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OLLANTAYTAMBO, MORAY & SALT MINES
Enjoy a one-hour drive through the heart of the Sacred Valley to the Inca town Ollantaytambo. Visit Ollantaytambo’s magnificent archeological site, learn about the Llama constellation and explore the town that was built in the shape of a corncob. 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.