This day tour takes you to visit the archaeological site of Moray, the Maras Salt Mines and the town of Chinchero. With so much to see and do today, lace up those hiking shoes and don't forget your camera, as you prepare to make your way through some of Peru's most sought after sites.
What's Included : Transportation. Local guide.
Highlights : Enjoy a full day excursion to visit the archaeological complex of Moray, explore the Maras Salt Mines, and discover the charm of Chinchero, a quaint town of weavers and architectonic Inca remains.
Meals Included : No meals included
Transport : Private van
Joining Instructions : Meeting Point: You will be picked up from your hotel in the historical centre of Cusco at approximately 7:50am. Please note that occasionally start times can vary slightly as we pick up your group from other hotels. After a quick briefing, you will start your tour. End Point: The tour will end at your hotel at approximately 2:00pm, or at the main square in Cusco, if your prefer. Please let your guide know if you would prefer to be dropped off in the main square.
Emergency Contact : Should you need to contact us during a situation of dire need, it is best to first call either the G Adventures Local Operator (if one is listed below) or our G Adventures Local Office. If for any reason you do not receive an immediate answer, please leave a detailed message and contact information, so they may return your call and assist you as soon as possible. EMERGENCY CONTACT NUMBERS G Adventures Office Lima, Peru. During office hours (Weekdays, 9-6pm Local Time): +51 1 241 1650 or 01 241 1650 (from mobile within Peru) or 241 1650 (from payphone within Peru) After hours Emergency number: +51 99 758 2712, (WhatsApp Available) If you are unable for any reason to contact our local office, please call the numbers listed below which will connect you directly with our Sales team who will happily assist you. Hours of operation by region can be found here. Toll-free, North America only: 1 888 800 4100 Calls from UK: 0344 272 2060 Calls from Germany: 0800 365 1000 Calls from Australia: 1 300 796 618 Calls from New Zealand: 0800 333 307 Outside North America, Australia, New Zealand, Germany and the UK: +1 416 260 0999
Packing List : Health & Safety: • Face masks (required) • Hand sanitizer (required) • Pen (Please bring your own pen for filling out documents.) • Quick Covid Test/Antigen Test
Optional Activities : No optional activities
Minimum Age : Minimum age of 8 years for this trip.
International Flights : Check-in times and baggage allowances/restrictions vary by airline and can change at any time. For the most up-to-date information for your flight, please contact your airline. We recommend checking in online in advance to avoid potential delays at the airport.
Group Leader : Professional English Speaking Local Guide
Duration: 6 hours Meeting Point: Your Hotel in the Historic Centre Finish Point: Your Hotel in the Historic Centre Itinerary: Take part in this three-stop day tour from Cusco. Your guide will be a fountain of knowledge on the tour's sites; the archaeological site of Moray, the Maras Salt Mines and the town of Chinchero. Drive from Cusco to the archaeological complex of Moray also known as the Inca greenhouse. This tour will take you through the magnificent series of circles or Inca terraces that were believed to be used by the Incas to experiment on their crops and to research growing conditions for different types of crops. Spend around half an hour listening to your guide and wandering around to explore this incredible Inca ruin. Continue with the tour to visit the Maras Salt Mines that were created by the evaporation of saltwater (provided by a nearby subterranean undercurrent) in the sun. The mines are made up of more than 3,000 natural salt pools in the hillside and are quite spectacular to see in person. Next up is a tour of Chinchero, a beautiful town of weavers and home to a cultural centre that helps keep the textile traditions of Peru alive. Chinchero is a typical high-altitude Andean village and is known to be the mythical birthplace of the rainbow. This town also has some of the best architectonic Inca remains left in Peru. After you've explored the town in depth return to Cusco where you can say thank you to your wonderful guide and the tour will end. Note that this Day Tour is operated by one of G Adventures' preferred suppliers and will be a shared service with other non-G Adventures travellers. Packing essentials: Water bottle, Rain jacket, Sunblock, Sunglasses, Camera, cash to buy souvenirs. Cusco tourist ticket (required for entrance to Moray and Chinchero) is not included. Entrance ticket to Salt Mines (not included) is 10 soles.
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