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Cusco City Tour

Introduction to Cusco’s history and culture through this half day City Tours Cusco with our local guide is the best way to start your trip in the ancient capital of Incas. Cusco City, which once served as the capital of Incas, showcases the remnants of Incan architecture at every turn.

Often Cusco is considered as a jump off point to Sacred Valley of Incas, Machu Picchu and Rainbow Mountain. On this half day Cusco Tour, our local guide will reveal that reputation simply underscores its acclaim.

The Incas named the city as “Qosqo” which means the navel of the world. As both geographically and administratively, Cusco was the centre of the Inca empire.

This is one of our signature tours. On this half day City Tours Cusco, we aim to uncover some of the lesser known mysteries of sites in and around the city of Cusco.

Accompanied by a local expert, you will be visiting sites like the Cusco Cathedral, Incas Temple of the Sun (Qorikancha) – Temple of Santo Domingo within the city. We will then give you a guided tour of the archaeological sites like the Sacsayhuaman, Q’enqo, Puca Pucara (Puka Pukara) and Tambomachay.

It is ideal to do the half day city tour Cusco on your first day in the city before your Sacred Valley tour or before you visit Machu Picchu. Not only it would help you acclimatise to the higher altitude but also will give you an orientation to the history and culture of Incas.

Why Inka Explorer Viajes?

Inka Explorer Viajes, is a fully locally owned tour operator in Cusco. We are certified local guides with an excellent knowledge of Incas history and culture. As natives, our guides will be sharing some of the astonishing facts on this half day Cusco city tour.

We offer the Cusco City Tour, both as a small group tour and as a private tour. We invite you to take a moment to check out our reviews on Tripadvisor.

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Sacred Valley Bike Tour (Maras and Moray Tour)

Our half day Sacred Valley bike tour to Maras and Moray is designed to offer you the best and the most of the two iconic sites in the Sacred Valley of Incas. This is one of the best activities you can participate in as you reach Cusco and are acclimating before visiting Machu Picchu.

Accompanied by our local expert, you will be experiencing the best of the Peruvian countryside as you will be cruising on our brand new mountain bikes to see the circular terraces of Moray and Salt Mines of Maras.

Both Maras and Moray played a significant role in the life of Incas. Today, these are the most visited and photographed sites in the Sacred Valley of Incas.

Moray:

Moray is home to the circular farming terraces that somewhat resemble the Roman amphitheatre. The terrace is a massive hole dug into the ground with different levels. Each level bears a different temperature. Infact, there is a difference of 15 degrees celsius from the top of the terrace to the bottom.

Incas experimented with the growth conditions of crops here. This helped them to determine the best temperature needed to grow vegetables and grains. Thanks to this, Peru now produces over 800 varieties of potatoes.

Maras:

Maras is a beautiful Andean village tucked under the snow capped Andean peaks. It is home to the salt mines that nestles on one side of a hill. These geometric shaped salt puddles have been used to extract salts since pre Incan civilization.

It is passed down generation after generation. People still use the traditional Solar evaporation method to extract salt. They let in the natural spring water and wait for it to evaporate. Then they manually scrape out the salt from the puddle.

Salt of Maras is pinkish in colour and has a distinct taste. Locals say that it also has rich nutrients.

Why Inka Explorer Viajes?

Inka Explorer Viajes, is a fully locally owned tour operator in Cusco. We are certified local guides with an excellent knowledge of Incas history and culture. As natives, our guides will be sharing some of the astonishing facts on this half day Sacred Valley bike tour to Maras and Moray

We offer this Maras and Moray Tour both in small groups and as a private tour.

Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu 2 Day Tour

Maras Moray Tour

Get an insight to the history and culture of Incas on our half day Moray Maras & Salt Mines Tour from Cusco. This is one of our signature tours. Accompanied by a local English speaking guide, you will discover many astonishing facts about the Inca civilization.

This half day Moray Maras & Salt Mines Tour offers an introduction to the life and culture of Incas. We highly recommend doing this tour while you are acclimating in the city of Cusco before your trip to Machu Picchu.

Do check out our Sacred Valley and Maras Moray full day tour package if you want to opt for a full day guided tour of Sacred Valley of Incas.

Moray:

Moray is home to the most photographed circular farming terraces. They resemble the Roman amphitheatre. The farming terraces of Moray are a testament to the advancement to the Incas farming techniques.

This was more of an agricultural laboratory to Incas. As the terraces bear different temperatures at each level, it helped Incas to determine the best weather condition required to grow crops. This is the reason why the country now produces over 800 varieties of potatoes.

Salt Mines of Maras:

The Salt mines of Maras have been in use since pre Inca times. It is passed down in the line of succession. The Salt flats are owned by locals, from the community. They maintain their age-old traditions and continue to extract salt using the traditional Solar evaporation method.

Salt of maras is known for its pinkish colour and has a distinct taste.

Why Inka Explorer Viajes?

Inka Explorer Viajes, is a fully locally owned tour operator in Cusco. We are certified local guides with an excellent knowledge of Incas history and culture. As natives, our guides will be sharing some of the astonishing facts on this Moray Maras & Salt Mines Tour.