Up to 8
Group or private
from $397 per person
Visit three of the most interesting and unique Inca archaelogical sites in your tour, the “Green Houses” of the Incas in Moray an impressive deep amphitheater like terraces swirling around in agricultural beauty and the pre-Inca Salt Mine of Maras. Where you can watch the salt streams naturally evaporate as they bask in the sunshine to be harvested by the local farmers as they have done for centuries.
Continuing to enhance your journey of discovery we explore the third Massive Inca Archaelogical ruins of Ollantaytambo. Relax in the quaint village of Ollantaytambo, with its cobblestone covered pathways, stone and adoble houses where the people continue to follow traditional dress and culture.
Upon arrival in Aguas Calientes via the panoramic expedition train, enjoy the cultural show at the citadel of Machu Picchu. Catch yourself as you travel back in time to this magical place, sacred and mysterious, with the name of Machu-Picchu, “The Old Sacred Mountain.” Take your time exploring the majestic Machu Picchu, rich in the history of its past and the thriving culture of the people who once resided there.
We pick you up at your hotel in Cusco or the Sacred Valley, navigating through the hairpin bends. Each motion as you change direction stiring the pot of excitement within. Before arriving at the stunning Inca site of Moray also known as “The Greenhouses of the Incas.” Different levels of terraces are carved into a huge bowl, part of which were further excavated by the Incas. The terraces have varied microclimates depending on how deep into the bowl they are placed. It is believed they were used by the Incas to provide the optimal conditions for their crops.
With energy enhanced full of positive vibrations the mind is open to exploring this next beautiful Inca sight, the colonial town of Maras and the Pre-Inca Salt Mine (Salineras). Thousands of salt pans have been used for salt extraction since before the Inca era. A hot spring at the top of the valley discharges a small stream of heavily salt laden water, which is diverted into salt pans and evaporated to produce a salt that is used for human and animal consumption.
Continuing to enhance your journey of discovery we travel to the quaint city of Ollantaytambo, following on the cobblestone covered pathways to where you will explore the Massive Inca remains there with our guide. In preparation for our connection to the legend Machu Picchu we board our train to Aguas Calientes at 7pm. On arrival the hotel representative will greet and transfer you for your night in your hotel.
Bursting out with excitement on your final surreal day, we take the 5.30am bus to the Machu Picchu archeological site, arriving in time for the sunrise, to explore this New 7 Wonder of the World and UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. On your 2 hour private tour, your guide will expertly direct you through the energetic ruins and its diverse main streets. Then on your own, wander around the town squares of the world’s spiritual center of esoteric wisdom as well as climb the intricately carved stairways made of stone. Or you stay still and find the peace within as you sit in the pure delight of the moment.
If you wish to indulge in a few of the following activities on your own you can: (not included in the price)
After some time enjoying Machu Picchu, you will descend to Aguas Calientes, take in a leisurely lunch and board the train at 4:22pm for the return trip to Cusco. We Stop at the Ollantaytambo train station and drive you back to your hotel in our private van, arriving around 8pm.
Small groups with English speaking guide of an average of 5 and no more than 8!
You have the Option to Purchase a 1 Day or a 10 Day Boleto Turistico.
The partial ticket, or 1 Day ticket costs 70 soles (US $20) and is valid for 1 day. You can visit as many sites as you like in one day with no further charge. There are no discounts with this ticket.
Both tourist tickets, 1 day or 10 days, allows the access to different archeological sites around Cusco, and the Sacred Valley. This is the best way to visit all the archeological sites of the region and the Sacred Valley. Most of the main archeological sites are not accessible for free.
The general ticket allows you over the next 10 days to enter 16 archeological and cultural sites in Cusco, the south valley and the Sacred Valley. The price of this ticket is 130 soles (about US $40) and is valid for 10 days. This is the cheapest and most convenient way to plan to see different sites in a few days. The cost for students under 25 (with the presentation of a valid ISIC card) and for teenagers under 18 (with the presentation of an identity card) is 70 soles (US $20). Children under 11 are free.
Here is a list of sites where you can use your Boleto Touristico:
Note : The entrance ticket to the main archeological sites like Sacsaywaman, Pisac, Ollantaytambo,Chinchero,Tipón and Moray cannot be sold individually; you must buy the Boleto turístico to visit them. You can get it in Avenida el Sol near Peru office or when you enter the first site that you are visiting. YOU MUST PAY IN SOLES, CREDIT CARDS AND US DOLLARS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.
Important: These entrances are not included in the Boleto Touristico.
Please read the following information carefully; it will help you answer all of your questions about our services and tours
You will be welcomed at the airport in Cusco and taken to your hotel, please ensure that you inform us of your full flight details at least 14 days prior to your trek. Look out for our representative holding an orange board INCA TRAIL HIKE at the arrivals terminal. It can be done on any date that is best suited to you!
It will take place the night before the trekking departure at 6pm in our office which is located at Garcilaso Street 210 , Office Nº:213 (2nd Floor) in the la CASA DEL ABUELO shopping center.
Of course! During the Machu Picchu Tour your main luggage can be stored at our office or at your hotel, both are free. Please don´t pack anything you will need for your hike in your stored luggage.
Please be ready with the following information (FROM EACH PARTICIPANT in your group). We cannot purchase an entrance to Machu Picchu or the train without the following information:
SECOND, we require a deposit of US$200.00 per person in order to purchase a your entrance to Machu Picchu and train ticket. You can make you deposit by clicking on the VISA or PAYPAL symbols on the top of our home page or on our booking page
It would be greatly appreciated if you pay in cash at our office (US dollars or Peruvian soles) here in Cusco. We have many cash machines in the historical center to withdraw money. You can also pay by VISA or PAYPAL online but you will have to pay a 5.5% service charge, charged by VISA and PAYPAL. To pay your balance through PAYPAL, you need to log into your PAYPAL account using our email address of firstname.lastname@example.org to complete the payment.
Unfortunately the answer is “No”. Once the tickets have been bought the government does not allow any changes, so we can’t change any departure date after the tickets has been bought. Tickets are also not transferable nor refundable.
If you cancel your Moray, Salt Mine to Machu Picchu Tour, the deposit is non-refundable!
You have to bring your original passport and it is very important that it is the same passport number you sent to us to book your entrance into Machu Picchu, train ticket, other entrances and reservations. The rangers will check when you enter Machu Picchu and the Other Inca Sites on the Boleto. The train company will also check your passport before allowing you to board the train.
In case you are renewing your passport or changing your name, go ahead and send us your old passport information to secure your permit, and we can change it when you get your new passport number or update your name for a fee of $25 per person. We must have a copy of your old and new passport to make the change. Before you change your passport keep a copy of your old one.
If you do not wish to pay this fee you will need to bring both passports to Peru with you. You can enter Peru with your new passport but you will need to show both old and new passports to be able to enter into Machu Picchu or the train. If you do not have both you will not be allowed to enter into Machu Picchu or get on the train. They are very strict about this!
The weather is very unpredictable and it’s difficult to foresee. We recommend that you bring a warm jacket for early morning and a rain poncho in case of a rain shower.
Absolutely! Included in our packages is dropping you off at your hotel on the return from your trek or tour. If you have booked your hotel in the Sacred Valley like Ollantaytambo or Urubamba, we will drop you off there too!
If you spend the night at Ollantaytambo before the trek, we will pick you up from there.
In general if you exercise regularly and spend a couple of days in Cusco, or in the Sacred Valley for acclimatisation to the altitude, you may be fine.
The recommended medicine for altitude sickness is WATER, COCA TEA and OXYGEN IF NEEDED; our guides are trained to treat you for Altitude Sickness. See the link: Altitude Sickness
We offer the Cusco City Tour or Sacred Valley Tour that you can book while you are acclimatizing. Check out our Day Tours on our Home Page.
If you’re happy with the services provided, a tip – though not compulsory – is appreciated. While it may not be customary to you, it’s of great significance for the people who will take care of you during the tour. It inspires excellent service and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many INCA TRAIL HIKE destinations. Of course you are free to tip as much as your budget will allow, depending on your perception on the quality of serice and the length of your tour. Remember, a tip is not compulsory and should only be given when you receive excellent service.
Yes, we are a local sustainable & responsible tourism operator for that we incorporate the universal principles of tourism: protect the environment and benefit the local communities respecting their culture and religion. With this in mind, we have trained all our staff to know, understand and respect the local places and it´s people.