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Maras & Moray


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Salineras de Maras y Laboratorio de Moray (1/2 día)

Starting in Cusco at your hotel at 8:00 am and head to the village of Maras and the experimental agricultural terraces of Moray. First we reach Moray, according to historians Moray constructions were an important agricultural laboratory of the Inca Empire. Since its platforms are built with their irrigation canals and each constitute a microclimate. What is striking is the large difference in annual average temperature between the top and bottom of the depressions, a difference that reach up to 15 ° C. (59° F.) In Moray, Incas created their own microclimate to adapt plants to this altitude. After this, we will make a visit to the town of Maras and the salt mines. We will first visit the Temple of Maras, a prominent colonial church made of adobe with typical religious architecture where you can find cuzqueñian paintings depicting the Last Supper, Jesus and the apostles. It also shows beautiful houses with coats of noble Indians, reflection of an era of prosperity for the colony. Finally we will reach the Maras, an impressive complex of salt, which was already exploited since Inca times. Today the mines are still functioning and local farmers still market the salt, to this day, it is very popular in the market, so the place is a major tourist destination in Cusco.

Our tour includes:

• Entrance at the archaeological site Maras and Moray.
• Transfers Tourist Bus
• Guided group. English and Spanish speaking professional guide.

Not included:

• Hotel in Cusco.
• Food.
• Other services not mentioned.

Full itinerary

We pick you up from your hotel and we drive to village of Maras and the experimental agricultural terraces of Moray. It is believed in this fascinating area the Incas created their own microclimate to adapt plants to this altitude. After this we will make an afternoon visit to the salt mines located just below Maras. These mines are still operating and peasants work on them during the day. Return to Cusco in the afternoon. A Picnic lunch will be provided.

Price includes:

  • Professional bilingual guide.
  • Private transportation.
  • Picnic lunch with table, chairs, dinning tent in rainy season.

Price does not include:

  • Entrance fees.
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