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Moray Maras, Salt mine & Machu picchu 2D/1N


The Moray, Maras, and Machu Picchu 2-day tour offers you a condensed but enriching experience of some of Peru's most captivating destinations. On day one, we explore the enigmatic circular agricultural terraces of Moray, Chinchero and the historic salt pans of Maras. These sites provide a glimpse into ancient Inca agricultural practices and the unique salt-extraction techniques of the region, in the afternoon we visit Ollantaytambo Inca site, It showcases well-preserved Inca stone masonry, terraces, and temples, including the famous Temple of the Sun.

The journey continues on day two with a visit to the world-famous Machu Picchu. Travelers ascend to this iconic Inca citadel, marveling at its architectural grandeur and learning about its historical significance through a guided tour. With its breathtaking views and historical significance, Machu Picchu is a highlight of any trip to Peru.

This 2-day tour offers you a blend of history, culture, and natural beauty, making it a fantastic option for travelers with limited time who want to experience the essence of these remarkable Peruvian destinations.

  • FREQUENCY: We run this tour during the whole year.
  • Type of Service: Small group max 8 people. ( english speaking group)
  • Availability: everyday ( check at booking time the Machu picchu permits availability)
  • Difficulty: Easy - moderate. Its located a lower elevation than Cusco.

Weather: The advisible time to visit is from April to October with sunny days which allows you to enjoy complete the citadel, during the wet season which is from November to March , there is chance it will be raining or cloud, usually morning views are not good but afternoons are clear and better time to visit and enjoy, as you will visit afternoon and morning, we are positive you wil have chance to have great views.

What ou need to take for this tour:

  • Original Passport.
  • Small day pack.
  • Insect repellent (Machu picchu is located at begining of jungle)
  • Sun hat. sun screen.
  • Rain gear (from November to April is wet season)
  • Camara.
  • Wáter
  • Snack.

Embark on a captivating 2-day journey from Moray and Maras to the awe-inspiring Machu Picchu. Explore ancient Inca agricultural terraces, visit the fascinating salt pans of Maras, and culminate your adventure with a visit to the iconic Machu Picchu, all in just 2 days.


  • Briefing the night before of the tour at 6pm
  • Experienced english speaking tour guide
  • Round trip Expeditions tourist class train
  • A 3 *** hotel in Aguas Calientes. (can be upgrade to luxury ones with extra cost)
  • All entry fees for Sacred Valley, Inca Trail, Machu picchu and Raimbow Mountain


  • Hotel before and after the tour.
  • Huayna Picchu, it cost $75 each,. but is optional
  • Travel Insurance - optional but advisable


Day 01: Moray - Maras - Ollantaytambo- Aguas Calientes.

Experience the essence of Cusco's finest farming areas, including Chinchero, Moray, and Maras, while delving into the fascinating world of Inca agriculture. The Incas were renowned farmers, cultivating crops such as potatoes, corn, quinoa, and more.

Our tour begins with a hotel pickup at 8 am, followed by a journey in our private transportation to Chinchero, our first official stop. Chinchero was once the capital of potato farming, and depending on the season, you may witness the blooming or harvesting of these vital crops. Chinchero has transformed into a hub for skilled weavers, and during our visit, we'll explore a weaving center. Here, you'll learn about the intricate process of producing various textiles. If you're interested in souvenirs, this is an excellent opportunity to make some purchases at reasonable prices.

Our journey continues to Moray, with picturesque views of the agricultural landscapes along the way. At Moray, we embark on a walking tour to discover the famous circular terraces, once an Inca farming laboratory where they experimented with crops from different altitudes. This sacred site provides a profound connection with Pachamama, our Mother Earth.

Following our exploration, we head to Urubamba for a delightful lunch. After savoring the delicious meal, we drive for approximately 30 minutes to reach Ollantaytambo, often referred to as the last living Inca city. This enchanting place boasts an impressive Inca archaeological site, and you'll enjoy a guided tour to learn about its historical significance. You'll have ample time to wander through the local village, immersing yourself in its charm.

In the evening, you'll board a train to Aguas Calientes, situated at an altitude of 2,000 meters. Upon arrival in Aguas Calientes, your guide will escort you to your hotel, where you'll spend the night. This tour offers a perfect blend of agricultural heritage, historical exploration, and natural beauty, providing an unforgettable experience in the heart of the Andes.

  • Acomodation: Tierra Viva Hotels or Similar
  • Ticket. Included
  • Meals: Lunch and dinner

Day 02: Enjoy Machu Picchu - back to Cusco

Today is set to be the most significant day of your journey. After an early breakfast, your guide will pick you up from your hotel and accompany you to catch one of the early buses heading up to Machu Picchu. Once you arrive at the site, your guide will lead you to the upper part of the Inca site, where you'll have the chance to witness and savor the sunrise (depending on the season of your visit). This moment promises the most breathtaking views and the perfect opportunity to capture stunning Machu Picchu photos.

You'll have ample time to explore and appreciate the majestic wonder that the new world wonder offers to its visitors. Following this, we'll continue with a guided walking tour, during which your tour guide will take you through the most important sectors and palaces that Machu Picchu has to offer. This tour typically lasts around 2.5 hours.

Once you've completed the tour, if you've secured a Huayna Picchu ticket, you can embark on the famous mountain hike. This adventure will take approximately 2 hours for the round trip and costs $75 per ticket. Please note that you need to book your Huayna Picchu ticket in advance. If you don't have this ticket, it's time to bid farewell to the Lost City of the Incas until next time.

You'll then take a bus down to the town of Aguas Calientes. Lunch is not included but can be enjoyed on your own. In the afternoon, you'll board a train back to Ollantaytambo, where our driver will be ready to pick you up and return you to your hotel in Cusco. You can expect to arrive back in Cusco at around 8 pm.

Enjoy your incredible adventure to Machu Picchu!

  • Acomodation: book on your own.
  • Ticket. Included
  • Meals: only breakfast at hotel.


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