Chincheros Indian Market Tours

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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.

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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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Address: Chinchero, Peru
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Maras, Moray and Chinchero Private Day Trip from Cusco

Explore the ample attractions just outside Cusco as you enjoy a full-day tour of the attractions of the Sacred Valley and Urubamba Valley in Peru. This increasingly popular area offers a wealth of idyllic towns, ancient Inca sites and beautiful scenery. Visit the archaeological site at Moray, used by the Incas as an agricultural testing ground. Then discover the Inca-era salt pans of Maras, a series of intricately terraced ponds used to gain salt. You'll also have a chance to visit Chinchero, a picturesque town that's home to a collection of Inca-era walls and an Andean textile center. This full-day tour also includes round-trip transport from Cusco hotels and a guide.
  • Duration: 1 day
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6 Day Machu Picchu Express LAND

Enhance your experience of Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley on a 6-day tour that eliminates the need for advance planning. Rather than trying to arrange transfers and activities yourself, you’ll let a guide take care of arranging your entry and transport Machu Picchu, the Sacred Valley, and Moray. Plus, you’ll receive an insider’s perspective during a Cusco city tour. Included accommodation, select meals, and entrance fees make for a seamless experience.
  • Duration: 6 days
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Day Trip to the Sacred Valley: Chinchero, Maras, Moray and Ollantaytambo

From the salt ponds of Maras to Ollantaytambo's Inca fortress, the Urubamba Valley has much to explore. This day-long tour from Cusco visits the main sights of Peru's Sacred Valley and offers a wonderful glimpse into Andean life. Visit Chinchero—an Andean village with incredible mountain scenery, see Moray's impressive terraced ruins, and learn the interesting history of this unique region.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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Private Tour: 2-Day Exploration of the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu

Make the most of your limited time in Cusco with this 2-day, 1-night private tour covering Machu Picchu and the surrounding Sacred Valley. You’ll explore the amazing engineering of the Incas at Moray and the famous salt ponds in Maras, then admire Andean textiles in the city of Chinchero. Spend the evening in Aguas Calientes, the gateway to Machu Picchu, before rising early the next day for an amazing guided tour of this UNESCO World Heritage site at sunrise. Your excursion also includes a private guide, one night’s accommodations at three-star hotel, private vehicle and train transfers, Machu Picchu entrance fee and round-trip hotel transport.
  • Duration: 2 days
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Private Overnight Sacred Valley Combo: Triathlon and Machu Picchu Exploration

Enjoy an active, adventure-lover’s visit to Peru’s Sacred Valley and world-famous Machu Picchu during this 2-day, 1-night private tour. Spend your first day participating an high-energy array of activities in Peru’s Sacred Valley, including biking past gorgeous views of glaciers, river valleys and Inca ruins, kayaking on a peaceful local lake and trekking to the Urubamba River. Spend your second day at the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Machu Picchu, exploring the incredible splendor of this Inca archaeological site.
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3-Day Express Tour of Cusco and Machu Picchu

See all the highlights of Cusco and Machu Picchu on this 3-day express tour. Visit key archeological sites such as Qenqo, Sacsayhuaman, Puca Pucara, and of course, the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. Learn about the history of the Incas and Peru from your informative guides and admire the beautiful Peruvian scenery during your train journey from Cusco to Machu Picchu.
  • Duration: 3 days
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Private Tour: Maras, Moray and Chincheros

Experience ancient Inca culture and a slice of daily life for residents of the Peru’s Sacred Valley during this flexible-length private tour. Get off the well-worn tourist trail as you explore the quaint Sacred Valley hamlets of Chincheros and Maras. Observe the traditional dress of the villagers in Chincheros and try practicing a few words of ‘Quechua,’ the local Andean dialect. You’ll then have lunch at a typical residence in Maras before visiting the Inca-era salt ponds and the circular Inca terraces of Moray. Your private tour, easily customized based on your interests and schedule, also covers a guide, all entrance fees, transport by private van and lunch.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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7-Day Lares Trek to Machu Picchu

Take the road less-traveled to Machu Picchu during this 7-day, 6-night hike along the rugged Lares trekking route. Make your trip set amidst the trail’s scenery of snow-capped peaks, high-altitude mountain passes and majestic alpine lakes. As you trek, stop to visit a series rustic local Quechua communities, learning about the traditions of their Inca ancestors. Finish your journey at the iconic Machu Picchu, with a guided exploration at sunrise and time to wander the site on your own. This incredible Lares trekking adventure also includes airport and hotel pickups, site entrance fees, bus and train transfers, three days of meals and snacks, accommodations, camping gear and porters and mules to carry gear.
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Private Tour: Maras and Moray Bike Adventure

Experience the rhythms of daily life and Incan archaeological sites found in Maras and Moray on a 7-hour cycling adventure. Jump on a bike and breathe in the fresh air as you cycle past stunning views of glaciers and river valleys with your private guide, heading to your first stop at the circular terraces of Moray. After breaking for lunch, continue your bike ride to Maras, where you’ll explore this typical Andean town and see the unique salt ponds that have been cultivated by local residents for many centuries.
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Salkantay 8-Day Trek to Machu Picchu

Marvel the majestic scenery of the Andes and the wondrous Machu Picchu during this adventurous 8-day, 7-night, trek on the Salkantay Trail. Choose this epic alternative to the Inca Trail, hiking through a landscape of snow-capped peaks, cloud forests, and lesser-known Inca settlements. Cap it all off with a sunrise visit to at Machu Picchu. Most meals, a guide and porters, some camping gear, and transfers from Cusco are included.
  • Duration: 8 days
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Full Day Weaving Tour: Ocutan Community and Kantu Weaving Center

Discover the rich traditions of Andean culture, food and weaving during this full-day excursion to the village of Chinchero and the surrounding area. Learn about the art of Andean textiles at the Kantu Interpretation Center, and enjoy some local hospitality in the village of Ocutuan. You’ll finish the day back at the center for an introductory weaving class, lunch, and shopping in the city center.
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Stand Up Paddle Boarding and Yoga on Piuray Lake from Cusco

Get ready for high altitude adventure on this 6-hour tour from Cusco into the Sacred Valley to enjoy stand up paddle boarding on Lake Piuray at more than 9,800 feet (3,000 meters) in the Andes. Up Paddle in Piuray Lake at 3 thousand meters above sea level surrounded by mountains full of “Incan Andenes” agricultural platform) and the traditional town of Chincheros. Enjoy an amazing view of Salkantay peak.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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