We will pick you up by private transport from your hotel in Cusco or the Sacred Valley. From Cusco, it is a 90 minute drive over roads with beautiful views of the mountains and Sacred Valley and will arrive at the Salt mines at Maras. We will do a tour of the Salt mines and see different colors of pools that are used to evaporate salt that is in the water that is bubbling up from an underground spring.
After having a chance to buy salt, we will hike down to the Sacred Valley floor for an easy 45-60 minute hike via a trail that was used by the Incas to transport salt to Machu Picchu. After crossing the Sacred Urubamba river, our car will be waiting for us to go to Yanahuara where we will visit and tour a local organic farm. Here we can taste local fruits and vegetables unique to Peru. We will learn about chicha and cut alfalfa to feed the guinea pigs. Then we will go to Urubamba to have lunch in a local restaurant and will then visit a local non-touristic market and have a tour where we will see locals selling fruits, flowers, vegetables and medicinal plants. Finally, we will visit the studio of the famous potter, Pablo Seminario before taking you back to your hotel in Cusco or the Sacred Valley.