One of the tourist circuits that has been gaining importance in recent years is the excursion to Maras Moray & Sal Mines Tour. 30 km northwest of the city of Cusco and about 3028 meters above sea level. This circuit combine; the mysterious construction of Moray, as a point of concentration of energy, a place for research and acclimatization of plants; Only hypothesis is known until today. Just a few kilometers down is the salt mine known as the Salt Mines of Maras, the attractiveness of this place is that the people who work are the same people from the place and nearby, they work it in an artisanal way using filtration grounds.
Short Inca Trail, the short version of the famous and surprising Inca Trail, for those who have little time available, but in no way want to miss this unique hike and enjoy beautiful scenery and diversity of plants such as the Orchid and variety of birds. This walk is 11 kilometers on the first day during this walk you will be able to observe and know one of the greatest cultures in South America the "Inca", "Quechua" or "Andina" culture. The capital of this culture was Q'osqo or Cusco and it spread to a large extent throughout South America (Peru, Chile, Ecuador, Bolivia, Argentina, Colombia). The Inca Trail is hidden among the Andean mountains with constructions high up in the mountains dominating the Andean Valley and part of the Peruvian Amazon. With the arrival of the conquerors this Culture was disappearing, but they left us some Signs and Relics intact as we will know during this walk. Don´t miss the opportunity to enjoy history and adventure!
07:00 We pick you up from your hotel and starting to the Maras, Moray & Salineras Tour
08:00 Guided tour of the Chinchero temple
09:30 Guided tour of Moray
10:50 Driving to Maras
11:00 Guided tour of the Maras Colonial small town
11:20 Driving to Salt Mines
11:50 Salt Mines guided tour
13:00 Buffet Lunch in Urubamba
14:00 Continue the Sacred Valley tour ending in Ollantaytambo
15:00 Guided tour of Ollantaytambo
18:00 Spend a night in Ollantaytambo
06:30 Walk to the train station of the Ollantaytambo
07:20 Ollantaytambo Train trip to Km 104, the starting point of our adventure
08:20 Hiking Short Inca Trail with visits to the archaeological groups of Chachabamba, Wiñay Wayna, Inti Punku, etc
12:00 Lunch in Wiñaywayna
13:00 Continue hiking short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
18:00 Arrival to Aguas Calientes town, spend a night
05:30 Bus ride from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu.
07:00 Guided tour in the Inca Citadel of Machu Picchu. Free time to continue exploring Machu Picchu, to take the best views, relax and admire the Wonder of the World. Free time to have lunch. At the time of your choice, take the bus from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes.
18:20 Return by Train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo.
20:10 Return by bus from Ollantaytambo to Cusco.
An alternative to the Traditional Inca Trail is the Short Inca Trail that starts at Km 104 and gives a general idea about the 4-day Inca Trail. To carry out this route,we will wake up very early and take the train from Ollantaytambo to km. 104, before reaching the town of Aguas Calientes; At this point the road crosses the river by a pedestrian bridge that leads to Wiñayhuayna, an archaeological site that precedes the Inca City of Machu Picchu.
The walk lasts approximately 6 to 7 hours until you reach the Sun Gate known as Inti Punku, where you can get the first panoramic views of Machu Picchu. Remember that before this short Inca Trail , the guide will be at your Hotel in Ollantaytambo and will give precise information about the walk and recommendations of the things you must take, you will also be given the tickets (entrance to the Inca Trail, train ticket, etc.) ideal moment where you can make your questions.