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Cusco: 2-Day Maras, Moray Salt Mines and Machu Picchu Tour

4.2 / 5

10 reviews

Activity provider: Willka Travel

Cusco: 2-Day Maras, Moray Salt Mines and Machu Picchu Tour

Activity provider: Willka Travel

From US$ 490 per person

Enjoy a 2-day tour traveling to Peru’s historic Sacred Valley. Visit the Moray archaeological site, the Maras Salt Mine, and Machu Picchu on a guided tour.

About this activity

Cancellation policy
This activity is non-refundable
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures are in place. Check your activity voucher once you book for full details.
Duration 2 days
Check availability to see starting times.
Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
Please provide your hotel’s name and address in Cusco City Center. Please indicate if you are staying at a private accommodation (with address), you will then be provided with a meeting point close by.


  • Have all your accommodation and transportation needs covered
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Step back in time on this historic tour
  • Explore the fascinating Moray and Maras salt mines
Full description
Day 1: Cusco – Moray Salt Mines – Aguas Calientes You will be picked up from your hotel between 8:00-8:15AM before heading to Moray. The drive will last around 1 hour and 20 minutes, and is scenically breathtaking. You will drive through the snow capped peaks of the Andes, the lush yellow wheat fields, and traditional Andean villages. You will eventually arrive in the fascinating terraces of Moray, which is made up of three amphitheater-like terraces constructed by the Incas. These terraces, which are carved deep into the earth in a bowl shape, are thought to have been used as an agricultural laboratory to determine the optimal conditions for growing crops. After exploring Moray, you will head to the salt mines of Maras, which are just 2 miles away. Dating back to colonial times, Maras was considered a salt-producing center. Carved into the mountain side are over 3,000 salt pools, which are filled daily by a little stream of water. Once the water evaporates, it leaves behind a glistening patchwork of salt. The salt mines are a great spot to take pictures and capture the amazing beauty of both the Andes and the spectacular Salineras. Following the salt mines, your next destination is Urubamba, where you will arrive at approximately 1:00PM to enjoy lunch in one of the local restaurants. From Urubamba, it is just 30 minutes to get to Ollantaytambo Train Station. Your train will depart at 3:37PM to Aguas Calientes, which will be an approximately 1.5-hour journey. During the train ride, you can take time to appreciate the beauty of the surrounding valleys and Andes mountains. The train will arrive in Aguas Calientes, which is a small town located at the base of Machu Picchu, where your transfer will be waiting you at the train station to take you to your selected hotel in Aguas Calientes. Day 2: Machu Picchu - Cusco Today is the most important day, as you will be visiting Machu Picchu. Because it’s so special, we encourage you to wake up early in the morning to enjoy breakfast at the hotel before you head to the bus station to try to catch one of the first buses at 5:30AM (they are all on a first come first serve basis). The bus will take about 25 minutes to get to Machu Picchu, and as soon as you arrive to the complex, you will be taken to the best spot to overlook all the ruins and receive panoramic views of the landscape and the sunrise over the mountains. There will be a rendezvous to observe the sunrise (if weather allows), in order to attain spectacular views of the Lost City of the Incas. You will then have a 2-hour guided tour around Machu Picchu, with plenty of free time afterwards to explore on your own. If you have tickets to climb the amazing mountain of Huaynapicchu, your guide will direct you to where this hike begins. Please make sure this is arranged at least a month in advance of your visit, as tickets do sell out. Once you are done exploring all Machu Picchu has to offer, you will take a bus down to Aguas Calientes for lunch, after which you will take an afternoon train back to Ollantaytambo. From there you will take a private bus back to Cusco, where you will be dropped off at your hotel.
  • Pick up from your hotel in Cusco
  • Comfortable bus for the Moray salt mines valley tour
  • Bilingual tour guide for Moray salt mines tour
  • Private transportation from Maras to Ollantaytambo
  • Buffet Lunch in Urubamba (vegetarian options available)
  • Panoramic Vistadome train to Aguas Calientes
  • 3-star hotel accommodation in Aguas Calientes
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Bus transportation to Machu Picchu
  • Entrance fees to Machupicchu
  • 2-hour guided tour in Machu Picchu
  • Return bus to Aguas Calientes
  • Tourist class train to Ollantaytambo
  • Transfer from Ollantaytambo station to Cusco
  • Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain tickets ($75 USD per person)
  • Tourist ticket for the Sacred Valley
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Sun hat
  • Rain gear

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Drones
  • Selfie sticks
  • Umbrellas

Know before you go

  • Hotel pick-up is from central Cusco hotels, if you are in an AirBnB you will have to come to the meeting point at the office
  • The entrance to all Inca archeological sites is free until further notice due to COVID-19 regulations
  • It is required to book your Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain tickets yourself and you must do so 1-3 months prior to the tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 10 reviews

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It is very good for those who do not want to worry about making reservations for these places. It just does not include the tourist ticket that must be purchased separately and the entrance to the Minas de Sal. There was no time to make lunch after the tour of the sacred valley as it was already very late to catch the train to Aguas Calientes. The hotel booked in Aguas Calientes was phenomenal! I recommend contacting the agency 2 days before the tour starts to check with them if everything is right. We had to go to the agency 1 day before the start of the tours to confirm, the ideal is to get in touch beforehand and ask them to leave everything available at the hotel reception.

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December 1, 2019

It was not like one imagines a tour, but several rolled together, then you have to see that you really get the hotel that was planned. Which does not correspond to the pictures of Booking. But on the whole they have all been very hard. We had a great and memorable experience, which was also very expensive. Go early in the morning otherwise it could be cloudy or rainy.

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December 2, 2019

This was a great tour. Every step of the way I was told of the next step. I had no issues and will use this service again

November 4, 2019

Product ID: 195446