Maras and Moray
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Overview & Highlights
The Maras Moray tour is the ideal complement for your excursion to Machu Picchu. We will have the oportunity to visit Moray which was an agricultural laboratory of the Inca empire where we can appreciate the existence of a micro-climate to adapt the plants to this altitude. Then we will visit the salinas of Maras an impressive complex of salt that was exploited from the times of the Incas.
Important: The Maras and Moray tour can be done by bus, bicycle, ATVs or horses.
Overview of Maras and Moray Tour – Half Day Tour.
08:30 – 09:00 Pick up from your hotel and transfer by tourist bus.
10:00 – 10:15 Stop in the town of Chinchero.
11:30 – 12:00 Guided tour in the salt mines of Maras.
12:30 – 13:30 Guided tour at Moray agricultural interpretation center.
13:30 – 14:30 Transfer by bus back to the city of Cusco.
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Our tour begin by pick you up from your hotel in Cusco around 8:30 am to then take the sacred valley path. Our first stop is in Maras a traditional town where we will appreciate its church made of adobe from the town of Maras we can appreciate the Urubamba mountain range and the snowy peaks of “La Verónica” and “Chikón”, We will continue to the archaeological Center of Moray in the North of the town of Maras, Moray is about 7 km. southwest of Maras; It is unique in its kind in the region archaeological group. These are depressions or gigantic natural holes on the surface of the land that were used to construct terraces or agricultural platforms with their respective irrigation channels, which is a prototype of a greenhouse or experimental biological station quite advanced for its time that helped That mankind of ancient times inherited 60% of the vegetable products that are currently consumed, nowadays in Peru there are more than 5000 types of potatoes, one hundred and fifty maize, and many other products.
Continuing the tour we will arrive at Maras salt mine, impressive platforms of salt formed by thousands of white ponds that seem like snow. Maras salt mine are located to the Northwest of the town of Maras are constituted by about 3000 small wells with an average area of about 5 m², during the dry season are filled or “water” every 3 days with salt water that emanates from a natural water located at the top of the wells so to evaporate the water , the salt contained in this solidifies gradually, then salt is beaten and so grainy; the salt will be then bagged in plastic sacks and sent to markets in the region; today that salt is being iodized reason why, its consumption is not harmful. Finally we will be returning to the city of Cusco at 3:30 pm approximately.
Maras Moray Tour Includes:
- Tourist transport.
- Guided in groups or in private (Spanish – English).
Maras Moray Tour Not Included:
- Entrance ticket to the Salineras salt mine (can be purchased n site for s/10 soles)
- Partial tourist ticket for Moray (can be purchased on site for s/70 soles).
Prices & Availability
Our Maras Moray Tour varies according to the type of service you want (Group Service or Private Service). The price is per person, and we always have group discounts or special offers. Any questions about prices, tours, destinations? Just send us an email to email@example.com, call us or write us a message to our numbers: Mobile – WhatsApp: +51 996 626 858 – Mobile – WhatsApp: +51 984 449809 We will be happy to help you.
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Reviews by Tripadvisor Travelers
Siebrand, Feb 2020
Very personal experience and well worth the money, the day before Yang our travel assistant came our hotel to give us a briefing and recommendations to make rainbow mountai tour and answered all our questions, the altitude is no joke though so definitely drink a lot of water or some pills prior to the trip. Our guides Carlos, Marta and driver Pedro were all brilliant. At all times they were helpful knowledgeable and made the experience memorable. HIGHLY recommend! these guys for your adventure in cusco. Siebrand Family.
Adventure22800695542, Jan 2020
The service was great! The driver and guide were very attentive to every detail and making sure we were breathing ok since this is such an intensive hike! It was all worth it!!!