Day trip

From Cusco: Private Full-Day Maras, Moray & Chinchero

From Cusco: Private Full-Day Maras, Moray & Chinchero

From US$ 99 per person

On this tour, you will go to the Sacred Valley, and the Urubamba Valley of Peru. Located between Cusco and Machu Picchu, this valley is known for its lush landscape, picturesque colonial towns and magnificent Incan fortress.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
Pickup is available from centrally-located hotels in Cusco.
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover this beautiful, charming and historic place, where you will visit the enigmatic archaeological site of Moray
  • Participate in a wonderful introduction and learning experience of the art of Andean textiles
  • Admire the well-preserved Inca walls of the main square as well as the many altars in Chinchero
Full description
You will be picked up from your hotel at around 08:00 and head to Moray. The drive is about an hour and 20 minutes and is absolutely beautiful. You will drive through the snow-capped peaks of the Andes, through lush yellow fields of wheat and past some villages. Finally, you will arrive to the fascinating display of 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. The last place to visit will be Chinchero. Here, admire the well-preserved Inca walls of the main square as well as the many altars. You will also visit the beautiful colonial church, unique for its interior artwork and imagery. Moving on, participate in a wonderful introduction and learning experience of the art of Andean textiles. Throughout the afternoon, become acquainted with the wisdom of Andean weaving as maintained since long before Inca times. If you want to see something really different from ruins, this is your tour. The area is amazing and spectacularly beautiful. Once you are done with the visit, you will head back to the city in time to enjoy some lunch on your own.
Includes
  • Round trip private transportation from your hotel
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Tourist ticket for archaeological sites $30 USD
  • Lunch
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Intoxication
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • What you need to bring: sun hat, sun protection cream (factor 35 recommended), waterproof jacket/ rain poncho, water, camera and films
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

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Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4/5

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It was a super nice tour. Our guide Franco very helpful, always ready to answer any of our questions and we would always recommend it. Thanks Franco, number one -)

November 7, 2019

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