This is a facinating half day trip on which you will explore part of the Sacred Valley, the side few people know about, exploring the salt ponds of Salineras, the colonial village of Maras, and the circular terraces of Moray.
Andeans had used new resources to preserve food for long periods of time, one of this is the salt; which was extracted from a salty water spring, a natural salt resource that comes out from underground. On the other hand, the circular terraces of Moray were built to aclimate and adaptate new crops on the hightland territories of Urubmaba Valley and Cusco region.
This journey starts at 7:30 am. we will pick you up from your hotel and drive about 1.5 hours toward the village of Maras to explore the streets and point out colonial residences where once was home of important spanish caracters, after that we continue on to terraces of Moray, an exclusive agricultural area, taking advantage of its special climate to aclimate new crops on the highlands over the andes, we will experience a hike to feel the temperature, from Moray, we will continue driving on a dusty road to Salineras, the salt ponds where we will have the chance to explore directly and see the water resource from where it comes from. The salt in Salineras, as it comes out from underground it carries with it mineral in high density, nowadays it can be used for skin therapy in spas in Cusco, we will end the exploration taking a walk around the salt ponds, afterward, we head back to the bus to drive back to Cusco city.
We will be finishing the tour about 2 pm.
This tour includes
- This tour is only done privately and our prices are based on a group of 2-6 people travelling in a private van. If your group is larger than 6, please ask the Kuntur Peru representative for specific pricing.
- Professional guide: All of our guides studied English. They all grew up in this region and have a true passion to teach others about their heritage. They are all a lot of fun to be around, but know when they need to be professional and will always look after you to make sure you are safe and happy - enjoying the tour.
- Transportation: You will be picked up from your hotel and transferred from site to site by a private Kuntur Peru vehicle.
Does not include
- Entrance fees: You must have the TOURIST TICKET to enter Moray. The tourist ticket is currently 70 soles for a one day ticket or 130 soles for a 10 day ticket. This one ticket will give you access to many other locations in the Sacred Valley as well as some museums and places of interest in Cusco. Salineras - Maras is a separate ticket of 10 soles.
- Meals: There are no meals served during this tour. You should be back in Cusco to enjoy lunch on your own.
Items to bring:
- Warm jacket: down in the valley is warm in the day time, windy in the afternoon and cold at night.
- Warm jacket.
- Gloves if possible.
- Cap, hat.
- Rain jacket, rain coat or rain poncho in case the weather changes.
- Entrance fees and your passport.
- Extra cash if you want to buy souvenirs.
Due to its regulation and In order to protect the Historical sanctuary of Machu Picchu. Each day is allowed to 500 people on the Classic Inca Trail, those including porters, guides, and other support staff.
It is expected trekkers to carry their own personal gear, however, they should make an honest assessment of their physical condition. If a personal porter is desired, it is important to request one at the time of booking, as they are included in the 500 people per day limit.
To secure a permit and entrance ticket to classic Inca trail, Wayna Picchu Mt, and Machu Picchu, consider Peruvian government regulations require full name and current passport information of all trekkers, permits are non-transferable, it can’t be sold to others and can be sold out quickly months in advance. It is, therefore, important to arrange the reservation dates at the earliest opportunity.
Wayna Picchu Mountain is an excellent addition for a trip to Machu Picchu. It offers great views but is a steep climb that can take about two and a half hours back and forth.
The admission tickets to Wayna Picchu Mountain are limited and only at scheduled times. If you are considering doing the climb, make sure to book it in advance. The classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu can be a challenging hike, there are lots of stone steps and steep uphills that could make you feel tired at the end.
If you wish to trek to Machu Picchu, but you don’t have the time, either enough energy to do the whole 4-days trek, you must consider our alternate options or the short version “Inca trail 2d / 1n”. These can be booked any time in the year, with no advance reservation.
Private Service Only
2 – 6 persons $180.00
7 – 12 person $270.00
13 + persons $40.00
According to Peruvian Law, you must be under 18 years of age at the time you do tour, or visit Machu Picchu, students 18 and above, need the ISIC card to qualify for the discount. Students must provide a copy of their passport at the time of their booking to get the student discount. Email us a copy at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Student Discount (only with active green ISIC card): US$15.00
- Under 18 years apply for a discout: US$15.00
- From 7 – 12 years Discount: US$20.00
*More details will be available if you are interested in taking advantage of this offer, such as free tours in Cusco city, free items for camping activities, and personal discounts. contact us at email@example.com
RENTALS & EXTRAS
The following list of prices fixed in the items, are adjusted to the Trekking activities. However, we consider discounting the price for each item, for more than 10 participants in the group.
*This items are for those who are doing the Inca trail tours or Alteernative trail tours, not aplycable for Sacred Valley tour
- Hiking poles – US$ 25.00
- Sleeping bag – US$ 25.00
- Extra Tent – US$40.00
- Waynapicchu ticket – US$25.00
kuntur Peru includes 3 stars hotel room in Aguas Calientes town and Expedition train service back to Ollantaytambo, however, you can upgrade your the services for an additional cost shown below.
*You should consider these Upgrades if you are taking tours to Machupicchu.
- Vistadome Train (back to Ollantaytambo) + US$65.00
- Single Accommodation at Machupicchu town + US$40.00
- 4 stars hotel at Machupicchu town + US$ 75.00
- Four season (Eureka k-2 tx) tents, for two people in each.
- Black Diamond Trekking Poles.
- Sleeping bags according to route requirement.
- We use 3* hotels in Aguas Calientes, if you don’t want to share the twin bedroom, select Single Accommodation when Booking.
- If you are nature lover and landscapes, vista dome train service is the choice, wider windows, and glass ceilings to see the mountains.