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Salt Mine of Mara and Moray – Half Day -15USD

Tour Location: Maras Moray and Chinchero are part of this half day Sacred Valley tour
Tour Type: Half Day Tour
Start Time/End Time:  From 8:30am to 2:00pm
Consideration: Please remember comfortable shoes and water
Highlights: Maras salt mines and Moray farming laboratory

Day by Day

Cusco – Moray- Salt Mine – Chincheros – Cusco

We will pick you up from your hotel around 8:00 a.m.to 8:30.a.m and head to the farming laboratory in Moray. This beautiful drive is about one hour and 20 minutes. On your drive, you will see the snow-capped peaks of the Andes, lush yellow fields of wheat, and some villages. Finally, you will arrive at the fascinating display of terraces in Moray. Moray boasts three amphitheater-like terraces, made by the Incas. These terraces, which are carved deep into the earth, in the shape of a bowl, were thought to be used to determine the optimal conditions for growing crops.

When you are done exploring Moray, you will head about two miles away, to the salt mines of Maras. This village is known as a former salt-producing center and is thought to date back all the way to pre-Incan times. There are over 3,000 salt pools carved into the mountain side, that are filled daily by a stream of water. This spectacular area is perfect for you if you wish to see something different than the ruins.

Chinchero is a small Andean, Indian village located at 3,762 meters high, on the windswept plains of Anta, about 30 km from Cusco. There are beautiful views overlooking the Sacred Valley of the Incas, with the Cordillera Vilcabamba and the snow-capped peak of Salkantay dominating the western horizon. Chinchero is believed to be the mythical birthplace of the rainbow. Its major claim to tourism is its colorful Sunday market, which is much less tourist-orientated than the market at Pisac. This market is held every Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday but if your trip isn’t on one of these days, they have a smaller textile center open daily. There, you can watch a demonstration on how to make beautiful, natural sweaters from Alpaca wool. Finally, you will get to visit the famous catholic roman church, which was build over the Inca palace.

Once you are done with the visit, you will head back to the city in time to enjoy some lunch on your own.

Price

Price: US $20 per person

Included/Not Included

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE TOUR:

  • Professional tour guide who is fluent in English and spanish
  • Pick-up from your hotel
  •  Tourist Transportation

NOT INCLUDED IN THE TOUR:

  • Lunch i
  • Partial Tourist ticket (Boleto Turistico)  70 soles por person
  • Entrance fee for the salt mines of Maras (10 soles per person )

WHAT DO YOU NEED TAKE?

  • Warm jacket
  • Water
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Partical Tourist ticket (Boleto Turistico) S / 70 soles por person

Why Us?

Why does Inka Trail Backpacker charge less than other tour operators?

At Inka Trail Backpacker, we offer you the basic and essential version of the popular treks in the region. We are a 100% local company that wants to provide everything you will need at the real cost of operations—never unfair upcharging! That is why our slogan is “Fun, Not Fancy Trip.”

Are you a certified company?

Inka Trail Backpacker has been a Licensed Inca Trail Tour Operator since 2014. All companies managing the Inca Trail must be certified and have an Inca Trail operators license. This license is issued annually each December; Inka Trail Backpacker is licensed through the year of 2018.

Our license as an Official Travel Agency is under the name Inka Trail Backpacker E.I.R.L. Our License as an Inca Trail Operator is under the name of INKA TRAIL BACKPACKER E.I.R.L We also work with partner company licenses, such as INTI SUN TREK E.I.R.L and GRUPO CAMINOS DEL PERU E.I.R.L. For tourists´protection, getting the permit for the Inca Trail from the government is a complicated and stringent process: in order to guarantee an Inca Trail Permit for all the tourists that have decided to book their adventure with us, we are registered to book using any of the above mentioned company licenses. We are all registered on the official government web site: www.machupicchu.gob.pe.

Tour with Like-Minded Travellers

As a traveller, you know that one of the most rewarding and memorable experiences of going to new places is meeting people along the way. When you book a tour with us, you can be confident that your group will be filled with similar travellers looking for adventure in the Peruvian Andes. Our groups provide a great opportunity to meet new people and bond with them in an exciting environment. You never know who you will meet!

Community

We are really proud of the work we do for our community. This is a main focus for our company. We have worked with villages directly to help supply them with needs, buy all our food from local farmers and markets, and serve the freshest ingredients.

100% Guaranteed Departures

At Inka Trail Backpacker, we like to think we do trekking a little differently than our competitors. We stand by our customers and guarantee that we meet 100% of our departure dates on our treks even if you are a solo traveler.

Office Location

Our office is located at 392 Calle Triunfo (the street is also called Sunturwasi), inside the Centro Artesenal Arte Inka Building, which is on the corner across the street from the Museo Arzobispal and the Twelve-Angled Stone, by a small fountain. We are on the second floor, in Suite 209.

 

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Book your  Inca Trail 4 days / 3 nights Permit to
MACHU PICCHU in  2020

Starting on  October 5th 2019, the Ministry of Culture will begin allowing licensed Inca Trail tour operators, like Inka Trail Backpacker to secure the permits for their pre-booked clients. They are now available.

So if this is a journey you dreamed about making 2020, do not wait...book now. Permits are limited and sell out quickly and in order to secure the start date you really prefer, early reservations are needed.