Chinchero, Moray, Maras, Pisac, Ollantaytambo, y Centro Artesanal.
This tour is an incredible experience and a good decision, since you will be able to do two tours in one day, basically to make the most of your stay in Cusco.
Places to visit:
ARCHAEOLOGICAL COMPLEX OF CHINCHERO COLONIAL CHURCH OF CHINCHERO + TEXTILE INTERPRETATIVE CENTER:
Chinchero is synonymous with living culture, in this place the ancestral culture is still rooted and we will confirm it by seeing people proudly wearing their traditional costumes, as well as we can also observe the process of making textiles following ancestral ways of weaving, spinning and dyeing garments using herbs, minerals, which allow them to obtain desired colors. Possibly these colors would also have served to differentiate social status.
MORAY (AGRICULTURAL EXPERIMENTAL CENTER)
From the famous story that travels from mouth to mouth among the villagers that says that possibly in this place where Moray is currently seen with its series of terraces arranged in concentric circles, the Incas used this place for an experimental center, which is divided into sectors with differences in microclimates which range from humid climates in the lower part to dry climates in the upper part, place where the Incas would have experimented with different products including coca (which could have been used to tell fortunes, nowadays this technique is still used by pacos (people who talk to the spirits of the Orqos (hills or mountains))
MARAS (SALT MINES)
The salt mines themselves are constituted by a set of approximately 5000 salt ponds, which are administered by the inhabitants of the locality that come to be the owners, the extraction of the salt is carried in a process of extraction by layers and according to this its use is destined, as for example, the first layer that comes to be the first layer of salt that comes to be the salt of the salt mines: The first layer is the extra salt and is destined for domestic use, as well as the industrial salt especially for agriculture and livestock, the profits of this production are distributed among the community members according to the amount of wells that each one of them owns.
Archaeological complex of Ollantaytambo is located in the town of Ollantaytambo, according to its shape and place of construction could have served as a place in which the Inca nobility lived, this place served as inspiration and as a place in which the work Ollantay (author: anonymous) was developed; work that tells the story of an Inca general named Ollantay which falls in love with Cusi Coyllor daughter of the Inca ruler Pachacuteq, a forbidden love which will have a happy ending.
PISAQ + GOLDSMITH CRAFT CENTER
Its name comes from a bird called Pisaqa, it is said that it could possibly have been built in the shape of the bird, has terraces, aqueducts, roads to doors carved in stone, consists of streams, water springs, also has a cemetery of great magnitude in the upper part and we can also see the goldsmith market where our expert ladies in silverware and costume jewelry sell their art.