Full-Day Private Tour: Chinchero, Maras, Moray, Ollantaytambo, Pisac Market - Cusco

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 10 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    08:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    - Pick-up from hotels located at Cusco Historic Center.
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point at approximately 4pm
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

You will start your tour in Chinchero, which was one of the most important populations during the Inca empire. However, it was victim of the extirpation of idolatries, action that replaced the traditional deities by Catholic ones, in order to transform popular beliefs. Then visit Maras, an impressive complex of salt mining. They are large deposits of salt used for exchange for other products with other regions of the empire. On the other hand, the archaeological site of Moray consists of mysterious concentric circular terraces that for some investigators would be an agricultural research center. Free time for lunch and then visit Ollantaytambo, a typical example of urban planning of the Incas. The archaeological complex called fortress although it was a tambo, a resting and lodging place for long distance travellers. Finally visit the citadel of Pisac. The market has dozens of stalls displaying and selling goods crafted by residents of the area. After the visit return to your hotel.

Highlights

  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • All entrance fees included
  • Led by a local guide

Know More about this tour

On this day trip from Cusco, travel to Perus historic Urubamba Valley. Located between Cusco and Machu picchu, Urubamba Valley is known for its lush scenery, picturesque colonial towns and a magnificent Inca fortress.

After pickup from your hotel, your first stop is in the Andean village of Chinchero. Here, you'll take in mountain views, visit the main square and see an ancient church with unique floral and religious interior designs. Next, head off the beaten path to the small town of Maras. This village is known as a former salt-producing center that dates back all the way to colonial times.

From there, you'll head to the fascinating display of terraces in Moray, located only about 2 miles (4 km) from Maras. 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. After visiting Moray, take a lunch break at a restaurant in the area. You'll have the option of selecting one of two restaurants, Tunupa or Alhambra. After filling up on delicious food, you'll be ready for the next part of the day trip.

Following lunch, continue on your tour to Ollantaytambo, home to a magnificent Inca fortress that you can explore. This historic fortress was where Spanish conquistadors lost a major battle against the Inca Empire. After you visit the fortress, you'll have time to walk around the cobblestone streets of Ollantaytambo before heading back to Cusco.

Inclusions

Pickup and drop-off

Professional bilingual tour guide (Spanish and English).

Touristic transportation.

Admission to Maras.

Entry/Admission - Salinas de Maras

Exclusions

Gratuities

Personal expenses

Cusco Tourist ticket - BTC

Lunch.

Entry/Admission - Moray

Entry/Admission - Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Note: The visit to Maras is subject to changes during the months of December to March due weather reasons (rainy season).

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

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

The use of face masks in public places is no longer mandatory due to a decrease in COVID infection in Peru. With the exception of health facilities, ground transportation services and closed spaces without ventilation.

Traveler Reviews

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  • 27-Dec-2018

    Awesome tour, worth every penny. This tour is the best. Our guide, Mr. Ruben is fantastic, he provided a lot of information about inca civilization, that you can not find anywhere! The lunch buffet is also very delicious and high quality. Although, if you visit these places yourself by taxi, it is much cheaper, but you won’t get the inside story from local people! Buy this tour and you won’t regret.

  • 14-Nov-2018

    Hermoso Chinchero!, maravillosos los tejidos de la cooperativa de tejido de mujeres. Imponente la vista desde la cima del Templo del Sol en Ollantaytambo. Impresionante Moray. No vale tanto la pena las salinas de Maras. Excelente el almuerzo buffet que nos brindaron

  • 02-Oct-2018

    It used to be folks went to the sacred valley to eat and relax. The Chinchero ruins are not the most spectacular but are interesting with their setting basically in the town. While the Moray circles don't seem like much, a walk around them is interesting and cool. The Maras salt flats are amazing given their history and especially if you see people tending their plots. The ruins at Ollantaytambo are some of the best in the entire area - second only to Machu Picchu.

  • 01-Oct-2018

    Compré un paquete a Cusco con varios tours para terminar el último día en Machupicchu con LimaTour. Excelente profesionalismo en todos los guías, desde la persona que nos fue a buscar al aeropuerto de Cusco, cada guia, hasta la persona que nos llevó al aeropuerto de vuelta. Cada gui muy profesional y con mucha información a entregar de cada lugar visitado. Para mi próximo viaje a Perú quiero que sea con LimaTour. Totalmente recomendable. Ojo, Al ir a Machupicchu note que era el único grupo que llevaba audífonos para escuchar al guía en cada lugar, así no perdíamos del paisaje mientras nos nutríamos de los conocimientos del guía. Excelente.

  • 29-Aug-2018

    Tour non consigliato, la nostra organizzatrice (Veronica) ha in realtà subappaltato tutte le visite a persone locali, non organizzate e in modo differente da come previsto: - Laguna Humantay: al posto di un servizio da 10/15 persone ci siamo trovati su un pullman con 35 persone a gironzolare per cusco per 1.5 ore prima di partire per prendere tutti, e al ritorno siamo stati lasciati a 1km dall’hotel - Rainbow monuntain: abbiamo modificato il tour in privato dopo l’esperienza precedente. Avevamo prenotato i cavalli in anticipo, ma la guida si è presentata senza soldi e ho dovuto ripagare altri 50 sol (che non mi sono più tornati) - Tour valle sacra - Tour Pachacamac In ogni tour, salvo quello della valle sacra, autisti e guide che avevamo richiesto conoscessero l’italiano o I l’inglese non erano in condizioni di formulare o capire frasi semplici, e di conseguenza abbiamo dovuto comunicare in spagnolo. Cercate altro!!!!

  • 30-Oct-2017

    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!

  • 30-Oct-2017

    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!

  • 15-Oct-2017

    Our tour guide Donny was very knowledgeable of the Inca history and provided a fantastic tour. Highly recommend this tour!

  • 15-Oct-2017

    Our tour guide Donny was very knowledgeable of the Inca history and provided a fantastic tour. Highly recommend this tour!

  • 05-Dec-2016

    Very nice

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