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Moray, Maras Salt Mines and Pisac Day Tour

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Moray Terraces - Maras Salt Mines - Pisac Ruins & Market
Moray, Maras Salt Mines and Pisac Day Tour

Moray, Maras Salt Mines and Pisac Day Tour

Full Day Tour

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Activity Type
Archaeology & Cultural Adventures
Max Altitude
3,500 m / 11,500 ft
Activity Level
Leisurely (Easy, gentle walk, stone steps)
Group Size
100% Private Tour - Only You and Your Party

Maras Moray & Salt Mines Tour Plus Pisac Ruins & Market – 1 Day

Visit Moray's giant agricultural laboratory, the Maras Salt Mines and the archaeological site of Pisac with Local Guides

Moray Maras Salt Mines Plus Pisac Tour – ENJOY this fantastic Moray and Salt Mines of Maras Tour, including Pisac Ruins and Market in the Sacred Valley in a full-day tour from Cusco with a private tour guide. This is a new Sacred Valley itinerary for independent travelers, which we have designed based on our past travellers requests and feedbacks.

This spectacular day trip to the famous Moray Inca ruins, Maras Salt Pans, and Pisac Ruins in the Sacred Valley of the Incas is perfect for those planning to stay in Ollantaytambo town before heading off to Machu Picchu if that is next point on their trip, and for those who come back from Machu Picchu with a stay in Ollantaytambo and opt to explore the ruins and the town by themselves, and the next day starts a tour in Ollantaytambo and heads out to visit the Salt Mines of Maras, the stunning agricultural ruins of Moray and cap off the experience with a tour of the archaeological complex of Pisac on the way back to Cusco hotel or airport.

On this new way of experience the Sacred Valley of the Incas visiting the other iconic Inca ruins and archaeological sites such as the circular terraces of Moray, the Salt Mines of Maras plus the archaeological site of Pisac in a day! You will be able to witness the stunning vistas of the snow-capped peaks of the Andes, the Urubamba mountain range, colonial towns, isolated weaving villages, the Urubamba River winding through this valley with fertile soils, massive Incan agricultural terraces, as well as, ancient Incan temples, perfect to explore on this one-day trip from any point of CuscoSacred ValleyUrubamba or Ollantaytambo.

Trip Details for Maras Moray Salt Mines Tour Plus Pisac Ruins & Market

  • Activities: Tour by Car/Van, Archaeology & Cultural Adventure with Scenic Views
  • Tour Style: Private – only you and your party
  • Tour Duration: Full Day Tour, 9 -10 Hours
  • Availability: Year around
  • Physical Grading: ★★☆☆☆ Easy, gentle walk at each site, stone steps, small elevation changes along the way, and some walks on uneven trails. Designed for everyone (kids, teens, adults)
  • Pick up Schedule: @ 7:30 am if the tour starts in Cusco and @ 8:30 am if the tour begins at any hotel in Ollantaytambo or Urubamba.
  • Pick up location: Hotels in Cusco or anywhere in the historical center such as the Plaza de Armas, or another place, just let us know. If you head out to visit the attractions mentioned above from Ollantaytambo or Urubamba, we can also pick you up from your hotel located in Sacred Valley
  • Drop-off location: At Ollantaytambo Train Station or Any Hotel in Ollantaytambo and Urubamba in the Sacred Valley or Any Hotel in Cusco, just let us know
  • Group Size: Depends on you! We organize our tours only in private service with a minimum of 2 people max 8 people to experience the majestic salt pans of Maras, Moray archaeological site including the Pisac Archaeological Park and Market – minimum 02 people to confirm departure
  • Customizable: Yes! Private, custom, add-ons all available. Can add this on to any trek or tour
  • Reservations: We recommend that all of our customers make their reservations in advance to ensure availability. This way, you will have all your trip set out and won’t need to worry about anything upon arrival. In order to book, please contact us through this page by filling out the ENQUIRY form, ask first for availability, and we will give you all the information on how to book tour requested, once we agree, you will book the requested tour, otherwise we cannot assure availability.

Places to explore

  • Moray Incan farming testing center
  • The spectacular Maras Incan salt ponds
  • The archeological complex of Pisac
  • The local Market of Pisac (if requested)
  • Stop offs en route for taking pictures

What's it like

Moray Ruins in the Sacred Valley

During this full-day tour, you’ll visit Moray’s giant agricultural laboratory, the Maras salt mines, and the archaeological complex of Pisac with Peru Spirit Adventure’s private guide at your side. This new itinerary of the Sacred Valley, which no one else offers, takes you to explore the Andean culture, and the best Inca ruins, with incomparable landscapes decorated with isolated villages and numerous Inca sites. Now, reminiscences still remain in the small villages vivid along the Sacred Valley of the Incas.

Moray Maras Salt Mines & Pisac Tour Highlights

  • Explore Moray Ruins, Maras Salt Mines & Pisac on a full-day tour
  • Discover the centuries-old production of salt at the Maras Salt Mines
  • Explore the bustling market at Pisac and the local culture of the Sacred Valley
  • Embark on these off-the-beaten-track ruins staying longer at a specific place
  • Travel with a local tour operator and explore the places that others don’t go
  • Enjoy this flexible crafted itinerary of the Sacred Valley in a small-private group made by the Spirit of Adventure

This wonderful day tour experience to Moray, the Salt Mines of Maras and Pisac ruins in the Cusco’s Sacred Valley allows you to venture between the sacred centers of Cusco and Machu Picchu, accompanied by a fully licensed private guide and transportation and hotel pickup and drop-off.


If you get planned to visit Moray Ruins, the Salt Mines of Maras & the Pisac Ruins and Market – Starting & Ending in Cusco, see details below

After being collected from your hotel in Cusco at 7:30 am, we will take you along the route from Cusco to Urubamba passing through the town of Chinchero to enjoy the traditional handicraft weaving demonstration in Chinchero. Then, we’ll drive to the archaeological site of Moray, meandering through the lush fields of potato, wheat, and high Andean villages.

After exploring the impressive Inca ruins of Moray, and the beautiful circular terraces used as an agricultural laboratory by the Incas. We’ll head out in a private van through scenic views and enjoying amazing views of the Urubamba Mountain range to discover Salt Mines of Maras. Once we finish exploring the salt ponds where the villager of Maras are harvesting salt for centuries.

We travel through beautiful Sacred Valley to Urubamba Town to enjoy lunch. After lunch, we will embark on a journey through the beautiful villages of the Sacred Valley to the archaeological site of Pisac following the Urubamba River. Finally, we’ll visit the epic archaeological site of Pisac and experience the colorful local Pisac market before returning to Cusco. For more info see Full Itinerary

If you get planned to explore Pisac Ruins & Market, the Maras Salt Mines, and the Circular Terraces of Moray – Starting in Cusco & Ending at the Train Sation or at any Hotel in the Sacred Valley/ Urubamba or Ollantaytambo, see details below.

Here at Peru Spirit Adventure, we have just that, we embark along the Pisac route to eastern side of the Sacred Valley with stop-offs on the way to visit Alpacas and Llamas farms (optional), enjoying the stunning scenery of snow-capped mountains of the Andes.

After a scenic drive to the Sacred Valley from Cusco, we will visit the archaeological center of Pisac and the traditional market of Pisac. Then, drive through a narrow valley following the Urubamba River and up to the highlands of the western side of the Sacred Valley to discover the salt ponds of Maras.

Finally, visit the archaeological site of Moray, used by the Incas as an agricultural testing ground. After exploring the places mentioned in this day tour, you will be dropped off at the train station or at any hotel in the Sacred Valley/Urubamba or Ollantaytambo.If you get planned to visit the Sacred Valley of the Incas from Ollantaytambo/ Urubamba and other places as you go back to Cusco or airport. Click HERE for more information

Trip Itinerary

Day 1: Cusco - Moray Terraces - Maras Salt Mines - Pisac Ruins & Market (Starting & Ending in Cusco)

To begin your day trip to Moray Inca ruins, the famous Salt Mines of Maras, and the archaeological site of Pisac in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, your private tour guide will pick you at 7:30 am from your hotel in Cusco in a private transport.

Then, you will drive by the road that leads to Chinchero to the unique and fascinating archaeological site of Moray accompanied by an expert local guide. Along the way to Moray, enjoy beautiful landscape and stunning vistas of the snow-capped peaks of the Andes, and the Urubamba Mountain range, including Mount Veronica and Pitusiray–both over 18,000 feet.

On arrival, explore the impressive archaeological complex of Moray in the Sacred Valley soaking the breathtaking Andes mountain and witness a dramatic built consisting of crop circles platforms amphitheater style. After exploring the fascinating display of terraces in Moray, you will continue driving on to Salineras or Salt Mines of Maras, it consists of 3,000 small pools roughly 5 square meters (53.8 ft²) in size.

These salt mines have been around since before the Incas and the main provider salt center to Cusco and it’s still even today for many communities around and the Sacred Valley, where locals still produce the salt by hands as the Incas used to do it centuries ago. At the Incredible Salt Ponds of Maras, you will also see how the mines are fed with springs saturated with salt and will also learn the important role that salt played during the Inca Empire.

Leaving Maras Salt Mines, you will take a 25 minutes drive to the town of Urubamba where you will have lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch we move on to Pisac archeological complex – It is most known for its Incan ruins and large local market and very well visited in the Sacred Valley of the Incas.

At the archeological site of Pisac, you will see impressive and massive crop terracings, which cover all the hillsides of the mountains, these terraces were built to keep producing products at any time or season a year as they were fed by irrigation aqueducts system. This Pisac Inca archaeological site also has offer ancient Inca cemetery, smaller neighborhoods which are linked by short Inca trails, and an amazing view of the Sacred Valley.

On this tour, you can’t miss the local colorful market of Pisaq, which has a huge variety of handicrafts, alpaca products, silver, gold, etc. where you may find the perfect souvenirs.

If your tour ends in Cusco, you will visit a weaving co-op to learn about the ancient weaving process which is still practiced in the town of Chinchero, as well as, a visit the small alpaca/llama farm on the way to Cusco, a great place to get your perfect snapshot with these animals. At the end of the day, after the tour, we will drop you off at your hotel in Cusco or another location.

What’s Included For Moray Maras Salt Mines & Pisac Ruins Tour?

  • Pre-departure briefing: We’ll meet you at your hotel in Cusco for an orientation before your tour of Moray, Maras Salt Mines and Pisac Ruins in the Sacred Valley. The meeting will be at 5:00 PM the evening before the trip begins.
  • Experienced Guide: Our expert guides are graduates of the professional career of Tourism of the National University San Antonio Abad of Cusco. Our local guides are chosen for their professionalism, experience, responsibility, seriousness, unbridled passion for exploring, and a desire to share in the experience. Some of them with more than 10 years of experience leading people in the mountains of Machu Picchu are here to take you to explore other iconic places in the Sacred Valley. They’ll make sure you are safe and happy.
  • Transportation: All your transportation is included in this ONE Day Tour of Moray Maras Salt Mines & Pisac Ruins. We’ll pick you up from your hotel to explore the Moray and Salt Mines of Maras tour including Pisac ruins. Once you complete the tour, we’ll take you back to the door of your hotel. The type of transportation will be provided based on the group size – SEDAN, MINI-VAN or VAN.

What Is Not Included?

  • Hotel before/after the tour
  • Entrance Fees: You must have the tourist ticket to enter Moray and Pisac ruins of Sacred Valley The tourist ticket is currently 70 soles for a one day ticket or 130 soles for a 10 day ticket. This one ticket will give you access to many other locations in the Sacred Valley, as well as some museums and places of interest in Cusco. Admission ticket to Salt Mines of Maras is separate of 10 soles
  • Lunch: We will stop in Urubamba for a traditional lunch at a local restaurant. If you prefer another location, please feel free to tell your guide. This meal is not included in your tour cost.
  • Tip for your guide is optional but sometimes extra is always welcome, especially considering their work
  • Travel interruption & travel medical/evacuation insurance (required)


The entrance fee to the archaeological and tourist sites are not included. Please note that you will need to purchase a tourist pass to enter the sites on this tour. You can purchase a partial ticket pass (Boleto Turistico Partial) whose cost is PEN 70 Peruvian soles (about USD 20 per ticket) which allows you to access only four historical sites in the Sacred Valley like Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Moray, and Chinchero.

However, if you plan to visit historical sites in both Cusco and the Sacred Valley, we recommend you purchase the general admission ticket (Boleto Turistico General) whose cost is PEN 130 Peruvian Soles (about USD 40 per ticket), this ticket allows you to visit 14 historical sites, which are located in Sacred Valley, Cusco (Sacsayhuaman, Q’enqo, Puca Pucara, and Tambomachay) Southern part of Cusco, and some museums in Cusco city. The general tourist ticket is valid for 10 days.

The Maras salt ponds ticket is not part of the boleto turistico parcial or boleto turistico general (partial or general ticket), this ticket should be purchased at the entrance of the same place, whose cost is PEN 10 Peruvian soles (about USD 4 per ticket).

The Cathedral and Q’oricancha (Temple of the Sun) are separate entrance tickets and are PEN 25 Peruvian soles (about USD 8 per ticket) and PEN 15 Peruvian soles (about USD 5 per ticket).

Important Note: It is not necessary to purchase the Cusco Tourist Tickets (either partial or general) in advance, as you can get it at the first site we visit on the tour.

What to Bring a Day Trip to Moray, Maras Salt Mines & Pisac

  • Tourist ticket
  • A good (and small) daypack to carry your personal belongings
  • Good sneakers or light hiking boots
  • Comfortable hiking clothes
  • Hat and sunglasses to protect you from the sun
  • Rainwear or rain poncho for the rainy season (December to March)
  • Windbreaker Jacket (optional)
  • Water and snacks
  • Camera with extra batteries
  • Extra money to buy souvenirs, lunch and for the tourist pass

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    Places to Visit on this tour:

    Moray archaeological site:

    Moray is one of the most famous archaeological sites in Peru, located in the Sacred Valley and northwest of Cusco, on a high plateau at about 11,500 ft (3,500 m) above sea level and west of the village of Maras.

    This stunning archaeological complex of Moray is compounded by 4 Roman amphitheater-like circular terraces situated in enormous holes in the ground, the deepest one is 30 meters. Although these terraces’ purpose is unknown, it is widely believed that Moray ruins were used as an agriculture lab where the Incas adapted different crops, or agricultural experimentation site.

    Besides, the circular terraces of Moray, have an irrigation system and a filter system was made to ensure that when it rained a lot, the floods would not damage the crops. In fact, in the times of the Incas, the circles were not only used for growing crops and experimenting but in the deepest circles ceremonies to the Mother Earth (Pachamama) took place. So the gran circular terraces were also used for spiritual purposes.

    Maras Salt Mines

    These surreal salt ponds, known as Maras Salt Mines, or locally as Salineras de Maras is found in the high plains above Urubamba and hidden in the Sacred Valley, near Maras town, with over 3000 salt ponds, Salineras have been in this place since pre-Inca times.

    Maras’ villagers harvest the salt using the evaporation system, irrigating the ponds daily for up to a month. Once the slat gets thick enough, about 10 cm, they will harvest and deliver it to the Local markets. Each member of Maras village owns a certain number of ponds, and they all make a Local company called MARASAL.

    Pisac Archeological Site

    The Inca site of Pisac is among Peru’s most extensive archeological sites in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Located at the eastern end of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. This ancient Incan complex of Pisac is compounded by a residential settlement, surrounded by Inca walls and large farming terraces, ceremonial baths, and the largest Inca cemetery in South America.

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    To reserve any of our tours and treks services, the customer must submit his or her personal information and a deposit. The personal information we require is the following: Full name (as appears on passport), Date of Birth, Nationality, Gender, and Passport number.

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    • Cash payments are due the day before tour or trek departure and can be paid at the pre-tour or trek briefing. We accept US dollars and Peruvian soles for cash payments. If you will pay in US dollars. Take note. The Peruvian banks are extremely strict about the “quality” of dollars they will accept. Therefore, we have to request that your bills are what they call “unbroken”. Broken bills will not be accepted. Broken means — any tear (even as small as 3 mm) or excessive wrinkling
    • PayPal payments are due one week before the tour or trek departure. a) There is an 8% fee on balance due payments using PayPal. b) If the balance via PayPal is not paid by 3 days prior to trek departure, the PayPal fee will be 10%. Our PayPal email is:
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    • Notification of cancellation must always be made in writing by the person that made the booking and paid the deposit to


    • Your deposit for the tours and treks are 100% non-refundable. If you need to cancel for any reason, as you approach your tour start date, there may be additional cost due. There are no exceptions due to the fact, that PERU SPIRIT ADVENTURE expends a great deal of expense purchasing permits, entrance tickets, and making deposits for reservations or services, most of which are non-changeable, non-transferable, and non-refundable by government regulation. We also do not accept medical notes of any kind, as our out of pocket expenses are non-refundable to us.


    • Cancellations made 30 days in advance have no charge (with the exception of the non-refundable deposit) with the following exception:
    • Inca Trail treks
    • In the case of cancellation, the customer will not receive a refund of their deposit
    • If the customer cancels between 30 and 10 days before their trek, they must pay 50% of the total trip cost.
    • If the customer cancels between 10 and 3 days before their trek, they must pay 80% of the total cost.
    • If the customer cancels 2 days or less before their trek, they must pay 100% of the total cost.
    • In the exceptional case that a customer decides to leave once they have started the trek, no refund will be given. The customer must also pay any additional expenses they incur such as food, lodging, and transportation. On the last day, the customer will be able to rejoin the group and participate in the Machu Picchu tour.
    • If after the tour has started a client cannot participate in the trek or tour (due to sickness, physical problems, etc.) no refund will be given. The customer must also pay any additional costs they incur for transportation, lodging, and food. On the last day, the tourist will be able to rejoin the group and participate in the Machu Picchu tour.
    • In the case of natural disaster that prevents a service being completed, the customer will receive a 50% refund.
    • In the case of a natural disaster that requires a change in the trek route, but the trek is still completed, there will be no refund.
    • In the very unlikely circumstance that your service is not completed due to a fault of Peru Spirit Adventure, you will receive a full refund (including your deposit).


    • PERMITS: Permits for the Inca Trail are in your name and can not be transferred to anyone else under any circumstances. Change of dates is also not possible once a permit has been purchased. Permits are non-refundable and non-transferable. The deposit will be forfeited. Please note that this is a regulation of the Peruvian government and not Peru Spirit Adventure (or any agency).
    • In extreme cases when the “Inca Trail to Machu Picchu” is declared closed for safety reasons, Peru Spirit Adventure will replace your trek with an alternative trek.
    • Those who booked PERMITS with a Student ID must bring that ID with them on the trek. If they fail to show this card to the Park Rangers, they will not be allowed entry onto the trail.


    • Please note that for the Inca Trail, permits are not-changeable, not-transferable, and not-refundable. Dates can never be changed by government policy.

    With the exception of the Inca Trail treks, we are generally able to change a trek date.

    • To change the date of your non-Inca Trail trek, there is a fee of US $75 per person if the change occurs more than 30 days prior to trek departure.
    • If the change occurs 21 to 30 days prior to trek departure, the fee is US $100 per person.
    • If the change occurs 10 to 20 days before trek departure, the fee is US $150 per person.
    • Changes less than 10 days prior to trek departure will have varying fees, which can be discussed at the time the change is being made.
    • Changes made must be to another group trek for a minimum of 2 individuals. If a single traveler needs to change dates, and there is not an existing option for that date, the change will not be possible.


    • We highly recommend travel insurance for all of our customers.
    • Coverage should include baggage loss, accident, emergency air rescue and trip cancellation. Trip cancellation insurance should reimburse you for non-recoverable air or land expenses should you cancel your trip due to personal or family illness, as well as covering any medical or emergency evacuation expenses if you become ill during your trip.
    • In the case of illness or injury on one of our treks or tours, we are trained to provide emergency first aid and arrange transportation to a proper medical facility. However, we are not responsible for the cost of those transportation services or the cost of medical care.


    • Once you book your tour, we send your information immediately to “Machu Picchu Park” in order for permits to be issued as soon as possible.
    • You will need to bring your actual passport for all services. A photocopy will not be accepted.
    • The information we will to Machu Picchu Park includes your full name, passport number, nationality, gender, and age. That information cannot be modified.
      • The only exception is in the case of a changed passport number due to renewal.
        • If your passport number changes between reserving your spot and the start of your trek, you will need to bring your old as well as your new passport to the start of the Trek.
      • If any of the information on your passport does not match the information we were previously provided, you won’t be able to start the trek.
    • If you arrive in Cusco and did not advise us that you have a new passport number, and that your information has changed, Peru Spirit Adventure will not be held responsible. In this situation it will be the responsibility of the customer to pay the extra expense of returning to Cusco or Machu Picchu (transportation, food and other expenses).

    TRAVEL IN PERU: Peru Spirit Adventure operates in regions, where standards of accommodation can vary. Transportation and other services might not be like those you would normally have back home. However, we strive with all due care and skill, to provide the best service for our clients. Traveling in Peru requires flexibility, patience, broad-mindedness, good humor and an understanding that changes may be made without notice due to circumstances or occurrences beyond our control. For example: a strike, protest, landslide, bad weather, etc. (Force Majeure). By booking any of our tours & treks, you agree to allow Peru Spirit Adventure to make necessary changes without liability.


    Force Majeure is any event that PERU SPIRIT ADVENTURE cannot with all due care foresee, control or avoid. This covers events such as war or threat of war, riot, civil strike, terrorist activity, industrial dispute, disease, natural disasters, adverse weather conditions, fire or all similar events beyond our control. In this case, PERU SPIRIT ADVENTURE will not accept liability and reserves the right to change, postpone or even cancel trips. (This is a last option, of course!)


    By booking any of our adventure trips (Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, Lares, Salkantay, Ausangate, Choquequirao, Rainbow Mountain trek and more) you assume the risks associated with personal accidents, medical emergencies, air travel problems etc. For these treks, PERU SPIRIT ADVENTURE Agency accepts no responsibility.


    • You must advise Peru Spirit Adventure of any medical problems or allergies you may have. You need to be in good physical health, and if your health is questionable, then you should consult a doctor. If you are over the age of 70 years old, then you will need to present us with a current good health medical certificate.
    • You must advise your guide if you wish to leave the group or the camping area for independent walks or sightseeing. If you are experiencing any problems with the services of the guide or tour, please advise the guide in that moment, so that he can resolve any problems.
    • All balances need to be paid in either cash or PayPal (see “FINAL PAYMENTS” section above).
    • In order to receive a student discount, you must send your valid University ID to Peru Spirit Adventure at the time of booking. ID must have your name, photo and valid expiration date. Any card without an expiration date will not be accepted. You will then be required to bring your student card with you on the trek – they will not allow you to pass through the checkpoint without this original card.
    • You will be required to show the original passport (not a copy) that you booked with, at the checkpoint to enter the Inca Trail. If you originally booked with an old passport and then renewed your passport, you must also bring your expired passport along with your new, valid passport to permit entry or they will refuse your entrance to the trail.
    • Cancellations: Your deposit is 100% non-refundable. If you need to cancel for any reason, as you approach your tour start date, there may be additional cost due. There are absolutely no exceptions (we do not accept medical notes of any kind) as our out of pocket expenses are non-refundable to us (see “CANCELLATION FEES” section above).
    • PERMITS: Permits for the Inca Trail are in your name and can not be transferred to anyone else under any circumstances. Change of dates is also not possible once a permit has been purchased. Permits are non-refundable and non-transferable. The deposit will be forfeited. Please note that this is a regulation of the Peruvian government and not PERU SPIRIT ADVENTURE (or any agency).
    • All Adventure Treks include transportation to Cusco. The return train route depends on train availability.
    • If you become ill or injured on the trail and are unable to continue, a porter will be provided to accompany you back to an area with emergency assistance capabilities. Helicopter airlifts and medical assistance are at the expense of the trekker. If you are unable to complete the tour due to illness, we will assist you in meeting your group at Machu Picchu to recommence your tour at that point. There will be no refund of the original payment.
    • PERU SPIRIT ADVENTURE will take all reasonable care in providing to our clients avoidance of accident, illness, and loss of personal property, and will only employ suitably qualified staff. We accept responsibility for the actions of our own employees. Peru Spirit Adventure cannot, however, be responsible for any action of third parties. You are totally responsible for your own personal property and rented equipment.
    • PERU SPIRIT ADVENTURE does not take responsibility for unfavorable weather conditions, natural catastrophe, strikes, accidents, illness, injury, loss of personal ítems, etc. It is the client’s responsibility to carry insurance to cover these types of events. We reserve the right to modify or cancel the program due to any of the unforeseen conditions listed above.
    • In extreme cases when the “Inca Trail to Machu Picchu” is declared closed for safety reasons, Peru Spirit Adventure will replace your trek with an alternative trek.


    • We strongly suggest spending time at high altitude (above 3000 meters / 9842 feet)- in Cusco or another high altitude area for a minimum of 2- 4 days before undertaking your trip. This is in order to minimize the possible effects of altitude sickness. By drinking plenty of fluids, adding sugar to your drinks, eating food high in carbohydrates, avoiding cigarettes, alcohol, and drinking coca tea (ancient traditional leaf) will help your body acclimatize.
    • We recommend you arrive in Cusco 48 hours or more before trek departure because occasionally we need to leave earlier than scheduled in case of strikes or other events out of our control (see ‘Force Majeure’ section below)


    You accept and grant to Peru Spirit Adventure – Tour Operator the right to use your images, photos, and videos that show or describe during your participation in any tour, trekking or adventure, in any advertising of any type, without payment of any additional consideration.

    Thanks again for choosing us and we look forward to seeing you in Cusco!

    Peru Spirit Adventure Team!

    Peru Spirit Adventure

    Who is Peru Spirit Adventure? We are a small tour operator company owned by a local Peruvian experts with more than 10 years of experience as a guide. Our office is based in Cusco, a city in the Peruvian Andes and is located near the central square, Plaza del Armas. Our team is made up of knowledgeable and passionate tour guides from Cusco and Andes with many years of experience Read more



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