Lagoon Huaypo – Piuray – Maras – Moray: Buggy trip

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1 Day
Availability : Jan 01’ - Dec 31’
Cusco Airport
Cusco
Min Age : 12+
Max People : 4
Tour Details

This amazing destination is a full day but we can also arrange a half day! Please just ask!

Program Day

Maras Moray Salt City

 Maras a town near the city of Cusco in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, from there you can appreciate the amazing snowy peaks “El Chicon” and “Veronica.” The village still preserves the attractiveness from the pre-Hispanic, colonial and republican, then at 7 kilometers South west of maras is the Moray Archeological Complex an area set of enormous terraces that overlap concentrically in a giant pit. In the Inca time these beautiful terraces served as an agricultural laboratory “Greenhouse Prototype.” Finally northwest of Maras town is the Salt mines, this fascinating place comprised of about 2000 small wells with an average area of about 5 meters, in operations since the Inca times until these days. The harvest process is done by the people of Maras.

Chinchero

A town The small rustic town of Chinchero lies off between Cusco and Urubamba. Located at 3762m above sea level, so is higher than Cusco. It is towered over by the Vilcabamba range and the snow capped peak of Salcantay. There is a great display of Inca architecture, ruins and megalithic carved rocks. Chinchero is home to the famous Peruvian weaving and also has a colorful market. (smaller than the one in Pisac but also offers some beautiful crafts). A beautiful adobe church sits on the plaza, that can be visited daily.

World Wonders definitely worth visiting!

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Departure & Return Location

Alejandro Velasco Astete Airport, Cusco Peru (Google Map)

Departure Time

9.30 Hours 

Price Includes

  • Professional Tour Guide
  • Lunch in Maras town
  • All transportation in destination location
  • Tour Operator Assistance

Price Excludes

  • Entrance fee to Moray = S/.70.00 PEN per person, for the half tour ticket, that includes many places in the Sacred Valley
  • Entrance fee to the Salt Mines = S/. 10.00 PEN per person
  • Tips for the Guide
  • Any Private Expenses

Complementaries

  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen
  • T-Shirt
  • Entrance Fees
What to Expect

You can expect a really pleasant adventure that you will remember for a long time. You will visit the beautiful Sacred Valley with amazing landscapes, a 7 kilometers southwest of Maras, is the Moray Archaeological Complex, a set of huge terraces that concentrically overlap in a giant well. In the Inca era, these beautiful terraces served as an agricultural laboratory “Greenhouse Prototype” and the Inca Salt Mines (Salineras de Maras). You following beautiful destinations are waiting for you: 

  •  Piuray Lagoon,
  • The Huaypo Lagoon,
  • The Inka agricultural laboratory of Moray and
  • The Salt Mines of Maras
Itinerary

Day 1Buggy Tour Sacred Valley of the Incas

We start from the community of Chincheros off roading we will arrive to the beautiful lagoon of Piuray where we will take some photos, continue crossing to the area of Anta where we will visit the peaceful lagoon of Huaypo, through beautiful places we will arrive at the archaeological complex of Moray, we will pass by the colonial town of Maras, and finally will visit the incredible Salt Mine of Maras, enjoying at all times of a spectacular view of the Sacred Valley.
-The pick up time is at 9:30 am,
-From your hotel you will be a transfer for 35 minutes to the community of Chincheros where your guide and me will be waiting for you.
– At Chincheros starts the OFF ROAD with the BUGGIES to visit the corresponding attractions.
– Visit the Piuray Lagoon, the Huaypo Lagoon, the Inka agricultural laboratory of Moray and the Salt Mines of Maras.
– Lunch INCLUDED will be held in a nice restaurant in the village of Maras approximately at 12:30 pm.
After visiting the Salt Mines of Maras you will be returning to your hotel.
– The arrival time to your hotel is approximately at 5:00 pm, before sundown.

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