Sacred Valley: Chinchero, Maras, Moray, Ollantaytambo Private or Small-Group

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This is the perfect day trip for those looking to experience a mix of culture as well as natural beauty. Learn the ancient textile techniques of Chichero weavers, the salt mines of Maras, farming Terraces of Moray, discover the handmade process of the sacred drink of the Incas 'Chicha' and the Citadel of Ollantaytambo will take your breath away. Don't forget that if you book with advance time a VSA photographer will be part of your adventure. (coordinate the details by message) Why Visit South America? -This tour is a private or 6 small group adventure. -We connect with the communities: We visit a local house where premium handmade textiles are produced where the locals teach you the manufacturing process step by step. Also, we visit a local Peruvian bar where they produce the famous drink of the Incas 'Chicha' -Enjoy local gastronomy! Our guide will help you choose among the best restaurants in the Sacred Valley to enjoy a different gastronomic experience.

Itinerary Details

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Stop At: Sacred Valley of the Incas

Duration: Full Day- 7am- 4:00pm Distance: 1hr hiking (entire day spread out) Elevation: 3400m – 3,380m – 2,790m Difficulty: Easy At 8 am your VSA mountain guide and our driver will pick up you from your hotel. We drive for about 45 minutes and stop by the small town of Chinchero to learn about the ancient techniques of arts and textiles by local people of the area. A truly unique experience! We then continue to visiting Moray, the agricultural testing site of the Incas while passing through beautiful green lush valleys and begin to see snow capped peaks of the Andes. The Incas carved out the dome-like shaped into the ground to test out optimal growing temperatures for difference crops. After spending 30-45minutes exploring, we drive 15minutes to Maras, where we will explore and learn about the ancient salt mines. We will see 3,000 salt pools carved into the mountain which is fed by a mountain stream of water dating back to pre-Inca times. After exploring the area, we drive about 45 minutes to our final stop of Ollantaytambo before returning to Cusco. The Citadael of Ollantaytambo is an incredible site. Marvel at well-preserved features such as the Temple of the Sun and Manyaraqui Square while observing the megaton rock structures, terraces, and steps leading up to the highest point. The entire tour will leave you breathless as you step back in time to experiences the landscapes and ruins of the Inca. Once we have completed the tour, we will return to Cusco arriving by 4:00pm.

Duration: 8 hour

Stop At: Complejo Arqueologico Chinchero

We'll learn about traditional women Tissue and coloring techniques.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Salinas de Maras

Maras are incredible salt mines that date back to pre-Inca times.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Moray

Moray is known as the ancient Inca agricultural testing site.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo

A massive Inca fortress with large stone terraces on a hillside

Duration: 30 minutes
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