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Cusco Day Tour: Maras, Moray and Chinchero (full day)

1 days, Cusco to Cusco

This day tour takes you to visit the archaeological site of Moray, the Maras Salt Mines and the town of Chinchero. With so much to see and do today, lace up those hiking shoes and don't forget your camera, as you prepare to make your way through some of Peru's most sought after sites.

1 days

Cusco to Cusco

From$142HKD
Valid on May 12 2022
Trip Code: YSPCMG

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This day tour takes you to visit the archaeological site of Moray, the Maras Salt Mines and the town of Chinchero. With so much to see and do today, lace up those hiking shoes and don't forget your camera, as you prepare to make your way through some of Peru's most sought after sites.

Is this tour for me?

Travel Style: Classic

All of the highlights, culture, access, and I-can’t-believe-we-did-that moments, all at a great price.

Physical Rating: 1 - Easy

Light walking, few climbs more challenging than a flight of stairs. Easy does it.

Trip Type: Day Tours

Age requirement: 8+

All travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Visa Requirements

1 days

Cusco to Cusco

From$142HKD
Valid on May 12 2022
Trip Code: YSPCMG

Need a flight? We can help.

Call us to book your flights! We'll find you the best option!

Map of the route for Cusco Day Tour: Maras, Moray and Chinchero (full day)

Places visited

Itinerary

Day 1Cusco

Duration: 6 hours

Meeting Point: Your Hotel in the Historic Centre

Finish Point: Your Hotel in the Historic Centre

Itinerary:
Take part in this three-stop day tour from Cusco. Your guide will be a fountain of knowledge on the tour's sites; the archaeological site of Moray, the Maras Salt Mines and the town of Chinchero.

Drive from Cusco to the archaeological complex of Moray also known as the Inca greenhouse. This tour will take you through the magnificent series of circles or Inca terraces that were believed to be used by the Incas to experiment on their crops and to research growing conditions for different types of crops. Spend around half an hour listening to your guide and wandering around to explore this incredible Inca ruin. Continue with the tour to visit the Maras Salt Mines that were created by the evaporation of saltwater (provided by a nearby subterranean undercurrent) in the sun. The mines are made up of more than 3,000 natural salt pools in the hillside and are quite spectacular to see in person.

Next up is a tour of Chinchero, a beautiful town of weavers and home to a cultural centre that helps keep the textile traditions of Peru alive. Chinchero is a typical high-altitude Andean village and is known to be the mythical birthplace of the rainbow. This town also has some of the best architectonic Inca remains left in Peru. After you've explored the town in depth return to Cusco where you can say thank you to your wonderful guide and the tour will end.

Note that this Day Tour is operated by one of G Adventures' preferred suppliers and will be a shared service with other non-G Adventures travellers.

Packing essentials: Water bottle, Rain jacket, Sunblock, Sunglasses, Camera, cash to buy souvenirs.

Cusco tourist ticket (required for entrance to Moray and Chinchero) is not included.
Entrance ticket to Salt Mines (not included) is 10 soles.

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What's Included

  • Transportation
  • Local guide

Meals

No meals included

Transportation

Private van

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Cusco Day Tour: Maras, Moray and Chinchero (full day)

| 1 days - Cusco to Cusco - from $142 HKD