Visit the most interesting and unique Inca archaeological sites in Peru, starting in Chinchero, Moray, Maras, Salineras, Ollantaytambo and finally reaching Machu Picchu
Maras Moray Machu Picchu Tour has become a place not to be missed during your visit to Cusco, not only because of its beauty but also because it is unique and special. Starting the day exploring Chinchero, the handicrafts market, reach the circular terraces of Moray, the picturesque town of Maras, Salineras and finally, Ollantaytambo during the
On the first day, the second, explore Machu Picchu and its hidden treasures before taking the panoramic Vistadome train back to Cusco.
Highlights of the Maras Moray Machu Picchu Tour
Price per person
To reserve the Maras Moray and Machu Picchu Tour, you must make an initial payment of 50 USD per person, the remaining balance can be paid online, in installments or in Cusco with any credit card without any reservation fee.
All travelers under the age of 17 will get $35. If you are 25 or younger at the time of travel, you can get the $35 discount with your student ID. Please notify us by email to give you a code for the discount.
TOUR ITINERARY MARAS MORAY MACHU PICCHU
DAY 1: CUSCO –CHINCHERO – MORAY- SALINERAS – OLLANTAYTAMBO – AGUAS CALIENTES.
We will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco at 8:00 am, we will go to Chinchero, we will explore the archaeological site, the beautiful colonial church and visit the handicraft market. Then it is a 1 hour drive to Moray where we see the circular agricultural terraces, the city of Maras. Lunch is at a local restaurant with a view of the mountains.
After lunch, we start the second part by visiting Salineras, where the locals extract salt since the times of the Incas, and then we drive to Ollantaytambo to explore the city and the archaeological site. Have dinner at a local restaurant, take the train to Aguas Calientes and spend the night in a 3-star hotel.
DAY 2: MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO
The last and most important day, we start early with breakfast at the hotel and take the first buses to Machu Picchu. Once we enter, you will start a guided tour of the most important places (Intipunku or the Inca Bridge, temples, palaces, squares). The tour lasts around 3 hours; afterwards, you will have time to explore the citadel.
Once you are done exploring, you will take the bus to Aguas Calientes, have lunch and take the Vistadome train back to Cusco. Arrival is around 7.30pm back to your hotel.
PLACES WE VISIT:
CHINCHERO (Land of great weavers). It is located just a 45-minute drive from Cusco, famous for its local market, colonial church, and agricultural terraces. The inhabitants are mainly descendants of indigenous Quechuas dedicated mainly to agriculture and weaving. Chinchero produces the best textiles in the region, fabrics with Andean designs, natural colors and old traditional tools.
MORAY (Greenhouses), located at 3,500 m (11,500 ft), this impressive archaeological site is made up of four enormous circular terraces in the shape of a Roman amphitheater, each of which has its own irrigation system. Although the purpose of these terraces is unknown, it is believed that the terraces were used as “greenhouses” for agricultural experimentation, an adaptation of different crops due to the great difference between each terrace, which allows different microclimates and plants to be obtained.
SALINAS (Saltworks). The Salineras have been in this place since pre-Inca times on an incredibly steep mountainside; The people of Maras collect salt in more than 3,000,000 ponds using the same technology used by their ancestors. The process takes about a month to place the salt water every day in the pools and then evaporate it until it reaches about 10 cm in height to be collected and sent to local markets.
OLLANTAYTAMBO (Last Living Inca Citadel). Located 94 km from Cusco, Ollantaytambo is the gateway to Machu Picchu, surrounded by huge mountains, narrow cobbled streets and a beautiful Inca site, it is the only city that has been continuously inhabited from the Inca period (14th century); that is why the town is called the last living Inca citadel. In the Spanish conquest, it was used as a fortress during the battle of Ollantaytambo.
INCLUDED IN TOUR MARAS MORAY MACHU PICCHU
WHAT TO BRING ON THIS TRIP
IMPORTANT TO KNOW BEFORE BOOKING
Caminatas opcionales después de Machu Picchu Tour:
Montaña Huayna Picchu – El costo de este boleto es de $ 75 por persona. Puede escalardespués del tour Machu Picchu, y toma 2 horas ida y vuelta; necesita reservar con mucha anticipación.
Montaña Machu Picchu – También llamada Montaña Machu
Medidas de Covid-19 para mantenerte seguro durante los viajes
Porque reservar con Sacred Expeditions Peru