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Maras and Moray - Tour to Moray and Maras Salt Flats 1 day

Explore the stunning Maras Salt Mines and the Moray Archaeological Site, two of the key attractions in the Cusco region. The tour of these ancient salt mines provides a unique experience that cannot be found anywhere else. These salt mines stretch along the mountainside for several kilometers in the Maras Valley, creating a breathtaking view.

During the tour, visitors will learn about the history and culture of the ancient Incas (QUECHUAS), as well as traditional salt collection methods. Additionally, visitors will enjoy a panoramic view of the experimental agricultural terraces from the top of Moray. This tour presents a unique opportunity to gain insights into an advanced Inca civilization. Don't miss the chance to explore these beautiful and ancient salt mines!

Moray and Salinas de Maras Tour

One of the favorite tours among travelers is the Maras and Moray tour, which allows them to enjoy the landscapes and experiences of these towns and their attractions. We will pick you up from your hotel at around 7:30 a.m. and take you on a journey of approximately 1 hour to visit Moray. This site is considered an Inca agricultural laboratory due to its circular terraces that were used for cultivating and producing various crops.

Next, we will head to Maras (Villa San Francisco de Asís de Maras), the main supplier of salt. Here, you will witness the astonishing ingenuity and skill of the Incas in extracting this mineral, known as the "white gold of the Andes." The district of Maras was a mandatory stop for muleteers transporting tropical products, especially coca leaves, from the high jungle to Cusco (QOSQO).

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INCLUDES:

  • Entrance fees to Maras, Moray and Salineras.
  • Round-trip transfers.
  • Professional guide (English and Spanish).

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Hotel accommodation in Cusco.
  • Meals.
  • Other services not mentioned.

RECOMMENDATIONS:

  • Lightweight backpack.
  • Comfortable clothing.
  • Windbreaker jackets.
  • Comfortable shoes or sneakers.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Water bottle.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Camera.

Itinerary Maras and Moray - Tour to Moray and Salinas de Maras 1 Day

To start our Moray and Maras Salt Mines Tour, we will pick you up from your hotel around 07:30 a.m. and then head to Moray and the Maras salt mines in our transportation. Along the way, you will enjoy beautiful Andean landscapes surrounded by trees and wildlife.

First, we will visit the Moray archaeological site, which is located 38 km from the city of Cusco. Moray is considered an Inca agricultural laboratory built in the shape of concentric circles. It consists of four platforms or circles, with the deepest depression reaching 80 meters and the lowest terrace having a diameter of 36 meters.

Inside the terraces, temperature variations range from 0.5 to 1.5 °C per terrace, creating up to 20 different microclimates. It is believed that the purpose of this archaeological site was to cultivate crops that wouldn't naturally grow in the area.

Next, we will visit the Maras salt mines. As the name suggests, these are salt mines composed of around 3,000 small pools, producing approximately 50 to 80 kilograms of salt per pool per season. It is said that during the Inca period, these salt mines supplied salt to Cusco and its surrounding areas. The pools are fed by an underground salty spring. This natural process takes about two months for each pool to be filled with salt. The Maras salt is highly sought after, with the highest-quality salt being the pink mineral salt. This salt also has medicinal properties, so don't forget to acquire some products made from this salt along the way.

Undoubtedly, both of these places hold a lot of history and interesting facts that our guide will share with you during the journey. After exploring these spectacular sites, our transportation will pick us up, and we will return to the city of Cusco. The tour will conclude around 2:00 p.m., marking the end of our Moray and Maras Salt Mines Tour.

INCLUDES:

  • Entrance fees to Maras, Moray, and Salineras.
  • Round-trip transfers.
  • Professional guide (English and Spanish).

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Hotel accommodation in Cusco.
  • Meals.
  • Other services not mentioned.

RECOMMENDATIONS:

  • Lightweight backpack.
  • Comfortable clothing.
  • Windbreaker jackets.
  • Comfortable shoes or sneakers.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Water bottle.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Camera.

HOW MUCH IT COSTS?

We have two options based on the type of train, the price is per person. Ask for our seasonal offers and promotions for last minute reservations. If the hotel of your preference is not in our offer request a quote and we will respond very quickly; if you have questions regarding prices, destinations or tour, we will gladly assist you. Write to us at info@cuscoperu.com , you can also contact us by phone:
Celular - WhatsApp: +51 984 709080.
Celular - WhatsApp: +51 930 202155.

IMPORTANT:

  • For reservations made 3 months in advance, ask for a special discount.
  • For groups larger than 4 people, please contact us for a special price..

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SEE OUR OFFERS!

MORAY AND MARAS SALT MINES TOUR - GROUP SERVICE
PRICE PER PERSON - Minimum 02 people - Up to 15 passengers

Tour to the salt mines of Maras and Moray
Entrance fees to all tourist attractions

US$ 55.00
MORAY AND MARAS SALT MINES TOUR - PRIVATE SERVICE
PRICE PER PERSON - Minimum 02 people.

Tour to the salt mines of Maras and Moray
Entrance fees to all tourist attractions

US$ 125.00
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