.
First, we visit Ollantaytambo with our expert guide. The present day town was built on top of original Inca foundations and is one of the best surviving examples of Inca town layouts.
Later, we set off for a spectacular drive to the famous Sacred Valley of the Incas. The road climbs out of the valley to reveal stunning views of the Vilcabamba mountain range.
Then, we continue driving to Maras salt mines and Moray, passing through spectacular fields of crops.
Moray is composed of four circular depressions on the ground, which are thought to have been used by the Incas as an agricultural experimental station, and Maras salt mine shows a vast array of pans of different sizes and shapes..
From here, we will head towards the Andean village of Chinchero. Where our guide will take you to the weaving textile center and have a demonstration of dying and weaving techniques.
Finally, this Sacred valley tour from Ollantaytambo ends with a drop off at your hotel in Cusco or downtown restaurants.
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