Sacred Land Tours 1 day: This is a new highly recommended for people who have little time and want to visit the Sacred Valley of the Incas, Maras alternative – Moray and salt mines and also visited a craft center in the town of Chincheros where they show developing tissues.
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Sacred Land Tours 1 day (Private Tour)
Pick up from hotel 8:00 a.m. to board the tourist shuttle to take us to our first stop at the archaeological complex of Pisac where our guide will explain about this beautiful tourist site and making stops and we continue to Ollantaytambo tour in the complex with a guided tour of approx. 2 hours and continue the return trip arriving to Urubamba where we stop to enjoy a buffet lunch and continue to tour and then Moray salt mines and tour and continue with the tour and finally got a guided tour and then Chinchero visit a craft center where we appreciate live dyeing wool with natural plants, processing of tissues if they wish can participate in this process.
Finally we return to Cusco arriving approx. 6pm.
Places to visit on the tour:
- travel to Pisac (ruins)
- travel to Ollantaytambo
- travel to Chincheros ruins and craft center
- travel to Moray and salt mines
It included in Sacred Land Tours 1 day:
- Transfer from hotel
- Private tourist transportation for the group
- Professional guide (English or Spanish)
Not included in Sacred Land Tours 1 day:
- Tourist ticket (entrance to the archaeological complex)
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The Sacred Valley of the Incas is an excellent place to start your visit to the city of Cusco, with its ideal combination of moderate altitude, good weather, beautiful landscapes, picturesque villages and the warmth and friendliness of its people. It also offers a good opportunity to explore Inca ruins, craft markets and, if desired, be adventurous doing activities like boating and hiking.
Excursion to the ruins of Pisac and its traditional market. (Alternatives available: Ruins of Pisac Market, Pisac, Ollantaytambo and Chinchero).
The small main square of Pisac is filled wall to wall with stalls offering a variety of Peruvian products.
Then visit the complex of Pisac with its gazebos, terraces and its main temple, located near the village of the same name. This resort is known for its small polished stones that have been fitted perfectly together. In the main ruins, we find the temples of the sun, moon, rain, rainbow and stars, as well as some Incas crosses.
Among the buildings include Pisac area, the Intihuatana group of temples and military area “Q’allaqasa”.
Considered the “living Inca village”; this town welcomes us with the mystery behind their Inca ancestors, intact homes, which does not seem the time has elapsed, various ecological zones, Inca terraces and reservoirs of food, and the Inca bridge Pachar way. Highlights also pink granite monoliths assembled with perfection and impressive fortress of Ollantaytambo, military building made up of carved stone terraces whose purpose, like that of other strengths of the same nature, it was to protect the empire from another angle.
In this area also we appreciate other monuments like Mañaraucay, the Incahuatana and the Baths of Princess.
But the main attraction of this region is its tradition and people. As if suspended in time and dressed in the traditional way, we will go back to the Inca ancestors, sharing with local communities guide and myths, legends and customs that we paint the picture of a powerful and mystical empire.
Shows great church and beautiful houses with coats of nobles Indians reflection of an era of prosperity for the colony. Site obligatory stop at the salt mines, exploited since imperial times to today, where we can participate in the extraction of the mineral, using the technique of those times.
Agricultural terraces that served as Inca agricultural laboratory to experiment with their crops. Moray encloses history and beauty. From here you can also reach the salt and enjoy the spectacle of the salt wells.
To the northwest of the town of Maras are the famous salt flats to where you can walk through the mule or by car from the dirt road is almost impassable in the rainy season. Maras known by some as “salt mines” are constituted by about 3000 small wells with an average area of about 5 m², built on the side of the slope of the mountain “Qaqawiñay” during the dry season They fill or “water” every 3 days with salt water that comes from a natural spring located at the top of the wells so that the water evaporates, the salt contained in it will slowly solidify. This process will continue for about a month until a considerable volume of solid salt, about 10 cms. height from the floor, which later is struck and thus granulated; salt is then bagged in plastic sacks and sent to markets in the region; today that salt is being iodized for what its consumption is not harmful.
Located in the center of the Urubamba Valley and surrounded by the beautiful landscapes that characterize the Peruvian highlands, this town was pre-Hispanic agricultural center. Enjoy delicious dishes in its famous taverns and restaurants and fill their energy to explore other fields and adorned by the impressive Nevado Chicon landscapes.
Visit the picturesque Andean village of Chinchero where the remains of the royal hacienda of Tupac Inca Yupanqui. Admire its well preserved Inca Wall in the main square and visit the beautiful colonial temple with interesting frescoes on the portico, built on the foundations of an Inca building. We see the traditional market of Chinchero fabrics with natural colors, its colonial church, some agricultural terraces and of course, enjoy a magnificent landscape on the way to the Sacred Valley of the Incas.