MARAS MORAY TOUR CUSCO
Maras Moray Half Day Tour
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Visitors to Peru should be in good physical shape and feel comfortable walking, for long periods of time. Daily activities include City tours around sites such as historic ruins; visits from buses that may last up until nightfall when they’ll stop at either an outdoor market town before continuing on foot back home again (or vice versa) – Tour Leaders Peru
Activity Of Level
Inca Trail tours demand a lot of physical activity and adequate preparation and very good physical condition are required. These tours are usually hikes that go from 3 days to 7 days, where you walk every day for between 6 and 7 hours which is done for more than 1000 meters and likewise descends hundreds of meters by very steep steps.
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- Visit the ancient Inca sites of Chinchero and Moray.
- Explore the Salineras Mines and see the more than 5,000 salt ponds.
- Many techniques used by Andean weavers have been passed down through the generations of women, all descendants of the Incas Chinchero.
- Visit Maras, the city of Portraits and former salt producers.
Moray Maras Chinchero Tour Inka engineers would have taken advantage of the craters that left the impacts of a fragmented meteorite. To build the famous circular platforms of Cusco.
The terraces of Moray are a must-visit in the tourist circuits located between the city of Cusco and the Sacred Valley of the Incas. It’s very surprising for tourists to see this wonderful monument construction and the beauty of its design if you really want to learn more about Maras & Moray, come with us and follow our Tour Leaders they have valuable information for all of you.
MARAS MORAY TOUR
We’ll begin our tour of Moray Maras and Chinchero – Half-Day Tour by picking you up at 7:30 am from your hotel. The places you will visit on this tour are Moray Inca terraces, Maras Salt Mines, and Chinchero Town.
Lunch is not included in this tour, but if you wish to eat at a traditional restaurant along the way in Chinchero your Tour Leader can suggest some delicious restaurant options for you. Depending on whether you wish to have lunch while on tour or back in Cusco this tour can last anywhere from 5-6 hours.
MORAY INCA TERRACES
Moray translated in Quechua means circular-shaped building. This is an archaeological site of approximately 50KM from Cusco in the Urubamba Valley at an altitude of 11,500ft. Moray is Inca Terraces constructed in a circular form from natural craters. That is how the Inca architects gave it form. The purpose of the constructions is a mystery; however, by the deepness of some of the terraces, a unique climate is created.
Archaeologists and biologists have deduced that the site might have been an ancient Inca laboratory, and its purpose was to plant different products at different altitudes and pollinate different kinds of plants. Today these plants became native of Peru such as Potato, Quinoa, Tomato, and many more.
MARAS SALT MINES
Maras salt mines are the main source of salt-producing centers in the Cusco region. It is one of the main sources of the economy in Maras. What brings tourists to this location is how the locals extract salt from this mine in its natural form. There are approximately 5,000 pools of salt and every year this number increases.
Every local from this town owns 10-20 pools. During the dry season is when most salt extraction takes place. It is impressive how this salt-producing center from pre-Incan times stills maintains its tradition. To support this community we continue visiting Maras. If you wish to buy natural organic salt for culinary or medicinal purposes, this is the best place to do it.
Afterward, we’ll continue our tour to the small Andean village of Chinchero. You will enjoy beautiful views of the Sacred Valley of the Incas and see firsthand how native people weave clothing garments from Llama and Alpaca wool. Your trip ends in Chinchero. We will drop you off at your respective hotels back in Cusco.
Departure: Cusco: 7 am from Cusco City
Return Time: 3 pm approx.
OTHER PERU TOURS
How Many Days Do You Need in Order to Hike In Peru
The Classic Inca Trail trek to Machu Picchu is one of the most popular combined routes. Each route varies in length from one to fourteen days, depending on the demand and availability of lodging along the way. All four journeys are one-way trips. You will generally travel back to Cusco using a combination of public and private transportation, depending on which tour company you use to make your trip reservations.
The One-Day Inca Trail Hike (1-day trek)
You can see Machu Picchu in one day if you’re short on time (but be prepared to wake up early!). You’ll take the train from Cusco to Kilometer 104, which is a location on the trail. Then, you’ll hike around 15 kilometers (9 miles) through the Sun Gate until you reach the Machu Picchu sanctuary. This option is great if you want to view Machu Picchu and experience a small section of the Inca Trail trek all at once.
The Lares Trek (3-day trek)
The Lares Trek, also known as the cultural alternative to the Inca Trail, is a three-day journey into the historical weaver communities on the eastern slopes of Machu Picchu. But don’t expect it to be a trip to the museum.
To glimpse into time-honored villages, you must earn access by obtaining passes that soar to over 15,000 feet and zigzag across Pumahuanca’s peak. On day four of your Lares trek, you may add another stop at Machu Picchu ruins.
Vilcabamba Traverse Route (1 – 2 week trek)
The trek to Machu Picchu is not for the faint of heart. At 65 kilometers long, this is regarded as one of the most difficult ways to see Machu Picchu. The route starts in Cachora and winds a mile-deep canyon to Choquequirao, or “Cradle of Gold.” The Vilcabamba Trail follows the same route that Hiram Bingham took when he rediscovered Machu Picchu in 1911, albeit via more isolated towns.
The Salkantay Route (1 – 2 week trek)
The Salkantay Trek is the only Inca Trail option that lets you sleep in a comfy bed and take a hot shower at the end of every day’s hike! Though it still requires reasonably fit participants, The Lodge Trek runs along the Salkantay Trail through the Cordillera Vilcabamba mountain range but permits nightly rest at fully serviced lodges placed along the route. Machu Picchu is reached by following the trail to an elevation of 15,000 feet.
The Classic Inca Trail Route (3 – 5 day trek)
The Classic Inca Trail Hike is the most popular trek of the four alternatives described in this piece. It begins at kilometer 82 along the route, at the village of Piscacucho. The first day is a moderate hike through the Andean foothills, crossing the Urubamba River and arriving at your campsite in Huayllabamba. On the second day, you’ll ascend what’s known as “Dead Woman’s Pass,” which is the highest point of the Inca Trail Elevation at 4200 meters (13,776 feet). After that, it’s all downhill to the Pacaymayo River campsite.
WHAT TO EXPECT IN YOUR TRIP?
Hiking in Peru is perfect for those who want a light/moderate/challenging adventure and like to explore new things. Travelers should be in good shape since you’ll be hiking for long periods of time, Hiking unstable ground, and going upstairs without any handrails. Make the most of your Inca Trail Trips in Peru.
It is suggested to have hiking preparation at least 2 months in advance with activities that help strengthen the muscles of the legs with a good technique to hold your breath as this tour generally cover heights over 14,000 feet above the mountains in very rough terrain and very low temperatures as well as very high temperatures.
During the Maras Moray Tour, you will explore various areas including Salt Mines, This is trip preparation for the extended Hiking Tour to Machu Pichu.
The walks will be moderately difficult with options for more strenuous hikes. You’ll also get to meet Local People along the way.
Cusco is located at a high altitude of 11,200 feet. The Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu are lower, at 9,200 and 8,000 feet respectively.
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- 100% Operated by Tour Leaders Peru. We never share you with other tour operators.
- Pick up from Airport and Hotels
- Top-of-the-line equipment REI Co-op Half Dome 4 Tent. Only for Two people (Only For Excussions)
- 7 kg per person Hiking any trail in Peru, other companies offer you only 5kg
- Entrance Tickets
- Best English Speakers Tour Leaders, We know Communication is very important in your trip
- Extraordinary Chefs! Don’t get stressed about food and forget your power bar. We serve you a 5-star outdoor restaurant with delicious organic gourmet food in your dining tent.
- Hotel in Lima City, Cusco City, or any Destinations with all facilities (overnight stay) - In case you have overnight
- Free and Safe Storage in Cusco and Aguas Calientes while you are hiking and visiting Machu Picchu.
- Camping Equipment also available for Rent
- Private transportation
- It perfect Location For Photographers
- Comfortable and Panoramic Train back to Cusco from Aguas Calientes.
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PRICE PP 180,00 - 2+GUESTS
This Tour is a private personalized service. We do not mix with other groups and have Licensed Tour Guides to lead you to Cusco’s treasures. As a private service, you have the opportunity to ask away all the questions you may have and take as many pictures as you wish.
This Tour Is a Private Service
Our tours are personalized and customized for you. Our Tour Leaders have years of experience guiding tourists with different hiking abilities. You can expect a wonderful time with TLP Adventure!
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group of 2 to 6 people $180 Total Group
Group of 7 to 14 people 220 Total Group
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- Pre-departure briefing at 5 to7:00 pm the night before your tour in our office or your Hotel.
- Collection from your Hotel in Cusco
- Private transportation (Start of our trek or Tours).
- Full meals + snacks (vegetarian, vegan option, gluten, wheat-free, or special diets upon your request.)
- Permit and fees
- Excellent experienced top tour guides
- Emergency First-aid kit and Oxygen assistance.
GO SECTION OF ITEMS FOR RENT
- Sleeping bag (4 season -Minus 8ºC) (For rent in Our Office) No applicable
- Hiking Poles (For rent in Our Office)
- Tips for the trekking crew, Tour Guide, at your discretion.
- Flight Ticket to Cusco (Contact Us)
- Accommodation in Cusco. (see recommendation Contact US )
- Travel Insurance. (check that your insurance covers you for treks above 4,200 masl) and (COVID-19)
INCA TRAIL PACKING LIST
This is basic information about the Clothing packing list REI and all the information Here in this linK Comple Packing List to Peru
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- Long-sleeved Thermal Shirt
- Thermal form-fitting pants
- Polar Fleece
- Trekking pants
- Thick socks
- Waterproof Jacket
- Waterproof pants (optional)
- Insulated Jacket
- Cold weather Hat
- Buff/ handkerchief
- Sun hat
- Backpack 20-30 L
- Waterproof cover for backpack
- Trekking shoes (waterproof and firm)
- Sports shoes/ sandals for campsites
- Camping pillow
- Sleeping bag liner (optional)
- Sturdy water bottle
- Trekking poles
- Plastic bags for wet items
- Toiletry kit (toothbrush, wet wipes, etc)
- Swimsuit/ towel
- Sunscreen (SPF 50+ recommended)
- Sunscreen lip protector
- Insect repellent
- Personal Medications
- Motion sickness tablets for the van ride
- Camera/ Extra battery
- Personal snacks
- Hand warmers (optional)
- Leisure book for evenings
- Cash and small coins
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Items For Rent
- Single Tent $60 (if you wish to sleep alone)
- Sleeping Bag $30 per person (minus -3 degrees Celsius)
- Air Mattress $20 per person (REI inflatable mattress)
- Professional REI Walking Poles or other reputable Brand $20 per pair Hold Trip.
- Backpacks $40 Hold Trip
- Head Lamp $10
- Extra kilograms $10/kg (Example 5kg=$50) Per Day
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General Information Trekking with Tour Leaders Peru Applicable from 2 to 7 days hike in Peru
The times Mentioned in this itinerary are approximations. Walking times depend on the group, and the Tour Leaders may change lunch spots and campsites, depending on the progress of the group.
Specific Information About Ausangate Trek Rainbow Mountain T
The Ausangate Trek is a high-altitude 70km hike in the Peruvian mountains near Cusco with an average altitude of over 4000m. Unlike most other hikes in the region, Ausangate is not about Inca ruins, it’s all about beautiful scenery; snow peaks, glaciers, colorful mountain lakes, and Rainbow mountains.
-If you like beautiful nature, going off the beaten track and hiking this trek is for you.
-Ausangate is one of the most challenging hikes around Cusco but at the same time one of the most rewarding in sense of scenery.
-Any doubts about hiking Ausangate on your own, read this article. We hope it’ll help you decide whether to do an independent or guided trek.
-For more info on all our favorite hikes in Peru, check out our blog!
How To Book Inca Trail Hike
A scanned copy of your passport and a non-refundable deposit must be provided upon booking an Inca Trail hike. This is due to government regulations that require complete passport details and full payment of the Machu Picchu entrance fee in order to issue a permit. Your reservation will only be confirmed when we have your entrance ticket in our hands.
If your passport number changes after you book, you must tell us immediately or you may lose your booking! If the name or number on your passport is different from the name or number on your Inca Trail permit, you will not be allowed to start the trek and you will not be entitled to a refund.
You must carry your original passport with you on the trail.
If you booked an Inca Trail hike at a student rate, you must bring the required documentation on the trail with you. If you do not present this documentation, you will not be allowed to start the trek and you will not be entitled to a refund, nor given an opportunity to pay the full rate.
Extras & Upgrades on the Luxury Inca Trail Hike
If you’d like to hike Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain, let us know at the time of booking as it requires a separate permit.
This trek includes transportation by train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo Full service (Tourist Class), or equivalent Inca Rail service, followed by private vehicle transport from Ollantaytambo to Cusco.
INCA TRAIL HIKING TOUR FAQs
When was discovered the Rainbow Mountain Vinicunca?
Its beginnings date back to the beginning of 2016 when some Ausangate Trek travelers published photos of its presence on social networks. Many wondered where it was, even Peruvians and Cusqueños did not know of its existence until it became popular in early 2016 through social networks.
When is the best time to visit Vinicunca mountain?
From June to August, the weather is warm and dry. This is the best time of year to visit Vinicunca mountain, as it’s easy to climb and there are fewer crowds.
It’s possible to climb in the spring and fall, but this is less popular because it’s a bit colder up there during those months.
For best results, visit at the Best time to go to the Rainbow Mountains of Peru.
How to get to the classic Rainbow Mountains of Peru?
If you are looking to travel Rainbow Mountains of Peru, here is a helpful guide about how to get to the Rainbow Mountains of Peru from Lima and Cusco.
The easiest way is by plane. If you are in Lima, there are airplane companies, also you can choose to go by bus, there are many that leave every day from different stations depending on which direction you want to go. The main ones are Cusco (roughly 14 hours), Arequipa (10 hours), and Puno (5 hours). The ticket costs around $40 USD for the journey by Bus. On airplanes, the cost is around $60 to 120 USD.
This spectacular mountain used to be an attraction on a 4-day trek to Ausangate. Over the years, this mountain gained popularity on its own. Today, the most widespread way to visit this summit is through a tour. There are 1 and 2-day services available. Most of them include transportation, food, entrance fees, and a professional guide.
Depending on the date, international and local holidays as well as festivals may result in a surcharge. All prices are subject to change and will be quoted in U.S. dollars. For more information, please consult the terms and conditions for this trip.”
This Hiking Tour is available year-round. Please note the Inca Trail is closed in February.
CHOQUEQUIRAO TREK 5 D
The Choquequirao trek is a 58km return hike to the Choquequirao Ruins in Peru’s Sacred Valley near Cusco. It can be done as its own individual trek or combined with hiking to Machu Picchu, and it can be completed independently.
AUSANGATE TREK 5 DAYS
Ausangate Trek and Rainbow Mountain 4 days are considered the crown jewel of the Andes. This isn’t a trek for all, but those who want to get off the beaten path will find this an experience of a lifetime.
INCA TRAIL 4 DAYS
Hikers ascend two mountain passes over 13,000 feet Dead Woman Pass (3,962 meters) and then drop down to where Machu Picchu sits at 7,982 feet (2,430 meters). There are other route options.
SALKANTAY + INCA TRAIL TREK 7 DAYS
Good for Hikers
Difficulty: Quite Challenging
Inca Trail: Permit Require
Best Alternative Trail in Peru