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Full-Day Maras, Morey & Chinchero Tour From Cusco
  • Tour Category

    Group Tour

  • Tour Types

    Archeology, Culture, History

  • Duration

    1 Day

  • Language

    English, German, Spanish

  • Activity Level

    Easy

Description

This day-tour is for the curious and the adventure-bound. Drive through truly stunning sceneries in the highlands outside of Cusco. Explore the salt pans of Maras, famous for its Andean pink salt, as you enjoy a home-cooked picnic lunch by the shores of a highland lagoon. Travel to the Inca terraces of Chinchero and finish your day learning about magnificent Andean textiles from local weavers.

Highlights
  • Visit the salt pans of Maras
  • Explore the Inca sites in Moray and Chinchero
  • See how Andean textiles are made
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    • Pick-up from your hotel in Cusco at 8.00 AM. Drive across the highlands of Anta and stop a couple of times on the way to appreciate magnificent views of the snowy peaks of the Cordillera Urubamba. 

    • Visit the salt pans of Maras, where the locals have extracted their beautiful pink salt for centuries, now marketing it internationally in new food products, cosmetics, and medicines. 

    • Return higher up to the highlands and first briefly visit the colonial town of Maras before we continue our journey to the Inca site of Moray. 

    • Take the backroads to some little known Inca storage places before taking a leisurely lunch at a highland lagoon with magnificent views of the surroundings. You will be served home-cooked food in porcelain crockery while you relax in a deck chair.

    • In the afternoon, drive on to Chinchero, where there was once a grand ceremonial site and palace built by the ruler Inca Thupaq Yupanqui. Also, explore the richly decorated 17th-century church located here.

    • Finally, head to the longest established textile association in town. Here, you will learn everything you have always wanted to know about producing high-quality Andean textiles. Learn about the process of spinning and dyeing the wool with natural, mostly plant-based materials, setting up back-strap looms, and the weaving process. Afterwards, you may purchase colourful garments directly from the producers.

    • Transfer back to Cusco.

What's Included
  • Private transport with a professional driver

  • English-speaking Peru tour guide

  • Home-cooked lunch & snacks

  • Drinking water

What's Excluded
  • Entrance fees to the sites visited (around 140 soles)

  • Tips and gratuities


Meeting Point

Cusco, Peru

Cancellation Policy

For cancellations upto 2 days before the tour -

Refund of 80% of the tour price.
Starting From
USD USD
USD 325.00 / adult

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