Exploring Chincheros, Maras, Moray and visiting a weaving cooperativeFull day
Chincheros, Salineras & Moray with a visit to a weaving cooperative
Duration: Full Day
Budget: $171 p.p.
This full day of exploration will lead you through the Incan wonders of Moray, Maras and Chincheros. In Moray you will discover amphitheatre-like terraces located near the Maras Salt Pans. Continuing into Maras, salt flats are perched on the edge of an overhanging cliff surrounded by views of the Andes and the Urubamba river below. In Chincheros, large Inca ruins dominate the central plaza where a church made from white volcanic rock sillar stands. Here you will visit a weaving cooperation to learn about the ancient art of colourful textiles.
- Active 60% 60%
- Archeology 100% 100%
- Responsible travel 100% 100%
- Connection with community 100% 100%
- Private transportation
- Professional guide
- Contribution to Amaru´s families
- Entrance fees
Full day description
This immersive tour will offer you a closer look at the daily lives of the Inca as well as the small Andean communities of today. Your guide will pick you up at your hotel at 8:30 am for a one-hour drive through stunning scenery straight to the Pisac Archeological Site. The Pisac ruins are filled with impressive Inca architecture but the most impressive feature is the agricultural terracing, which sweeps around the south and east flanks of the mountain in huge and graceful curves. Other highlights of the Archaeological Site are the largest known Inca cemetery and a residential settlement built for farmers.
Following this intriguing visit, we will continue our ride to the Amaru Community, where we will be welcomed with music and flowers. The Amaru family will offer a tasting of potatoes and Uchucuta (spicy cream made with local products) and after a delicious lunch served in an Amaru home, you will take part in an activity to learn more about the different uses and properties of different native herbs. You will also witness a traditional weaving workshop, where you will learn about different types of wool, the natural dyes obtained from plants and the tailoring techniques needed to create the colorful Peruvian garments. The drive back to the hotel will leave at approximately 3.30 pm.