Machu Picchu + Maras Salt Mines 2-Day

Price from: $ 365.00 USD (See: Price List)

Machu Picchu + Maras Salt Mines 2-Day

Price from: $ 365.00 USD (See: Price List)

02 Days Machu Picchu Tour – One of the best options to get to Machupicchu is to go through the sacred valley of Moray by vehicle and then go to Machupicchu and spend the night in Aguas Calientes before visiting Machu Picchu.

Moray Salt Mines Maras with Machu Picchu 02 Days + 3-star HOTEL & Full Tickets 🙂 

Explore Moray’s wonderful circular agricultural terraces, with their complex irrigation system and balconies, and have a great activity to explore Inca sites before reaching Machupicchu via the Sacred Valley of Ollantaytambo. Enjoy the best holidays in Peru and the lost city of the Incas.

Overview

Salt Mines + Machu Picchu Overview

  1. Day 1: Exploring the Maras Moray to Machupicchu Pueblo
    1. Enjoy an incredible view of the Urubamba Valley from the Raqchi viewpoint; it takes 10 minutes to take traditional photos of the Andes.
    2. We make a second technical stop for a few minutes at the viewpoint of the Salineras de Maras to have a complete view of the entire mine, combining the spectacular landscape of mountains, valleys, and ravines.
    3. Stroll through the town of Maras, observing the colonial houses with beautiful stately doors built since the time of the Spanish colony.
    4. See the fascinating Inca platforms of Moray built circularly inside the earth to preserve solar heat inside the natural greenhouse.
    5. Stroll through the Inca architecture of Ollantaytambo, visiting the beautiful megalithic construction of the sun temple with the ceremonial fountain that continues to flow water through its channels.
  2. Day 2: Dreams of visiting Machu Picchu come true
    1. 02 hours of guided tour service through the Inca citadel to get an idea of the fantastic Inca construction in the middle of the cloud forest and the Andes.
    2. We start the return trip by train to the city of Cusco in the afternoon to continue exploring Cusco or other tourist destinations.

Salt Mines + Machu Picchu Highlights:

  • Explore the breathtaking tourist circuits of Salt Mines + Machu Picchu through the Andes of Peru (CUSCO)
  • Peru vacations are best, with visits to Machu Picchu and explorations of the surrounding Andes and cloud forests.
  • An outstanding trip through the tourist attractions to the world wonder of Peru by land and train service

Why choose Kondor Path Tours

  • We are direct operators in this Machu Picchu and Maras Salt mines tour; you will always travel with Kondor Path Tour.
  • We only travel with small groups and exclusively do private service tours.
  • We work with professional tour guides who graduated from the best universities and institutes in the region and care about your welfare. That of their families, that’s why in our Machu Picchu and Maras Salt mines tour, you will be traveling with professionals happy and happy to give you the best of their knowledge.
  • Our passengers do not travel with other travel agencies.
  • We strictly practice punctuality, respect, and tolerance; you can check our comments on TripAdvisor for more confidence.

Itinerary

Salt Mines + Machu Picchu detailed itinerary

Day 1: Cusco – Moray-Salineras – afternoon train to “Machu Picchu Pueblo”

At 07:30, we will pick you up from your hotel to begin your fantastic tour. First, we drive to the Moray agricultural terraces sitting high on a plateau. Moray allows you to explore parts of the western side of the Urubamba Valley. On this trip, you can learn about agriculture, textiles, and the history of the Inca Empire. Perfect place to explore unconventionally to discover the Inca culture.

After, drive down a dirt road to Maras and Salinas. The splendid salt mines are preserved, maintaining the collection of artisanal extraction as in the times of the Incas. We continue the trip until we reach Ollantaytambo to make a short walk through the mountain that dominates it until we get to the temple of the sun, continuing through the balcony of Ollantaytambo, having a privileged view of the entire archaeological complex and the Colonial town with a realistic picture of the Andes.

We continue to Ollantaytambo to board our train to Aguas Calientes village.

  • The tour starts from 7:30 to 17:00
  • Places to visit:
    • Raqchi lookout “view of the Urubamba Valley.”
    • Moray.
    • Salinas.
    • Ollantaytambo.
  • Afternoon board a train service from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes village.
  • Hotel 02 star.
  • Meals: Box Lunch

Day 2: Morning Machu Picchu – Afternoon return to Cusco

At 5:30 a.m., We will board the shared tourist transport to Machu Picchu to see the sunrise. We have a two-hour walk exploring the Inca citadel. In the afternoon you will return to Cusco by train.

  • AM visit Machupicchu
  • Two hours Machupicchu guided tour.
  • PM train back to Cusco.
  • Meals: Breakfast “hotel.”

Inclusions

2-Days Salt Mines + Machu Picchu Included

  • Private & personalized tours
  • Active itinerary with unique cultural features
  • Excellent English-speaking tour guide
  • All pick-ups and transfers (pick up and drop off at your hotel)
  • Private tourist transport.
  • Comprehensive Guided sightseeing
  • Entrance tickets to the attractions.
  • Machupicchu entrace ticket at 7:00 am 
  • 02 train Ticket Service Machu Picchu (Peru Rail)
    • Outbound Journey: EXPEDITION 603 –  Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu
    • Inbound Journey: EXPEDITION 34 – Machu Picchu to Poroy
  • 02 bus Tickets Machupicchu Pueblo to Machupicchu (roundtrip)
  • 01 box lunch.
  • 01 night in a Hotel 03 star in Aguas Calientes (HOTELS: Santuario Machupicchu, Waman Hotel Machu Picchu, or Hotel Retama Machu Picchu based on a DOUBLE or Matrimonial room). The rooms include private bathrooms with hot showers, Wi-Fi, buffet breakfast. Check-In: 11:00 Hrs | Check-Out: 10:00 Hrs.
  • Peru Taxes.

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Salt Mines + Machu Picchu Not include

  • Excess baggage charges.
  • Snacks.
  • Tips.

Packing List to Salt Mines + Machu Picchu 2 Days

  • Original passport.
  • Comfortable day backpack.
  • Lighter trekking boots.
  • Waterproof jacket/rain Poncho (depends on weather conditions).
  • Warm jacket.
  • T-shirts / Comfortable trousers / Sunhat
  • Windbreaker.
  • Sun protection cream.
  • Personal medication.
  • Camera with extra batteries

PRICE LIST

Maras Salt Mines + Machu Picchu 2 Day

PRICES PER PERSON [USD] 2023 *We do not add other people to your group—hotel in a double or matrimonial room.

Private Tour Maras Salt Mines + Machu Picchu 2 Day

  • Solo traveler $647. “prices reduce if there are more people in your group.”
  • 02 people $485.
  • 03 people $448.
  • 04 people $410.
  • 05 people $399.
  • 06 people $380.
  • 07 people $370.
  • 08 people + $365.

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MACHU PICCHU PUEBLO HOTELS “AGUAS CALIENTES”

Agua Calientes, also known as Machupicchu Pueblo, is a bustling town below the ruins of Machu Picchu. Today there are almost 100 different lodging options in Aguas Calientes. Selecting an excellent hostel (hotel) to spend the night is often challenging. Next, our Kondor Path Tours team tried a simple approach based on our own experience and the traveler’s experience of hotel experiences in the town. Our analysis of the best hotels in Aguas Calientes stands divided into different categories: Cheap, friendly, more comfortable, premium, and luxury.

PER PERSON

-$30 Book on your own “It is possible to reserve this excursion without a hotel.”

Gringo Bill’s Machupicchu
+$25. DBL/MATRIMONIAL | +$43 Suite

Inti Punku Machupicchu
+$25. Standard | +$33. Superior | +$39. Junior Suite | +$63. Senior Suite

Casa Andina Standard Machu Picchu
+$29. Traditional | +$35. Superior | +$45. Suite

Taypikala Boutique Machupicchu
+$35. Standard SGL/DBL | +$80 Suite

Jaya Suite Machupicchu
+$40.

El MaPi ByInkaterra
+$69. Superior Deluxe SGL or DBL | +$91. Suite SGL o DBL

Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel
+$244. Superior | +$271. Superior Deluxe |+$298. Junior Suite | +$389. Junior Suite Deluxe | +$488. Suite | +$555. Inkaterra Suite

TRAIN SERVICES

By PeruRail / PER PERSON

+ $35 Vistadome train (one way: OLLANTAYTAMBO – MACHUPICCHU) Outbound Journey
+ $55.00 Vistadome train (round trip: OLLANTAYTAMBO – MACHUPICCHU – POROY)
+ $65.00 Vistadome train (back and forth: OLLANTAYTAMBO – MACHUPICCHU – OLLANTAYTAMBO) + Transfer to Cusco from Ollantaytambo
+ $445.00 Hiram Bingham train (Train MACHUPICCHU – POROY) Inbound Journey

EXTRA TICKETS

+$75 Huayna Picchu
+$75 Montaña
+$60 RE-ENTRY TO MACHU PICCHU

Discounts 🙂

This applies to the following services
Machu Picchu Fee

College students$25 off
Children from 03 to 17 years old $25 off

For train service in PERU RAIL
-50%: Children from 03 to 11 “Contact us.”


Travel Facts

What is the lost city of Machu Picchu?

Machu Picchu was probably built around 1450, during the glory years of the Inca Empire. In this period, the Empire was ruled by the Incas Pachacutec Yupanqui (1438-1471) and Tupac Yupanqui (1472-1493).

This citadel has impressive cultural and natural attractions as well as an ecological environment, very well preserved, which is why the Peruvian state declared it a Protected Natural Area in 1981.

Also, UNESCO declared it a World Heritage Site. In this sanctuary, it is possible to find up to 350 birds, 200 species of orchids, ten different ecological zones (from glacial peaks to tropical zones), a network of Inca trails, and several archeological sites. And last but not least, the legendary city of Machu Picchu.

Where is Machu Picchu located?

Machu Picchu is located 80 km (50 miles) northwest of Cusco (Peru) at an altitude of 2,430 meters, 450 meters from the Urubamba River. It is about 112 kilometers from Cusco by train. This Inca site is surrounded by impressive and steep mountain ranges, separated by narrow valleys and deep ravines. Machu Picchu National Park is essential for its archaeological value and various ecosystems.

Travel to Machu Picchu

No trip to Peru is complete without visiting Machu Picchu (“Old Mountain” in Quechua). Because the Spaniards failed to find Machu Picchu, it was impossible to explore it.

This city remained well preserved, was not destroyed, and was only at the hands of the “Pachamama.” The Inca city is one of the reasons why it is one of the most important Inca ruins. In a worldwide Internet poll in 2007, Machu Picchu was voted one of the World’s New Seven Wonders.

Archaeologists say that the Incas probably abandoned the city of Machu Picchu because the invasion of the Spanish conquistadors caused the death of most of the Incas while others went into hiding.

Machu Picchu Entrance Schedule

The ruins of Machu Picchu open at 6 a.m. and are open until 6 p.m.

Luggage is allowed on Machu Picchu.

It is not allowed to bring large backpacks to the archaeological site. The maximum size allowed is 25 liters. You can leave your luggage in the storage room of your hotel.

To enter the Inca city, you are not allowed to bring food, only drinks; it does forbid using tripods, drones, or selfie sticks.

Toilets in Machu Picchu

There is a restroom at the entrance of Machu Picchu, be sure to visit the toilets before entering. There are no restrooms inside the Inca city. The cost is approx. 0.75 USD.

How to get to Machu Picchu?

The best-known ways to get to Machu Picchu are:

By Train: The most economical way is to use the transports you can find in the “Calle Pavitos,” this transport will take you to Ollantaytambo station. From there, you can board your train to Machu Picchu. If you hire our travel agency, “Kondor Path Tours,” you will not have to worry about anything. Since our transport will accompany you, our assistants will care for everything. You can get a train to Machu Picchu Pueblo, the closest point to the ruins, and from there, you can take a bus that will take you to the ruins. If you choose this option, you will also find beautiful views.

Hiking Tour to Machu Picchu: We can offer you the Inca Trail for 04 days and Inca Trail for 02 days if you are an adventure seeker.

These two routes through the mountains are an enjoyable and popular experience. Only a certain number of people can start this trek daily, so booking in advance is very important.

How to make the hike to Machu Picchu

If you are in good physical condition, you can challenge the slopes of Machu Picchu mountain (where the Inca site does locate). This short hike will take you to the top ascent of 600 meters. It would help if you took care to acclimatize to the altitude, wear special footwear, and hydrate properly.

This incredible hike gives you breathtaking panoramic views of the valley, river, and surrounding mountains. This ascent does not represent much difficulty; even children can do it without worry. Don’t rush and arrive at your own pace; remember that you will be more than 3,000 meters above sea level!

Appreciating the hike to Huayna Picchu Mountain

In Quechua, Huayna Picchu means Young Mountain, and although it has a little-known name, this is the mountain that appears in all the best-known photos. Its exploration is less popular, but it is the most attractive for the most adventurous visitors of the Machu Picchu Historical Sanctuary.

Making the ascent is medium-difficult; on the climb, you will find narrow paths with stunning views. It is a one-way road, so the descent is on the other side, and you can appreciate both sides of the mountain—a unique and impressive tour.

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