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From Cusco: Sacred Valley and Moray Salt Mines

4.8 / 5

14 reviews

From Cusco: Sacred Valley and Moray Salt Mines

Activity provider: Inka Altitude
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From US$ 45 per person

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 included
If you are staying in private accommodation, you will be provided with a nearby meeting point. Please allow up to 15 minutes for your driver to find you.
Private group available

Experience

Highlights
  • 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.
Includes
  • 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
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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What to bring

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

Not allowed

  • 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
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 14 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4.9/5

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An incredible day! I can't say enough good things about our guide and the value you get for your money. We stopped at SO many places and really had a full day packed with info and sightseeing. Definitely requires a lot of energy so just a heads up if you plan on sleeping on bus or aren't very active. This tour will wear you out in the best way. We got back about an hour or so later than planned, more so because our group wasn't timely but our guide did a really nice job of keeping us on track and making sure we saw everything we were expecting. highly recommend!

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February 11, 2022

A good option for those who have little time to get to know the sacred valley and do not want to miss out on any detail. It is an excellent experience, and what makes it even better is the guide Diego who not only provides many and very interesting information during the tour, but also really closes the circle to get an idea of the majesty of the Inca Empire. I really recommend this toru.

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March 13, 2020

Several mythical sites visited for a full day Very good explanations from the guide Only downsides the program changes on certain sites due to weather conditions The meeting in the morning with the other tourists was not very well organized And feeling of being brought to lots of places to consume even more behind

February 27, 2020

Product ID: 317787