Sacred Valley: Chinchero, Maras, Moray, Ollantaytambo, Pisac market with lunch

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Sacred Valley: Chinchero, Maras, Moray, Ollantaytambo, Pisac market with lunch
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Explore Peru’s Urubamba Valley on this day trip from Cusco! Visit the Andean village of Chinchero, see the former salt-producing town of Maras, view the impressive terracing of Moray and marvel at the Inca fortress in Ollantaytambo as you learn about the rich history of the valley’s colonial villages from your local guide.
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In Brief

Location:
Ollantaytambo, Peru
Country:
Peru
Duration:
10 hours
Operates:
Daily
Highlights:
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
All entrance fees included
Led by a local guide
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Itinerary
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Stop At: Chinchero, Chinchero, Cusco Region

You will start your tour in the village of Chinchero, which was one of the most important populations during the Inca empire. However, as much of its annexes, it was also a victim of the extirpation of idolatries action that replaced the traditional deities by Catholic ones, in order to transform popular beliefs.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Salinas de Maras, Carreta a Maras Urubamba, Maras 00051 Peru

Then visit the archaeological remains of Maras. It is a surreal sight. Located so close to Moray and is an impressive complex of salt mining. They are large deposits of salt used for exchange for other products with other regions of the empire.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Moray, Maras 08655 Peru

The archaeological site of Moray consists of mysterious concentric circular terraces that for some investigators would be an agricultural research center.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo, Ollantaytambo 08676 Peru

Ollantaytambo, a typical example of urban planning of the Incas still inhabited like in the past. You will find here a great archaeological complex called fortress although it was a tambo, a resting and lodging place for long distance travellers.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Pisac Market, Central Plaza, Pisac Peru

Finally visit the citadel of Pisac, a town built in the form of partridge known for two reasons: the crafts market, established between colonial buildings, and for hosting one of the most impressive complexes of terraces in the valley. The market has dozens of stalls displaying and selling goods crafted by residents of the area.

Duration: 1 hour

Inclusions

  • Pickup and drop-off
  • Professional tour guide who speaks Spanish and English.
  • Lunch
  • Touristic transportation.
  • Admission to Maras.
  • Entry/Admission - Salinas de Maras

Exclusions

  • Gratuities
  • Photos
  • Personal expenses
  • Cusco Tourist ticket - BTC
  • Entry/Admission - Moray
  • Entry/Admission - Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up from hotels located at Cusco Historical center or Sacred Valley.

Returns To

Returns to original departure point at approximately 4pm

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Note: the visit to Maras does not operate from December to March due to rainy season. Chinchero, Moray and Ollantaytambo are visited all throughout the year
  • It is important to inform us the name of the hotel where you are staying in order to coordinate your activity
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Rates do not apply for Peruvians or foreign passengers whose stay exceeded 60 days in Peru because sales taxes are not included in the above total and, if applicable, will be collected by the local operator.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • To visit Moray and Ollantaytambo fortress, it is important that you acquire your Cusco Tourist Ticket (BTC)
  • You should wear comfortable clothing and shoes.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

Once booked, this trip is fully non-refundable

Booking Terms and Conditions

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Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.7 out of 5 based on the last 10 recent reviews

Excellent tour! We loved it! Our driver and guide were the absolute best. The sights were amazing and we learned about all aspects of life in the area!
• Submitted 30 Oct 2017
Great tour with some very interesting stops. Ollantaytambo was very cool. You kind of know what to expect with Machu Picchu but this tour was full of surprises. Lunch was really good. The guide was great!
• Submitted 22 Oct 2016
Rodrigo was excellent and so was Juanito our driver, we had such a good time with them two. Rodrigo was very knowledgable and caring, he shared a lot with us : highly recommend to do a private tour around those beautiful places.
• Submitted 18 Apr 2016
We had a superb tour with our tour guide Oscar. I can't speak highly enough about his knowledge, perfect English, organizational skills and care of us. What a fine young man! This is a private tour and we had a driver who drove us all over the Sacred Valley in a mini van. It was comfortable and safe. Oscar used his iPad to illustrate and show us timelines of the Inca kings, map of Peru, geography and plants and animals that he was telling us about. He was enthusiastic and passionate about everything he showed us. We learned that as a guide he must have a five year university degree and proficiency in two languages besides Spanish. The lunch was a buffet in a beautiful restaurant. There was even a band that played just for us while we ate with Oscar! Superb service and delicious food. This trip is well worth the money and an excellent use of time.We could never have found the silversmith village, textile demonstration, restaurant and other amazing sights on our own. It was the highlight of our trip to Peru.
• Submitted 25 Mar 2016
This trip was absolutely unbelievable! Most people go to Cusco with the intent to see Machu Picchu but there is so much more and this day trip encompasses it all! Our tour guide Juan was absolutely wonderful - the tour was only suppose to be around 6 hours long but he spent much more time than that and was entirely patient with my group of 7. The views were spectacular and I didn't even realize that lunch would be included. There is so much history and architecture to see in Cusco and this tour was definitely worth it to get a taste of it all.
• Submitted 01 Dec 2015
Great experience! I felt we really were able to see so much of the Sacred Valley. Tour guide was very informative and friendly and really catered the tour to what we were interested in. I highly recommend this tour.
• Submitted 18 Jul 2014
Awesome! Our guide Diego was great. Lots of fun and great personality. He offered great information and we all really enjoyed the trip.
• Submitted 20 Aug 2012
Our tour guide Donny was very knowledgeable of the Inca history and provided a fantastic tour. Highly recommend this tour!
• Submitted 15 Oct 2017
Very nice
• Submitted 05 Dec 2016
We had a really great trip on this tour. Moray and Maras were both very interesting Inca sites. Chinchero was a tourist trap. Overall very enjoyable and worth the time just for Maras and Moray.
• Submitted 06 Jun 2016

In Brief

Location:
Ollantaytambo, Peru
Country:
Peru
Duration:
10 hours
Operates:
Daily
Highlights:
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
All entrance fees included
Led by a local guide