Hidden in the Sacred Valley you can find Maras and Moray tour, they are perfect to explore if you are looking for a non-conventional way of discovering the Incan Culture. The Salt Mines of Maras will amaze you as you see them shining in between the mountains while Moray is a wowing green landscape with circular terraces built by the Incas.
Tour Type: Half Day tour
Good For: a Cultural Experience of the Inca Empire
Consideration: Please remember comfortable shoes.
Season: From January 1 to December 31.
Duration: 8:30AM – 3:00PM
The tour of the salt mines of Maras and the agricultural terraces Inca de Moray is an ideal complement for your excursions to Machu Picchu. You will appreciate snow-capped mountains, farmland and villages full of colour and tradition. Daily departures for single people and groups of all ages and by tourist bus.
We will start with the pick-up from your hotel between 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. approximately. We will then travel by tourist bus to the Urubamba Valley. During the journey we can see the magnificent Nevado de Chicón.
We will pass through the town of Maras, where the houses still preserve their colonial facades and has a beautiful church. Then we will go to the Archaeological Complex of Moray, which has a system of agricultural platforms or terraces of circular shape, which served as an Inca agricultural laboratory, to experiment with new crops.
Finally we will visit the Salineras ‘natural salt wells’, platforms that are formed by hundreds of white wells that can be seen as if it were snow at a distance. In colonial times it became the first salt producing center in the southern sierra. They were used for thousands of years and even long before the Inca Empire.
We will be back in the city of Cusco at approximately 3:00 p.m.
Pick-up from your hostel in Cusco.
Professional bilingual guide.
Tourist bus transportation during the tour
Tourist Ticket (General Ticket s / 130.00 and Partial Ticket s / 70.00 soles)
Entrance to salt mines s / 10.00 soles
PASSPORT – very important!
Students: ISIC card!
Hat to protect against sun or rain.
Waterproof jacket or rain poncho.
Bottle of water.
Extra Money (Soles)