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Moray, Maras, Salineras and Machu Picchu Hike 2 Days

Machu Picchu Hike

The spectacular 2 day Moray Tour Peru, Maras, Salineras & Machu Picchu Hike is a great itinerary for those who want to experience some fascinating Inca sites, and enjoy the beautiful mountain scenery in the area of the Sacred Valley with amazing views of Vilcanota mountain range.

Moray is a spectacular archaeological complex, located approximately 50 km (31 miles) northwest of Cusco city on a high plateau at about 3,500 m (11,400 ft.) The trails around Moray, Maras and Salineras were part of the Inca road System to transport supplies to different places, especially from the Sacred Valley to the villages on the mountains and nowadays the same old Inca paths  are use to connect the Urubamba valley, with the magnificent sites as Moray itself, Maras the picturesque colonial town and Salineras (Salt mines).

To the end of Moray tour Peru travellers will also visit Machupicchu, to the last part of the trip we will take the train to the town of Aguas Calientes, where we stay one night. Machu Picchu hike is the best way to explore all the corners of this wonderful place.

Moray Tour Peru, Maras & Machu Picchu Hike – Highlights:

  • Maras town.
  • Amazing mountain scenery.
  • The impressive Moray.
  • The exceptional salt mine.
  • The Majestic Sacred Valley of the Incas.
  • Hike on the famous Inca path
  • Machu Picchu the lost Inca City.

Overview

Moray Tour, Maras, Salineras & Machu Picchu Hike – Overview

  • First day . – Moray- Maras- Salt mine – Ollantaytambo.
  • Second day. – Machupicchu – Back to Cusco.

Itinerary

Moray Tour Peru, Maras & Machu Picchu Hike – Itinerary

Day 1. – Moray- Maras – Salt mine – Ollantaytambo.

Moray Tour PeruAt the schedule time we’ll pick you up from the Hotel in our private transportation, after 40 minutes of travelling with direction to the Sacred Valley, we will arrive to the fertile plain of Chinchero full of potatoes fields & cereals (optional to stop here to see the locals weaving centers), enjoying the scenic view of the area we will continue our drive to the town of Maras, which has nice colonial doors with its out-standing Spanish door arches unique around Cusco, 20 minutes later we will arrive to the Inca ruins of Moray called “the Inca laboratory”. The guide will explain us all the history of this wonderful place, we will explore around (walking).

We leave Moray and then start our gentle hike towards Maras town, passing by many farming fields the trail lead us to the salt pans of Salineras, where  visitors can observe the fascinating salt mine own by the locals, with more than 3000 pools still in production, since pre-Incan times. Finally we will walk down to Urubamba for lunch. In the afternoon our Transfer will take us to Ollantaytambo. We then have the train connection to Aguas Calientes town.
Hotel:

  • Meals: box lunch.

Day 2. – Machu Picchu – Back to Cusco.

Machupicchu HikeIn the morning after breakfast at the hotel, our guide will pick you up from your hotel, then board the bus that will take you to the citadel of Machupicchu. Where you will participate in a guided tour of the Citadel, visiting the Main Plaza, the Sun Temple, the Sacred Sun Dial (Intihuatana), the Royal palace, the Temple of the Three Windows, the Main temple, Sacred Roca, warehouses, a large central square; and all the most interesting places. It will be an unforgettable experience at this mysterious and charming place. After the guided tour, free time to explore the zone on your own or you can take the hiking options:

  1. Hike to Wayna Picchu; for the most adventurous people, we suggest to go up the Wayna Picchu from where you can observe the immensity of Machupicchu, even more amazing being high and distant (we suggest you to book in advance).
  2. Hike to Sun Gate; opportunity to walk (approx. 1 hour) up to the Sun Gate (Inti Punku)

In the afternoon at the schedule time we take the bus down to Aguas Calientes, and then take the Train back to Cusco. The journey by train takes approximately 3:40 Hours
In the evening upon arrival to the Train station of Cusco. Reception and transfer to the Hotel.

  • Cusco Hotel:
  • Meals Included: Breakfast

Inclusions

Included in Moray Tour Peru, Maras & Machu Picchu Hike:

  • Entrance fee to Salineras and Machu Picchu.
  • Guide for the Moray  tour Peru and Machu Picchu hike.
  • Meals: described on the itinerary Moray tour Peru
  • 01 night hotel in Aguas Calientes.
  • Train tickets round trip (expedition class).
  • Bus tickets to Machupicchu.
  • Transfer Cusco/Ollantaytambo/ Cusco.

Not Included in Moray Tour Peru & Machu Picchu Hike:

  • Entrance fee to Chinchero ruins
  • Meals not described on the itinerary of Machu Picchu hike
  • Entrance fee to Ollantaytambo and Moray
  • Fees to the hot springs.
  • Hotels in Cusco.
  • Extra drinks.
  • Tips for the guide and transfers.

Note: if you want to climb up to Wayna Picchu, we kindly suggest you to book it way in advance, because the spaces are limited.

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