Sacred Valley and Maras – Moray Tour – Half Day
This program is made only for you and only for head expeditions Peru, no agency does this circuit only us, we want you to know all the attractions of Cusco and not miss anything. sometimes do not offer because of time and more customers prefer the traditional that different. but we know you and without losing the traditional but different. It is part of the Sacred Valley over the salt flats of Maras and the ruins of moray.
CHINCHERO – SALT MARAS
We pick up from your hotel at 7 am, and then we will drive our private car to the Sacred Valley taking the route to chinchero. We stop at the viewpoint of 5 snowy as salkantay, veronica, Chicon, Pumahuanca, and sausiray. then we visit the ruins of Chinchero where we will see the agricultural terraces and built in the 17th century colonial temple, after that visit the market chinchero or family home of a group of families to see the demonstration of their work and the process is done to remove the natural color. Then drive for 40 minutes to MARAS SALT in the way you appreciate crops and potatoes, quinoa, barley, corn, etc bequeath to the salt mines of Maras where we will see the more than 3,000 salt pools. in Inca times this place was always used and today still work. After visiting these salts we travel to the ruins of moray.
MORAY – OLLANTAYTAMBO
Then we go to the Moray ruins located at 3,450mt, where we find the agricultural terraces of Moray with their complex system of irrigation and terraces. Different levels of terraces are carved into a huge bowl, part of which was further excavated by the Incas. The terraces have varied microclimates depending on how deep into the bowl they are, and so they were thought to have been used by the Incas to discover the optimal conditions for their crops. These terraces served as a natural green house to grow an extraordinary variety of crops at an altitude that they would typically only grow in the tropical Andes. After that we will go to Inca city ollantaytambo that was divided by urban and religious sector, in Inca times was a tambo (resting place) this site is very impressive by the type of construction and size, the guide head Expeditions Peru will take you to places more interesting as the sun temple, temple of Ten niches, water sources, the water temple. After exploring an hour and a half ollantaytambo you again take our van to take you up for one hours half to cusco and we will arrived like 6.30pm.
- Note that if you want from this town you can take the train to Machu Picchu town – machupicchu or return to Cusco with the group, stay in this town.