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Chinchero, Maras, Moray and Salt Mines from Cusco

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    What to Expect
    Your tour begins with pickup from your Cusco hotel in time for a morning departure. Traveling in the comfort of a private vehicle, enjoy views across the Sacred Valley of the Incas on the around 1-hour journey to Chinchero.

    On arrival, set out to explore the Andean town, stopping to admire its original Adobe church and browse the stalls of the local markets, renowned for their colorful textiles and traditional handicrafts.

    Continue to the circular terraces of Moray and follow your guide around the fascinating ruins, built by the Incas as an agricultural research station. Hear how the Incas used the terraces to experiment growing crops at different altitudes and take photos of the remarkable site, which resembles a grass-covered amphitheater.

    The final stop of the day is the Maras Salt Mines, or Salinas, another unique Inca site, featuring hand-built terraced ‘pools’ in which salt water was evaporated in the sun, enabling them to harvest the salt.

    Back in Cusco, your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We will pick you up from your Cusco hotel or location
    Departure Time
    9am
    Duration
    8h
    Inclusions
    • Hotel pick up and drop-off
    • Private Professional Guide
    • Private transportation
    Exclusions
    • Entrance fee to the Archeological Sites (Must be paid in Soles, not US$)
    • Meals
    • Gratuities
    • Entry/Admission - Salinas de Maras
    • Entry/Admission - Iglesia Colonial de Chinchero
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Operated by a local guide with perfect English
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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    We were so much in awe throughout this tour! Our guide was excellent and was very knowledgeable about the history and culture of the Incas.She explained in detail about each of the stops we visited. We loved seeing how the alpaca wool is cleaned, dyed and woven. The Salt
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    Response from Juan Ruben A, Owner at Chinchero, Maras, Moray and Salt Mines from Cusco
    Responded 4 Sep 2018
    Thank you for your kind words, we appreciate you taking the time to write a review. Our guides are passionate about their history and culture and love sharing that with our clients. Your experiences with the Alpaca wool and the salt mines are not experienced by many travelers to Peru, but well worth the visit. Not everyone takes the time to go off the beaten path and see some of the other sites available, but we are glad you did and that you allowed us to show them to you. Thanks again
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    We did a one day private Sacred Valley tour, covering Ollantytambo ruins, Maras salt mines, Moray, and Chinchero. Danny was a great tour guide. He not only explained the locations we stopped at, but also clarified a lot of Incan history for us. It was clear that he is
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    Response from Juan A, Propietario at Chinchero, Maras, Moray and Salt Mines from Cusco
    Responded 14 Jan 2018
    Thank you for your review. I'm glad you enjoyed your tour. Our guides are in deed passionate about their history and culture. It pleases us to share that with our customers. Thank you again, hope to see you again sometime. Sincerely, Juan
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    • Duration: 8h
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    • Languages Offered: English
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