This tour starts with the pickup from your hotel in the morning in Cusco or the Sacred Valley at 8:00 am by our staff. Then we will go with our private transport to begin your full adventure tour on four-wheelers. Our day begins with the visit of an Inca textile center in Chinchero; we will start with the beautiful Inca textile center where we will enjoy the weaving of the native women who have maintained this tradition since the prehistoric time of our ancestors. After about 15 minutes from this place we will arrive at CRUZ PATA which is located on the route to the Sacred Valley and the starting point of our adventure. Here the four-wheelers will be waiting for us but first we will receive practical instructions by our guides on the handling and use of the four-wheelers and the distribution of the equipment (helmets and gloves). Then we will have about 15 minutes of training to familiarize you with the four-wheelers. Finally we will begin our adventure by visiting and enjoying the beautiful valleys and mountains in the area. Our first stop is the majestic lagoon Huaypo where we will see some common birds of the area in the huge fields and will be able to take some photos and have a brief explanation by our guide.
Continuing with our tour of the Andes our route will consist of ups and downs with incredible landscapes and a lot of fun. After about 45 minutes of traveling we will arrive at the archaeological site of Moray. Here we will have enough time to visit the circular terraces that were built on huge natural depressions or holes in the soil surface that the Incas used for scientific research in agriculture and to acclimatize their seeds brought from different locations of the Inca Empire.
What is surprising is the average annual temperature difference between the top and bottom of the terraces that may reach up to approx. 15 ° C in the main depression. After this visit we will head towards the village of Maras, which is portrayed by the colonial period. Here we will have a brief stop in the main square. As the final point of this visit we will go to the famous salt mines better known as the Salineras which are created by approximately 3000 small wells on the mountainside. The people fill or water the salt wells with salt water that comes from a spring during the dry season. Irrigation has to be done every 3 days so that when the water evaporates the salt slowly solidifies in order to remove a production of salt every 30 days. At the end of the tour we will take the four-wheelers again and return to the starting point in CRUZ PATA; here our transportation will be waiting to return to Cusco or the Sacred Valley.
There is a minimum requirement of 3 participants for the tour.
National Clients: DNI and S / .200 soles for each four-wheeler or an open credit card.
Foreign Clients: Original Passport and $ 120.00 dollars for each four-wheeler or an open credit card.
In both cases at the end of the tour if no damage has happened that is caused by the customer these documents and the corresponding guarantee will be returned.
HOW TO BOOK:
In order for you to book this four-wheeler tour you should send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Include the necessary personal information; names, nationality, passport number or DNI, age, start date of the tour, any additional requirements. You will also need to make a money transfer via western union, Pay Pal or bank account of 50% non-refundable of the cost of tour to be able to make your reservation secure and confirmed. Once the reservation is made we will send you an email with your confirmed reservation.
Things you should bring:
- Backpack with personal items
- Jackets for the cold especially for the afternoon shift
- Rain gear or jacket (December-April)
- Sneakers/tennis shoes
- Hat or cap to protect yourself from the sun
- Sun Block (sun protection cream)
- Camera and spare batteries
- Extra money (soles) for tips or to buy some souvenirs.