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MORAY & MARAS SALT MINES
Admire the patchwork highlands with awe-inspiring vistas during a scenic drive to Moray. The advanced Inca astronomical knowledge tied into agrarian feats are seen in Moray’s astounding circular terraces. Enjoy a picnic lunch surrounded by an expansive natural beauty, or have lunch out at a restaurant. Continue to the Inca salt mines still in use today. Hundreds of scintillating pools provoke a sense of peaceful timelessness. After a full day of exploring, your return to Pisac Inn feels like coming home. Wander through Pisac as the daily market is broken down.
- Duration: 6 – 7 hours
- Availability is limited; no daily schedule. Prior arrangements are absolutely required.
- Altitude: ranging from 9,700 ft. (town of Pisac) to 9,160 ft. (Ollantaytambo)
- Description: High altitude walking requiring moderate physical exertion at ones own pace.
|Travellers||Private Service (per person)|
What is included:
- Professional English speaking Andean specialist guide
- Transportation in private vehicle
What is not included:
- Entrance fees – You will need to purchase the Boleto Turistico, upon entering the first site you visit. The Complete Ticket costs 130 soles per person (approx. $50), includes entrance to 16 various sites around Cusco and the Sacred Valley, and is valid for ten days. The Partial Ticket costs 70 soles per person (approx. $30), includes entrance to three sites, and is valid for two days. You must pay the Ministry of Culture in soles; they do not accept dollars and credit cards.
- Lunch is not included; you can order a picnic lunch from Cuchara de Palo restaurant for 30 soles (approx. $11) the night before, or go out for lunch at a restaurant recommended by your guide.
Recommended: Wear comfortable clothes for high altitude, open-air hiking. Bring layers for drastic temperature changes; be prepared for extreme sun, extreme cold and possible rain. Comfortable walking shoes are suggested; hiking boots are not necessary. Bring sunblock and sunhat, and plenty of drinking water in your daypack.