Chinchero, Moray & Maras Half Day Tour

MORAY & MARAS SALT MINES

Chinchero, Maras Salt Mines , Moray
$ 55 Price pp
Half Day Duration
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Max: 8p Max Guests:
Easy Dificulty:

Chinchero, Moray & Maras Half Day Tour

none Accommodation
Max: 8 People Max Guests:
Year Around Season
Easy Dificulty Level:

The amazing Chinchero inca site, The Salt mines of Maras and the agricultural terraces of Moray is a great complement to the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu journey. You will be able to enjoy the views of the snow-capped mountains, green fields, traditional villages and you´ll learn more about the local culture, the old salt mines of Maras and much more. This tour begins and ends in Cusco.

Chinchero, Moray & Maras Half Day Tour Chinchero, Moray & Maras Half Day Tour Map

Overview

Highlights

  • Half-day Moray & the Maras salt Mines
  • Exploring the best of the Sacred Valley in short time
  • Discover the ancient Inca site of Chinchero.
  • Visiting the local alpaca weavers in chinchero town (optional)
  • Exploring the Inca site of Moray “Inca Lab”
  • Exploring the old Inca Salt Mines in Maras
  • Great-value tour includes hotel pickup, and round-trip transport
  • Private tour ensures a personalized experience and the undivided attention of your guide

 

Pre-Tour Briefing:

The tour guide will meet you at your hotel one day before your tour to give you a briefing. They will tell you all about your tour and answer any questions you may have. It is important to us that you ask any questions you may have so the tour guide will get you ready for your amazing tour.

TOURING WITH THE BEST TEAM

You will be touring with the best team made of our guides, drivers. You will be proud of the people in our team for their hard work. We treat our team very well and provide them with everything they need to work well and respond to your needs.

What makes us different?

Runas Expeditions is owned by locals and based in Cusco-Peru. Runas Expeditions has the best professional staff, we work hard to provide a high-quality service, RE organize all kinds of tour packages and we are ready to answer your questions, we arrange your tour according to your needs and we are very flexible. And the most important thing for us is your safety in each tour, you are in good hands, we take care of you from door to door.

  • 100% Local
  • Small groups and personalized services
  • Committed to social projects
  • Best Equipment
  • Safety Standards. 

DEPARTURES:

  • Daily.
  • Hours: 8:30 pm to 2:30 pm.
  • Hours: 12:30 pm to 6:00pm

PLACES THAT ARE VISITED:

  • Chinchero Inca site
  • Moray: Agricultural Inca laboratory
  • Maras Salt Mines

Itinerary

MORAY & MARAS SALT MINES – HALF DAY TOUR.

We will start at 8:30 am with pick up from your hotel; we will go on to the picturesque town of Maras, 52 km from Cusco. Maras is located at an altitude of 3,380 meters above sea level. This is a small village famous for its salt mines which consist of about 3000 small wells with an average area of about 5m² from which salt is extracted after a drying process.

The Salt mines, better known as “Salineras de Maras”, have been exploited since Inca times as a means of economic exchange. 7 km from Maras, we will visit the archaeological site of Moray. Here in Moray we will see the greatness of the circular terraces of Inca agriculture.

Moray is a group of circular terraces which was used as an agricultural experimental center. The Incas used it to study the adaptation of plants to new ecosystems. The overlapping circular stone rings widen as they rise and it has a total depth of 150 m. After a guided tour, on the way back we will visit the inca site of Chinchero where you’ll see amazing inca temples, plazas and amazig mountains, you can also visit as optional the local alpaca weavers in chinchero town. Then we will go back to Cusco. The tour lasts about 5 hours and ends at your hotel at around 2:30 pm.

Includes / Does not include

WHAT IS INCLUDED?

Transportation:

  • Pick up from your hotel
  • Day 1: Private transport for the chinchero, Moray & Maras Salt Mines

High Quality Service & Safety standards:

  • Pre-departure Briefing
  • Experienced Tour Guide
  • Guiding Tour
  • First Aid Kit + oxygen bottle
  • 24/7 Customer Service

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED?

  • Meals
  • Entrance fee for Chinchero
  • Entrance fee for Moray
  • Entrance fee for Maras salt Mines
  • Things not mentioned
  • Tip for your staff (optional)
  • Travel Insurance

 

Recommendations

WHAT YOU NEED TO TAKE.

  • Ticket to visit the salt mines of Maras (the cost of the ticket is 10 soles).
  • A cap or hat or something to protect from the sun.
  • Sunblock (factor 35 recommended).
  • A rain jacket or poncho.
  • warm jacket.
  • Water.
  • Camera.

Tourist Ticket:  70 soles (or 130 soles if you are also doing the Cusco City Tour)

Maras Salt Mines: 10 soles or $4 per person

Prices

PRICES: Private Service

We run this tour only as Private Service.

  • Price: $95 USDPer Person –  private Tour (minimum 2 people)
  • Price: $220 USDGroup of 4 people (private tour)

If you are more than 5 people, please contact us

If you are student , contact us

Faqs

Why runas expeditions?

RUNAS EXPEDITIONS is an experienced travel company, we are experts doing tours and you are our motivation; to show you our culture; You will have your best adventure and experience ever in PERU. We will work together to do your trip, hiking through the Andes to reach MACHUPICCHU or any other tours.
Peru is one of the countries that has so many things to do as an adventure, so we offer you the best experiences ever in your lifetime. Whatever is your tour you will have the best adventures. All our tours are only and strictly operated by RUNAS EXPEDITIONS with our professional staff. we are located and based in Cusco, working more than 10 years in the tourism industry, we believe that we are in advance than any others tour companies because we really practice and educate the people to protect the environment and we really help to local people with giving jobs, and giving donations to the local children.  And we really care about our employees guides, chefs, porters, horsemen and all our staff. Runas Expeditions contributes to the Peruviangovernment with 19%taxes on all sales (overseas companies are exempt from paying this so do not contribute to the Peruvian economy in this aspect).
All our tour guides are from university who speak English; they are very professional with a lot knowledgeable and a lot passion to their work.

Do i need to be fit?

Well all the treks Inca trail, Salkantay Trek, Lares Trek, Ausangate trek or whatever trek are moderately difficult, at least you need to train like go running, gym, hike a little bit or do any exercise. On the trail you will have enough time do anything, if you are hiking slow on the way that’s not problem take your time enjoy yourself because our tour guides will be ready to help at any times.
Please when you will be going high altitudes, go slowly and steady and drink a lot water and of course drink the magical coca tea.

How long in advance should I book for the Inca trail?

Well all the treks Inca trail, Salkantay Trek, Lares Trek, Ausangate trek or whatever trek are moderately difficult, at least you need to train like go running, gym, hike a little bit or do any exercise. On the trail you will have enough time do anything, if you are hiking slow on the way that’s not problem take your time enjoy yourself because our tour guides will be ready to help at any times.
Please when you will be going high altitudes, go slowly and steady and drink a lot water and of course drink the magical coca tea.

How can I proceed to book a reservation for the Inca trail?

Sending your main Departure date and back up date:
You must provide us a main date and a backup date. By providing us with a main date and a backup date for your trek classic Inca Trail, you automatically authorize Runas Expeditions to use either of these dates for your reservation. Runas Expeditions within the next 24 hours, we will send you an electronic receipt confirming your trek has been officially booked and also to confirm the exact departure date of your trek. And will be required to make a deposit of 20% or 200$ USA of the total price of the Inca Trail. If you want more information just follow the website or contact us.

How can I proceed to book a reservation for the Inca trail?

Sending your main Departure date and back up date:
You must provide us a main date and a backup date. By providing us with a main date and a backup date for your trek classic Inca Trail, you automatically authorize Runas Expeditions to use either of these dates for your reservation. Runas Expeditions within the next 24 hours, we will send you an electronic receipt confirming your trek has been officially booked and also to confirm the exact departure date of your trek. And will be required to make a deposit of 20% or 200$ USA of the total price of the Inca Trail. If you want more information just follow the website or contact us.

How can I proceed to book a reservation for the altervative treks?

The same as the Inca Trail, sending your departure date and backup date:
You must provide us a main date and a backup date. By providing us with a main date and a backup date for your trek classic, you automatically authorize Runas Expeditions to use either of these dates for your reservation. Runas Expeditions within the next 24 hours, we will send you an electronic receipt confirming your trek has been officially booked and also to confirm the exact departure date of your trek and also you have to do a deposited of 200$ usa or 20% of the total price of the trip.

How many days in advance is recommended to be in Cusco? How far in advance must one check in at the royal adventura office to guarantee the reservation?

All the hiker from any treks, we high recommended to be in Cusco 2 or 3 days before doing the trek in order to acclimatize with high elevation. The last details about your trek (to pay the remaining balance) should be at the Runas Expeditions office at least two days prior to departure

Do i need to send a deposit and how much do i need to deposit?

Yes, you do. We use your deposit “Non- refundable’’ to pay official fees when making your official reservation. For example, we need to pay tourist and porters entrance fees and taxes (19%). We also use it to secure chefs, porters and horses for our different treks.
You have to deposit US$200 per person for Inca Trail and US$200 per person for alternative trek or us $200 for any tours. 
US$265 per person for Inca Trail + WaynaPicchu or for the Alternative trek + WaynaPicchu. 
Please confirm if you want to climb WaynaPicchu as it needs to be booked well in advance too; this is US$65.00 per person there are 2 time sessions: 7 to 8am or 10 to 11am this also needs to be specified although you need to be flexible to either time.
 NOTE: The client will assume all transaction fees.

Can i book group service or private?

When you book as Group Service, you will meet people from different nationalities, different ages, and different culture minds, while you are hiking you don’t have to wait for the last one but you will wait at lunch place and camping site because you will share the same food, the same sleeping tents etc.
When you book as Private Service, you will definitely have exclusive service with more details and surprise to you. You will travel just yourself not with other people to share thing, it will selected just two people for honeymooners, for family or a group of friends and normally the groups are small but they could be a big group.
And also we included one way transportation from the airport to your hotel + sleeping bag.

Is there a meeting before the trek or any tours?

Of course there will be a meeting at Runas Expeditions office before doing any tours, where you will meet your tour guide, the rest of your group, and be provided with a clear information about your trek or any tours.

Can i rent equiment from Runas expeditions?

Yes, You can. Here you can rent sleeping bag, sleeping tens, trekking poles, inflammable matrass or air mattresses but we don’t rent hiking boots, rain jackets or other personal clothing.

Can i rent an extra porter and how much will they carry for me?

Runas Expeditions, you don’t have to pay for extra porter, we included in all our tour extra porter to carry 7 kilos per person (duffle bag), so we are the only tour company who provide this. You will carry just a small daypack.

 

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