The Chimoma tour gives you the opportunity to enjoy the best views and landscapes of the Cusco region. On this tour, we visit the ancient towns of Chinchero, Moray and Maras.
This private / personalized service allows you to appreciate the impressive ruins, platforms and textiles of Chinchero (if you do the tour on a Sunday you can also enjoy a traditional market). Afterwards we will travel a short stretch by bicycle to the agricultural laboratory of Moray while enjoying experiences with the local people. Finally, we will visit the famous and impressive salt mines in the town of Maras.
The beauty of the landscapes through this route are indescribable as we can appreciate mountains of snow, colorful fields of crops (potatoes, beans, quinoa, among others), as well as breathing in the purest air of the Peruvian Andes.
This tour allows you to combine history, tradition, hiking, biking and beautiful landscapes for a full day. It is worth mentioning that we do this tour with private transportation, which allows us to manage times and not be rushed.
The CHIMOMA tour begins very early in the morning, around 6 am, with passenger pick-up at their respective hotels.
Our first destination is the town of Chinchero where we will visit Inca ruins and terraces, a picturesque colonial church, and afterwards we will have an interesting session in one of the textile craft workshops while we enjoy a delicious muña mate (herb tea).
Later we will go by private transport to the starting point (variable depending on weather and other factors) of the bicycle tour, which includes safety equipment. This section by bike crosses the road in the direction of Moray, and you will enjoy really impressive landscapes. Here we will spend some time to discover the true history of the Inca agricultural laboratories.
Then we will go to the small town of Maras, where we can see and enjoy the famous “chicha de Jora” – the most famous drink in the Peruvian Andes: corn beer, prepared naturally.
As the last part of the Chimoma tour we will visit one of the most beautiful and incredible salt mines in South America. You will be able to walk and touch around 5,000 ponds and learn more about salt production. It is important to mention that the salt of this place has been produced this way since the time of the Incas.
The Chimoma tour is a full day excursion, and we will return to Cusco around 7 pm.
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