Private excursion to Maras and Moray
Moray: It is unique archaeological group in his sort in the region. They used gigantic natural holes in the surface of the land to construct in their contours agricultural terraces with their respective channels of irrigation, is because a prototype of conservatory or biological experimental station enough outpost for his time that helped to that the American man of the antiquity inherited to the humanity a 60% of the vegetal products that consumes.
Salineras or salt mines: Are constituted by about 3000 small wells with an area average of about 5 mts², during the time of drought they fill every 3 days with salt water that emanates of a located natural manante in the superior part of wells so that when evaporating the water, the salt contained in this one is solidified gradually. later the salt is struck and thus granulated; today that salt is being iodized reason for which, its consumption is not harmful
At 9:00am we will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco adn we will transfer you to Maras a small village located on the Sacred Valley of the Incas. About 7 km. (4.3 miles) southwest from Maras is Moray, a very unique archaeological site in the region, where enormous natural depressions or hollows in the ground surface were used for constructing irrigated farming terraces around them. What is surprising is that the difference of average annual temperature between the top and the bottom reaches even about 15 C (59 F) In the main depression that is about 30 mts (100 feet) deep. In these natural formations, nature has created environmental conditions or micro climates that in modern time’s people create in greenhouses or hothouses.
Towards the northwest of the Maras village are the famous “salt parks", where considerable volume of solid salt is obtained; about 10 cms. (4 inches) high from the floor. That solid salt granulated, then packed in sacks and sent to the region's markets; today that salt began being treated with iodine, thus, its consumption is not benign. In the neighborhood of these sites, depending on time of day, we will have Box lunch, with beautiful views of the surrounding landscapes..In the late afternoon we will return to our hotel, either in Cuzco. Or the Sacred Valley.
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability"
"Most travelers can participate"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"A minimum of 02 people per booking is required"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
Duration: 6 Hours
Your hotel in Cusco
Cancellations and refunds:
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