1. Peru
  2. Cusco Region
  3. Cusco
  4. Sacred Valley

From Cusco: Sacred Valley and Moray Salt Mines

Product ID: 317787
See gallery
Travel through beautiful landscapes and visit famous archeological sites along the Sacred Valley of the Incas. See Moray, the Salt Mines of Maras, Pisaq, Urubamba Valley, and the stuning town of Ollantaytambo on a full-day tour from Cusco.
About this activity
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Mobile ticketing
Duration: 1 day
Starting time 6:50 AM
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Select participants, date, and language:

Loading...

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit some of the most important historical sites of the Sacred Valley
  • Discover the cultural treasures of the Incas
  • Learn about the history of the Incas from a professional guide
Full description
Meet with your group at Plaza de Armas in the historical center of Cusco. Travel first to Chinchero, a small rustic town with a long tradition of textile weaving. See various textiles woven with traditional Incan techniques. 

Next, you will visit Moray and see the agricultural terraces built along the hillsides. These terraces were built by the Incas to grow an abundance of crops on less-than-ideal mountain terrain. Right next to this area, at Moras, there are over 5000 salt ponds which were used by the Incas for salt extraction. This helped preserve their foods for long periods. After learning about Incan agricultural techniques, make your way to Urubamba, the capital of the Sacred Valley, for some lunch.

After lunch, make your way to two historical towns, Ollantaytambo and Pisaq. At Ollantaytambo, you will climb over 200 steps to reach the top of the ancient terraced fortress that overlooks the town. This was an important defensive location during Incan times. At Pisaq, you can discover the local market selling all sorts of souvenirs and local crafts, before returning to Cusco.
Includes
  • Professional tour guide
  • Tourist bus
  • Lunch
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Drinks
  • Full tourist ticket for the sites mentioned and other locations around Cusco
  • Partial tourist ticket for Chinchero, Moray, Ollantaytambo and Pisa, which can be purchased at the first archaeological site for 70 Nuevos Soles
  • Entrance ticket to the salt mine can be purchased on the site for 10 Nuevos Soles
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with respiratory issues

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Wait next to McDonald's. You will recognize your guide or transfer when someone comeS and calls your name at the meeting point.

Open in Google Maps ⟶
Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Cash
Not allowed
  • Drones
Know before you go
• You must climb 200 steps to reach the top of Ollantaytambo, there is no elevator
• The full tourist ticket is valid for 10 days and allows entry to the majority of the Inca sites around Cusco and the Sacred Valley
Customer reviews

Organized by

INKA ALTITUDE - TOUR OPERATOR

Product ID: 317787