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Maras, Moray, and Chinchero Cooking Class Full-Day Tour from Cusco

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    What to Expect
    You will be picked up at 8:30am by private driver at your hotel. From Cusco or the Sacred Valley, there is a 45-minute drive through beautiful mountains and farmlands to the town of Chinchero. Our visit to Chinchero will consist of 3 parts. First we will visit the temple of the rainbow, one of the biggest Inca temples, in order to learn why they worshiped the rainbow.

    Next we will visit a church with beautiful murals depicting the Cusqueñan style of painting. This style of art combines traditional Inca imagery with Christian motifs. We will then walk through the beautiful village in Chinchero, ending in the women's weaving cooperative where we will watch a demonstration of local weavers who are still using traditional Inca patterns and techniques for dyeing fabric. Here you will have time to browse the shop which sells Inca style purses, tablecloths, wall hangings, and many other colorful and exquisitely patterned artisan goods.  

    Finally, we will have a cooking lesson where the ladies will teach us how to make quinoa soup, a staple of their diet. After sharing lunch with them, we can dress up in the traditional clothing and hat of Chinchero and take some photos with the local women. 

    We will then drive for about 40-minute through the beautiful Sacred Valley to Moray where we will look down below to contemplate the concentric circles that made up an Incan agricultural laboratory. Hike down into the archaeological site with a private guided tour of the ruins that served as one of the main amphitheaters for the Incas where they performed rituals and ceremonies. 

    We will then continue 25-minute on to Maras stopping on the way to take photos and watch people harvesting potatoes or corn, before arriving to see an incredible collection of salt mines that have been used since pre-Inca times to evaporate salt from an underground. It is truly a breathtaking site. We can see people harvesting salt which is still used today in local restaurants and you can purchase some salt to bring home. 

    Return to Cusco or your hotel in the Sacred Valley.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Hotels in Cusco
    Departure Time
    8:30 AM
    Return Details
    Private transfer to your hotel
    • Transport by private vehicle
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Local guide
    • Quinoa soup for lunch
    • Alcoholic drinks
    • Entrance fees to Salt Mines $3.00
    • Entrance fee to Moray requires a Boleto Turistico: 130Soles ($37.00). This Boleto covers entrance to Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Chinchero, Moray, multiple museums in Cusco and Sacsayhuaman or 70 Soles ($23.00) which covers only some of these sites
    • Lunch other than quinoa soap
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Most travelers can participate
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    I am a big researcher, so I spent many many hours looking for the right tour for our one day in the Sacred Valley. Having just returned from Peru yesterday, both my boyfriend and I agreed our tour with Hernan (and the amazing driver) was one of our FAVORITE DAYS of our trip!
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    Response from valentinspachamamaj, Owner at Maras, Moray, and Chinchero Cooking Class Full-Day Tour from Cusco
    Responded 8 Jul 2019
    Alexlk2, Thank you so much for taking the time to review us, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your experience with us. We work hard to provide an authentic experience to our customers and we are thrilled that you selected us for your trip to Peru. If you ever want to come visit again please be sure to contact us and we will receive you with open arms now that you are a part of the Valentin´s Pachamama family! We will be sure to pass on your gracious compliments to Hernan and to David your driver. They both loved working with you and look forward to when you come back to Peru! Thank you so much for providing us with your review and we look forward to your next stay! Valentin´s Pachamama Journeys
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    We booked a private tour with this tour group and it turned out to be a really great experience. Our guide was Wilson and he was really accommodating - he was very knowledgeable as well as engaging- his experience showed. Highlights of the tour included the cooking class and
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    Response from valentinspachamamaj, General Manager at Maras, Moray, and Chinchero Cooking Class Full-Day Tour from Cusco
    Responded 2 Jul 2019
    Dear Nirav: Thank you a lot for your review, it motivated us to do the things better, and grew as a team. We really love that you had a great experience during your tour with your tour guide Wilson. Thank a lot for trust in Valentins Pachamama Journeys. Best regards, ANA
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    I cannot express in words how amazing this tour was. First it was a private tour with a guide, driver, my wife, and I which was perfect. Second Valentine (our guide) was amazing in explaining everything that was happening in Peru currently and in the past. Third, we really got
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    Response from valentinspachamamaj, Owner at Maras, Moray, and Chinchero Cooking Class Full-Day Tour from Cusco
    Responded 27 Jan 2019
    Dear friend, thank you so m uch for your review, we loved that you had enjoy your trip with us. we are always willing to give our customers the best experience here. We will waiting to hearing from you soon. Saludos de Peru, Valentin
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    Valentin and Wilbur picked us up at our hotel in Cusco and we were off for a drive to the Sacred Valley. After a quick stop at a scenic overlook with bathrooms, our second stop was Moray, where we learned about the Incan agricultural experiments to determine if crops grew better
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    Response from Valentin's Pach... J, Owner at Maras, Moray, and Chinchero Cooking Class Full-Day Tour from Cusco
    Responded 11 May 2018
    Hola Chaz, So glad you enjoyed your day. The hat maker is a truly amazing guy! Thanks for the recommendation for other customers to bring soles. That is a good reminder! Warm regards, Valentin
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    Valentin and his team offer a top-notch travel experience. I led two retreats (one retreat for introverts and one for women) in Peru this last month and enlisted Valentin's expertise for both. He went above and beyond in sharing information and stories about his culture, family,
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    Response from Valentin's Pach... J, Owner at Maras, Moray, and Chinchero Cooking Class Full-Day Tour from Cusco
    Responded 25 Apr 2018
    Hola Melissa, Thank you so much for the confidence that your placed in our company to lead your group. You are a fantastic leader and we all truly enjoyed the time that we spent with your amazing team! See you next time--we will be ready for you! Valentin
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