The Sacred Valley tour with Moray and Maras salt mines is one of the most famous day trips near Cusco.
This epic journey to the Urubamba valley covers five important Inca sites that enable travelers to enjoy the beautiful Andean landscape, with snow-capped mountains of the Vilcanota mountain range, fields of culture, and towns of Chinchero, Ollantaytambo, Pisac, Maras full of colors and tradition.
Our tour can be arranged with a buffet lunch in Urubamba at an extra cost.
NOTE: Sometimes this tour can be a bit strenuous because we cover all these places in just one day. The regular tour to these sites is in 1 day and a half.
Pickup Location: Cusco hotel at 6:30 am
Drop off Location: Cusco hotel or downtown restaurants, around 7:00 pm
Tour Duration: full day.
Max Elevation: 3,762m/12,342ft.
Tour Service: Private.
Frequency: Daily departures all year round.
SACRED VALLEY TOUR WITH MORAY AND MARAS SALT MINES 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.
This Sacred Valley tour with Moray and Maras salt mines starts at 6:30 am with a pickup in your hotel in Cusco.
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.
Our first stop is the beautiful Inca archaeological complex of Pisac, considered one of the largest agriculture terraces in the Incan empire. And, of course, our tour also includes a visit to the handicraft market at Pisac, where you can buy a wide variety of souvenirs.
Then we continue driving to Moray and Maras, passing through spectacular fields of culture.
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.
After that, we will descend to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, to the next stop, Urubamba. Once there, you can enjoy lunch (not included).
Reunited with our transport, we make the short drive along the Urubamba River to Ollantaytambo situated below an important Inca site. They built the town on top of original Inca foundations and is one of the best surviving examples of Inca town layouts.
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 with Moray and Maras salt mines will end with a drop off at your hotel in Cusco or downtown restaurants.
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