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1-Day Moray to Maras Llama Trek

Embark on a Full-Day Journey with Majestic Llamas and Alpacas, from the Ingenious Terraces of Moray to the Historic Salt Mines of Maras

Location

Cusco, Peru

Duration

1 Day

Difficulty

3/10

Availability

Year Round

Tour type

Adventure

Overview

1-Day Moray to Maras Llama Trek Overview

Discover the enchanting allure of the Andean highlands with our specially curated 1-Day Llama or Alpaca Trek. This immersive experience is not just a journey through the stunning landscapes of Peru’s Sacred Valley; it is a voyage into the heart of ancient traditions and the daily lives of the communities that have thrived here for millennia. The trek offers a unique opportunity to engage with these majestic creatures, whose presence adds an element of tranquility and a connection to the rich tapestry of Andean culture. As you walk alongside these gentle animals, they become your guides through a world where every path and stone tells a story.

Beyond the scenic vistas and the companionship of llamas or alpacas, this trek is a cultural pilgrimage. It invites you to witness the remarkable agricultural feats of the Incas at Moray and the enduring craftsmanship of Chinchero’s weavers. Every aspect of the excursion—from the panoramic mountain views to the intricate patterns of hand-woven textiles—echoes the deep harmony between the Andean people and their environment. This trek transcends a typical tourist experience, offering a profound connection to the spirit of the Andes, a spirit that continues to thrive in the practices and innovations of its people today.

Departure & Return Location Your Hotel in Cusco
Departure Time 7:00 AM
Estimated Return Time 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Guide Languages Available Guides fluent in English and Spanish
Key Attractions Moray Archaeological Site, Maras Salt Mines, Chinchero Weaving Community

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  • Standard Large GroupGroup Size: 2 Min – 16ppl MaxStart Time: 07:00
  • Standard Small GroupGroup Size: 2 Min – 8ppl MaxStart Time: 07:00
  • Private GroupGroup Size: CustomizableStart Time: 07:00
  • Deluxe Private GroupGroup Size: CustomizableStart Time: 07:00
  • Solo TravelerGroup Size: 1 personStart Time: 07:00
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Tour Itinerary

Explore our expertly designed itinerary below, crafted to showcase breathtaking views and provide unique adventures every step of the way.

Cusco – Moray – Maras – Salt Mines – Chinchero – Cusco

Starting with a pick-up from your accommodation in Cusco, we’ll drive approximately one hour through the Sacred Valley’s picturesque landscape to reach the archaeological site of Moray. Here, the ancient terraces provide a glimpse into the Incan’s innovative agricultural techniques, with concentric circles designed to mimic different climatic zones.

A short drive from Moray brings us to our ranch, where our llamas or alpacas eagerly await your arrival. As you bond with these charming Andean animals, we’ll provide insights into their importance in local culture and their role in sustainable farming.

Setting off from the ranch, you’ll embark on a serene one-hour trek to Maras. This journey, set against the grand backdrop of the Chicon, Veronica, and Salkantay mountains, showcases the breathtaking beauty of the Andes at an elevation of over 3750 meters.

Next, we’ll take a brief drive to the Salineras salt mines. Here, the time-tested salt harvesting methods of the local community come to life, presenting a harmonious blend of nature and tradition.

For those wishing to experience local cuisine, we offer an optional lunch stop in the verdant Urubamba Valley (please note, lunch costs are not included).

Our day progresses with a 30-minute drive to the textile haven of Chinchero. Engage with skilled artisans as they demonstrate the art of Andean weaving, from the dyeing process to the intricate weaving techniques. This cultural immersion continues with a visit to the Chinchero archaeological site, highlighting the architectural marvels of the Incas.

Concluding our journey, we’ll drive back to Cusco, ensuring you return with a heart full of memories, an appreciation for Andean traditions, and the unforgettable experience of trekking with our delightful llamas or alpacas.

Tour Highlights

1-Day Moray to Maras Llama Trek Highlights

  • Inca Agricultural Marvels: Visit the circular terraces of Moray, an incredible example of Incan ingenuity and ancient agricultural science.
  • Llama or Alpaca Companions: Trek through the Andean landscapes with a friendly llama or alpaca, learning about their significance to local culture and sustainability.
  • Breathtaking Andean Vistas: Hike amidst the stunning natural beauty of the Sacred Valley, with panoramic views of snow-capped peaks and high-altitude terrains.
  • Traditional Salt Mines: Explore the Salineras salt mines, where local communities maintain centuries-old harvesting techniques in a landscape of shimmering pools.
  • Weaving and Textiles of Chinchero: Witness the vibrant art of Andean weaving with a live demonstration and learn about the intricate processes that create beautiful traditional textiles.
  • Inca Architectural Wonders: Conclude the tour with a visit to the Chinchero archaeological site, showcasing the sophistication of Inca stonework and urban planning.

Inclusions & Exclusions

Detailing Every Aspect of Your Travel Experience: What’s Included and What’s Not

Standard Inclusions

All package options include the following:

  • Pre-departure briefing at your hotel/office 1 or 2 days before the trek.
  • Bilingual English-speaking tour guide.
  • An additional guide for larger groups (more than 12 participants).
  • Convenient hotel pick-up and drop-off to ensure a hassle-free experience.
  • Private round-trip transportation from Cusco.
  • One llama or alpaca companion per person for the trek.
  • Emergency oxygen bottle and medical kit on standby.

Exclusions:

Not included in our standard tour packages. Consider additional costs. Deluxe packages may cover some exclusions, as specified in the Additional Inclusions section.

    • Meals.
    • Entrance fees to all historical sites (70 soles / approx. $25 USD, payable on-site in Peruvian soles).
    • Entry to the Salineras salt mines (10 soles / approx. $4 USD, payable on-site in Peruvian soles).
    • Travel/health/emergency insurance.
    • Tips (optional and at your discretion).

Additional Inclusions

Deluxe Packages Only

Elevate your travel experience with our bespoke Deluxe Package, meticulously designed to offer an array of premium amenities and services.

Deluxe Packages Include:

  • Master Chef: Enjoy meals prepared by our expert chef.
  • Dining Equipment: Portable chairs and tables for comfortable dining.
  • Buffet Lunch: Delight in a buffet lunch during the trek.
  • Private Transportation: Transportation exclusively for your group.
  • Expert Guide: Professional guide for personalized exploration.
  • All Entrance Fees Included: All historical site and Salineras salt mines entrance fees included.
  • Fair Compensation: We ensure fair compensation for all our dedicated team members.

Prices

Discover our diverse tour offerings, catering to various interests and providing unforgettable experiences for every traveler.

Standard Large Group

Group Size: 2 Min – 16ppl Max

USD

180

Per Person

Join a diverse group of travelers for an economical shared experience.

All standard inclusions
No Additional Inclusions
No Private Service

Standard Small Group

Group Size: 2 Min – 8ppl Max

USD

220

Per Person

Enjoy a more intimate setting, ideal for closer interactions and bonding.

All standard inclusions
No Additional Inclusions
No Private Service

Private Group

Group Size: Customizable

USD

250

Per Person

Curate your journey with exclusivity tailored to your group’s preferences.

All standard inclusions
No Additional Inclusions
Private Service

Deluxe Private Group

Group Size: Customizable

USD

310

Per Person

Indulge in luxury, enhancing every aspect of your tour for a memorable experience.

All standard inclusions
Additional Inclusions
Private Service

Solo Traveler

Group Size: 1 person

USD

320

Per Person

Embrace the freedom of a solo adventure, with options to mingle or stay independent.

All standard inclusions
No Additional Inclusions
Private Service or Join a Group

Deluxe Solo Traveler

Group Size: 1 person

USD

430

Per Person

Elevate your solo journey with added luxury and attentive service.

All standard inclusions
Additional Inclusions
Private Service

Special Discounts

  • Adult (12+ Years): Standard rates apply for travelers over 12 years old.
  • Child (3 – 11 Years): Save USD 30 for children between 3 and 11 years old.
  • Infant (0 – 2 Years): Infants younger than 2 years old are free (must ride on the adult’s lap; for a separate seat, add them as a child).
  • Group Discount: Automatically applied during online booking.
    • Save USD 10/person for groups of 5-7 people.
    • Save USD 15/person for groups of 8-10 people.
    • Save USD 20/person for groups of 11+ people.

*Please note that the applicable age is considered at the time of completion of the trip.

Payment Terms & Cancellation Policy

Kindly take a moment to read our Payment Terms & Cancellation Policy before booking. Happy adventuring!

Payment Terms

Beginning Your Adventure – Booking Confirmation and Deposit

Your journey starts with a commitment: a 30% deposit of the total tour cost. This initial investment is pivotal in activating the extensive preparatory process, ensuring every aspect of your tour is curated to perfection.

Final Payment: The Last Step Before Your Journey Begins

The remaining 70% of the tour cost is due no later than 48 hours before the commencement of your tour. This timely payment is critical to finalize all logistical arrangements, guaranteeing a hassle-free start to your adventure.

Expansive Payment Options for Ease and Flexibility

In line with our commitment to your convenience, Huaynas Expeditions accepts a variety of payment methods, including bank transfers, credit cards, and PayPal. Please be aware that additional fees may apply depending on the payment method selected. Detailed payment procedures and potential fees can be found on our dedicated payment page.

Implications of Late Payments – Protecting Your Reservation

Adherence to the payment schedule is crucial. Late payments can unfortunately lead to the cancellation of your reservation, with the deposit being retained as a non-refundable fee. We urge you to maintain timely payments to safeguard your tour plans.

Policy for Last-Minute Adventurers

For those inspired to join this tour on short notice, namely less than 15 days before departure, full payment is required at the time of booking. This ensures that we can expedite all necessary preparations for your inclusion.

Cancellation Policy

Flexible Cancellation Options for Clients

We understand that circumstances can change, sometimes unexpectedly. If you find the need to cancel your booking, you have the flexibility to do so up to 30 days before the tour start date. In this case, you will receive a full refund minus a 10% administration fee, acknowledging the efforts and resources already invested in planning your tour. Any additional balance paid will also be refunded, ensuring a fair and transparent process.

Understanding Cancellations Within 30 Days

We wish to draw your attention to our policy for cancellations made within 30 days of the tour departure. Given the advanced stage of preparations and commitments made at this juncture, we are unable to offer refunds. This policy is in place to balance the significant logistical arrangements and reservations made on your behalf.

Navigating Through Force Majeure

In the event of extraordinary and uncontrollable circumstances, such as natural disasters or significant political unrest, Huaynas Expeditions adopts a flexible approach. We prioritize your safety and satisfaction, offering to reschedule your trip or provide a credit for future travel, subject to availability.

Strong Advocacy for Comprehensive Travel Insurance

We cannot overstate the importance of securing comprehensive travel insurance. Such insurance plays a critical role in safeguarding your investment against unforeseen cancellations, emergencies, and other unexpected scenarios. It is a proactive measure to ensure peace of mind throughout your journey. Huaynas Expeditions is not responsible for any expenses arising from incidents not covered by your insurance policy.

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What to Pack

Your Essential Packing Guide for a Hassle-Free Adventure

Packing List

Prepare for an unforgettable journey with our essential packing guide. Here’s what you need to bring:

  • Light day pack with clothes for varied temperatures.
  • Rain gear or poncho.
  • Waterproof trekking boots.
  • Camera, film & batteries.
  • Sunblock & after-sun hydrating cream.
  • Toilet paper.
  • Snacks (biscuits, energy bars, chocolate, fruits, etc.).
  • Reusable canteen with water.
  • Personal medical kit (special medications, paracetamol, blister treatment, etc.).
  • Small towel/sarong.
  • Cash for snacks, tips & souvenirs.

Note:

This list is a general guideline. Adjustments may be necessary based on personal preferences and the season of travel. Always check the weather forecast before your trip and feel free to reach out to us for any specific advice or requirements.

Packing Tips

Pack Wisely with Our Essential Packing Tips

  • Pack Light: Remember that you’ll need to carry everything you bring.
  • Organize Your Pack: Use packing cubes or ziplock bags to keep your gear organized and easy to find.
  • Prepare for the Weather: The weather can change quickly, so pack for all conditions. Always have a rain jacket or poncho handy.
  • Secure Your Valuables: Keep your passport, money, and other valuables secure and on you at all times.
  • Layer Up: Dressing in layers is key. It allows you to quickly adapt to changing temperatures.
  • Waterproof Everything: Ensure that your pack is waterproof or that you have a rain cover. Keep all electronics and important documents in waterproof bags.
  • Respect the Environment: Consider using eco-friendly products and always take your trash with you.

Frequently Asked Questions

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