MARAS MORAY AND SALT MINES TOUR
The Maras Moray and salt mines half-day tour takes you to the agricultural laboratory of the Incas and the salt mines of Maras. We will take a private van from Cusco, passing the Andean villages and enjoying the green, yellow barley fields. This journey also includes spectacular views of the Sacred Valley mountain range and beautiful lakes. On arrival, we start the guided tour of Moray, the ancient Inca agricultural laboratory. Here the Incas expertly domesticated and acclimated plants to different microclimates. After visiting Moray, we head towards the shining salt mines (Salineras) of Maras, where a natural spring fills approximately 4,000 salt pans for collecting salt.
Type: Cultural and historical.
Visited Places: Maras, Moray , salt Mines
Duration: Half Day.
Pickup time: 7:30 am.
Pickup location: Hotel in Cusco or Urubamba.
Drop off location: Cusco Hotel or Urubamba.
Daily departure: From January to October.
MARAS, MORAY AND SALT MINES TOUR ITINERARY
Maras, Moray and Salt Mines Tour starts with a pickup from your hotel in Cusco at 8:00 am, and head to the ancient agricultural terraces of Moray. This scenic drive is about one hour and 30 minutes. On your drive, you will see the Snowy Mountains of the Andes, lush yellow fields of barley, and some villages.
The archaeological park of Moray boasts four amphitheater-like terraces, made by the Incas. These terraces, which are carved deep into the earth, in the shape of a bowl, were thought to be used to determine the optimal conditions for growing crops.
After our visit to Moray, we will proceed to our next destination and visit the amazing saltpans of Maras. The town of Maras is famous for its colonial door arches and its large Catholic Church. We will stop in its plaza for few minutes and head towards the salt mines. This natural wonder is an incredible spectacle of beauty.
Formed by a natural underground salt-stream, the salt has been harvested since pre-Inca times by evaporating the water from the spring in small pools. The flow emerges at a stream, and as it flows towards the floor of the valley, is weaves through an intricate system of channels where it is collected into the hundreds of ancient terraced ponds.
Here, you will have the chance to buy pink salt and souvenirs at nearby shops.
Finally, we will head back to Cusco and drop you off at the hotel.
MARAS AND MORAY TOUR INCLUDES:
• Tourist transportation roundtrip from Cusco.
• Professional bi-lingual tour guide.
• Personalized service.
MARAS MORAY TOUR DOESN’T INCLUDE:
• Sacred Valley Tourist Ticket.
• Entrance fee to Salt mines (10 soles).
• Meals & drinks (Upon request typical lunch).
• Tips and gratuities (Depends on service).
• Any other items not specified in the above paragraph.
WHAT TO BRING:
• A small rucksack with personal stuff.
• Original passports.
• Rain jacket or rain poncho.
• Trekking boots are recommended.
• Hat or cap to protect you from the sun.
• Sun block, at high elevation is easy to get sun burn.
• A roll of toilet paper.
• Your own medical kit with prescriptions.
• Cash for tipping staff and buy souvenirs.
MARAS AND MORAY TOUR PRICE $65.00 USD PER PERSON
This service is perfect for friends, couples, and small families because it lets you choose your departure date, group size, and tour duration. You will take a private tour which makes the experience much more enjoyable. Prices based on 2 and 5 people maximum.
METHODS OF PAYMENT
We require a deposit of 50% to confirm your reservation.
There are additional fees associated with this method of payment, which will be paid by the client.
Receiver’s Name: DAVID
Receiver’s Surname: GUZMAN FLORES
Receiver’s Address: CALLE NUEVA N° 462
Receiver’s City: CUSCO
Receiver’s Country: PERU
Receiver’s ID: 42567695
After sending payment, please send us an e-mail with the following information: Transaction numbers: Money Transfer Control Number (MTCN), a ten-digit number.
If you’d like to pay via PayPal or a direct bank deposit, please note that a 10% fee applies. Please add this amount to the tour cost to cover the transaction costs. Our PayPal email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
For all methods of payment, please include the following information in your reservation email:
* Copies of all passport (s).
* Start date for your trip.
* Indicate the name of your hotel in Cusco.