Type: Classic tour.
Visited Places: Maras, Moray and Salt Mine.
Duration: Half Day.
Pickup time: 08:45 am.
Pickup location: Pick up at centrally located hotels in Cusco.
Drop off location: Drop off at centrally located hotels in Cusco.
Discover Maras, Moray and the Salt mine.
Maras, Moray and Salt Mine are a half day tour where you will explore the unusual Inca terraces. In this tour you will visit the inca terraces of Maras, the Inca agricultural greenhouse or laboratory of Moray and the Salt Mine.
All of them in a comfortable tour and escorted by experienced Guide.
Maras, Moray and Salt Mine tour is a Perfect for those looking to experience the region’s archeological and cultural treasures in a short amount of time.
This is a short trip that sees the most important ruins on the highlands between Cusco and the Urubamba valley with a constant view of snowcapped mountains on the other side of the valley.
We travel over gentle green hills and pass through small picturesque towns.
We will pick up from your hotel at approximately 08:30am. by private car to we will drive towards to Moray.
We will arrive at the Archaeological Park of Moray, where you stay for about 20 minutes to enjoy the beauty of nature and the unusual Inca terraces. This part of the tour is very attractive because of its rolling hills.
Continuing our trip, you arrive at the village of Maras.
After our ride in Maras, you will feel the peace of the Andean countryside and enjoy your freedom.
You continue your ride to the terraces of salt pans below Maras, where we end our magnificent tour at approximately 14:00 hrs. Your vehicle will be there to take you back to your hotel in Cusco or the Sacred Valley.
MORAY, a further breathtaking 20 kms drive with the beautiful snowcapped Chicon and Veronica mountains in the Cordillera Vilcanota as a backdrop we continue through to Moray.
In Moray we will visit “the Inca agricultural greenhouse or laboratory”, consisting of four platforms amphitheater style or. Has a depth of 150 meters, the overlapping concentric circular stone rings widen as they rise. It was an experimental place to study the adaptation of plants to new ecosystems.
Located 7 miles from Moray at altitude of 3, 380m is a small village, as a model of a miniature city. Famous for its salt mine, made up of about 3000 small wells with an area average size of about 5 ms ². These were already exploited since Inca times as a means of economic exchange and securities. Very interesting to see how the salt is recovered from these mines and the lives of those who work here.
The salt mine, it´s consisting of platforms based on pools of salt water that comes from Pre Inca, Inca, Colonial and contemporary, today the people of Maras continue to work on the exploitation of salt.
This place becomes a prime attraction for the tourists. When we finish the tour, we are going to come back to Cusco.
At your arrival to Cusco, we will meet and transfer to you to your selected hotel.
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For this tour, you will need to wear light shoes or slippers or tennis, mineral water one liter (drink plenty of fluids in excursions), jacket or fleece and wind coot, t-shirts, shorts or long pants, sun hat and wool hat, sun block, garbage bag, camera, extra film and extra batteries for your camera, snacks, chocolates, energy bars, a light backpack, Carry currency in small denominations dollars or soles, Sunglasses, plastic bags, Medicine if you use.
For this tour, we require a Prepayment (50%) of the total. The deposit can be send by a WESTERN UNION or to our BANK ACCOUNT money transfer. This is the fastest and most secure form of payment in Peru. Once you arrive in Cusco you must pay the remaining balance in cash prior to beginning your tour. We accept both US Dollars and Peruvian Soles (local currency).
NOTE: We can assist you to purchase your flight tickets from Lima to Cusco.
We are happy to customize your trip. You may combine the existing packages with your desires to create your perfect itinerary. Alternatively, complete the form below with your requests, giving us as much detail as possible and we will provide a tailor made itinerary.