The epicentre of Greek Civilization shifted, during the 4th century BC, from southern Greece to northern Greece. The northern Macedonian kingdom, under Alexander the Great, conquered all of Greece, and proceeded eastward, creating an empire all the way to South Asia with the stated intent of spreading Greek Civilization. The empire eventually broke up, and Greece was eventually annexed by the growing Roman Empire. Although weakened politically, Greek Civilization continued to flourish under Roman rule and heavily influenced Roman culture.
SACRED VALLEY TOUR (Pisac – Moray – Salt mines – Ollantaytambo- Cusco)
The pickup from your hotel will be at 07:30 am. With our private transportation, we will head towards the Sacred Valley of the Incas, taking the direct route to Pisac. On the way, we will stop at the viewpoint of Mirador de Taray to enjoy the famous Urubamba valley with views of crops dressing the surrounding mountains.
At the archeological site Pisac you can see the biggest Inca cemetery with more than 2,000 tombs and incredible farming terraces carved into the mountain. The guided tour will be 1.5 hours approx. After the tour, we will take you to the market of Pisac, for a short visit to spend some time shopping for souvenirs if you wish and then drive to Urubamba for lunch.
(lunch not included)
The 2nd sight visited is Moray also known as “The Greenhouses of the Incas”
The levels of terraces are carved into a huge circular depression, which was excavated by the Incas. The terraces have varied microclimates depending on how deep you go into this circular depression. These terraces have been used by the Incas to discover the optimal growing conditions for their crops.
Continuing our journey to the 3rd site, we will pass through the colonial town of Maras, ascending our way downhill to the pre-Inca salt mine. Thousands of saltpans have been used for salt extraction since Inca times.
At the top of the valley, there is a discharge from a small hot spring with a stream of heavily salt-laden water, which is diverted into the saltpans and evaporated to produce a salt that is used for human and animal consumption.
Finally, we drive to Ollantaytambo, having time to explore the age-old, massive and beautiful Inca ruins with your tour guide explaining the rich history.
Our van will be ready for us for the 2-hour return trip to Cusco and we will drop you off at your Cusco hotel, arriving around 6:30 pm.
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- Professional English-speaking guide
- Private transportation
- Guided tour at each archeological sight.
- Entrances to the archeological sites / Tourist Ticket: 70 soles (or 130 soles if you are also doing the Cusco City tour)
- Meals / There are no meals included during this tour
- Tips for your guide