This tour allows you to get to know the salineras de Maras and the agricultural terraces of Moray, which are located in the province of Urubamba. You will enjoy the beautiful natural landscapes during the trip to the places mentioned and a town full of culture and tradition. Tour recommended for single people and / or groups of all ages.
We start the tour with the pick up from your hotel at 09:00 hrs then we go by bus to the town of Chinchero, which is located 28 km from the city of Cusco. This town is surrounded by beautiful landscapes and fields of cultivation since the place was a very important agricultural center in the times of Tahuantinsuyo; we can also appreciate buildings with colonial style and the typical mecado of this town.
Continuing the tour we went to the picturesque town of Maras, which is 52 km from Cusco at an altitude of 3,380 m; the importance of the place is given by the salt mines that it has; said salt mines are composed of about 3000 small wells of approximately 5 m² from which the salt is extracted. The obtaining of the salt follows the process of extraction and drying of salt water from an underground spring. The “Salineras de Maras” have been exploited since the time of the Incas in which it was used as a means of economic exchange.
Then, we went to the archaeological group of Moray, located about 7 km. of Maras Moray is a group of terraces or circular terraces of different sizes, which in the time of the Incas were used as an experimental agricultural center; this was where they carried out their studies of adaptation of the plants to new ecosystems. In Moray it is observed how the superposition of the concentric rings of stone expand as one goes up; the total depth is about 150 meters approx.
In each place you visit you will have time to enjoy the panorama and take pictures; Once the guided tour is over we will return to the city of Cusco, the full tour lasts about 5 hours, so we will be back to the city of Cusco at approximately 2:30 pm.
- Professional Tourism Guide in English or Spanish
- All transfers to and from your hotel
- The entrance to the salt mines of Maras
- Tourist ticket
Does not Include:
Sneakers, t-shirts, pants, shorts, rain poncho for the rainy season (October to March).
Hat, sunscreen, bottled water and personal medications.
Extra money, Chambers.
Important: If you have entry tickets (Partial Entry or BTG General Entry), the price of this tour is USD 30 per person.