Maras Moray and South Valley Tour of Cusco (Full Day)

Traditional Cusco

A Full Day Private Tour to Maras Moray, Salt Mines & South Valley Tour Tipon, Pikillacta & Andahuailillas. Enjoy the magnificent mountains in this vast landscape.

Tour Description

Maras & Moray, Peru has one of the largest networks of Incan remains and you will get to know local Andean communities passing through remote villages and the tour to the south of Cusco, then on to Tipon, Pikillacta & Andahuaylillas. Enjoy the magnificent mountains from the top of Urubamba in this vast landscape.

Highlights of Tour
• The colorful town of Chinchero
• Terracing of Moray,Maras and Salt Mines
• Tipon Pikillacta and Andahuilillas

Pricing and Reservations

Maras Moray and South Valley Tour of Cusco (1D)

For 1 Person
• $280 USD per Person

For 2 People
• $140 USD per Person

For 3 People
• $95 USD per Person

For 4 People
• $75 USD per Person

For 5 People
• $60 USD per Person

For 6+ People
• $50 USD per Person

OR

Join a Group with bilingual English/Spanish without lunch
• $45 USD per Person

Schedule and Duration
What's Included
What's NOT Included

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Maras Moray and South Valley Tour of Cusco (Full Day)

Detailed Travel Itinerary

Maras Moray and South Valley Tour of Cusco (1D)

At 8:00am or upon your arrival to the airport of CUSCO, you will be picked up by your English speaking guide where you will catch our comfortable private vehicle for this amazing trip to to the colorful village of CHINCHERO, where we will find the ruins of the Tupac Inca Yupanqui Royal House, we will appreciate its well preserve Inca wall in the main square and you will visit the beauty Colonial Temple with invaluable portraits, built over Inca Bases and then you will continue with the tour to the Inca site of MORAY. This is a fascinating, unique ruin; a fabulous amphitheater of terracing that was used as an agricultural experimental site by the Incas by taking advantage of the microclimates produced by the varying altitude to breed new varieties of their crops.

We shall also visit the village of MARAS, and the salt pans which have made it famous. The salt pans are an unforgettable site-people from Maras have diverted a salt-laden spring coming out of the hillside, evaporating the water to collect salt, as their ancestors have done for centuries. We will walk among the SALT PANS; witnessing a scene largely unchanged from Inca times, afternoon, return to Cusco to start with the tour to TIPON is said to be a royal garden commissioned by Wiracocha. It is one of the most elaborate examples of agricultural terracing created by the Incas. These tall terraces which run up the narrow valley are irrigated by an aqueduct from Pachatusan, the mountain above the site.

In addition to the terracing there are also some other structures at Tipon, including baths, a temple complex, canals and aqueducts. Tipon is definitely one of the lesser visited sites in the Cusco area but it is equally as impressive as those in the Sacred Valley. The Tipon Archeological Complex is located 24 km southeast of Cusco…PIKILLACTA: Pikillacta is the only pre-Inca site in the Cusco area. This adobe complex was built around 700 to 900 years AD by the Huari Culture, in the area; there is a small Inca site just a short walk from Pikillacta, known as Rumicolca, a travel checkpoint for the Incas…ANDAHUILILLAS Here you will visit the “Sixtine Chapel of Peru”, a church that is home to golden altars, paintings and many colored ceilings. The chapel is simple and unassuming on the outside, but on the inside you’ll find masterpiece after masterpiece. Also some paintings from famous “Escuela Cuzqueña” can be appreciated… Afternoon, return to Cusco and dropped off at your Hotel.

Detailed Travel Program

Maras Moray and South Valley Tour of Cusco (1D)

Maras & Moray, Peru has one of the largest networks of Inca remains and following the innumerable trails that connect with the most amazing sites in the Cusco, Puno, Nazca, Lima, Arequipa, Paracas, passing through remote villages out of the reach of motorized vehicles, and having the chance to get know local Andean communities and learn their amazing life style.
Maras: Located on the West of Cusco to 3300 m.s.n.m thence is appraised the mountain range of Urubamba and the summits of the Veronica (5682 m.s.n.m) and the Chicon (5530 m.a.s.l) Its important occupation began when the cusqueños noble of the Inkari were undressed of their palaces in the Qosqo and had to leave to settle down in other small towns like Maras. It has a church made in you marinate, typical from the provincial religious architecture, to the interior of the church keep linen cloths from the Cusqueña School.

Moray:
About 7 km to the southwest of Maras; it is unique archaeological group in his sort in the region. One is depressions or gigantic natural holes in the surface of the land that were used to construct in their contours agricultural terraces or platforms with their respective channels of irrigation, is because a prototype of conservatory or biological experimental station enough outpost for his time that helped to that the American man of the antiquity inherited to the humanity a 60% of the vegetal products that consumes, the Andean man consume a thousand and average of diverse varieties of Potatoes, hundred and means of maize, and very many other products.
Salineras: Or salt mines: located to the northwest of the town of Maras are constituted by about 3000 small wells with an area average of about 5 ms², during the time of drought they fill or they water every 3 days with salt water that emanates of a located natural manante in the superior part of wells so that when evaporating the water, the salt contained in this one is solidified gradually. later the salt is struck and thus granulated; the salt later will be pocketed in plastic bags and shipment to the markets of the region;

Tipon:
Tipon is said to be a royal garden commissioned by Wiracocha. It is one of the most elaborate examples of agricultural terracing created by the Incas. These tall terraces which run up the narrow valley are irrigated by an aqueduct from Pachatusan, the mountain above the site. In addition to the terracing there are also some other structures at Tipon, including baths, a temple complex, canals and aqueducts. Tipon is definitely one of the lesser visited sites in the Cusco area but it is equally as impressive as those in the Sacred Valley. The Tipon Archeological Complex is located 24 km southeast of Cusco.
Pikillacta : Pikillacta is the only pre-Inca site in the Cusco area. This adobe complex was built around 700 to 900 years AD by the Huari Culture, in the area; there is a small Inca site just a short walk from Pikillacta, known as Rumicolca, a travel checkpoint for the Incas.

Andahuilillas:
Here you will visit the “Sistine Chapel of Peru”, a church that is home to golden altars, paintings and many colored ceilings. The chapel is simple and unassuming on the outside, but on the inside you’ll find masterpiece after masterpiece. Also some paintings from famous “Escuela Cuzqueña” can be appreciated…Afternoon return to Cusco but on the way back , we will stop at Saylla where we will find some typical restaurants to enjoy pork chicharrones, or roasted ginea pig (optional) upon your arrival, transfer back to your Hotel.

Start Time: 8:00 am
Duration: 10.5 Hours
Private Service: Private Service for organized groups departs any day. Highly recommended.

Tour Details

Start Time:
• 8:00 AM

Duration:
• 10.5 Hours

Highlights of Tour
• The colorful town of Chinchero
• Terracing of Moray,Maras and Salt Mines
• Tipon Pikillacta and Andahuilillas

Pricing and Reservations

Maras Moray and South Valley Tour of Cusco (1D)

For 1 Person
• $280 USD per Person

For 2 People
• $140 USD per Person

For 3 People
• $95 USD per Person

For 4 People
• $75 USD per Person

For 5 People
• $60 USD per Person

For 6+ People
• $50 USD per Person

OR

Join a Group with bilingual English/Spanish without lunch
• $45 USD per Person

Schedule and Duration
What's Included
What's NOT Included