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Moray, Salt Mine and Machu Picchu Tour 2 days

Duration: 2 Days / 1 Nights

Places to visit

  • Cusco
  • Moray
  • Salt Mines
  • Ollantaytambo
  • Aguas Caliente
  • Machu Picchu
Group Size 2 to 8 People
Max Altitude: 3500 m.s.n.m
Type Service: Group/Private
Transportation: Van, Train
Difficulty: Easy
Duration: 2 Days / 1 Nights


All aboard winding up and down through cultures past and present the sacred Valley/Cusco and enjoy the inca vestiges of Machu Picchu on this 2 day privately guided tour.The track slowly climbs it´s way out of Cusco passing through small ethnic communities over the high plains. The scenery is a masterpiece spectacular to the eye, with nature at it´s purest exposing views of eternal mountains, snow peaks ready to fall upon the avalanche of the Andes.

Visit two of the most interesting and unique inca archaelogical sites in Peru The”Green Houses” of the Incas in Moray an impressive deep amphitheater like terrace swirling around in agricultural beauty and the Salt Mine Maras, 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. 

Visit the wildest parts of your imagination and it resembles the abandoned ruins of Machu Picchu discovered in 1911.. A distallation of the oldest traditions and finest building on our planet.

Day 1: Cusco – Moray – Salt Mine – Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes.

  • Pick up at 7 am from your hotel and private transportation
  • Visiting the “Green houses” of the Incas: Moray
  • Visiting the unique Salt mine
  • Walking tour in Ollantaytambo
  • Train ride to Aguas Calientes with amazing views
  • Hotel at Aguas Calientes

Day 2: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu –  Cusco

  • Early wake up
  • Buffet breakfast at hotel
  • Bus drive up to Machu Picchu ( if you wake up early you will take one of the first buses up to Machu picchu and enjoy the Sunrise at Machu Picchu )
  • 3 hours of guided tour of Machu picchu
  • Hike up to the Huayna Pichcu Mountain (optional) or the Sun Gate
  • Bus return to Aguas Calientes and afternoon Expedition train at 4:22pm to Ollantaytambo or Poroy and transfer by our private van to your hotel in Cusco arriving around 8 pm.


Trip Details


Day 1: Cusco – Moray – Salt Mine – Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes

We pick you up at your hotel in Cusco or the Sacred Valley and then we drive in our private van to the stunning Inca site of Moray also known as “The Greenhouses of the Incas” which is unique and fascinating. Different levels of terraces are carved into a huge bowl, part of which was further excavated by the Incas. The terraces have varied microclimates depending on how deep into the bowl they are and so they were thought to have been used by the Incas to discover the optimal conditions for their crops. After time to enjoy and explore this beautiful Inca sight, we continue driving towards the colonial town of Maras and to the Pre-Inca Salt Mine (Salineras). Thousands of salt pans have been used for salt extraction since before Inca times. 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 cattle licks. Afterwards we continue our journey to Ollantaytambo, where we will explore the Inca remains and of course our guide will share with you the history of the amazing Inca city. Then we will take our train  to Aguas Calientes, where we spend the night in a hotel. Upon arrival in Aguas Calientes a representative of the hotel will meet you and transfer to the hotel.

Day 2: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Cusco

you will take the bus up to Machu Picchu! You can decide the departure time with your guide.
He will take you on a fascinating guided tour in the remains, lasting approximately 2 hours, then you will have plenty of free time for further exploring, taking photos and the option to climb Huayna Picchu or go up to the Sun Gate. Then back to Aguas Calientes and at approximately 4.22pm you will take your return train to Ollantaytambo or Poroy (Cusco) with a bus connection to Cusco, arriving at your hotel in the evening.

What is included


  • Pick up at your hotel.
  • Tour to Moray and the Salt mine
  • Bus transportation to the train station
  • Train ride to Aguas Calientes.
  • Pick up from Aguas Calientes train station and transfer to the hotel
  • Free afternoon to visit  the hot springs or the flower garden.
  • Accommodation in the hotel
  • Breakfast in the hotel.
  • Round trip bus ticket from Aguas calientes to Machu  Picchu.
  • Entrance fee to Machu Picchu
  • English speaking tour guide of the citadel.
  • Return train ticket to Ollantaytambo then by bus to Cusco and to your hotel.

Not included

  • Meals which can be organised at the restaurant
  • Entrance to Wayna Picchu US$65
  • Entrance fee to the hot springs.
  • Entrance tickets to Moray and the Salt Mine (70 soles)
  • Tips


  • US$450 per person with 1 night hotel
  • US$397 per person without hotel

***Private service is available for $50 more per person.

***All entrance fees are included and we operate our tours in small groups averaging 5 persons with a maximum of 8!  

The “Moray, Salt mines & Machu Picchu Trip” its available on any date that its bets for you as long as we have a minimum of 2 people.


  • 18 to 25 years old: US$30 Information required on student card: name of university, student name, photo of student, expiration date etc. A copy of the card at booking is required & government approval for discount.
  • Under 18 years old: US$30 Please send us a copy of your passport at the time of booking.
  • Under 11 years old: US$40  Please send us a copy of your passport at the time of booking.


  • Huayna Picchu Climb: US$65. This will need  to be booked in advance, let us know about it at the time of booking.
  • Machu Picchu Mountain: US$65.  This will need  to be booked in advance, let us know about it at the time of booking.
  • Upgrade to Vista Dome Train: US$67. (Aguas Calientes to Poroy (Cusco) at 4:43pm)
  • Upgrade Hotel – 3 star US$50. (Can upgrade to 4 or 5 star also)
  • Single Supplement – US$30  2* and 3* $45 for single travelers


SAM Travel Peru is 100% Cusquenian Company & Direct Local Tour Operator

SAM (initials of Saul Alvarez Montalvo) Travel Peru is a family owned travel agency and direct local tour operator based in Cusco with personal experience over many years of trekking. We are a “1000% Cusquenian Company” … SAM is a real Cusquenian Company without any shareholders.

My dream was to create small personalised tours & treks strictly and only operated by  local professional staff catering in high quality service and constant growth for our clients.

We take pride in having a reputation as being a RESPONSIBLE  & SUSTAINABLE tour operator. My staff are my extended family. I ensure they are supported financially by paying them a good wage. I am proud of my team without them I couldn’t give the best service and lifetime experiences to our clients.


I am very proud of my guides! Highly professionalspeaking in fluent English and very knowledgeable. Passionate for the Inca heritage/ history, dedicated to a steady personal development and learning to ensure that you receive accurate and recognised theories about the Inca Andean culture. Fun loving, great sportsmen and well educated crew, some having a degree in Archaeology, Botany, History or Anthropology. Great entertainers and the best “Salsa Dancers” on this side of Machu Picchu.


We use comfortable and fully licensed taxis, vans or buses which are used only by our clients and of course our drivers are very professional and cautious.

Important Information

“Please read carefully the following information; it will help answer any questions about our services and the treks to Machu Picchu”


You will be greeted on your arrival at Cusco airport and taken to your hotel; please ensure that you communicate your full flight arrival details at least 14 days prior to trip start. Look out for our representative holding an orange board of SAM Travel Peru at the arrival terminal.


It can be done on any date that is best for you!


“Because we are the specialist in small groups up to 8 people”

Because you will get a 2 hour guided private tour of Machu Picchu and then plenty of time for exploring further the citadel, eventually climbing the Wayna Picchu or going up to the Sun Gate.


It will take place the night before the trekking departure at 6pm at our office which is located in  Garcilaso Street 210 , Office Nº:207 (2and Floor) in the la CASA DEL ABUELO shopping center 

Emergency number: 992126224


We include the Hostal Machu Picchu, Muyurina or Andean Terra Hotel. They all include the following things: private room, private bathroom, hot shower, buffet breakfast, storage, wifi, phone….. If you are looking for something luxury, you may UPGRADE your hotel to La Cabaña 3***, El Mapi Inn 3***, or Inka Tarra Hotel


Of course!!! In our 2 day Machu Picchu tour, you have the opportunity to enjoy the Sun Rise at Machu Picchu and hike up to Mount Huayna Picchu after the guided tour


SAM Travel Peru is an official licensed Travel Agency & Direct Local tour operator based in Cusco, it can be founded on the official government website: Our office is located only a block away from the main plaza which is open Monday to Friday 9am til 8pm and Saturday 9am til 2pm.


Small Groups from 2 – 8 people (could be 2, 4, 5…), a small group will make your experience different with personalised attention from the whole team, where you can also enjoy the route according to its rate hike.

NOTE: A big group can be organised by request.


“Any day that is best for you as long as we have a minimum of 2 trekkers..”

ALL DEPARTURES ARE 100% GUARANTED – If you are booked, you are going!


Please fill in the form from our “BOOK NOW” menu on our homepage. Then make a deposit of US$200 per person which you can do via PayPal to Pay Pal does charge a small fee of 5.5% which has to be paid by the client. This comes to a total of US$211 per person including PayPal fees. As soon as we receive both we will book your Machu Picchu entrance tickets and train tickets. Then email you with a confirmation and your final invoice which can be paid when you arrive in Cusco.


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 dates. Tickets are also not transferrable nor refundable.

*** If you cancel your Tour, the deposit is not refundable at all!


It will depend on the train´s availability BUT the idea is to allow as much time as possible in Machu Picchu and enjoy the amazing views on the way back to Cusco from the train,  you will take the train at 4:22pm. With this train schedule, you will have more than 9 hours for Machu Picchu and take the train during the daylight enjoying the scenic train ride.


OF COURSE! You have to bring your original passport and it is very important that it be the same passport number you sent to us. The rangers will check at Machu Picchu entrance and Huayna Picchu Mt entrance. The train company will also check your passport before allowing you to board the train. In case you are renewing your passport, go ahead and send us your old number to secure your permit, and we can change it when you get your new passport number…if so, please send the the new passport number as son as you get it.


The weather is very unpredictable  and its difficult to know BUT you will have many different season´s as you pass through the numerous microclimates and will depend on the location. We highly recommend to bring your warm clothes and  good rain gear on your day back pack.


If you’re happy with the services provided a tip – though not compulsory – is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it’s of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels. It inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many SAM Travel Peru destinations. Of course you are free to tip more or less as you see fit, depending on your perception of service quality and the length of your trip. 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 principle of tourism: protect the environment and benefit the local communities respecting their culture and religion. With this in mind we have trained our staff to know, understand and respect the place and the local people.


Absolutely!!! On day 1st we will pick you up from your hotel and on last day we will drop you at your hotel! If you have booked your hotel in the Sacred Valley like Ollantaytambo or Urubamba, we may drop you over there too!


It is 2 hours by train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo and then another 2 hours from Ollantaytambo to Cusco by bus. If you upgrade to Vistadome all the way back to Poroy (Cusco), the train is 3.5 hours to Poroy, then 25mins by taxi to Cusco. Usually our clients are back at the hotel by 8.00pm, if you are planning to take the bus to Puno on the same night, that is totally possible.


Please pay in cash at our office (US dollars or Peruvian soles) here in Cusco we have have many ATMs and BANK to withdraw money BUT you can pay by VISA and PAYPAL. We are required to charge an additional 5% since your card is international.

Moray, Salt Mine and Machu Picchu Tour 2 days

Join SAM Travel Peru for an Unforgettable Travel Experience In Peru

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  • Years of Experience in all Areas of Peru
  • Knowledgeable Staff ready to Help You
  • Uniquely designed Adventure treks and tours
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  • The Best Quality Personal Service
  • Fantastic Value for Money with Many Added Extras
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Why Travel with SAM travel Peru?

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  • 100% value for money
  • Small Groups with a maximum of 8 people
  • Delicious and nutritious meals
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Bernie s 2023/03/02

Had a great trip with our guide Ray Herrera and driver Alfredo. Lots of good experiences in a short period of time 4 days. Learnt a lot not just about the main tourist destinations but Peru in general by Ray. Ray has a passion for Inca history and local produce. Ray knows all the good photo spots and we managed the sun out every day .. Good culture and if you want to get on a tour ask for Ray at Sams Travel = amazing

Tanya H 2023/03/02

Ray was our Tour Guide and Alfredo was our driver for a 4 day tour we did with SAM Travel Peru. Ray's knowledge of the history of Cusco and Machu Picchu was outstanding. Ray was very accommodating with all our needs. He stayed alongside us when trekking and helped where he could. His sense of humour was pleasant to be around. Ray spoke very good English. He is such a nice guy. I would strongly recommend Ray to be your tour guide to visit Machu Picchu. Ray explained everyday what the plans were for the next day, which was reassuring what we needed to take etc

Captanjack 2023/01/012

Our 1 day tour thru the Sacred Vally with Danny was wonderful. He was very knowledgeable and able to answer all our questions in detail. I would recommend asking for him personally if you are able.

Sherry 2022/12/26

We booked the Classic Cusco to Machu Picchu tour with SAM travel which we really had a good experience. SAM travel is very responsive during the communication and cater to our changes needed. Our guide is Ray who is also an very awesome guide. He is knowledgeable, patient, humorous as well reliable, he help us take many good photos and also go extra mile to help with our request. Thanks Ray! Thanks SAM travel that gave us good memories in Peru! Highly recommend if you consider booking any tour in Cusco.

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C Clark 2023/01/20

Wow. We had such an incredible experience in Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu. Our guide, Dayvit, is the most knowledgeable guide we have ever had. He has such an extensive knowledge of the history and is very friendly and helpful. If you are planning a trip to Peru, I highly recommend SAM travel and be sure to request Dayvit!

Emma Dinzebach Clark 2023/01/10

2 day tour sacred valley / Machu Picchu highly recommend! David was the best tour guide. He knows an incredible amount about Incan culture and is personable and funny. He also kept us up to date on a political situation happening when we were there and was informative. Overall, this tour checks all the boxes. Thank you!

Nupur Joshi 2023/01/02

We used SAM Travel for a 2D/1N trip from Cusco to Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu on Dec 25-26, 2022. The team was good with communication from the start - both Saul and Junior were very helpful and professional with answering any questions and clearing up any misunderstandings. Our guide, Miguel, was prompt, pleasant, and quite knowledgeable. We enjoyed his company and insight over the 2 day trip and recommend him to anyone booking with SAM Travel.

Xueying Chen 2022/12/20

We booked the Classic Cusco to Machu Picchu tour with SAM travel which we really had a good experience. SAM travel is very responsive during the communication and cater to our changes needed. Our guide is Ray who is also an very awesome guide. He is knowledgeable, patient, humorous as well reliable, he help us take many good photos and also go extra mile to help with our request. Thanks Ray! Thanks SAM travel that gave us good memories in Peru! Highly recommend if you consider booking any tour in Cusco.

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Cheri Buccino April 21, 2024
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Powerful! This journey tests your humanity and leaves you in awe of yourself and the beauty that Pachamama provides. April 2024 We conquered the Inca trail and it was only made possible with the help and guidance from our expert guides Jean Pierre (JP) and Jimmy. The knowledge these gentlemen shared was admired by all of our group and the envy of other trail hikers who stopped to listen. The hike has many layers of challenges including language barriers, altitude sensitivities and food specifications. The team at Sam travel exceeded the needs and went above to ensure our comforts were met. A special mention must be made to Mario, the Chef who somehow performed magic with nutritious flavourful meals to satisfy even the pickiest consumers and Francesco who was our lead porter who orchestrated the harmony that happened behind the scenes to get everything done. Nothing less than marvellous from this team. Thank you to each of the group who made our trek a remarkable experience.

Bhavana Lalwani April 18, 2024
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Jose and Henry were great guides for our first time exploring machu pichu! They were very attentive and kept everything on a smooth schedule. Highly recommend!

Ryan April 9, 2024
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The whole experience was amazing. Ray, our guide answered all of our questions and definitely had our best interest in mind the whole time. Timothy the cook made fantastic food and somehow found a way to prepare a birthday cake with no notice! Boni our head porter and his whole crew were kind, accommodating, and had such upbeat attitudes which really made the experience great!

Isabel Batteria April 17, 2024
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I spent two days with Sam Travel’s guide Raymier, who guided us through the one-day 12-km stretch of the Inca trail and then took us to Machu Picchu the next day. In my group, I was always the last one on the trail because I come from the coast and I’m not used to altitudes, and honestly I could also have prepared physically a little better. Raymier respected my pace, never rushed me, and supported me throughout the ardous trail. He had much knowledge to share. I speak Spanish, but ended up in an English tour, and Ray’s English was very good. He was funny, respectful, and versatile. He knew where to take all the best photos and patiently took photos of all of us. I would trust Sam Travel again especially if I was lucky enough to have Ray as a guide again.

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