This tour is a combination of Maras Moray the salt mines Tour and the Classic Train tour to Machu Picchu, this package is ideal for those whom want to discover the cultures and traditions of the ancient Incas, to experience little bit the contact, with Quechua descendent and their traditions and costumes.
Enjoy the beauty of the Andean agricultures fills of Chinchero, farmed by modern Cuzqueños, the high mountains at the famous Sacred Valley of the Incas, llamas and alpacas, see the circles of Moray, an ancient laboratory of the Incas and the salt terraces, that is kept the same way of extraction of the salt since ancient times.
Enjoy an amazing train ride among the Sacred River of the Incas to Machu Picchu town, and be amazed by the sanctuary of the Incas.
We pick you up in our private transport from your hotel at 8.30 am, your private tour guide will take you to:
Located 28 kilometers from Cusco and surrounded by patchwork style fields of exquisite natural colors. Chinchero is a charming town, with colonial style constructions and was a major agricultural center during the Tawantinsuyo. One can appreciate the stone walls with trapezoidal niches that provide the setting for the traditional market, where they still practice bartering. The Chinchero’s women can always be recognized for their very distinguishing clothing and braided hair. The famous church and archeological site.
A further breathtaking 20 kms drive with the beautiful view of a snowcapped Chicon and Veronica mountains in the Cordillera Vilcanota as a backdrop we continue through to Moray. In Moray we visit the Inca agricultural greenhouse or laboratory, consisting of four platforms amphitheater style. Has a depth of 150 meters, the overlapping concentric circular stone rings widen as they rise. It was an experimental place to study the adaptation of plants to new ecosystems.
MARAS and SALINERAS (Salt mines )
Located 7 miles from Moray at altitude of 3, 380 m. is a small village, as a model of a miniature city. Famous for its salt terraces, made up of about 3000 small wells with an area average size of about 5 ms ². These were already exploited since Inca times as a means of economic exchange and securities. Very interesting to see how the salt is recovered from these mines and the lives of those who work here.
After visiting this attraction we transport you to Ollantaytambo to the train station, if we are early in Ollantaytambo you will have the opportunity of visiting the archaeological site or explore one of the last living Inca towns. You will be amazed by this Inca living town, the impressive temple of the Sun with its intricate stone work detail, the terraces constructed to sustain the mountain and admire the temple in the shape of a lama.
In case that you have to time explore the complex your please take you way to the train station from where you will take the train at 4.36 pm in direction to Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu Town) an incredible journey of 2 hours on a train with panoramic windows which takes you along the Sacred River of the Incas descending from high valley down to cloud forest, at 2000 m. The landscapes changes drastically in front of your eyes, you will be able to see the tropical mountain ending in snow carpet and the small waterfalls shimmering on the hills, forming small rivers that flow down to converge at the Sacred River. After these spectacular natural views you will arrive at Aguas Calientes where the warm atmosphere welcomes you with typical jungle sounds.
Green Peru adventures staff and a tour guide will be waiting with your name at the gate of the train station in Aguas Calientes and bring you to your Hostel. At 7:00 pm at your hotel, the tour guide will come to give you a briefing for the next day of the tour.
Accommodation: Hotel Hatun inti Classic
Machu Picchu – Ollantaytambo – Cusco
The day you were waiting for!
Optional wake up early for breakfast starting our day by climbing or taking the bus up to the entrance of the famous Inca Citadel of Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas. At 5:30 am. Avoiding the crowds, you will be one of the first visitors of the day. At 7:45 am your bilingual tour guide will take you around the vast ruins for about 2.5 hrs, in case you don’t want to wake up early, please take the bus at 7 am.
Comprehensively explaining its historical significance and place in the Inca Empire. After this, you have some free time to wander around. Machu Picchu is the best known of the Inca Archaeological sites, as it is recognise worldwide, even not mentioned in any of the writings or Chronicles of the Spanish Conquistadors. Experts believe that has been constructed around the mid-15th century by Inca Pacahcuteq and was rediscovered by American historian Hiram Bingham in 1911. The guided tour of this fascinating place is an unforgettable experience. Visit the Main Square, the Royal Quarters, the Temple of the Three Windows, the Circular Towers, the Sacred Sun Dial and Burial Grounds. After the excursion, you can hike up the mountain behind Machu Picchu Huayna Picchu where you will have stunning views over the whole complex! However, there are only 400 persons per day allowed; therefore, you must let us know in advance. This, we have to book it when we reserve your tour and has a cost of US$ 15.00 plus.
Due Huayna Picchu is very fast oversold; we are offering Machu Picchu Mountain as a second optional climbing. The advantage of this hike is that it has less crowed, but not lest beautiful. The cost for this climb are also US$ 15.00 per person.
Optional unguided walks include Inti Punku, the SUN GATE the traditional end of the Inca Trail, duration 1.30min both ways. and the Inca Bridge, duration 1 hr. Otherwise simply relax and take in the awe inspiring atmosphere. After your free time you can walk down to the town of Aguas Calientes for a late lunch or a dip in the hot springs (not included). In the afternoon, you take the train back. (At 7 pm please be there 30 minutes before the departure) and then private transport to Cusco.
A frequent bus service takes visitors back to Aguas Calientes (included) at any time, if you do not prefer to walk down through the jungle it will take you roughly 45 minutes. The train to return to Ollantaytambo is in the late afternoon at 19:00 pm and we recommend you to do that, so you can have more time to enjoy diner. If you want to comeback early afternoon, please let us know we can book the early train at 2:30 or 4:12 pm. Therefore, we can coordinate the early transfer from Ollantaytambo to Cusco.
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Price per person US$ 440 (Group price) Hotel Hatun inti Classic
Price is based on two people.
Price per person US$ 475 (Group price) hotel la Cabañana
Price per person US$ 500 (Group price) Hotel Hatin inti Boutique
Price per person US$ 530 (Group price) Hotel Casa del Sol
Price per person US$ 670 (Group price) Hotel Sumaq
Upgraded hotel is reserved with the base price, and then the rest of the price is added to the remaining balance.
Private tour guide in Machu Picchu
1 person US$ 80
2 persons US$ 40 pp
3 persons US$ 27 PP
4 persons US$ 20 pp
over 4 persons US$ 18 pp
Exclusive international transaction fees The amount of the extra transaction fees depends on how the payment is made and on your bank. For further informations please don’t hesitate to ask.
With each tour you book with Green Peru Adventures, you are a free walking tour offered by the mysterious and historic city of Cusco. Here you will be guided by one of our multilingual, professional guides.