Maras Moray Tour End In Ollantaytambo Train Station
Maras Moray Tour
Locations Visited: Maras Moray Chinchero Ollantaytambo
Trip Style: Tours, Culture, Adventure
Length: Two Days
Group: 2 pax min
Maras Moray Tour ends in Ollantaytambo train station was designed by Peru Cultural Connection for all travelers who want to enjoy a true hidden beauty of the Sacred Valley in Peru while learning about the history of Inca culture and enjoy the stunning view of the snow-capped mountains of the Urubamba mountain range at the same time transported to the train station at Ollantaytambo
- Learn about Peru’s famous weaving at the quaint village of Chinchero with a lovely XVII colonial church and some Incan archeological remains with a private guide at your side.
- Discover the incredible Maras Incan Salt Pounds, which was the main provider salt center to Cusco and it’s still even today for many communities around and the Sacred Valley, where locals still farm the salt by hands as the Incas used to do it centuries ago.
- Head off the beaten track and explore the Moray Ruins that the Incas used the terraces to study vegetation and the different temperatures to test crops and experiment with them.
- Explore the fortress of Ollantaytambo that was built for religious purposes and it is gateway to the Antisuyo (the Amazon corner of the Inca Empire
MARAS MORAY TOUR FULL DAY
In order to escape the crowds and have enough time to visit Maras Moray Tour also Chinchero Ollantaytambo , we will leave early 7:30 am from your hotel and head to the high mountain village of chinchero where you will visit the women’s weaving cooperative where we will watch a demonstration of local weavers who are still using traditional Inca patterns and techniques for dyeing fabric. After that you will continue to Moray that is a group of circular terraces with different sizes, which at Incas’ time were used as an agricultural experimental center; right there they performed their studies of plant adaptation to new ecosystems. Continuing the tour we will go to visit the salt mines, composed about 5000 small salt ponds from where the salt is extracted then drying saltwater from an underground spring. The “Maras” have been exploited since Incas time so that it was used as a mean of economic exchange.
Then continue to Urubamba for lunch (not included but the guide could recommend you a good place)
After lunch continue to visit the Inca ruins at Ollantaytambo considered a living Inca town because it has been continually inhabited but still preserves its original Inca urban planning, as well as structures, agricultural terraces and reservoirs being witnesses of the past. One of the most outstanding features is the rose granite monoliths joined together with impressive perfection
After to visit Maras Moray Tour also Chinchero Ollantaytambo we can come back to Cusco to the hotel or any hotel in the sacred valley, also if you plan to go to Machu Picchu we can leave you at the train station.
✔ Professional English-speaking local tour guide.
✔Pick up from your hotel.
✔Drop off at ollantaytambo train station
✔Private and comfortable transportation with a professional driver.
✔Entrance fee to all sites
✘ Personal expenses
✘ Tipping for the staff (guide and driver) – It is not mandatory
WHAT TO BRING
❗ A good (and small) daypack
❗ Comfortable shoes
❗ Hat and sunglasses to protect you from the sun
❗ At least one bottle of water
❗ Rainwear or poncho for the rainy season (December to April)
❗ Sun protection cream (SPF 45 or higher recommended).
❗ Windbreaker Jacket
❗ Camera with extra batteries
❗ Extra money for drinks and tipping, souvenirs
Optional: Personal medical kit. Disinfectant, aspirin, stomach tablets, medicine to avoid altitude sickness
PERU CULTURAL CONNECTION requires at least 2 people for this tour, but you can leave any day you would like. The departure is 100% guaranteed once booked.
The price is based on the group size. If you are with a larger group, please contact us for a discounted rate.
NOTE: PERU CULTURAL CONNECTION will never pass you onto another operator or share service with other companies as most agencies do here.