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Moray, Maras Salt Mines, Ollantaytambo & Chinchero

Full Day Tour | Starting From: $ 60.00 per person

Chinchero - Andean Textile Center - Moray - Salt Ponds of Maras - Ollantaytambo
Moray, Maras Salt Mines, Ollantaytambo & Chinchero

Moray, Maras Salt Mines, Ollantaytambo & Chinchero

Full Day Tour

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Activity Type
Archaeology & Cultural Adventures
Max Altitude
3,750 m / 12,303 ft
Activity Level
Leisurely (Easy, gentle walk, stone steps)
Group Size
100% Private Tour - Only You and Your Party

Tour to Moray, Salt Mines, Ollantaytambo & Chinchero Also Called Sacred Valley Alternative Tour

Explore the best Sacred Valley's Inca sites such as Moray, Salt Mines, Ollantaytambo and Chinchero on a full-day tour from Cusco or Sacred Valley

Chinchero Moray Maras Salt Mines Ollantaytambo Tour– EXPLORE the other highlights of the Sacred Valley of the Incas or Urubamba Valley by embarking on a fantastic day trip to the Sacred Valley Tour Alternative & Maras Salt Mines, a bucket list for everyone! This is a great outing tour option for those who want to spend a night in the town of Ollantaytambo or Urubamba before their trip continues to Machu Picchu the next morning, or just for those who want to take the evening train to Machu Picchu after spending a day exploring the best Inca ruins, and archaeological sites of the Sacred Valley in the company of Peru Spirit Adventure local guides, who have been born and live in this ancient capital of the Inca Empire.

During this day-long tour from Cusco, you visit Chinchero, a quaint village of great weavers with a lovely XVII colonial church and beautiful Inca archaeological remains on the hilltop with incredible mountain scenery, as well as, enjoy the demonstration of traditional handmade weaving at the Chinchero co-op. Next, move on to explore the impressive Inca ruins of Moray, which was an Incan agricultural research center, then visit the ancient salt pans, known as the Maras Salt Mines, or Salineras de Maras; which was the main salt center of Cusco and is still today the main supplier of salt to many surrounding communities and the Sacred Valley. Finally, end the day tour experience with a visit to the amazing Incan Ruins of Ollantaytambo, the well-protected Inca fortress built to protect Machu Picchu from possible invasion.

Trip Details for Chinchero, Moray, Salt Mines & Ollantaytambo Tour

  • Tour Type: Private Service Only
  • Activities: Archaeology & Cultural Adventure with Scenic Views
  • Tour Duration: 9-10 hours (Full Day Tour)
  • 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 the Sacred Valley/Urubamba or Ollantaytambo
  • 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.
  • Physical Grading: ★★☆☆☆ 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)
  • Need to book in Advance: Yes, we recommend that all of our customers make their reservations well in advance of their arrival date. This is because in the high tourist season everything in Cusco is in very high demand. Call or email us to learn more about our unique day tours in Cusco.
  • 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 day tours only in private service with a minimum of 2 people max 8 people to visit the ruins of Chinchero, experimental agricultural center of Moray, Salt Mines of Maras and Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo – minimum 02 people to confirm departure – minimum 02 people to confirm departure
  • Customizable: Yes! Private, custom, add-ons all available. Can add this on to any trek or tour

Places to explore

  • The beautiful hilltop Inca ruins at Chinchero
  • Moray’s impressive terraced ruins
  • The ancient salt pans, known as the Maras Salt Mines
  • Ollantaytambo’s Inca fortress
  • Stop offs en route for taking pictures

Our company specializes in organizing trips through the Sacred Valley and making sure that travelers take with them a unique and unforgettable experience while seeing the valley´s beauty, history, and culture. In this tour, you will get an opportunity to visit the most important Inca archaeological complexes in the valley, and experience the Andean culture reflected in the art pieces, traditional markets, customs and popular traditions in the towns of Chinchero, Maras and Ollantaytambo. The warm weather along the valley is another perfect complement to make this tour enjoyable.

What's it like

Moray Ruins in the Sacred Valley
Chinchero weavers showing their weaving techniques

We have designed this alternative itinerary to visit another four key sites such as the archaeological site of Chinchero, the Moray Terraces, the Salt Ponds of Maras, and Ollantaytambo’s Inca fortress on this full-day from Cusco to Ollantaytambo or vice versa, which is perfect for those looking to experience a mix of culture as well as natural beauty. Besides, this exciting tour comes with stops along the way to visit the Andean Textile Interpretation Center, where there is a weaving and dyeing demonstration.

Our personalized full-day tour through the Sacred Valley is organized on a small private tour, with an experienced guide passionate about Inca history. This fascinating tour is not offered regularly by local travel companies, it is an EXCLUSIVE tour option designed by us.

Highlights of the Sacred Valley Tour Alternative & Maras Salt Mines

  • Enjoy the panoramic views of Chicon and the Pitusiray Mountains
  • Visit the picturesque town of Chinchero and explore the town’s Incan ruins
  • Marvel at the ancient textile weaving process at the Chinchero weaving co-op
  • Enjoy the awe-inspiring vistas during a scenic drive to Moray
  • Explore the ruins of Moray an experimental agricultural center
  • Explore the Salineras and see the more than 3,000 salt pools
  • Take in the stunning views of natural pre-Inca salt mines
  • Explore Ollantaytambo Inca archaeological site
  • Learn about the history of the Incas since the hands of local experts
  • Enjoy this flexible crafted itinerary of the Sacred Valley in a small-private group made by the Spirit of Adventure

This wonderful tour takes you above the plains, in the western side of the Sacred Valley or Urubamba Valley, with beautiful views overlooking the Urubamba mountain range, probably the best vantage point for views of this impressive Andean landscape and is surrounded by the snow-capped peaks of Chicón and Veronica (Wequey Willca).

Why you’ll love this Tour Experience

  • A Unique Experience at the Chinchero Weaving Cooperative One of Peru’s most unique and engaging experiences is visiting the Chinchero Weaving Cooperative.
  • Discover the incredible Maras Incan Salt Pools, which was the main provider salt center to Cusco and it’s still even today for many communities around and the Sacred Valley, where locals still farm the salt by hands as the Incas used to do it centuries ago.
  • Head off the beaten track and explore the Moray Ruins that the Incas used the terraces to study vegetation and the different temperatures to test crops and experiment with them
  • Explore the fortress of Ollantaytambo that was built for religious purposes and it is gateway to the Antisuyo (the Amazon corner of the Inca Empire)

Itinerary of the Sacred Valley Tour Alternative & Maras Salt Mines w/Ollantaytambo

Day 1: Chinchero - Andean Textile Center - Moray - Maras Salt Mines - Ollantaytambo

Our English speaking guide will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco at 7:30 am in our comfortable private vehicle for this amazing trip to the colorful village of CHINCHERO, where we will find the ruins of the Tupac Inca Yupanqui Royal House, we will appreciate it’s well preserve Inca wall in the main square and you will visit the beauty Colonial Temple with invaluable portraits, built over Inca Bases and then you will visit the women’s weaving cooperative where we will watch a demonstration of local weavers who are still using traditional Inca patterns and techniques for dyeing fabric. Here you will have time to browse the shop which sells Inca style purses, tablecloths, wall hangings, and many other colorful and exquisitely patterned artisanal goods.

Then, we will drive towards the ruins of Ollantaytambo for 1 hour in our private vehicle. Along the way, we will enjoy breathtaking views of the snow-capped Urubamba mountain range. Further down, we will witness the magnificence of the Urubamba River known as Willcamayu by the Incas (Quechuas).

Once at Ollantaytambo, we will visit the Inca ruins at Ollantaytambo and receive a guiding tour and then, we explore its agricultural terraces built into a steep hillside that overlooks the Urubamba River— OLLANTAYTAMBO was the lodging of the Inca emperor Pachacutec and later served as a military checkpoint for the Incas trying to protect the roads to Machu Picchu from the invading Spaniards. Ollantaytambo was also an important administrative center with probable military functions due to the walls and towers. There are also traces of ancient roads and aqueducts. Currently, the town of Ollantaytambo is called a Living-Inca-Town, since the inhabitants maintain very old practices and customs.

After the private guided tour in Ollantaytambo, we head back to Urubamba for 35 minutes by the same road to enjoy a tasty buffet lunch in one of the great restaurants (variety of dishes and vegetarian optional). Following lunch, we continue with our day tour of Moray “The Incan Agricultural Laboratory” — MORAY is a fascinating, unique ruin; a fabulous amphitheater of terracing that was used as an agricultural experimental laboratory site by Incas by taking advantage of the microclimates produced by the varying altitude to breed new varieties of their crops. And also, the archaeological site of Moray has served as one of the main amphitheaters for the Incas where they performed rituals and ceremonies.

Finally, our alternative Sacred Valley day trip from Cusco continues towards Maras salt pools — THE SALT MINES OF MARAS are unforgettable that have been used since pre-Inca times to evaporate salt from an underground stream. Nowadays, site-people from Maras have diverted a salt-laden spring coming out of the hillside, evaporating the water to collect salt, as their ancestors have done for centuries.

We will walk among the Salt Mines; witnessing a scene largely unchanged from Inca times. This hill-top landscape and Sacred Valley mountainous region of Peru offers mystical awe-inspiring sights to discover… along with farms and villages that welcome you with a taste of daily life. The ancient capital of the Inca Empire.

What’s Included For Sacred Valley Tour Alternative & Maras Moray Salt Mines & Ollantaytambo?

  • Pre-departure briefing: We’ll meet you at your hotel in Cusco for an orientation before your full-day tour of Chinchero, the Moray Terraces, the Salt Ponds of Maras and Ollantaytambo’s Inca fortress through 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 Moray Maras Salt Mines Ollantaytambo and Chinchero Tour. We’ll pick you up from your hotel to explore the ruins of Chinchero, experimental agricultural center of Moray, Salt Mines of Maras and Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo. 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 a tourist ticket to enter the Chinchero, Moray, and Ollantaytambo 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

  • 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 and for the tourist pass
  • Optional: Personal medical kit. Disinfectant, aspirin, stomach tablets, medicine to avoid altitude sickness, etc.



The “Moray, Maras Salt Mines, Ollantaytambo and Chinchero Day Tour” is only done privately and prices are per person in USD, based on group size, and will be completely private with your own guide, chauffeur and private transportation. No others will be added to your group.

***A minimum is 2 people is required to start a group

*** The “Moray, Maras Salt Mines, Ollantaytambo and Chinchero Day Tour from Cusco ” can leave any day of the week, the whole year

  • 2 people group – $100 USD per person
  • 3 people group – $75 USD per person
  • 4 people group – $60 USD per person
  • 5 people group – $50 USD per person
  • 6 people group – $45 USD per person
  • Solo guest, custom tours, large private group tours welcome! prices upon request


  • Tour Price does not include entrance fees (Boleto Turistico = Tourist Ticket)
  • If you are traveling with children, please contact us to check our prices, specifying:
    • tour name
    • number of people in the tour
    • the ages of the children
    • departure date

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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 the Moray, Maras Salt Mines, Ollantaytambo and Chinchero Day Tour – 1D, and once we agree, you will book the requested tour, otherwise we cannot assure availability.

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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.

    • A picture of their passport photo page. A camera phone picture or similar is acceptable.

    Once the customer confirms their reservation, we will send an email within 24 hours with a confirmation of their tour or trek and the deposit amount and also, details of the services included and not included in the service price. Once we send this information to the customer, if we do not receive any response from the customer it will be assumed by the company that the customer has accepted all terms and conditions. We provide a full pre-tour briefing at your hotel in Cusco. This gives the customer the chance to ask any questions they may have about the tour or trek itinerary.— ABOUT THE BRIEFING: The night before your tour or trek, there will be a pre-tour talk (briefing) at your hotel in Cusco at either 6:00 pm or 7:00 pm. (exact time will be confirmed by email). Once you receive your briefing time, if we do not hear back we will assume it is confirmed by you. Please take this into consideration when booking your travel plans to Cusco, ensuring you arrive in time for the briefing. If your tour or trek begins on a Monday then the briefing will be scheduled for the Saturday before.

    • Please note that it is difficult to change the briefing time and date at short notice. Therefore, if we receive a request for a briefing change less than 48 hours prior to the scheduled briefing, we most likely will not be able to change the briefing time or date. We will, however, do everything we can to change to try and accommodate the schedule change.


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    • For the Humantay Lake Day Trip, we require a deposit of $100 USD per person — Deposits for tours and treks are non-refundable and non-transferable to another individual. There are no exceptions.
    • For the Sacred Valley Tours & Trips, we require a deposit of $100 USD (for the group) — Deposits for tours and treks are non-refundable and non-transferable to another individual. There are no exceptions.
    • For the Cusco Half Day Tours, we require a deposit of $50 USD (for the group) — Deposits for tours and treks are non-refundable and non-transferable to another individual. There are no exceptions.
    • For large groups, we accept wire transfer for deposits and final balances due. If you would like more information about the wire transfer option, please email us at

    FINAL PAYMENTS: We accept cash and PayPal for final payments. A client may not depart for the tour or trek until payment in full is received, either in cash or by PayPal.

    • 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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