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Moray Salt Mine & Machu Picchu 2 Days

Duration: 2 Days / 1 Nights
Group Size 2 to 8 people
Max Altitude: 2730 m.s.n.m
Type Service: Group
Transportation: Van, Train
Difficulty: Moderate
Duration: 2 Days / 1 Nights

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Winding up and down through cultures, past and present, enjoy Sacred Valley and the Inca vestiges of Machu Picchu on this 2 day privately guided tour. The tour 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 its purest, exposing views of eternal mountains, snow peaks ready to fall upon the avalanche of the Andes.

Visit three of the most interesting and unique Inca archaelogical sites, the”Green Houses” of the Incas in Moray an impressive deep amphitheater like terraces swirling around in agricultural beauty and the 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 travel to the quaint village of Ollantaytambo, following on the cobblestone covered pathways to where you will explore the Massive Inca Archaelogical remains there with our guide.

Upon arrival to Aguas Calientes  via the panaramic expedition train, begin your connection to the natural world and cultural show at the citadel of Machu Picchu, catch yourself as you travel back in time to this magical placesacred and mysterious, with the name of Machu-Picchu, “The Old Sacred Mountain.”  Take your time exploring the magestic Machu Picchu, the Incan ruins  rich in history of its past and the thriving culture of the people who once resided there.

Note: All entrance fees are included and small groups averaging 5 persons with a maximum of 8!

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

We pick you up at your hotel in Cusco or the Sacred Valley, navigating through the hairpin bends with each motion in change of direction stirring the excitement within, as you arrive 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 was 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 renewed energy you will explore the next beautiful Inca sight, the colonial town of Maras and the Pre-Inca Salt Mine (Salineras). Thousands of saltpans 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 saltpans and evaporated to produce a salt that is used for human and animal consumption even today.

Continuing to enhance your journey of discovery we travel to the quaint village of Ollantaytambo, walking on the cobblestone covered pathways to explore the Massive Inca remains there with your guide. In preparation for our connection to the legend Machu Picchu Citadel, 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.

  • Hotel Accommodation: Wiracocha Inn Hotel or Andean Terra Hotel

Day 2: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Cusco

Bursting out with excitement on your final surreal day, we take the bus to Machu Picchu archeological site, making sure we tour every nook and cranny of this New 7 Wonder of the World and UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. On your 2.5 hours private tour, your guide will expertly direct you through the energetic ruins and its diverse main streets. Then on your own, you can 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 until the end of your session time.

If you wish to indulge in a few of the following activities on your own, you can (not included in the price)

  • Climb up Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain and appreciate the beauty and magnificence of Machu Picchu (An additional fee US$75)
  • You can also take time to walk to the Sun Gate, 2 hours round trip or the Inca Bridge, 1 hour round trip.  (No additional fee)
  • Other optional activities in Aguas Calientes include a visit to the new local museum or to the hot springs. (Entrance fee to enter)

After your time to enjoy Machu Picchu, you will descend to Aguas Calientes at 12pm. You can take in a leisurely lunch or explore Aguas Calientes handicraft market and board the Expedition train by 4:22pm for the return trip to Cusco stopping at the Ollantaytambo Train Station and then you will be driven back to your hotel in our private van, arriving around 8:30pm.

  • Meals: breakfast

***There are now 2 sessions to enter the Machu Picchu Citadel; 6am to 12pm and 12pm to 5:30pm. If you wish to stay after 12pm, you must purchase a second entrance ticket.

***Passengers that purchase Huayna Picchu tickets are given an extra 2 hours at the Machu Picchu Citadel and those that purchase Machu Picchu Mountain tickets get 3 hours extra.

WHAT IS INCLUDED FOR MORAY, SALT MINES & MACHU PICCHU TRIP

  • Pick up at your hotel
  • Tour to Moray and the Salt mine with entrance tickets included.
  • Van transportation to the train station in Ollantaytambo
  • Expedition train 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 hotel (2 star hotel) with private room, bath, & wifi.
  • Breakfast in the hotel
  • Round trip bus ticket from Aguas calientes to Machu  Picchu
  • Entrance fee to Machu Picchu
  • Professional English speaking tour guide for Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu
  • Return Expedition train ticket to Ollantaytambo then by bus to Cusco and to your hotel

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED FOR MORAY, SALT MINES & MACHU PICCHU TRIP

  • Meals which are organised at the restaurants in various locations.
  • Entrance to Huayna Picchu US$75
  • Entrance to Machu Picchu Mountain US$75
  • Entrance fee to the hot springs
  • Tips for your guide.

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

PRICE – US$437 per person 

***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!  

DISCOUNTS

  • Students with ISIC CARD: US$25  Please send us a copy of your ISIC at the time of booking.
  • 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.

EXTRAS 

  • Huayna Picchu Climb: US$75. This will need  to be booked in advance, let us know about it at the time of booking.
  • Machu Picchu Mountain: US$75.  This will need  to be booked in advance, let us know about it at the time of booking.
  • Upgrade to Vista Dome Train: US$57. (Aguas Calientes to Poroy (Cusco) at 4:43pm)
  • Upgrade Hotel – 3 star US$40. (Can upgrade to 4 or 5 star also)
  • Single Supplement – US$30  2* for single travelers

WHY CHOOSE SAM TRAVEL “SACRED VALLEY & MACHU PICCHU TRIP”

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.  SAM Travel Peru is a 1oo% Cusquenian Company without any shareholders.

My dream as the owner was to create small personalized tours & treks strictly and only operated by local professional staff catering in PERSONALIZED and HIGH QUALITY SERVICE.    

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.

SMALL GROUPS

In an effort to provide a more personalised service to our passengers, we in SAM Travel Peru have a policy that our groups will not exceed 8 people. This fact alone sets us apart from other companies that operate departures with bigger groups.

OUR TOP TOUR GUIDES

I am very proud of my guides! Highly professional, speaking 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 some having a degree in Archaeology, Botany, History or Anthropology.  Others are great entertainers and the best “Salsa Dancers” on this side of Machu Picchu.

OUR SOCIAL PROJECTS

SAM Travel Peru has always believed that we should “give back” to the communities we pass through on our treks. Therefore, as part of our commitment in responsible tourism, we socially support and employee from these communities.

SAM Travel Peru is proud to be able to support these beautiful people, not only in hiring them for work but to bring things back to grassroots, to share  in their home and families. This makes us  happy to have a holistic approach with our highland employees and their families!

A beautiful reflection of our attitude in everything we do, is that we wish to make life richer and more meaningful for all involved.

Please read carefully the following information; it will help you answer all of your questions about our services and Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu Trip

WELCOME TO CUSCO

You will be welcomed at Cusco airport 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 SAM Travel Peru at the arrival terminal. It can be done on any date that is best suited to you!

THE BRIEFING

It will take place the night before the “Moray, Salt mines & Machu Picchu Trip”departure at 6pm in our office which is located at Calle Santa Teresa  Nº383 ; 303 (second floor), we are next to SUBWAY restaurant.

CAN I STORE MY LUGGAGE AT YOUR OFFICE:

Of course! During the “Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu Trip” your main luggage can be store at our office or at your hotel, both are for free. Please don’t  pack anything you will need for your hike.

HOW TO BOOK THE  MORAY, SALT MINE TO MACHU PICCHU TOUR?

FIRST, to book your Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu Trip, we need you to fill out our booking form by clicking on BOOK NOW on our homepage or click here the link BOOK NOW.

Please be ready with the following information (FROM EACH PARTICIPANT in your group).  We cannot purchase an an entrance to Machu Picchu or the train without the following information:

  • Personal information (your full name, exactly as on your passport):
  • Gender
  • Passport number
  • D.OB. (dd / mm / yyyy)
  • Nationality

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 you can click on the VISA or PAYPAL symbols on our booking page or click here on the payment method of your choice, either VISA or PAYPAL.

WHAT ABOUT THE BALANCE?

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 samtravelperu@gmail.com. 

MAY I CHANGE THE DEPARTURE DATE AFTER THE TICKETS HAVE BEEN BOUGHT?

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 Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu Trip, the deposit is not refundable at all!

DO I NEED MY ORIGINAL PASSPORT?

Yes for sure! 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 to Machu Picchu, train ticket, other entrances and reservations. The rangers will check when you enter Machu Picchu. 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 updated 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 passports, old and new to be 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 here!!

 

TIPPING

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 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 SAM Travel Peru destinations. Of course you are free to tip more or less as you feel, depending on your perception of the quality and the length of your tour. Remember, a tip is not compulsory and should only be given when you receive excellent service.

ARE YOU SUSTAINABLE?

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.

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WHAT YOU SHOULD BRING FOR MORAY, SALT MINES & MACHU PICCHU TRIP.

  • A small backpack or carry bag 20 to 30 liters (larger not allowed on the train or in Machu Picchu)
  • A change of clothing for the second day
  • Comfortable shoes or runners
  • Camera
  • Water to drink
  • Rain jacket or poncho
  • A fleece or jacket,
  • Basic toiletries,
  • Sunscreen,
  • Insect repellent for mosquitoes
  • Hat for the sun
  • Some extra money for lunch, snacks and souvenirs
  • Original passport (cannot enter Machu Picchu without it)
  • ISIC Card if applicable.

Moray Salt Mine & Machu Picchu 2 Days

Join SAM Travel Peru for an Unforgettable Travel Experience In Peru

  • A 100% locally owned Travel Company
  • The owner Saul Alvarez is an experienced local guide
  • The Owner knows what people want in a trek or tour
  • Uniquely designed Adventure treks and tours
  • Guaranteed high quality personal service always
  • Added value to each trek or tour for your money
Your adventure. Our expertise.

Why Travel with SAM travel Peru?

  • Superior Service
  • Inca Trail Specialists
  • 100% value for money
  • Small Groups with a maximum of 8 people
  • Delicious and nutritious meals
  • Sustainable Travel
  • Years of Professional Inca Trail Experience
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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

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.

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Bhavana Lalwani April 18, 2024

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!

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Ryan April 9, 2024

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

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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