Cusco, Maras Salt Mines Machu Picchu Tours
Cusco, Maras Salt Mines Machu Picchu Tours–Live a fascinating voyage to Machu Picchu – simply put, Machu Picchu is one of those places that every single traveller should experience at least once in their lives. Perched on a ridge high above the Sacred Valley and protected from the invading Spaniards, it survives to this day as the best-preserved relic of Inca civilization. And while it’s commonly referred to as the “Lost City of the Incas,” the Inca themselves always knew where it was. Thankfully, their descendants have opened it up to the rest of us to explore, learn, and tap into the unbelievable calm this sacred place stirs in those who come here. For a so-called lost city, it’s a great place to find yourself.
Cusco is an affordable andean place with a superb climate, sublime verdant vistas as Moray, megalithic temples like the inca temple Sacsayhuaman, and a distinctive crossroads culture. Home to buzzing Cusco, a Unesco World Heritage city of stunning andesite inca buildings, Maras, more tranquil and with a dramatic salt pools filled with great salty water where locals still take advantage… Let us take you there
Group Size: ( minimum 02 people, specially for couple) prices per person are based on two people or couple who might share a room. The itinerary is described and based on personalized service.
Service Level: Upgraded
Physical Grading: 1 2 3 4 5 6
EASY TO MODERATE: Hotel nights and/or lodge nights, nature walks. hikes of two to four hours on some days. Other physical activities are sometimes included, such as optional sea kayaking, horseback riding.
Important Note: While we expect the tour will run as the itinerary describes. Participants should accept that there is the possibility of changes, being necessary liable to local conditions, e.g, strikes, natural desasters, these changes might be at the discretion of your travel company.
Accommodation in Machupicchu town three-star hotel.
Price: From US$ 700/ 3 Days
The price is subject to three-star hotel in Machupicchu town; however, you want to have four-start or five-start hotel we would provide you that class hotel, so you would add the difference to the total balance. Besides the price is based on two-person or a couple.
DAY 1, CUSCO CITY
A day on leisure in the ancient capital of the incan Empire entitled a World´s Heritage site by UNESCO. In the morning you will explore the stunning fortress-temple Sacasayhuaman, Qenqo, Pukapukara, and Tampumachay. About midday you will have a great lunch at one of the typical restaurants, after having the lunch we continue exploring the Cusco’s antique streets, and we arrive walking to the extraordinary Temple of the sun Qoricancha, the most important religous site of the incas in the lower Cusco This sumptuous temple’s walls and floors were allegedly once covered by sheets of solid gold. This temple was once one of the most important religious site of the Incan people in the city of Cusco. On this tour we also visit a local market where you taste fresh-baked Chuta bread, and you still see some local items, articles for different purposes and aims, then you go walking to the main square in which you will feel at the plenary puma’s heart, (because Cusco the capital of the incan Empire was designed in a puma shape), and from here wou will see the colonial buildings, the cathedral and the other chuches around, eventually we will drive back to the hotel.
DAY 2, MARAS SALT MINES – MORAY
A full day tour, exploring the Sacred Valley’s important attractions such as: Maras Salt Mines, Moray, and Ollantaytambo. We pick you up at 8:00 am from the hotel in Urubamba to drive to the first incan agricultural center which is Moray where you will see round shape agricultural terraces that were used as a laboratory center to adapt and acclimatize the plants and create new varieties of plants. Next we will visit the Salt Mines of Maras; which has been an important source of salt for the nourishment in the region since the pre-Columbian time, and today the salt pools are still taken advantage by the local Quechua people. Then we will drive to Urubamba where we will have lunch at about 1:00 pm, after that we will continue driving to get Ollantaytambo that is an incan religous site where you will see the stunning temple of the sun that is comprised by six large rhyolite boulders that were brought from about 7km / 4 miles, and you will explore the yesteryear typical Ollantaytambo town where the ancient incan buildings were used as foundation for the yesteryear buildings. After exploring the town we will drive to the Ollanta’s train station to take the train to Machupicchu town ( estimated time of arrival to Machupicchu town 1:45-hour), when we arrive to Machupicchu town we will go to the hotel to make our check-in, and about 7:30pm we will have dinner
DAY 3, MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO
The most important day has arrived because it is the day of Machu Picchu, we will wake up very early to have breakfast organized at the hotel, right away to go to the bus station and take the bus for 25-minute to get the Machu Picchu sacred inca city. “what a moment” you will be very amazed of having the Sacred city right infront of you, so we will seal our feat with an epic picture with Machu Picchu at the background. After the photography session, the tour will start, where our tour guide will be the main character for three-hour on the history, arqueology, ancient architecture. Once you finish the sightseeing at Machu Picchu you will have enough time to explore the sacred city. In the afternoon you have to take the bus from Machu Picchu inca city back to Aguas Calientes town( Machu picchu town), then to take the train back to Ollantaytambo train station and/or Poroy train station, where our transfer will be waiting for you to take you back to the hotel in Cusco.
Peru Summit Includes
- Private transportation for the sightseeing days.
- Tour manager.
- One night three-start hotel in Machupicchu town.
- Bus tickects up and down in Machupicchu town.
- Machu picchu entrance ticket.
- Round trip train ticket
- Boleto Turistico for Sacred Valley & City Tour (entrance fee).
Peru Summit Does Not Include
- Meal Budget, ( while your stay at hotel or sightseeing) between US$15 to US$20 for every meal not included.
- Some Places which are not on Boleto Turistico, like Qoricancha, or Church.
- Extra expenditure.
- Original passport and Student ISIC card (if applicable), and some copies.
- Travel insurance (and some copies)
- Backpack to carry your things.
- Phone and Camera charger and adapter.
- Deet or mosquito repellent ( recommendable 30% deet).
- Rain gear (especially if traveling in the wet season, from October to March).
- Sunblock and sunglasses.
- Water bottle or canteen.
- American dollars and peruvian soles in cash.
- Sun hat.
- Crédit or debit card.