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Maras, Moray, and Chinchero Cooking Class Full-Day Tour from Cusco provided by Valentin's Pachamama Journeys

Maras, Moray, and Chinchero Cooking Class Full-Day Tour from Cusco

Maras, Moray, and Chinchero Cooking Class Full-Day Tour from Cusco
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
8h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
20
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Important information
Inclusions
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Local guide
  • Quinoa soup for lunch
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Entrance fees to Salt Mines $3.00
  • Entrance fee to Moray requires a Boleto Turistico: 130Soles ($37.00). This Boleto covers entrance to Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Chinchero, Moray, multiple museums in Cusco and Sacsayhuaman or 70 Soles ($23.00) which covers only some of these sites
  • Lunch other than quinoa soap
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We pick you up from your hotels, please let us know the exact address in order to pick you up from there.
  • Airports:
  • Velazco Astete Airport, Cusco Peru
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
Inclusions
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Local guide
  • Quinoa soup for lunch
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Entrance fees to Salt Mines $3.00
  • Entrance fee to Moray requires a Boleto Turistico: 130Soles ($37.00). This Boleto covers entrance to Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Chinchero, Moray, multiple museums in Cusco and Sacsayhuaman or 70 Soles ($23.00) which covers only some of these sites
  • Lunch other than quinoa soap
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We pick you up from your hotels, please let us know the exact address in order to pick you up from there.
  • Airports:
  • Velazco Astete Airport, Cusco Peru
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travelers
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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5.0
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sazimm
Macungie, PA47 contributions
Mar 2022
After looking into the various companies that provide tours of the Sacred Valley, my family selected Valentin's primarily for his commitment to preserving the cultures and traditions of the region while serving the current population (especially the children) who make their region their home. Our guide, Deybe, made my family's visit to Chinchero, Maras, Morau, and Ollantaytambo truly memorable, and we especially enjoyed our visit to the local village school that Valentin supports. We were even able to bring a few school supplies for school which had just recently begun in-person instruction after having been closed owing to COVID restrictions. We especially enjoyed our Panchamanca meal cooked using a traditional ground oven. It was one of the best meals we had in Peru! As Peru re-embraces tourism after the challenges of the past two years, PLEASE consider booking with Valentin. You will be very happy that you did!
Written March 25, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear friend it is good that you visited our farm, we offer to visit our social project which is the school where we help the most needy children in the community, and we like to share these experiences with our clients, and share a delicious Pachamanca lunch, happy that your experience was unique, and thank you for the recommendation Valentin
Written April 7, 2022
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Petrabelz
Brno, Czech Republic2 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
Had a very fun day with Valentins pachamama team. They were very good at explaining everything about all the places we visited and the cooking class was the best, something unique to do on our holiday. We are planning to do more trips to visit Valentin and his team again as he was very attentive and helped us plan the rest of our trip too. Very helpful. 5 stars experience.
Written June 13, 2020
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Hello Petra, Thank you for for your recommendation, glad that you enjoy the cooking class. Keep enjoying the beautiful lima! Saludos Pachamama Team
Written June 27, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Margaret M
5 contributions
Nov 2019
Carlos and his excellent driver Cesar met us on time at our hotel lobby. This tour took us to the salt mines which was far more interesting than I had imagined. Then on to Moray with its perfectly round terraces. We did not do the full hike as my friend was having some difficulty with the altitude. Because it was a private tour we did not have to wait around for other people who might have wanted to do the full hike. Carlos, again, imparted new information regarding all the terraces and the information learned as scientists studied the soil in the terraces. The cooking lesson was sheer fun although not that much of a cooking lesson. They had us dress up in chef's clothes and take pictures. We did participate in peeling potatoes and shelling fava beans for the soup. It was fun to be with a local family in their actual kitchen complete with guinea pigs. When lunch was served we had wonderful delicious soup as well as many other dishes. The yarn cleaning, dyeing and spinning was interesting and fun. They have many nice items for sale so be sure to bring lots of soles as you will want to buy some of the knits or weavings and they do not take dollars or credit cards.
Written December 8, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
valentinspachamamaj
Dear Maragaret, One more time, Thank you so much!, It's very nice of you to share your experience here in tripAdvisor, this means a lot to our company. lost of love,
Written December 9, 2019
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Alex
Orange County, CA39 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
I am a big researcher, so I spent many many hours looking for the right tour for our one day in the Sacred Valley. Having just returned from Peru yesterday, both my boyfriend and I agreed our tour with Hernan (and the amazing driver) was one of our FAVORITE DAYS of our trip!

Our guide Hernan and driver (I forget his name but he was wonderful!) picked us up in a large air conditioned Mercedes van from our hotel in the Sacred Valley. Hernan and driver were so friendly, knowledgeable and energetic! We felt safe and confident in the fact we were being shown around by true experts! The end of the tour was the best part- two adorable abuelas graciously brought us into their home and weaving co op and had us help them cook a delicious quinoa soap and showed us how to weave from alpaca fur! Truly a memorable and authentic experience.

Overall, the day was amazing- I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Valentin Pachamama Journeys tour and tour guide Hernan!
Written July 8, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
valentinspachamamaj
Alexlk2, Thank you so much for taking the time to review us, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your experience with us. We work hard to provide an authentic experience to our customers and we are thrilled that you selected us for your trip to Peru. If you ever want to come visit again please be sure to contact us and we will receive you with open arms now that you are a part of the Valentin´s Pachamama family! We will be sure to pass on your gracious compliments to Hernan and to David your driver. They both loved working with you and look forward to when you come back to Peru! Thank you so much for providing us with your review and we look forward to your next stay! Valentin´s Pachamama Journeys
Written July 9, 2019
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ljoshi
San Francisco, CA10 contributions
We booked a private tour with this tour group and it turned out to be a really great experience. Our guide was Wilson and he was really accommodating - he was very knowledgeable as well as engaging- his experience showed.
Highlights of the tour included the cooking class and lunch at a traditional Andean home, followed by a demonstration of weaving. The moray ruins were fascinating -Wilson made the theories quite interesting. The maras salt mines are gorgeous - don’t miss them.
The guide went out of his way to accommodate our request to find a SIM card place for us and we appreciated the flexibility!
Written June 30, 2019
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valentinspachamamaj
Dear Nirav: Thank you a lot for your review, it motivated us to do the things better, and grew as a team. We really love that you had a great experience during your tour with your tour guide Wilson. Thank a lot for trust in Valentins Pachamama Journeys. Best regards, ANA
Written July 3, 2019
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Jeremi S
United States1 contribution
Nov 2018
I cannot express in words how amazing this tour was. First it was a private tour with a guide, driver, my wife, and I which was perfect. Second Valentine (our guide) was amazing in explaining everything that was happening in Peru currently and in the past. Third, we really got to experience the real Peru! Valentine took us to a local woman's house for our cooking and weaving session. We got to see how they lived their day to day lives. The food was amazing! The weaving session was very informative and interesting. Moray was fascinating and again only having the four of us made it very special. Maras salt mines were gorgeous! The chicha was fantastic. Again I cannot say enough good things about this experience. I highly recommend this to anyone wanting to experience Peru.
Written November 20, 2018
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Dear friend, thank you so m uch for your review, we loved that you had enjoy your trip with us. we are always willing to give our customers the best experience here. We will waiting to hearing from you soon. Saludos de Peru, Valentin
Written January 28, 2019
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ChazMan42
Pittsburgh, PA55 contributions
Apr 2018 • Couples
Valentin and Wilbur picked us up at our hotel in Cusco and we were off for a drive to the Sacred Valley. After a quick stop at a scenic overlook with bathrooms, our second stop was Moray, where we learned about the Incan agricultural experiments to determine if crops grew better at different elevations and water levels. This involved a short hike, and was a beautiful spot.

Second stop was a visit to possibly the last Peruvian village hat maker, a very unique experience.

Next we visited the Maras Salt Mines, which is probably something you will never see again. This is how salt is extracted from the Earth, pretty cool. We bought 2 kinds of salt.

Our last stop was to a local woman's house to help her make a couple Peruvian dishes. We diced potatoes and peeled fava beans, tossing the fava bean shells to the floor so her kitchen guinea pigs could eat them. We ate lunch there and then learned about the process of turning alpaca, llama and sheep wool into garments and blankets. This involves dyeing the spun wool with natural substances, and then weaving the patterns. It looks like a very difficult, time-consuming effort. There were items for sale but she doesn't take credit cards or ripped American dollars, and we had minimal soles. An alpaca is also there for photo ops.

Overall, Valentin was a great, knowledgeable guide, having grown up in the Sacred Valley. I would highly recommend this tour. There is a lot of driving around, as these places are spread out a bit. Also, bring some soles if you want to purchase anything, like a hand-made alpaca blanket or sweater.
Written May 8, 2018
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Hola Chaz, So glad you enjoyed your day. The hat maker is a truly amazing guy! Thanks for the recommendation for other customers to bring soles. That is a good reminder! Warm regards, Valentin
Written May 12, 2018
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MeliBee81
Chicago, Illinois, United States55 contributions
Mar 2018 • Friends
Valentin and his team offer a top-notch travel experience. I led two retreats (one retreat for introverts and one for women) in Peru this last month and enlisted Valentin's expertise for both. He went above and beyond in sharing information and stories about his culture, family, Peruvian history, politics, policy issues, and so forth. We loved every place we visited and felt he and his team helped us connect to Peru in a meaningful way. Nilton was a pleasure to get to know and Wilbur was an excellent, safe driver. I look forward to working closely with Valentin's Pachamama Journey's in the future.
Written April 19, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hola Melissa, Thank you so much for the confidence that your placed in our company to lead your group. You are a fantastic leader and we all truly enjoyed the time that we spent with your amazing team! See you next time--we will be ready for you! Valentin
Written April 26, 2018
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