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Picnic Lunch at Huaypo Lagoon + Chinchero, Moray & Maras Saltmines

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Tour Details

If you’re seeking to explore extraordinary destinations while embracing adventure and nature, look no further than our tour: “Picnic Lunch at Huaypo Lagoon + Chinchero, Moray & Salineras de Maras”.

This exceptional journey intertwines breathtaking natural landscapes with unparalleled panoramic vistas. Immerse yourself in intriguing archaeological sites and trace the footsteps of the mighty Inca Empire. It’s a perfect blend of outdoor adventure and cultural discovery, promising an unforgettable experience that will leave you enchanted and inspired.

Private Exploration of Chinchero, Moray, and Salineras de Maras: Delve into the secrets of these captivating sites with a personalized tour, accompanied by expert guides who will unveil the rich history and cultural significance of each location, ensuring an intimate and enlightening experience.

Exclusive Picnic Experience: Indulge in a secluded lunch affair amidst the tranquility of nature, where every detail, from the menu to the setting, is carefully crafted to cater to your preferences and create a memorable culinary journey.

Luxurious Private Transportation to Cusco: Travel in style and comfort with our exclusive transportation service, offering seamless transfers between destinations and allowing you to relax and enjoy the scenic beauty of Peru without the hassle of logistics. Embark on a journey of unparalleled luxury and discovery with us, where every moment is tailored to exceed your expectations and create lasting memories of your time in this magnificent land.

Price Includes

  • Transfer from hotels to hotels
  • Private Tour of Maras Moray and Salt Mines
  • Private Picnic
  • Professional tour Guide Fluent in English, Spanish, and Portuguese

Price Excludes

  • Tip for the guide
  • Beverages
  • Tourist ticket: Please note that the entrance ticket to the Salt Mines of Maras is not included in the tour price. The ticket costs S/20.00 for adults and students and can be purchased at the entrance. Additionally, you will need the Partial Tourist Ticket of Circuit III, which covers the attractions of Pisac, Chinchero, Moray, and Ollantaytambo. Prices for the Partial Tourist Ticket are as follows:
  • Foreigners: S/. 70.00
  • Peruvian citizens: S/. 40.00

What To Bring

  • Be positive, carry good energy.
  • Original passport
  • 1-liter water bottle
  • Towel for body and face
  • Trekking shoes
  • Flashlight, spare batteries, adapter, and charger
  • Hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen
  • Insect repellent (recommended with 40% or more DEET)
  • Loose-fitting clothing in earth tones (no white): long-sleeve shirts, long pants, cotton socks and underwear, swimsuit
  • Binoculars; Minimum magnification of 8×25, with strap for hanging around the neck
  • Camera, adapter, and charger
  • 1 Backpack of 10 liters plus plastic bags to protect your belongings
  • Toilet paper
  • Cash for tips (guide, cook, boat driver, crew, driver)
  • Cash to contribute to the local people (crafts, sodas, beers)

Day 1Picnic day at Huaypo Lagoon

Embark on a journey through the heart of Peru with our meticulously curated itinerary:
Morning Departure from Cusco: Our day begins with a prompt departure from Cusco at approximately
7:30 am, ensuring ample time to explore the wonders that await.

Chinchero Exploration: Our first stop takes us to the picturesque village of Chinchero, renowned for its vibrant textile complex. Here, amidst breathtaking landscapes, you’ll immerse yourself in the centuries-old tradition of weaving, learning firsthand about the intricate techniques passed down through generations. Gain insight into local customs and culture as you engage with the warm hospitality of the community.

Moray Marvels: Next, we venture to Moray, an archaeological site steeped in Inca history. Marvel at the ingenious agricultural terraces that served as experimental fields for cultivating various crops, each terrace offering a unique microclimate optimized for agricultural experimentation. Delve into the mysteries of this ancient site as you unravel the secrets of Inca agricultural innovation.

Salineras Spectacle: Our journey continues to the Salineras, a mesmerizing salt mine situated at an impressive altitude of 3,380 meters (11,080 ft) above sea level. Here, witness the remarkable spectacle of over three thousand hand-dug salt wells nestled within the rugged mountainscape. Discover the artistry and craftsmanship behind the extraction of pink salt, a tradition steeped in Inca heritage and passed down through generations.

Private Picnic Delight: After a morning of exploration, indulge in a private picnic at a serene location, surrounded by the natural beauty of the Andean landscape. Savor a delectable array of culinary delights tailored to your preferences, allowing you to relax and rejuvenate amidst the tranquility of nature.

Return to Cusco: As the day draws to a close, we bid farewell to the enchanting sights and flavors of the Andes and embark on our journey back to Cusco, arriving at approximately 3:30 pm. Relax and reflect on the day’s adventures as we traverse the scenic landscapes that define this remarkable region. Join us on this unforgettable journey as we unveil the hidden treasures and timeless wonders of Peru, creating memories that will last a lifetime.

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My experience with the “Picnic Lunch at Huaypo Lagoon + Chinchero, Moray & Maras Saltmines” tour was absolutely unforgettable. From the moment we left Cusco at 7:30 am, I knew we were in for a treat. The visit to Chinchero was particularly captivating, where I immersed myself in the vibrant textile traditions and witnessed the intricate weaving techniques that have been passed down through generations. The hospitality of the local community added a warm touch to the stunning landscapes.

As we continued to Moray, I was fascinated by the ingenious agricultural terraces, each offering a unique microclimate. The visit to the Salineras salt mines was equally mesmerizing, with over three thousand salt wells set against the rugged mountainscape. The private picnic by Huaypo Lagoon was the perfect way to relax and savor delicious local cuisine amidst breathtaking natural beauty. The day concluded with a serene journey back to Cusco, leaving me with cherished memories of Peru’s rich cultural and natural heritage.

June 15, 2023