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Maras Salt Mines and Moray
MINIMUM 1 passenger
PRICE 25 Usd
LOCATION Cusco
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Maras Salt Mines and Moray Half Day

Trip Overview

Tour Type: Half Day tour
Good For: a Cultural Experience of the Inca Empire
Difficulty: Easy
Consideration: Please remember comfortable shoes.
Season: From January 1 to December 31.
Duration: 8:30 – 6:30 (10 hours)

Itinerary

PACKAGE DETAILS | MARAS – MORAY CUSCO (HALF-DAY)

ITINERARY: Maras – Moray – Salineras 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

On this tour, you will travel to Peru’s historic Urubamba Valley. Located between Cusco and Machu Picchu, the Urubamba Valley is known for its lush scenery, picturesque colonial towns, and magnificent Incan fortresses.

We will pick you up from your hotel between 8 and 8:15 a.m. and head to Moray. The drive will last around 1 hour and 20 minutes and is absolutely beautiful. You will drive through the snow-capped peaks of the Andes, the lush yellow wheat fields, and traditional Andean villages. You will ultimately arrive in the fascinating terraces of Moray. Moray is made up of three amphitheater-like terraces made by the Incas. These terraces, which are carved deep into the earth in a bowl shape, are thought to have been used as an agricultural laboratory to determine the optimal conditions for growing crops.

After exploring Moray, you will head to the salt mines of Maras, which are just 2 miles away.

Dating back to colonial times, Maras was considered a salt-producing center.

Carved into the mountainside are over 3000 salt pools, which are filled daily by a little stream of water.

Once the water evaporates, it leaves behind a glistening patchwork of salt.

The salt mines are a great spot to take pictures and capture the amazing beauty of both the Andes and the spectacular Salineras.

We will head back to Cusco following the end of our visit.

Included

INCLUDED:

  • Professional English speaking guides
  • Transportation

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Entrance fees:
  • Moray is part of the tourist ticket that you may have already purchased. If not, it is 70 soles for the partial ticket or 130 soles
  • for the complete ticket. We recommend purchasing the complete ticket if you plan on doing the city tour or visiting other
  • ruins sites around Cusco
  • Maras salt flats is an additional 10 soles
  • You can buy both entrance tickets when we arrive at the sites

What to bring

WHAT TO BRING

  • Daypack for personal items
  • Comfortable clothes and appropriate footwear recommended
  • Extra money for souvenirs and handicrafts
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Sunglasses
  • Personal medications
  • Extra money in Soles

Recommendations

RECOMMENDATIONS

If you wish to visit the Holy Valley, it is better to buy the 10-day tourist card for 130 Soles. You have in Cusco also access to other attractions and museums.

PRICE REDUCTION:

Groups of more than 5 people have a discount, Students with a valid international student card and Children under 17 years old.  You must show their identity card or passport at the time of booking.

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