Chincheros Indian Market

The colorful Sunday market in the traditional Andean town of Chincheros attracts stallholders and browsers from near and far. Known as the 'birthplace of the rainbow,' Chincheros has the full range of photogenic attractions: Inca ruins, Andean village houses, an elaborate colonial church built on Inca foundations, and, of course, the lively weekly market.

Visit to buy vegetables from the local traders and Andean handicrafts from the Quechua stallholders. The handwoven textiles are a particular highlight and a proudly preserved Inca tradition. The highlanders trade their woven crafts for the fruit and vegetables grown at lower altitudes. Travelers will also find jewelry, pottery, toys, rugs and musical pipes for sale at the market.

Practical Info

Chincheros is between Cusco and Urubamba, a several hours’ drive west of Machu Picchu. You can catch a bus to Chincheros from Cusco, or join a guided tour.

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Day Trip to the Sacred Valley: Chinchero, Maras, Moray and Ollantaytambo

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Explore Peru’s Urubamba Valley on this day trip from Cusco! Visit the Andean village of Chinchero, see the former salt-producing town of Maras, view the ...  Read more

Location: Cusco, Peru
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $244.99
From USD $795.00

Maras, Moray and Chinchero Private Day Trip from Cusco

On this full-day tour you will go to the Sacred Valley and the Urubamba Valley of Peru. Located between Cusco and Machu Picchu, this valley is known for its ...  Read more

Location: Cusco, Peru
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $99.00
From USD $103.00

3-Day Express Tour of Cusco and Machu Picchu

Enjoy a 3-day tour which includes a city sightseeing tour of Cusco, where you will visit all the major sites in and around the city. You'll also have a tour of ...  Read more

Location: Cusco, Peru
Duration: 3 days (approx.)

From USD $595.00
From USD $519.00

Private Tour: Maras, Moray and Chincheros

Enjoy a private day trip in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Go off the beaten path and visit the authentic and picturesque villages of Chincheros and Maras, ...  Read more

Location: Cusco, Peru
Duration: Flexible

From USD $231.00

Private Overnight Sacred Valley Combo: Triathlon and Machu Picchu Exploration

Enjoy a private adventure as you visit Machu Picchu and see the Sacred Valley of the Incas by taking part in our private Sacred Valley Triathlon which involves ...  Read more

Location: Cusco, Peru
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $960.00

Private Tour: Maras and Moray Bike Adventure

Spend a day away from the busy city of Cusco and enjoy a private biking tour through the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Your biking adventure starts in ...  Read more

Location: Cusco, Peru
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $236.00

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