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Moray Maras Chinchero Tour 1 Day

 

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. Its very surprise for tourist to see this wonderful monument construction and this 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.

SALT MINES OF THE INCAS

Amazing salt production for centuries Sometimes the lines of cars and buses going in and out of here are challenging so you might want to plan your visit for early in the day… this is an amazing process to see. The salt spring wells up from the volcanic rocks, and the Incans and the Indians learned how to control the flow of the spring into various pools, down a whole hillside that faces the sun, so that it dries and hardens. They have supplied salt for hundreds and hundreds of years. Very intense, strong salt flavor, unlike what most people are used to – very little is needed. This is not a ruin, this is an active salt mine and you can watch and listen and see the process. However, don’t plan on a short trip.. there’s a bit of a walk-in from the parking lot – people who can’t do steps might have a hard time – and there is a gauntlet of vendors to walk through in order to get down to the salt pools. If you want to understand some of the basis of the culture it is very well worth the visit.

Private Tour Lares Trek To Machu Picchu

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Short Inca Trail and Lares Andean Trek
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ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE TO MACHU PICCHU HIKE

Sacred valley Of The Incas

  • 100% Operated by Tour Leaders Peru, we never put you with other tour operators.
  • Pick up from Airport and Hotel
  • Top of the line equipment REI Co-op Half Dome 4 Tent. Only for Two Persons
  • 8 kg per person, other companies offer you only 6 kg
  • 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 Aguas Calientes with all facilities
  • Free and Safe Storage in Cusco and Aguas Calientes while you are hiking and visiting Machupicchu
  • Umantay Lake included (most companies skip this wonderful lake)
  • Private transportation on each trip
  • Perfect Location For Photographers
  • Comfortable and Panoramic Train to Aguas Calientes.
  • Visit Machu Picchu twice with this tour!

We’ll begin our tour 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

Packing List Machu Picchu Hike

We are excited to be part of your adventure and lead you to one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Make sure to book your tour in advance. Only 500 people a day are permitting on the Inca Trail of which 250 are reserved for tourists. Machu Picchu allows 2500 tourists daily. Don’t miss your adventure!

Price

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 customize for you. Our Tour Leaders have years of experience guiding tourists with different hiking abilities. You can expect a wonderful time with TLP Adventure!

From: $ 90 per person

PRICE $ USD
group of 2 to 6 people $180 Total group
Group of 7 to 14 people 220 Total group

Tour Leaders Peru truly cares about its Customers, Staff, and our Environment. We are Eco-friendly.

Note: An initial deposit of $400.00 is required to reserve your spot. We require this deposit to buy train and bus tickets, entrance fees to Machu Picchu, Inca trail admission ticket, and for your return transportation. The remaining balance is due 21 days prior to your trek. Please see our Terms and Conditions.

minimum of 2 people to book a tour
This price is based on Double Accommodation

SPECIAL DISCOUNT INFORMATION

SPECIAL DISCOUNT INFORMATION If you have a group of 6-8 people we give you a special discount. More than 10 people you can even travel free! If your interested starting date IS NOT LISTED we can open a new departure date at a group rate.

Additional Upgrades

Hauyna Picchu

If you want to climb Huayna Picchu make sure to book in advance as there are only 400 permits allowed daily to this location.

$40 per person Please notify us during your booking if you wish to purchase this upgrade.

Vistadome Train

From Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo: Prices vary from $57.00 to $73.00 per person one-way.

Machupicchu Mountain

Machupicchu Mountain offers even more magnificent views than Huayna Picchu. There are also only 400 permits allowed daily to this location. A 360-degree view of Machupicchu and the surrounding valley and glaciers are seen from this mountain.

US$35 per person Please notify us during your booking if you wish to purchase this upgrade.

Additional Night in Aguas Calientes hotel

The price depends on the season and Hotel availability.

Inka Bridge

If you did not have the opportunity to book an additional upgrade this one is available for free. It is an hour and a half round trip hike.

Sun Gate

If you did not have the opportunity to book an additional upgrade this one is available for free. It is a two-hour round trip hike.

Peru Travel Packing List Sleeping Bags and Accessories

  • Single Tent $40 (if you wish to sleep alone)
  • Sleeping Bag $20 per person (minus 5 degrees Celsius)
  • Air Mattress $20 per person (REI inflatable mattress)
  • Professional Walking Poles $20 per pair
  • Backpacks $25
  • Head Lamp $10
  • Extra kilograms $10/kg (Example 5kg=$50)

Inca Trail Hike Packing List To Machu Picchu

  • Original passport and (ISIC student card if applicable).
  • A comfortable 45 Lt trek backpack if you want to carry all your belongings.
  • A small daypack to carry your personal belongings
  • Warm sleeping bag Minus 8ºC (You can hire from SAS Travel.)
  • Lighter style trekking boots with good ankle support or tough sport shoes, (light sandals or clogs are recommended to rest at campsites).
  • Trekking poles with rubber tips. (metal tips are not allowed on the trail).
  • Warm clothes, layers for variable temperature especially at night
  • Thermal underwear can be worn in the sleeping bag or in cold conditions
  • Gloves or mittens, scarf, wool socks, woolen hat for cold nights
  • T-shirts and trekking pants that zip off to short pants for comfort
  • Flashlight, head torch, and extra batteries
  • Camera and extra batteries, – Binoculars
  • Wear a hat with a broad visor to keep the sun off your face
  • Sunscreen, and sunglasses
  • Personal medical kit, insect repellent
  • Rain Gear: a good rain jacket, rain poncho
  • Toiletries, toilet paper, small towel
  • 2-liter water bottle, (disposable plastic bottles are forbidden).
  • Bathing suits for hot springs for hikers with a night in Aguas Calientes (5 Day Special Inca Trail)
  • Extra money for drinks en route, Machupicchu and Aguas Calientes. ($10-15)
  • Tips for (porters, cooks, guides. ($30-40) Not mandatory.
  • Emergency money at least 200-300 soles. ($ 120)

  • Temperature checks for all traveler are mandatory
  • Face masks required for travelers and staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff at all times
  • High traffic places and equipment sanitized regularly between use
  • Maximum 8 people per group to reduce crowds, for bigger groups we will assign two teams
  • Transportation and touristic sites capacity will be reduced to 50%
  • Printed material such as maps or vouchers will be avoided.
  • 100% online payments with no booking fees at all
  • Flexible bookings during COVID – 19 outbreak

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE TO MACHU PICCHU HIKE

INCLUDED
  • Pick up from Airport and Hotel
  • Pre- Departure Briefing
  • 4-Star Hotel Accommodation in Cusco and Aguas Calientes
  • Professional Bilingual Tour Leader
  • Private and Personalized Tours
  • Private Transportation
  • Entrance Ticket to Machupicchu
  • Bus Tickets
  • Train Tickets
  • Tourist Ticket – “Boleto Turistico”
  • All Entrance Fees
  • Meals Per Itinerary
NOT INCLUDED
  • International flights, airport taxes, unspecified food, gratuities, extra purchases.
  • Any Private Expenses
  • Room Service Fees
  • Huayna Picchu mountain
    Machupicchu Mountain – not to be confused with the citadel of
  • Machupicchu which IS included
  • Meals and drinks not specified in the itinerary
  • Tip for your Tour Leader, Driver

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ALTERNATIVE TRAILS FOR MACHU PICCHU

Short Inca trail is the best option if you really want to appreciate the Sun Gate view to Machu Picchu 16 km one day hike.  

Inca Trail Hike to Machu Picchu

Short Inca Trail with Hotel 2 Day

Our 2 day Inca Trail starts idyllic by a wake-up early. Then we are taken by our private transport to the railway station at Ollantaytambo to board a train taking us to the starting point of the 2-day trek – so-called Km 104. Then we pass through an Inca Trail checking point and start hiking through the lush vegetation of a cloud forest while greeted by local exotic birds such as Andean guan, grey-breasted mountain tucan, etc. and since we can see various wild orchids and bromeliads along the path too. Our Tour Guide explains to us the Chachabamba ruins that were rediscovered in 1940. Lunch. Our next stop is in Wiñay Wayna, an Inca complex neighboring to Machu Picchu. The complex, which name means “Eternal Youth, can boosts with a stunning view down at the Urubamba River. In the late afternoon, we have descended to the entrance of Machu Picchu – Inti Punku (Sun´s Gate), we continue down to our hotel in Aguas Calientes Town where we have a rest. The following early morning adventure starts with the Machu Picchu hiking tour for two hours. Then we enter the “Lost City of the Incas” and enjoy its guided tour. Hiking the Inca Trail is an unforgettable experience so do not hesitate to join our group.

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Peruvian cuisine has only recently exploded onto the international culinary stage, but Peruvians have always been crazy about their nation’s culinary heritage, and they steadfastly cling to the traditional, multiculti flavors of home. Even in the face of modern gastronomic innovation. A range of climates, from high altitude to low, offers an impressive diversity of produce. Yes, that means potatoes over 3800 kinds but also a variety of corn and other grains, to say nothing of the country’s native aji chilies that are often puréed into sauces.

Coffee, Tea, Water, & Assorted Beverages

every morning and afternoon before and after you exhausted daily hike you will find hot drinks, including popcorn in your dining tent.

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We are not affiliated with this REI Brand But as a local Tour operator we support local business and our customer enjoy their private Sleeping tent only for two persons learn more in our Camping Equipment for Inca trail
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We do not share public toilet along the Inca trail we carry our potable ECO Toilets Only for our Groups

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Food Include in each Trek, Vegetarian option available. we really take care of your gluten-free food contact with our office for any food restriction.

Private Transportation on each trip
As a responsible tour operator in Peru, we do not share our mobility with other tourists, all our transportation is only for your group or family members.
Best Chaskis (Porters)

We do not overbear our staff, they are principal resources in this travel industry 

We leave no trace

We carry all our Trash From The begging to the end of each hike keeping clean all our hiking trail 

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LARES TRAIL HIKE F&Q

The trail itself is breathtaking, but the end of the trail is a spectacular sight as you reach the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu at sunrise. The classic Inca trail runs 26 miles (42 km) long, is usually hiked over 4 days and 3 nights and is tucked away in the beautiful Andes mountains in Peru.

How Difficult Is The Lares to Machu Picchu?
This is very difficult to answer definitively, but if you are reasonably fit, then trekking is moderate but not challenge. Most treks are designed so that you walk a comfortable distance each day and still have enough power left for the next. It’s very important to acclimatized to the altitude, Lares Trail pass over an altitude of 4400m /14435ft
Difference between Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu Montana

Difference between Machu Picchu Mountain and Huayna Picchu

Many people ask about Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu Montaña and few people know the difference between these 2 climbing hike mountains in Machu Picchu.

Huayna Picchu: It is located in the northeast area and it is famous because since the summit you can enjoy a beautiful landscape and Machu Picchu.

Huayna Picchu has a steep road and people arrive at the summit in approximately 45 minutes hike up. In the summit, you can enjoy and take a picture for not longer than 20 minutes. This is because Huayna Picchu’s peak does not have a big space and not to of people can log in there.

if you plan a hike up to Huayna Picchu You need to book in advance. it cost 25 American dollars per person.

Huayna Picchu altitude: 2789 masl.

Montaña Machu Picchu: It is the taller Mountain. You need at list 3:30 hours to enjoy the hike up to this Montaña. This mountain offer different altitudes view of Machu Picchu and also an amazing panoramic view of all Machu Picchu, Aguas Calientes, hydroelectric and other areas around.

In the summit, you can spend a longer time. this is because not a lot of people go to this mountain yet because of the new access it is.

if you plan a hike up to Montaña, You need to book in advance. it cost 25 American dollars per person.

Montaña altitude: 3240 masl.

How Long Is The Lares Trek And How Many Hours Do We Hike Per day?
The entire Lares Trail is a distance of 39 km (24.2miles); the beginning point is the Lares’s hot springs and the ending point is the town of Ollantaytambo. You’ll walk in 3 days. The first day is relatively easy and you’ll walk for 4 hours; the second day is probably the hardest day since we have to walk over the highest pass at 4400m /14435ft, the walking time is for 8 hours; the third day you’ll walk manly down for 5 hours passing waterfalls and picturesque communities; the last day we’ll explore Machu Picchu I the morning and in the afternoon we’ll return to Cusco.
What Is The Scenery Like On The Lares Trail?
Since the trekking takes you through the Andes, the Lares Trail provides stunning mountain scenery; several snow Peak Mountains, Waterfalls, ice-cold rivers, lagoons, meadows, farms, etc. What make this Trek so popular are the local Andean communities that the trail passes through. The Authentic weaving communities are one of the highlights. On this trail you also will explore Inca site where your trekking guide will take you in an informative tour.
Is LARES TREK for me or for my Family?
Have you missed out on doing the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu? Do not miss out on adventure!!… Come and see four-day Lares Trek to Machu Picchu.

This may at first seem totally devastating but there are some Alternative treks to Machu Picchu such as this which do not require the same permits and so are available. The Lares Trek to Machu Picchu is not just a perfect alternative if you miss out on Inca trail permits but many people choose this trek instead of Inca trail for its cultural aspect of visiting remote Andean villages on and off the beaten track style trek.

Where the Inca trail has become a bit too popular Lares Trek to Machu Picchu still has moments when you are the only people to be gazing over the stunning lanscape from a high mountain pass. At Lares Trek to Machu Picchu will be most probably be some alpacas accompanying you during your hike. There are less Inca archaeological sites along the trail itself until you get Machu Picchu but if you like awesome scenery and the popular history then Lares trek is for you.

Do I Need A Permit in order to hike lares trek?

The Lares Trail does Not require permits as the Inca Trail, but it is important to reserve in advance do to the trip requires train tickets and entrance to Machu Picchu which once are limited.

Is Altitude Sickness Common? And How High Is The Lares Trail?

It’s impossible to predict who will be affected by altitude. Your ability to adapt to high altitude is determined by your genetic makeup and has little to do with fitness or health. Most people will have no problems as long as they take the time to acclimatize properly.

One or two days spent in Cuzco (3,400m/11154FT), taking it easy and drinking plenty of water is usually enough for most people; or you also can stay in other place at same altitude or higher.
The highest point you will reach while hiking the Lares Trek is 4400m / 14435ft. You will sleep at 3600m / 11811ft for one or two nights. The trail is climbing gradually up to the highest pass and you can step in any place you want, IT IS NOT like the Inca trail with several stone step and very steep

When is the Best Time to hike Lares Trek?

The best time to hike Lares Trek to Machupicchu is during the dry season (April to September). During these months the views are splendid, the camping sites are dry and nice, the trail is particularly quiet, and the weather is often very pleasant.

Trekking the Lares Trail is the third most popular trek to Machu Picchu, after the Inca Trail and Salkantay Trek, so during the height of the peak season, the trail can be busy. That being said, there are so many variations on the Lares Trail that in general the routes never feel over-crowded.
However, in the last years, the weather is unpredictable, instead of dry season we are having rain, and it is difficult to predict the weather spatially in the Andes, so we highly recommended being prepared all the time for sun cold, and rain, we‘ll provide always the best quality equipment for your comfort and our staff always will decide the best places where to set up the camps.

Important info

For Lares Trek to Machupicchu, the night before your trek there will be a pre-trek talk (briefing) in our office or in your hotel at either 6 or 7 pm (exact time will be confirmed on arrival to Cusco).
All departures of this tour are guaranteed, so once you’ve booked you can be sure you’re going! This guarantee gives you the confidence to book all of your travel arrangements and simply look forward to your holiday.
We highly recommend you book this trip at least 60 days prior to departure. Reservations received within 30 days will be on request and subject to availability of en-route accommodation.

Due to Coronavirus Machu Picchu Tickets and Inca Trail, Permits can be Changed
Peruvian authorities are allowing visitors to change their Machu Picchu entry tickets. And tour operators can change Inca Trail permits. I’ve included a link to see information about the new rules at Machu Picchu, a link to the new Machu Picchu website, and other tips to help you navigate your way through the process of canceling or changing your trip to Peru.

This is an unprecedented opportunity to perhaps salvage some of your expenses if you canceled a trip to Machu Picchu. The borders of Peru are closed and train service to Machu Picchu is suspended since March 17, 2020, to limit the spread of Covid19. The Peru government has extended the border closing now until October 30, 2020. However, they announced that international flights to Peru will resume on January 1, 2021.

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