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Media Luna Tourism Circuit

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Address: San Jose de Media Luna, Urubamba 08660, Peru
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+51 984 426 946
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08:30 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 18:00
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The Media Luna tourism circuit consists of a variety of workshops designed...

The Media Luna tourism circuit consists of a variety of workshops designed to provide insight into local mores and customs of the Sacred Valley. Each workshop is lead by a member of the Association of Media Luna. You will get a chance to immerse yourself in their daily routine and understand what it means to be part of a community such as Media Luna.

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My family spent a memorable day with the Media Luna community and on the La Salineras salt mines hike with Don Tuburcio. This experience is as dear to us as our visit to Machu... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
russian-sage
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Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My family spent a memorable day with the Media Luna community and on the La Salineras salt mines hike with Don Tuburcio. This experience is as dear to us as our visit to Machu Picchu. The Media Luna folks were very welcoming and interacted with us. I was invited to try weaving, hold the guinea pigs, drink Chicha beer and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Media Luna is a small community located 12 minutes away from Urubamba. It is connected to the salt mine in Maras by a 2 hours hike (round trip). After the hike, the community member will show you some workshops, including: herbs as natural medicine, guinea pigs and knowledge about festival food, textiles - all the colors are natural dye, and... More 

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Ochiltree, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

This was a very varied day. Meeting village people and learning what their expertise was. We had a young translator who was excellent. Our first part was walking up to the salt pans with one of the village elders, an incredibly fresh faced and fit 70 year old. Later we met ladies who were incredible with the skills and knowledge... More 

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Lima, Peru
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Media Luna is a great place where you'll learn so much about local culture and traditions! It's definitly worthed a stop! I specially liked the meal : fresh guinea pig miam miam :D People from the community are lovely and it's goog to support this kind of initiative. Thanks Media Luna for the great day spent with you!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

This was my favorite part of our week in Peru. We had such a lovely time listening to the women explain their individual expertises. One explained textiles, one did medicinal plants, one raised cuy (Guinea pigs) and one prepared chicha (Peruvian beer. I liked the textiles and plants best, my kids liked the cut and my husband the chicha -... More 

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Old Saybrook, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

Tried booking the tour through email and phone number provided by the media Luna tour website but ultimately got a hold of the company via Facebook the night before we wanted to visit. Incredibly accommodating and easy to set up with less than 48hrs notice. We did a half day visit and got to attend all four of the informational... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

Loved this entire experience!!! Private walk up to the salt mines provided beautiful vistas and plenty of information about the incas and salt mines. Upon our return we were served a delicious Peruvian meal with fresh local ingredients and wonderful new flavored. Even my picky kids ate all of their food. The seminars were the highlight providing lots of history... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2015 via mobile

We absolutely loved this tour. We did a hike to the Salt Mines of Maras in the morning, followed by a local village lunch and a visit to a number of different craftspeople around Urubamba. Each person was so happy to share their knowledge of their particular area - we particularly enjoyed the weaving and chicha making. Good value for... More 

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New MExico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2015

We enjoyed our personalized morning tour with lunch of Media Luna. It is a great way to help a local community while visiting the Sacred Valley. They do their best to show you some local crafts and customs. You will get some great pictures and a more authentic experience than with any tour operator. We visited with just 2 adults... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2015

Beginning at a high point, the tour started with a visit to 700 year old Inca salt mines. The tour guide was very insightful on the history and operation of the mines: which conserve the method of extraction used by the Incas. The hike to the mines featured some breathtaking scenery, which was followed by an exquisite traditional Andean meal.... More 

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