Sacred Valley of the Incas Tour + Maras Moray + Group Service
Discover the experience that the Tour to the Sacred Valley of the Incas + Maras salt mines has for you
The Sacred Valley of the Incas + Maras Moray Tour is one of the highest rated experiences in Peru, which takes you to discover the architectural beauty of the Inca Empire, submerged among the beautiful Andean landscapes, glaciers and archaeological parks.
This experience is one of the most complete, as it unites two tours in one, taking you to the towns and attractions of Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Chinchero, Maras and Moray, rich in ancient Peruvian architecture and culture, religious sites, temples and archaeological sites.
This tour is ideal to acclimatize to the altitude, especially if excursions to Machu Picchu and other places with higher altitude are in your plans.
Enjoy our photo gallery of this tour, you definitely can’t miss it!
Detailed itinerary of the VIP Valley Tour (Sacred Valley + Maras - Moray):
06:45 am - Hotel Pickup
Our transfer team or guide will pick you up from your hotel at 6:45 a.m. to begin this exciting journey.
07:30 am - Chinchero: Encounter with Living Culture
We will head north, and in approximately 40 minutes, we will arrive at the archaeological center of Chinchero, a living city that preserves the original Inca design and is located in a significant agricultural area. Here, the colonial church and tower stand on ancient Inca temples. You will have the opportunity to appreciate local craftsmanship, including textiles made using ancestral techniques.
09:00 am - Moray: Inca Agricultural Experimentation
Our next stop will be in the Moray area, where we will discover a system of circular terraces built to take advantage of microclimate differences. These terraces were used for Inca agricultural experiments, such as plant domestication, acclimatization, and hybridization.
10:30 am - Maras Salt Pans: Salt Treasure
We will continue to the Maras Salt Pans, a complex of over 3,000 shallow pools owned by nearly 380 local families. These pools are filled with saltwater flowing from natural springs in the hill called Qoripukiu (Golden Fountain). You will witness the tradition of salt extraction dating back to pre-Inca times.
12:00 pm - Lunch in Urubamba
After the morning exploration, we will enjoy a delicious lunch in Urubamba to recharge.
02:00 pm - Ollantaytambo: Multifunctional Center
We will continue the journey by bus for 30 minutes to reach the archaeological center of Ollantaytambo. This place had various uses in Inca times, serving as an administrative, military, social, and economic center. It also acted as a control point in the interaction of different ecological zones.
04:00 pm - Pisaq: Smart Agriculture and Craft Market
Our final stop will be the archaeological center of Pisaq, famous for its intelligent terrace system and irrigation channels that allowed the cultivation of high-quality maize. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to purchase crafts and ceramics at the Pisaq model market.
07:00 pm - Return to Cusco
We will return to Cusco around 7:00 p.m., concluding this unforgettable journey with many memories and enriching experiences.
Price of the sacred valley of the Incas includes:
- Departure from the lodging in the historic center of Cusco. The streets of the city are narrow, an aspect that limits vehicular access to certain places; in this case the guide will suggest a nearby point to pass looking for you and enjoy the tour.
- Return to Plaza "Regocijo" (One block away from the Plaza de Armas in Cusco) (Historic Center of the city).
- Professional guide in English and Spanish (other languages are available on private tours).
- First aid and oxygen.
Price of the sacred valley of the Incas excludes:
- Transfer from hotels outside the city of Cusco (for private tours, ask for extra costs to pick up from the Sacred Valley or other places).
- Tips for the guide.
- Tourist ticket (can be purchased as an extra).
- Entrance ticket to the salt mines of Maras (adults and students: S / 10.00)
The Cusco Tourist Ticket (BTC) allows entry to different attractions. It can be purchased at the entrance of each tourist destination we visit (consider that they only accept payment in cash and in local currency).
- For this tour, you will need the Circuit III - Partial Tourist Ticket, which covers the attractions of Pisac, Chinchero, Moray and Ollantaytambo.
- Partial Tourist Ticket - Foreigners S /. 70.00
- Partial Tourist Ticket - Peruvians S /. 40.00
- See more information about the Tourist Ticket in this ARTICLE.
What to Bring
What to bring to the Sacred Valley of the Incas:
- Comfortable and optimal footwear for walks, warm jacket, caps or hat, gloves, sunglasses, sunscreen, bottles of water, clothing or rain poncho (especially between November - April).
- Passport or DNI.
- Travel insurance.
- Devices for audiovisual recording (cell phone, camera, camcorders)
- Cash (Local currency / Soles (S/.)
What considerations you should have when taking Sacred Valley of the Incas Tour:
- You can include the tickets to the attractions - as an additional - in the process of contracting the Tour, or purchase it on your own directly at the place with payment in cash and in local currency (the prices of entrance tickets may vary without prior notice).
- Minors must be accompanied by an adult.
- Due to environmental, climatic or other factors, beyond our control, the itinerary of the trip may vary. If so, it will be notified promptly.
- Guru Explorers value your time and strive to respect the tour schedule; however, they could vary for reasons beyond our control (weather, natural disasters, field conditions, among other demonstrable reasons). We will do our best to provide efficient options and solutions for your enjoyment.
Terms and Conditions
Cancellation Policies for the Sacred Valley Tour:
- Within 3 days or less in advance, there will be no refund.
- Between 4 and 7 days of notification, 70% is refunded.
- More than 7 days, 90% is refunded.
- Rates applied for change of date in group tours:
- There will be no extra charge if you notify more than 5 days in advance.
- If notified between 3 and 5 days in advance, an additional charge of 20% will apply.
- If you notify within 2 days or less in advance, it will not be possible to make the change and it will not be subject to a refund.
- Subject to availability.
- There will be no refund in case of delayed flights, train delays, bad weather or other external factors.
Why choose us
The experience that makes you live the beauty of this mountain of colors is inexplicable, it is really a personal encounter between you and nature.
We want to be part of that experience that you will live in the Sacred Valley tour.
If you are still wondering why choose us? We would like you to read 7 outstanding characteristics of our service:
When you go to a teacher, it is because you want to answer all the questions. In a matter of travel, money, time and enjoyment, you have to choose the best options available and that is what “Guru Explorers” is all about, giving you the perfect balance for the adventure you DESERVE.
To become “Guru Explorers”, we are still world travelers, but experts in Cusco, Lima, and the most important destinations in Peru. We lived bad and good experiences, valuing that the main difference lies in the details, so we know what elements are essential for your trip. We are travelers and we strive to enhance your experience!
We are here to provide you with the best and most accurate information and description of our tours. We are not supporters of hidden costs, that is why we provide the necessary information so you can choose the inclusions or upgrades you are looking for.
You entrust us with your time, your money and your expectations and that is why we fine-tune every detail to guarantee the trip you dream of.
Although we have pre-established packages; they can be adapted to your needs and to make plans that are suited to you, so that you can visit any place in Peru, with the expertise of “Guru Explorers”. We adapt trips for special occasions such as your corporate trips, honeymoon, birthday, social, cultural or sports event during your visit to Peru, offering you complete advice to achieve and exceed your expectations.
Before being tour guides, we are travelers, explorers, adventurers; That makes us passionate about creating the best experiences in the time you invest for yourself and those you love.
We promote Responsible and Sustainable Tourism, not affecting the traveler, nor exploiting the communities that receive it or their environment. We create more human and respectful experiences of Heritage.
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