Enjoy with us the best experience in Cusco. Maras - Moray - Salt Mines & Inca Trail Tour is your best alternative to discover the wonder of the Incas. Let´s start with Moray Tour. Moray is 47 km from Cusco. There you can see the greenhouse or Inka agricultural laboratory, formed by four amphitheaters or masonry platforms with concentric circular designs superimposed and of an approximate depth of 160 meters, in the manner of rings that are widened as they ascend. In the place, the plants were adapted to new ecosystems as shown by the studies carried out. Then we will direct to Maras, located 7 km from Moray and at 3, 382 m.a.s.l, was founded in the year of 1556 by Captain Pedro Ortiz de Orué, as part of the reductions imposed by the Viceroy Francisco de Toledo, there we will appreciate the famous Salt mines, which were already exploited since pre-Inca times as a means of economic exchange and of values. Maras is a small town and is a model of a miniature city. To finish our adventure, we will hike the original Short Inca Trail. Enjoy the wonder of Machu Picchu through the most requested route of the Incas. This walk is 11 kilometers on the first day during this walk you will be able to observe and know one of the greatest cultures in South America the "Inca", "Quechua" or "Andean" culture. The capital of this culture was Q'osqo or Cusco and it spread to a large extent throughout South America (Peru, Chile, Ecuador, Bolivia, Argentina, and Colombia). The Inca Trail is hidden among the Andean mountains with constructions high up in the mountains dominating the Andean Valley and part of the Peruvian Amazon. With the arrival of the conquerors this Culture was disappearing, but they left us some Signs and Relics intact as we will know during this walk. Between the Andean mountains and the tropical forest is a great Inca Trail through the mountains and the Sacred Valley of the Incas.
07:00 We pick you up from your hotel and starting to the Maras, Moray & Salineras Tour
08:00 Guided tour of the Chinchero temple
09:30 Guided tour of Moray
10:50 Driving to Maras
11:00 Guided tour of the Maras Colonial small town
11:20 Driving to Salt Mines
11:50 Salt Mines guided tour
13:00 Buffet Lunch in Urubamba
14:00 Continue the Sacred Valley tour ending in Ollantaytambo
15:00 Guided tour of Ollantaytambo
18:00 Spend a night in Ollantaytambo
06:30 Walk to the train station of the Ollantaytambo
07:20 Ollantaytambo Train trip to Km 104, the starting point of our adventure
08:20 Hiking Short Inca Trail with visits to the archaeological groups of Chachabamba, Wiñay Wayna, Inti Punku, etc
12:00 Lunch in Wiñaywayna
13:00 Continue hiking the short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
18:00 Arrival to Aguas Calientes town, spend a night
05:30 Bus ride from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu.
07:00 Guided tour in the Inca Citadel of Machu Picchu. Free time to continue exploring Machu Picchu, to take the best views, relax and admire the Wonder of the World. Free time to have lunch. At the time of your choice, take the bus from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes.
18:20 Return by Train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo.
20:10 Return by bus from Ollantaytambo to Cusco.
This tour starts picking you up in your respective hotel, then we will start the journey northwest of the city of Cusco, passing through very typical towns with beautiful landscapes. The first point of visit will be the town of Chincheros, from where you will appreciate the complex of Chincheros, then we will visit the Archaeological Complex of Moray, set of huge terraces that are superimposed concentrically in a gigantic hole. Then we will visit Maras from where you can see the summits Vilcanota mountain range covered with perpetual snowfalls like; the snowy "El Chicón" and "La Verónica", Finally we will visit the Salt mines of Maras which are constituted by some 2000 small wells with an average area of about 5 m², exploited since Inca times, colonial times and that are still being exploited by the locals. After our visit we will direct to Ollantaytambo, where we will spend the night.
Previously it will have coordinated the pick-up time that varies according to the train schedule, which can be from 06:10 AM or 07:45 AM (or others available at the time of your confirmation), you will be taken to the Ollantaytambo train station where the Transfer will leave you so you can board your train and it will take you to km. 104. In this place, you will be waiting for your guide to immediately start the tour by the Archaeological group of Chachabamba which is at 2250 m.a.s.l likewise they will pass through the complex until they reach Wiñay Wayna agricultural center. During the trip, you will be able to appreciate the beautiful views of the Urubamba River as well as the different types of orchids that you will find along the way. Then we will take a short break to have lunch, a box lunch will be sent from Cusco, and after that, we will continue our walk towards Machu Picchu and appreciate the beautiful sunset over the Inti Punku (Sun Gate) after this unforgettable experience we will descend until we arrive to Aguas Calientes, at all times they will be with your guide who will help you locate your hotel so that it can be accommodated, then they will coordinate on your guided tour in Machu Picchu the next day. Night at your hotel in the town of Machupicchu (Aguas Calientes).
According to what you have coordinated with your guide you will have to go to the bus station, for this you have to coordinate with your hotel so they can give you breakfast to go. The climb will be done with your guide walking or bus (as you think convenient). We will visit the archaeological complex of Machu Picchu (2400 m) our guided tour will last approximately 2 hours to 2 and a half hours around the Inca citadel, visiting the main sites such as the enclosures, squares, Sacred Fountains, Temples, the agricultural sector and urban. After our visit, you can take the opportunity to climb the mountain of Huaynapicchu or Machupicchu mountain (it is important to have the ticket purchased in advance) or you could choose to go down to the town of Aguas Calientes for lunch or rest, considering that you should be 30 minutes before of the departure of your train. The train will take you only to the station of Ollantaytambo, at this point the carrier will wait for you with the pallet of the company Salkantay Trek and will bring you to Cusco leaving at your hotel or near it. End of our services
The Short IncaTrail is the fastest route to Machu Picchu from the Inca Trail network. Unlike the Traditional Inca Trail, this route lasts two days and is done as a private tour. This route is ideal for passengers who have less time to visit Machu Picchu, or who do not have the necessary physical condition to face the other routes of the Inca roads.
The Traditional Inca Trail lasts 4 days. It has a medium difficulty level and includes camps on the route. We visit around 6 Inca archaeological remains, and we will visit the citadel of Machu Picchu on the last day. It is usually done in groups of several passengers. The Inca Short Trail lasts 2 days. Being a private tour, the groups are small. In addition, the difficulty of this route is much lower and does not include outdoor camps, when you spend the night in the town of Aguas Calientes. The archeological sites of Chachabamba, Wiñaywayna and IntiPunku are visited. Finally, we will finish in the guided tour of the Machu Picchu Citadel.
The Short Inca Trail has a duration of 2 days. On the first day, we will travel the route from Chachabamba, Wayllabamba, and Intipunku. You will appreciate the wonder of Machu Picchu from the first day. You will spend the night in Aguas Calientes. On the second day, you will visit the wonder of Machu Picchu with a professional guide. You will know all the secrets of the citadel and have free time to explore as you like before returning to Cusco.
A few minutes from the starting point, you can appreciate the ruins of Chachabamba. Then we will go through Wayllabamba. Finally, we will arrive at the entrance to Machu Picchu: Inti Punku, or the door of the sun, from where you can appreciate the first views of the Inca citadel.