MORAY & SALINERAS DE MARAS, CHINCHERO WITH LUNCH
The tour of the salt mines of Maras and the Inca agricultural terraces of Moray is an ideal place for your trips to Machu Picchu complement. You will appreciate snow-capped mountains, fields and villages full of color and tradition. Daily departures for individuals and groups of all ages and tourist bus
Las Salinas de Maras in Cusco, Maras or as it is also called, are salt mines whose exploitation is as old as the Tahuantinsuyo. Located on the hillside, the salt in the form of terraces or platforms is crossed by a stream that feeds the pools of salt water. Using Maras Salt dates back thousands of years and is inherited in each family, but is managed communally.
The name of the salt in Quechua is kachi Raqay and is composed of about five thousand pools of about 5 square meters each, the water seeps into the ponds and evaporates per share of sunshine, making sprout coarse salt crystals , After 1 month, the salt reaches 10 cm. high and it has to be harvested.
50 kilometers northwest of the capital, Cuzco, a famous Inca ruins are visited each year by hundreds of thousands of tourists. What is curious about these ruin its shape: it is farming terraces, a depression in the ground formed by concentric flat land, a classic Greek amphitheater, only it was used for farming and not for art.
The terraces are a good size, the center is the largest and have a depth of about 150 meters. One advantage of this way is that the ground drains well, and thus, even if much rain falls, it is not completely flooded. The water falls to the ground below and filtered.
Departure days: Every day, Previous reservation
End Time: 16:30
Duration: 4 Hours
Price includes all start in central Cusco hotels
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