We will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco at 7:00 am. and we will travel for one hour by private van to Chinchero, a small town with beautiful views of the Sacred Valley. In this charming town, you will see adobe houses, narrow cobbled streets and people in traditional Peruvian clothing. Here, the villagers still practice many Inca traditions and crafts. If you wish, you'll see a demonstration of how wool is washed and dyed with native plants and minerals. Also the beautiful INKA ARCHAEOLOGICAL SIDE AND THE COLONIAL TEMPLE OF CHINCHERO. Then we will continue our trip to MORAY to see the fascinating site used by the Incas for agricultural experiments and seed cultivation. There, you will learn how they cleverly designed a drainage system at the bottom of the terraces to prevent flooding during the rainy season. After the Moray tour, you will take a 20-minute bus ride to THE SALT DE MARAS MINES. At this incredible site, you can see pots fed by salty spring water that were built on steep terraces along one side of a narrow valley. The water is sent through the pots through a network of channels where the water slowly evaporates leaving behind the salt. Salt has been collected in Maras since pre-Inca times and it is believed that a collective of salt 'miners' maintained the terraces and channels for hundreds of years. Then we will follow the beautiful route to Urubamba, the heart of the Sacred Valley, where we will stop for a BUFFET LUNCH. We will continue our panoramic trip to the incredible town of OLLANTAYTAMBO. Ollantaytambo is a classic Inca city that preserved the traditional Inca urban construction of narrow streets adjacent to flowing streams. As you walk through the cobbled streets, the soft sound of flowing water will make it easy for you to imagine the city as it was in the time of the Incas. In the upper part of the town there is an impressive ceremonial center that was used to worship water and also a powerful fortress that protected the access to the lower part of the valley. We will then take you to the small town of Pisaq, where you can enjoy its lively artisan market and have some free time to interact with the townspeople and shop for handicrafts and souvenirs. Finally, you will be taken to explore the ruins of Pisaq before returning to Cusco around 6:00 PM.