Agriculture in the Inca era was the largest source of economy in the Inca empire, this would not have been possible if the Andean man had not discovered the ways and techniques to genetically improve their plants to different ecosystems that thanks to them today have more than 3000 varieties of potatoes, 250 varieties of corn, making our country rich in agricultural products. The objective of the tour that we have designed for you is to get to know the Moray agricultural laboratory with its circular agricultural terraces and, in the same way, the salt mines of Maras, which to this day are still a source of income for the local people who inhabit the area. area and to finish you will visit the factory of some weavers in the area who take advantage of many wild plants to give color to their threads and have alpaca garments.
By booking this trip, you will be helping provide a special Christmas breakfast for low income children in Cusco.
Get to know the entire process of weaving and spinning the most typical garments that are sold in the main markets of the city with a visit to the artisan fabric factories, discover the largest agricultural laboratory where its circular terraces will leave us amazed and then see how It is the process of extracting salt in the mines of Maras.
Day 1: CUSCO – MARAS AND MORAY – CUSCO
We will start the day by going to your hotel in our private transport to pick you up at approximately 8:00 am and start the trip towards the town of Chinchero, which is 1 hour away from the city of Cusco. In Chinchero we will have the opportunity to learn about the manufacturing process of textiles made of alpaca fiber where local people use plants to give them their natural color. We will continue to the town of Maras, this place is a typical colonial-style town whose narrow streets will take us back in time to colonial times on the door lintels you will be able to see some shields of local families that show the place different from the rest.
Then, we will go to the Salineras where its more than 4000 pools will impact us since they are periodically filled with water that is collected from the subsoil to later be dried by evaporation and extracted for local trade by the inhabitants.
Finally, before finishing our tour, we will visit the agricultural terraces of Moray whose circular shape makes the difference. In the past, it is believed that this place was a great agricultural laboratory where the ancient Peruvians adapted and improved their plantations to different ecological levels. The place is quite large. We recommend visiting each of the details of the place and taking advantage of the photos. At the end of our visit we will return to the city of Cusco arriving at approximately 2:00 p.m.
WHAT IS INCLUDED FOR THIS TOUR?
- Pick up from hotel
- Private tourist transport for the entire tour
- Professional English speeking guide
- Entrance tickets to each of the places to visit
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED?
- Tips for the driver, guide
BENEFITS OF TRAVELING WITH TERRA PERU AVENTURAS
- Assistance 24/7 a week in English.
- Qualified professionals on all tours
- Professional Guides in English on all tours
- Free transfer from the airport to the hotel
Please read the following information carefully. This will help you resolve your doubts and/or questions about our services
ARRIVAL IN CUSCO
All our services start at the airport of the city of Cusco where our driver will be waiting for the arrival of your flight to be able to drive you to the hotel of your choice, this service has no additional cost.
For which it is necessary that you provide us with your flight details and confirmation 1 or 2 days before your arrival in the city, our staff will be waiting with the Terra Peru Aventuras sign which you have to locate.
The briefing is the information that is provided to our clients prior to a trip, this will be done one night before the selected activity at the hotel of their stay. In general, the schedule will depend on the other activities that you have planned to carry out, but many times it usually takes place between 6 and 7 at night.
HOW CAN I BOOK THE TOURS TO MARAS AND MORAY?
To start a reservation, the first thing we request is your personal data along with the details of the date you would like to do the walk or trip, then we will request an advance payment of 40% of the total value of the walk in order to generate the purchase of the necessary tickets for the tour.
After the deposit, our reservation staff will send you the confirmation of the reservation of the Tour which will include the DATE, NAME OF THE TOUR, PERSONAL DATA OF THE CLIENT, AMOUNT DEPOSITED AND AMOUNT PENDING PAYABLE UPON ARRIVAL IN THE CITY.
Terra Peru Aventuras offers you different payment methods depending on your needs, from bank deposits, transfers via Wester Union, as well as PayPal (consider +8% to the deposit to be made for reasons of bank commissions).
WHEN DO I MAKE THE FINAL PAYMENT OF THE TOUR?
In general, the total payment must be made upon arrival, we recommend making the payment in cash, due to commission issues from international banks that may be unfavorable to you in case you want to make a payment with your credit card. Our staff gives you more details about it.
CAN I CHANGE THE DEPARTURE DATE AFTER I HAVE PURCHASED THE TICKETS?
For all our tours with the exception of Machu Picchu, Inca Trail, Salkantay, yes! is possible to modify the date without any cost, this must be communicated to our staff as soon as possible in order to carry out the procedures for the modification with a new date.
WHAT HAPPENS WITH ALTITUDE SICKNESS?
Any good experience will depend on a good physical condition, if you practice any physical activity regularly you should not worry about a possible altitude sickness, however as an additional recommendation we suggest acclimatizing, in this sense you should consider spending at least 3 days to do some walk and 1 day to be able to carry out some activity or cultural tour.
There are medications that could achieve better acclimatization, but since we are not doctors, we suggest you drink plenty of water and coca infusions to achieve better acclimatization.
WHEN THE TOUR ENDS, DO YOU TAKE US TO THE HOTEL?
Everything will depend on the style of travel that you chose. Our clients who travel in a private service have the option of ending the tours at their hotel. However, those who opt for a group tour, our tour ends in the Plaza Regocijo or close to it so that you can walk without any worries to your hotel.
WHAT DO YOU NEED TO BRING?
- Small backpack
- Confortable shoes
- Warm jacket and mountain pants, or jeans
- Clothing for variable temperatures
- Fleece and cap
- Camera with charged batteries
- Sunscreen: sunscreen, sun hat, sunglasses
- Waterproof Jacket and/or rain poncho
- Water bottle
- personal first-aid kit (if you have any personal medication, you must take it with you)
- Extra money for souvenirs, drinks, tips
- Toilet paper
- Personal documents (Passport)