Tour combines the cultural experiences of the peoples of the sacred valley in textiles, food plants adapt and community exploitation of the salt mines, archaeological sites and cultural landscapes. Through tourist transport and short walks allow visitors to appreciate the Sacred Valley, the landscapes of the chain of snowy mountains as Veronica, Chicon among others.
|TYPE OF TRIP:||Standard and Private|
|RECOMMENDED DEPARTURES:||April to December|
|Professional and specialized guiding service|
|NOT INCLUYE:||Typical lunch|
CUSCO - PISAQ
Pisac or Pisaq is located at 33 kilometers from Cusco. This archaeological site is one of the most important of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. We left Cusco early 8:30 a.m. Head to Pisac and visit the archaeological site and artisan market. This town has an Inca part and a colonial one.
Pisaq’s main square is an entertaining colorful place with a lot of handicraft stores. There is also an astronomical observatory. The architecture in Pisaq is a mestiza built on indigenous remains by the viceroy Francisco de Toledo. Here you can attend a mass in Quechua among indigenous and “varayocs” or regional mayors. Likewise, it is possible to verify how the Inca agronomists solved the problem of planting on the slopes of the hills.
PISAQ - MARAS
We continue from Chinchero to Maras, an original village where we can appreciate the covers, mules, the temple and much more.
District of the province of Urubamba; Located to the west of Cusco at 3300 m.s.n.m. And on a plain that in prehistoric times was a great plateau. From there you can see part of the Urubamba mountain range and the snowy peaks of “Weqey Willka” (“La Verónica”, 5682 mths.) And “Chikón” (5530 mths).
The town was founded in the colony by the Spanish Pedro Ortiz de Orué, and the important occupation began when the nobles from Cusco Incario were stripped of their palaces in the Qosqo. Many of their houses are emblazoned with nobiliary shields on their stone lintels which indicates the importance acquired at that time when it was a place of forced passage for the muleteers and their mule trains carrying tropical products and especially coca leaves from the high jungle Cusco to meet the needs of the city of Qosqo and the country. It has a church made of adobes, typical of the village religious architecture, in whose atrium is a cross carved in granite; To the interior of the church are kept linen cloths of cusqueña school representing the Apostles and others, whose author is the painter Quechua “Don Antonio Sinchi Roqa Inca” who was born in this place.
MARAS – MORAY – SALINERAS
Among the beautiful places that Maras has, we have to visit, Moray, Salineras and enjoy their local food, “Sumak Andean a way to savor history”:
Archaeological Complex of Moray. At 7 km from the village, it consists of four galleries or slightly elliptical jewels, in Quechua the inhabitants of the area call it “muyus”, in the greater basin, the approximate depth is 45 m. The average height of each platform is 1.80 m. The interpretation that has the most adepts of the purpose of this architectural work is that it was a field of agricultural experimentation, so the temperatures at each level are different from each other, arriving at the lower level up to 36 ° C, it could be fixed Equivalences between the ecological floors of Tahuantinsuyo.
Craft complex of saline exploitation located in the place of Qoripujio, at a distance of approximately four kilometers of the population. Making a historical account, the encomendero* (person in charge) of the Villa of Maras Don Pedro Ortiz de Orué, after the foundation of the city distributed parcels of wells between the ayllus of Qollana.
A motivating eco-tourist experience in the Cusco region, located in Maras. Our aim is to expose our visitors to the cultural richness of Maras, as long as we collaborate to promote the local economy and the preservation of cultural heritages that have existed since the time of the Incas. Sumak Andean is a portal to facilitate cultural exchange and to experience a different vision of the world and a completely different way of life. The towns visited open their hearts and tell their stories through the crafts, gastronomy, typical customs that allows to understand each archaeological site with a better feel and understand.
MARAS - PICHINGOTO
Continuing the tour from this point will start a short trek to the sacred valley, going towards the town of Pichingoto to the left bank of the Urubamba River, where expect us the shuttle to finish the tour.