- Duration: 2 Days / 1 Night
- Trip Type: Cultural
- Place: Cusco
- Journey Difficulty: Easy
The Chinchero – Maras – Moray – Ollantaytambo circuit is another pleasant setting in the Cusco region that all travelers must visit. This place is home to magnificent buildings from the Inca and Pre-Inca times, as well as large plateaus and snow-capped mountains along the Sacred Valley of the Incas.
Chinchero (Land of great weavers)
Only 45 minutes from Cusco, Chinchero is famous because of its local market, historic church, and agricultural terraces. The majority of the inhabitants are Quechua descendants who are mainly dedicated to agriculture and weaving. Chinchero produces the finest textiles in the region using Andean designs, natural colors, and ancient weaving techniques.
Moray (Inca Laboratory)
This breathtaking ancient monument, situated at 3,500 meters (11,500 feet), is made up of four gigantic circular terraces resembling Roman amphitheaters, each with its own irrigation system. Although the function of these terraces is uncertain, it is thought that they served as “greenhouses” for agricultural experimentation, allowing the adaptation of various crops to different microclimates and plants due to the significant differences between each terrace’s temperature.
Salt mines (Maras Salineras)
On an impossibly steep mountain slope, the Salineras have flourished since pre-Inca times; the inhabitants of Maras gather salt in the almost 3000 ponds using the same techniques as their predecessors. It takes approximately a month to deposit the salty water daily in the pools to be evaporated until it reaches about 10 centimeters in height before being collected and distributed to local markets.
Ollantaytambo (Inca Citadel)
Ollantaytambo is located 94 kilometers from Cusco and is surrounded by towering mountains, small cobblestone streets, and stunning Inca ruins. It is the only citadel continually inhabited since Inca times (the 14th century); therefore, it is referred to as the last living Inca city. During the Spanish Conquest, it served as a stronghold in the Battle of Ollantaytambo.
DAY I: CUSCO – MARAS – MORAY – OLLANTAYTAMBO – AGUAS CALIENTES
Early in the Morning, we will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco and transport you to Chinchero to visit the archaeological site, the magnificent colonial church and the handicraft market, where you will find the most incredible selection of fabrics made by indigenous weavers.
Next, you will take a one-hour drive to Moray, where you will see the circular agricultural terraces, the picturesque town of Maras, and the Salineras de Maras, where salt has been extracted since the time of the Incas.
then we go to the town of Urubamba, to have lunch in a buffet restaurant with local ingredients. After lunch, you will take a 30-minute drive to Ollantaytambo, exploring the archaeological site and the modern city.
In the afternoon you will take the tourist train to Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu), where you will have dinner and the Hotel where you will spend the night.
DAY II: MACHUPICCHU TOUR – CUSCO
You will start the day with an early breakfast at the hotel and board the first buses to Machu Picchu. Once inside the citadel, you will begin a guided tour of the most important places (temples, palaces, terraces, squares). The guided tour can last around 3 hours.
After exploring Machu Picchu, you will take the bus to Aguas Calientes, have lunch, and return by scenic train and bus to Cusco. You will return to your hotel.
- Professional Tour Guide SPANISH – ENGLISH.
- Transportation. (Transfers from the train station-hotel).
- ticket to the archaeological sites (Chinchero – Moray -Maras – Ollantaytambo).
- Ticket Machu Picchu
- Train ticket (round trip)
- Machu-Picchu bus ticket (round trip)
- 01 Night Hotel Aguas Calientes
- 01 Dinner at Machu Picchu
- Transportation throughout the trip
Grupal Service 2 pax
- US$ 520.00 per person
Private service 1 pax
- US$ 620.00 por persona
How To Book
How to book
For any of our services, you must send your personal information and a deposit of US $ 200 per person, the rest may pay at our office in Cusco two days prior to your trip, to get the student discount you must send your ISIC card original by means of a photo to our mail email@example.com:
- Name and surname
- Passport number
- Birthday date
- Student Card (ISIC if you are a student Yes or No)
- Email – Phone number
- Food preferences
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- Name: Maria
- Last name: Catunta choque
- Identity number: 42265390
- Address: Urb. Progress Jr-spine L-15
- City: Cusco
- Country: Peru
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