Maras, Moray and Salt Mines Private Tour
  • Maras, Moray and Salt Mines Private Tour

    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 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. 
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    MARAS/ SALINERAS ( Salt mines ) located 7 miles from Moray at altitude of 3, 380 m is a small village, as a model of a miniature city. Famous for its salt mines, 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.

    Itinerary
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    Stop At: Rainbow Mountain Cusco, Urb. Balconcillo k - 10, Cusco 08004 Peru

    This is a fantastic half day tour to explore part of the Sacred Valley. You will see amazing views of the Urubamba mountain ranges, the Veronica mountain and the green valleys of farms. On this half day trip, you will be able to learn about agriculture, textiles, and the history of the Incas.

    We will pick you up from your hotel around 8 a.m. and head to the farming laboratory in Moray. This beautiful drive is about one hour and 20 minutes. On your drive, you will see the snow-capped peaks of the Andes, lush yellow fields of wheat, and some villages. Finally, you will arrive at the fascinating display of terraces in Moray. Moray boasts three amphitheater-like terraces, made by the Incas. These terraces, which are carved deep into the earth, in the shape of a bowl, were thought to be used to determine the optimal conditions for growing crops.

    When you are done exploring Moray, you will head about two miles away, to the salt mines of Maras. This village is known as a former salt-producing center and is thought to date back all the way to pre-Incan times. There are over 3,000 salt pools carved into the mountain side, that are filled daily by a stream of water. This spectacular area is perfect for you if you wish to see something different than the ruins.

    Chinchero is a small Andean, Indian village located at 3,762 meters high, on the windswept plains of Anta, about 30 km from Cusco. There are beautiful views overlooking the Sacred Valley of the Incas, with the Cordillera Vilcabamba and the snow-capped peak of Salkantay dominating the western horizon. Chinchero is believed to be the mythical birthplace of the rainbow. Its major claim to tourism is its colorful Sunday market, which is much less tourist-orientated than the market at Pisac. This market is held every Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday but if your trip isn’t on one of these days, they have a smaller textile center open daily. There, you can watch a demonstration on how to make beautiful, natural sweaters from Alpaca wool. Finally, you will get to visit the famous catholic roman church, which was build over the Inca palace.

    Once you are done with the visit, you will head back to the city in time to enjoy some lunch on your own.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Maras, Maras, Cusco Region

    Maras is a town near the city of Cusco in the Sacred Valley of southeastern Peru. It's known for the Maras Salt Mines, thousands of individual salt pools on a hillside, dating back to Incan times. West of the town is Moray, an Inca archaeological site on a high plateau featuring a series of concentric terraces. Surrounding trails offer views of the snow-capped Urubamba mountain range.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Moray, Maras 08655 Peru

    Moray is an archaeological site in Peru approximately 50 kilometres northwest of Cuzco on a high plateau at about 3,500 metres and just west of the village of Maras. The site contains unusual Inca ruins, mostly consisting of several terraced circular depressions, the largest of which is approximately 30 m deep

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Salinas de Maras, Carreta a Maras Urubamba, Maras 00051 Peru

    The stunning landscape of Salineras de Maras features salt pans that are still used exactly as they were at the time of the Incas. As you make your way through the region, you’ll see people doing the backbreaking work of harvesting salt on small family plots. The reward- The salt gathered here is some of the best in the world. Water, naturally salt-infused, flows down from the mountains and settles in the pans. As the water evaporates, salt remains, to be extracted with simple tools. Stop at a store or one of the many small-scale vendors selling the “fruit” of this labor in its pure form or mixed with herbs for use in cooking, bathing, or chocolate bars.

    Duration: 30 minutes



    Informacion Adicional
    "Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
    "Not wheelchair accessible"
    "A minimum of 02 people per booking is required"
    "Children must be accompanied by an adult"
    "This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"



    • Start location: Traveler pickup is offered

    • Duration: 6 hours
    • Cancellations and refunds: If you cancel at least 4 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
      If you cancel within 3 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
  • Included

    • Private tour
    • Professional guide
    • private car
    • private driver
    • Hotel pickup
    • Hotel drop-off

    Not Included

    • Entrance to Moray (S/. 70.00)
    • Gratuities
    • Entry/Admission - Moray
    • Entry/Admission - Salinas de Maras
  • 10/10

    Recommendation passengers 100%
    Rating based on 1 verified reviews

    Our clients

    • Gary W
      Posted on Martes, 03 de abril del 2018

      The tours were excellent. For me it was worth the money just to get out into the country areas and view the farm areas.

        General rating: 10/10
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