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From Cusco: Private Full-Day Maras, Moray & Chinchero1 Reviews
On this tour, you will go to the Sacred Valley of Peru. Located between Cusco and Machu Picchu, this valley is known for its lush landscape, picturesque colonial towns, and magnificent Incan fortress.
- 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
DescriptionYou 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.
IncludesRound trip private transportation from your hotel English-speaking tour guide
- What you need to bring: sun hat, sun protection cream (factor 35 recommended), waterproof jacket/ rain poncho, water, camera and films