Make the best of your day visiting the Andean village of Chinchero (3762 mt.), Maras salt flats, and the Moray circular terraces. Explore Chinchero, with its picturesque vistas of the mountains and red earthly hues, the ruins, the small chapel, and the incredible colorful textiles unique to this region. Then catch imposing views of the white Maras salt ponds sprawled out in between the Andes Mountains of Peru. Take a stroll around the impressive Moray circular terraces resembling huge deep bowls on the earth.
Hotel in Cusco for Group tour and Private Tour or Sacred Valley for only private tours
8:30am or 9.00am
Depart your hotel in Cusco making your way to the small Andean town of Chinchero (3762 mt.) to discover the world of the Incas. Chinchero was once a country resort to the Incas and was recognized for its very rich soil for farming. It is a lovely town with red earthly hues and spectacular landscapes of the mountains and plateau. Visit the ruins full of aqueducts and agricultural terraces said to have been built by Inca Tupac Yupanqui. Afterward, tour the lovely small colonial chapel and admire the beautiful colorful textiles unique to this region. Next, visit the stunning Maras salt mines to see the white salt ponds sprawled in between the Peruvian Andes mountains. If lucky you will see the locals gathering the salt by hand not using machinery. Our final visit takes us to extraordinary Moray circular terraces which look like deep bowl depressions on the earth resembling an immense amphitheater or something extraterrestrial. Nonetheless, It is thought the Incas used Moray as an agricultural laboratory. After a fascinating experience, we return to Cusco.