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  1. Peru
  2. Cusco Region
  3. Chinchero District
  4. Moray

Cusco: Chinchero, Moray, and Salt Mines Tour

Product ID: 304513
Explore the north of Cusco near the Sacred Valley. You will visit Chinchero, an important Inka town and one of the foremost centers of handmade textiles. Afterwards, explore the ancient agriculture terraces in Moray and the pre-Inka salt mines.
About this activity
Duration: 6 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Pickup included

Pickup is available at downtown hotels in Cusco. Please indicate if you are staying at a private accommodation (with address and phone number), you will then be provided with a meeting point close by.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy the panoramic views of Chicon and the Pitusiray Mountains
  • Marvel at the ancient textile weaving process
  • Explore the Inka terraces in Moray
  • Take in the stunning views of natural pre-Inka salt mines
Full description
Your tour will start with your group pick-up. From there you will drive for about an hour to Chinchero, making a short stop in this town to visit one of the last traditional families. You will also learn about ancient textiles and the weaving process.

After driving 30 minutes more, you will arrive to Moray, the ancient Inka agriculture laboratory located in a rare topographical depression in which the Inkas developed into unique circular terraces. You will learn how this entire area was also watered by a well-engineered irrigation system.

After enjoying Moray, you will continue for another hour to the Salineras Salt Mines of Maray, your last destination on your tour. The salt mine is actually a vast collection of terraces born from a water stream high on a mountain.

Over many centuries this salt spring has been channeled to 1,000 small pools. People wait for the sunny days to evaporate the water which leaves the pure salt behind, a technique of which has been used since pre-Inka times. You will finally drive approximately 1.5 hours back to Cusco, where your group will be dropped off near the Main Plaza de Armas.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup in Cusco
  • Bilingual guide
  • Transportation
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Tourist ticket for Moray (70 soles, can be purchased on site)
  • Entrance ticket to the salt mines (10 soles, can be purchased in Maras)
  • Gratuities

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• The local partner cannot be held responsible for the change of weather conditions during your tour; it is recommended to learn more about weather conditions via apps or any other method and then to choose the best day of departure based on that research
Customer reviews
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The tour itself was ok for the price. What bothered me a little was that you should buy something at almost every stop and that our bus looked a bit unsafe.

February 17, 2020

Ha sido genial. Lo recomiendo 100 %

March 1, 2020

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Product ID: 304513