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$56 Cultural & Theme Tours

Tour Maras and Moray Salinerias

On this tour we will visit the traditional village of Maras, the archaeological site of Moray with its amazing circular agricultural terraces and the impressive salt mines with thousands of salt pits, forming a unique natural scenery in a traditional circuit in the Urubamba Valley.Between 8:00 hrs and 8:30 hrs we will pick you up from your hotel to take you to the town of Maras, a picturesque community with beautiful landscapes; We will visit the agricultural experimentation center Inca-Moray and La Salineras, a place where you will see the creation of mountain salt, which has been worked on for many generations.

$99 Day Trips & Excursions

Chinchero - Salt Mines - Moray & Ollantaytambo

Sacred Valley Tour start early and head to the high mountain village of Chinchero, famous for its weaving and spectacularly sited at high altitude (3,800m/12,500 ft.) We will visit a weaving house and have a demonstration on dyeing and weaving techniques as well as visiting the famous Chinchero market. From Chinchero, we descend to the 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. 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.We descend to the base of the Sacred Valley and then onto Ollantaytambo, which features an impressive set of terraces leading from the village centre.Places that are visited:Chinchero (traditional weaving center).Moray.Salt MinesOllantaytambo.

$915 Multi-day & Extended Tours

6-Day Experience in Cusco, Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu

Day 1: Arrival CuscoUpon arrival to Cusco, a Peruvian Sunrise representative will be there to collect you and take you to your hotel, just 5 minutes away from the Historic Plaza de Armas. Day 2: Maras Salt Mines & Circular Terraces of MorayToday you will experience a half day guided excursion throughout the Sacred Valley. First, you will visit the huge circular agricultural terraces at Moray, built by the Incas in natural sinkholes. They sit on a limestone plateau overlooking the Urubamba Valley. Then you will visit to the salt mines of Maras. At this amazing site, you can see the pansfed by saline spring water that were built on steep terraces along one side of a narrow valley. Day 3:  Pisaq – OllantaytamboLet’s not be in a huge rush to get to Machu Picchu! You always have to go through the Sacred Valley to get there. Enjoy the short drive to the incredible Inca ruins of Pisac and Ollantaytambo. Your guide will fill in all the details of the history of these two important and impressive as you make your way. Night in the Sacred Valley. Day 4: Machu PicchuWe take an early train to the town of Aguas Calientes. You will be able to appreciate the amazing views of the raging Urubamba River and the change from Andean Highlands to cloud forest, as we get ever closer to Machu Picchu. From here, we take a bus to the gate of the Citadel of Machu Picchu. Enjoy a guided tour in the morning and have free time in the afternoon to explore the sanctuary on you own. In the evening, we take the train to Ollantaytambo/Poroy and private transport back to Cusco where you will stay the night. Day 5:  Walking Tour to Sacsayhuman Ruins, San Blas & Local Market San PedroWe will explore the amazing city of Cusco, which was the Capital of the Inca Empire and one of the most historical cities in the Americas. In the morning, you will begin your tour visiting the major ruin above the city of Cusco. The Fortress of Sacsayhuamán, one the most important military and ceremonial centers in Incan times. We will continue our tour walking down trough a short inca path to get San Blas Neighborhood after that we will visit the main square and finally the San Pedro local Market.Day 6: Depart CuscoAccording to the flight time, we will pick you up and get you to the Cusco airport.

$360 Private & Custom Tours

CHINCHERO - MARAS - MORAY with PACHAMANCA and YOGA - Private Tour

We will wake you up bright and early in your hotel and drive towards the Piuray Lake located at 45 minutes away from Cusco. Here your Yoga trainer will teach how to breathe, relax, mediate and enjoy to the fullest one most beautiful natural landscapes we have in Peru. We will enjoy the breathtaking views throughout an energizing yoga and meditation session. After this, we will drive for 20 minutes to Chinchero, very popular for its local market, colonial church and agricultural terraces. We will spend plenty of time in this place before we start driving along the mountains until Moray. Famous because of the circular terraces where the Inca engineers used to adapt product to different climates. In the surroundings we will participate preparing PACHAMANCA.PACHAMANCA is traditional way of cooking underground: you will buried your food personally always guided by locals to make sure we do it right and enjoy a great feast afterwards. The process of will take about 45 minutes and in the meantime your Guides will take out the matts and perform with all of you probably the highest and most beautiful yoga  and meditation sessions ever overlooking the great mountains that surrounds the area. The second part of your tour will be first a 30 minutes’ drive to Maras and visit the old Colonial Buildings with the original ancient doorways, later we will arrive to Salineras where farmers still extract salt since the Inca time, spent a lot of time experiencing the history, process, and benefits of salt we will start our journey back to Cusco arriving around 5:00pm back to your hotel.CHINCHERO. It’s another district of Cusco regions located at 45 minutes’ drive from Cusco famous because it’s local market, colonial church and the faming terraces. The people that live in the district are mainly indigenous Quechua descendant dedicated mainly to the agriculture and weaving.MORAY. Located at 3,500 meters (11,500 ft.) compound by 4 circular terraces each of them has its own irrigation system. It was the “greenhouse of the Incas”, used for the agricultural experimentation, adaptation of different crops due to the huge difference between each terrace enabling to get different microclimates and plants.SALT MINES. The Salieneras has been in this places since pre-Inca times in an impossible steep mountain slope; the villager of Maras harvest the sold in more than 3000 thousand ponds using the same technology of their ancestor did. The process takes about a month placing the salty water every day to the pools to later be evaporated until it gets about 10 cm high to be harvested and sent to the local markets.

$2760 Classes & Workshops

Retreat: Yoga Immersion in the Andes

Enjoy complimentary airport pick-up along with all inclusive meals and on the ground transportation throughout. Stay in a gorgeous 12 guest villa in the heart of the sacred valley that will serve as the base camp for a week of sight-seeing and cultural experiences. You will be offered a daily yoga practice, followed by in-house breakfast, spending the day touring.  Visit the historical landmarks of Cusco, the largest city to fly into closest to Machu Picchu. Explore the ancient city of Ollantaytambo. Tour the present day, yet historical, Salt Mines as well as the agricultural marvel of Moray. Hike the little known trail past a waterfall and up to the ruins of Perolniyoq. Delight in the colorful market and city of Pisac. Learn from a local women's weaving community and NGO, and hear how they have connected with the global market. Step back in time to Machu Picchu and learn about the ancient history and mysteries of such a prominent world landmark.

$2200 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Best Spiritual Tour to Machu Picchu & Sacred Valley of the Incas 4 DAYS

DAY 1. - Our driver will pick you up at your downtown hotel in Cusco at 8:00 am. You will be offered a coca leaf tea to help you adjust to the altitude. Travel to Chinchero's plateaus (45 min) to experience mesmerizing views of snowed sacred mountains, revered by the Incas. Visit with local weavers, their alpacas, and llamas to experience their way of life. Followed by a visit to Moray's concentric circles where the Incas domesticated rainforest plants to make them suitable for the Andes.  A short visit to the Maras Salt Ponds followed by a delicious lunch in Urubamba. Visit of Pablo Seminario's Ceramic Shop. Drive for dinner and stay at a local Hotel in the Sacred Valley DAY 2. - Day to connect to Pachamama, Mother Earth, to meditate and reflect in the flower garden. At 8:00 am please come to the cafeteria for delicious fruits and continental breakfast. At 9:00 Despacho, a beautiful prayer mandala offering to mother Earth with Inca Priest/Priestess. At 11:30 you will participate in a typical Inca meal called Pachamanca. The Inca cooked their meats and vegetables inside the earth. After lunch, transfer to the railroad station & departure to Machu Picchu.   Stay at Gringo Bills or similar hotel. Free night to go to the hot springs or to the local market.  DAY 3. -  Early departure to the Citadel of Machu Picchu (5 am). Transfer by bus to Machu Picchu (25 minutes). At Machu Picchu, you will participate in a guided tour of the citadel for 2-3 hours. After the guided tour, there will be free time to explore &  take pictures. Upon return, you can have lunch at any restaurant you please. Return by train to Ollantaytambo late afternoon and stay at a local hotel in the Sacred Valley.  Dinner at the Village.  Day 4. -  Breakfast at the retreat center. Visit the Citadel of Ollantaytambo.  Built strategically by the Inca Pachakuti to stop any invaders, from getting to Machu Picchu. Guided tour of the sacred site. Lunch on the go. Afternoon visit to the Village of Pisac and it's colorful Andean Artcraft Market and/or visit of Pisac's Sacred Site. Return to the City of Cusco and drop off at your hotel.