Day trip

From Cusco: Sacred Valley and Moray Salt Mines

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44 reviews

Activity provider: Inka Altitude
Day trip

From Cusco: Sacred Valley and Moray Salt Mines

Activity provider: Inka Altitude
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Travel through beautiful landscapes and visit famous archeological sites along the Sacred Valley of the Incas. See Moray, the Salt Mines of Maras, Pisaq, Urubamba Valley, and the stuning town of Ollantaytambo on a full-day tour from Cusco.

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Duration 1 day
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup optional
If you are staying in private accommodation, you will be provided with a nearby meeting point. Please allow up to 10 minutes for your driver to find you.
Private group available


  • Visit some of the most important historical sites of the Sacred Valley
  • Discover the cultural treasures of the Incas
  • Learn about the history of the Incas from a professional guide
Full description
Meet with your group at Plaza de Armas in the historical center of Cusco. Travel first to Chinchero, a small rustic town with a long tradition of textile weaving. See various textiles woven with traditional Incan techniques.  Next, you will visit Moray and see the agricultural terraces built along the hillsides. These terraces were built by the Incas to grow an abundance of crops on less-than-ideal mountain terrain. Right next to this area, at Moras, there are over 5000 salt ponds which were used by the Incas for salt extraction. This helped preserve their foods for long periods. After learning about Incan agricultural techniques, make your way to Urubamba, the capital of the Sacred Valley, for some lunch. After lunch, make your way to two historical towns, Ollantaytambo and Pisaq. At Ollantaytambo, you will climb over 200 steps to reach the top of the ancient terraced fortress that overlooks the town. This was an important defensive location during Incan times. At Pisaq, you can discover the local market selling all sorts of souvenirs and local crafts, before returning to Cusco.
  • Professional tour guide
  • Tourist bus
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Drinks
  • Full tourist ticket for the sites mentioned and other locations around Cusco
  • Partial tourist ticket for Chinchero, Moray, Ollantaytambo and Pisa, which can be purchased at the first archaeological site for 70 Nuevos Soles
  • Entrance ticket to the salt mine can be purchased on the site for 10 Nuevos Soles
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with respiratory issues

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Meeting point

Wait for your guide at the “Inka Altitude” office.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Cash

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Drones

Know before you go

  • You must climb 200 steps to reach the top of Ollantaytambo, there is no elevator
  • The full tourist ticket is valid for 10 days and allows entry to the majority of the Inca sites around Cusco and the Sacred Valley
  • The places are far from each other and a good part of the tour is spent on the bus
  • The groups are bilingual
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 44 reviews

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This was such an incredible tour. We were staying in Cusco for our trip and I feel like if it weren’t for this tour we would not have seen the rest of what the surrounding towns had to offer. The views were so stunning, I still can’t get over it. I definitely recommend this tour. Also, our tour guide Paul, was fantastic. He was professional, proficient, with good leadership qualities. It’s not easy managing a group of tourists that get lost in their own world.

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March 23, 2023

If you want to do it all in one day I do recommend this tour. It's a long day BUT you do get to spend enough time in all the places, I've never felt rushed and got enough time to enjoy them all. The guide was very good and also helpful in taking pictures. Very good buffet lunch too, with a lot tasty choices.

March 23, 2023

Great trip and all you can eat buffet! Truly amazing guide, very knowledgeable and attentive, he was even translating questions and answers from Spanish speaking people to English so we could also understand. He also knew where to get best pictures and helped with them! Thank you so much, we loved it!

March 23, 2023

Product ID: 317787