Machu Picchu travel deals 2D - Salt Mines tour

( 2 DAYS / 1 NIGHTS)

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This tour in Cusco, Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu for 2 days is designed to offer the most impressive Inca discoveries such as Machu Picchu and the agricultural terraces of Moray, combined with other very unique attractions such as the handcrafted mines of Sal de Maras, whose handcrafted production goes back to the Inca times and the Pichingoto Caves, where until a few years ago the peasants lived in these strange places in their attempt to get away from civilization.
In addition to the enormous cultural value of all these places, the tour is complemented by a walk from the Salt Mines to Pichingoto, where you can capture the incredible views of the Sacred Valley and the Vilcanota River. After a buffet lunch in the Sacred Valley the journey continues directing us by train to Aguas Calientes so that on day 2 we start very early with the tour to the citadel of Machupicchu and the mountain of Huayna Picchu.

DAY 1: MARAS – MORAY - SALINERAS AND HIKE TO PICHINGOTO

Very early we will be able to see the sunrise in Machu Picchu where you will recharge your energies and also enjoy the amazing view from the top of the mountain of Huayna Picchu. Climbing the mountain takes about an hour but it's really worth it, the view is impressive and the experience will be unforgettable. Enjoy it with us. We return at night to Cusco.

DAY 2: AGUAS CALIENTES - MACHU PICCHU – HUYNA PICCHU MOUNTAIN - CUSCO

Early we can see the sunrise at Machu Picchu where you can recharge your energy and enjoy the breathtaking view from the top of Huayna Picchu mountain. Climbing the mountain will take about an hour but it is really worth it. The view is breathtaking and is an unforgettable experience you will enjoy with us. We return at night to Cusco.

It includes:

  • 01 night hotel in Aguas Calientes.
  • Entrance fees to Moray and salt mines.
  • Transfers tourist bus.
  • Guided group services.
  • Professional English - Spanish guide.
  • Buffet lunch at the Tunupa restaurant.
  • Transfer to the train station
  • Train tickets from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes, round trip.
  • Bus ticket from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu round trip.
  • Entrance to Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu Mountain.

Not included:

  • Other services not mentioned.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE HUAYNA PICCHU MOUNTAIN:

The hours for the entrance to the mountain of Huayna Picchu are divided in 2 turns: the first group from 07:00 a.m. to 08:00 a.m. and the second group from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. There are only 400 seats per day so tickets are sold out fast enough; we recommend making your reservation in advance. You can check the availability at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

DAY 1: MARAS - MORAY - SALINERAS AND HIKE TO PICHINGOTO

In the morning, passengers will be picked up from your hotel by our guide, who will transfer you in our vehicle to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, but before we will take a small detour to reach the first point of our excursion, Maras. Pueblo de Maras: Also known as San Francisco de Asís de Maras, or the city of the portals, it is a picturesque town that in the colonial era was an important commercial point, where important Inca families and Creole aristocrats lived, and the vestige of those glorious times are the unique covers of the old houses. We will have a brief visit through this city before leaving for Moray, our second point of the tour.
Agricultural terraces of Moray: It is considered the experimental agricultural laboratory of the Incas, we will appreciate platforms and circular terraces of great extension. This was possible thanks to the discovery of a fascinating phenomenon: the climates of many different ecological zones were present in a single site. In the thirty-odd meters of height between the lower and upper levels of the main depression of Moray, a scientist, John Earls, has recorded a total of 15 degrees Celsius temperature difference. After visiting, we will go on our bus to Salineras.
Salineras de Maras: We will reach the salt mines of Maras (10,824 feet). Some people call them "salt mines"; they are about 3000 small pools with an average area of ​​5 m (53.8 m). People fill or "irrigate" the pools during the dry season every 3 days with salt water that emanates from a natural spring located in the upper part of the complex, so that when the water evaporates the salt contained in it gradually grows. It will solidify until you get salt in quantity. After this place we will start with the walk towards Pichingoto.
Hike to Pichingoto: We cross the salt mines from end to end and arrive at a small bridle path. After 40 minutes of walking we will enter the beautiful landscapes of the Sacred Valley of the Incas and arrive at the abandoned town of Pichingoto, known so because its eccentric inhabitants until a few years ago used to live in a kind of caves embedded in the mountain. Finally, in a short walk along the Vilcanota River, we will arrive at the Tunupa restaurant for our buffet lunch. In the afternoon we will go to the Ollantaytambo station in our private transport to take the train that will take us to the town of Aguas Calientes for the night.

It includes:

  • Hotel night in Aguas Calientes.
  • Entry to Moray and Salineras.
  • Transfers in tourist bus.
  • Guided group services.
  • Professional English - Spanish guide.
  • Buffet lunch at the Tunupa restaurant.
  • Train tickets from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes.

Not included:

  • Other services not mentioned.

Recommendations:

  • We suggest wearing appropriate shoes or sneakers, as you will climb many steps especially for the walk to Pichingoto.
  • Take a small backpack with your camera; bring a hat, sunscreen, mosquito repellent and a bottle of water.
  • After Pichingoto you will enjoy a delicious buffet lunch where we invite you to try the corn from the Sacred Valley.

DAY 2: AGUAS CALIENTES - MACHU PICCHU - HUAYNA PICCHU MOUNTAIN- CUSCO.

Very early breakfast at the hotel. At 5:50 a.m. we will transfer to the bus station to go up to the Archaeological Sanctuary of Machu Picchu. The trip takes 25 minutes; finally we will arrive at Machu Picchu to appreciate the impressive sunrise. To climb the mountain of Huayna Picchu we will enter from 07:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. We will make the hike to the mountain of Huayna Picchu; climbing it will take us about an hour but it is really worth it, we will be literally in the clouds. The view is impressive and the experience will be unforgettable, enjoy it and recharge with energy. Upon returning, we will begin the guided tour of one of the 7 Wonders of the Modern World: Machu Picchu. Our guide will tell you about the history and architecture of the Citadel. You will be amazed at the Inca buildings and the natural environment that surrounds Machu Picchu. After the guided tour you will have free time to continue exploring Machu Picchu and take the pictures to remember your visit. We will return by bus to Aguas Calientes and in the afternoon you will have time until 5:30 p.m. to have lunch, to be able to rest in Aguas Calientes and to know the town. At 6:30 p.m. we will board the train in the direction of Ollantaytambo, arriving at approximately 8:30 p.m. We pick you up from the train station to transfer you to your hotel in Cusco. We will arrive in Cusco at 10:00 p.m. approximately, thus concluding this Cusco - Sacred Valley - Machu Picchu tour of two days.

It includes:

  • Information prior to the tour.
  • Bus ticket from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu, round trip.
  • Entrance to Machu Picchu and Huyna Picchu Mountain.
  • Group guided service.
  • Professional English - Spanish guide.
  • Train tickets from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo.
  • Private transfers from Ollantaytambo to Cusco.

Not included:

  • Other services not mentioned.
  • Hotel reservation in Cusco.
Recommendations:
  • Arrive half an hour before the departure at the train station.
  • In Machu Picchu you will climb many steps, wear appropriate shoes.
  • We suggest carrying a small backpack with your camera, wearing a hat, sunscreen, bringing mosquito repellent and a bottle of water.
  • After the guided tour in Machu Picchu enjoy the magical moment appreciating the wonder, open your arms and recharge your energy.
  • Visit the thermal baths in Aguas Calientes.

HOW MUCH DOES THE TOUR COST?

Machu Picchu 1 day tour from Cusco cost: based on the train and guide service you select; we have several options to suit your needs. The price is per person.
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Machu Picchu travel deals 2D - Salt Mines tour 2D
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Hotel Andean Terra - Inti Llaqta Hostal in Aguas Calientes
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The service is on Expedition train or Inca Rail. If you prefer add the service of Vistadome Train the additional payment is US$ 40.00 by person.
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ABOUT THE TRAINS

There are two different trains we can use; the way is the same only the wagons, comfort and the sight are different.

EXPEDITION PERU RAIL TRAIN or THE VOYAGER MACHUPICCHU TRAIN

The traveler in the Expedition will be comfortable and relaxed, also be informed on the most important points that has this ancient route and that every adventurer should know. The Expedition has wagons fully covered by large windows for the traveler to soak in the beauty of the natural landscape, and make your experience to Machu Picchu begins in the train.

Train Expedition

VISTADOME PANORAMIC TRAIN

Glass completely surrounded, with wagons with large panoramic windows offering scenic views without equal and a number of opportunities to take spectacular photographs, the traveler in the Vistadome will be connected and feel part of the impressive landscape of Peru. Perurail provides personalized attention and first class on board in which the traveler will live an unforgettable experience. The Vistadome also has air conditioning and heating, leather seats that adjust to the body providing comfort and relaxation during the trip. They also serve snacks and drinks.


train Vistadome panoramic

HIRAM BINGHAM TRAIN:

It is the finest way to travel to Machu Picchu, with a personalised service, which takes care of even the smallest detail on the trip.The Hiram Bingham enjoy sophisticated dining car, bar car and car Observatory, where you can enjoy the outdoor free, wonderful route, in the company of a Peruvian cocktail and local live music shows; It will be an experience you will never forget.

train Hiram Bingham

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