Salt Mines of Maras and Moray group service

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Salt Mines Maras
  • Duration Half Day
  • Tour type Art & Culture
  • Best time Abril to September
  • Difficulty Easy
  • Languages English, Español,

Overview

With the Salt mines of Maras and Moray tour you can explore circular agricultural terraces with a complex irrigation system.
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Salt Mines of Maras and Moray group service
Final price from
S/. 90 PEN
per person

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Salt mines Maras and Moray Half Day

Group Size: 12 people
S/. 90 PEN

Itinerary

  • Departure - Cusco 8:30 AM.
  • End of tour - Cusco 12:30 or 1 PM

What is included?

  • Pick up at your hotel or at Plaza Regocijo (your choice) if you are already out.
  • Private transportation round trip.
  • Professional local guide.

Not included

  • Meals.
  • Entrance fees.
  • Gratuities.

Standard Itinerary

Salt mines of Maras - Moray

  • Meeting point: your hotel or the Plaza Regocijo
  • Tour departure: 8:30am
  • End of tour: approximately 12:30 or 1pm
  • Daily departures: with 2+ people

You will be picked up at your hotel or Plaza Regocijo (your choice) around 8:30am and driven with your guide to Maras, a beautiful colonial town. In Maras you will see colonial architecture with beautiful stonework and sculptures and learn about traditional textile techniques.

You will have the opportunity to buy some textiles here if you wish. Then we will go to Moray where you can explore the incredible and still mysterious circular agricultural terraces that are surrounded by stunning mountain scenery.

Finally, we will visit the salt mines (Salineras) where you can see the 3000 salt pools and watch the miners harvesting the salt of the Incas! As of June 2019 the Salinas are visible only from above, as the corridors between the pools are now closed due to damage caused by over-tourism. They are still beautiful and worth seeing.

Salineras has a small store where you can buy hand mined Andean salt to take home if you wish. After seeing Salineras we take our private transportation back to your hotel in Cusco.

What are you going to do?

  • You will visit the salt mines of Maras.
  • You will learn how the Incas tested their agricultural products at different altitudes.
  • Visit Moray, a research center of the Incas.

What to bring to the tour?

  • Cash for souvenirs, tips, extra snacks.
  • Comfortable shoes or trekking shoes.
  • Warm and light clothing.
  • Sunglasses.

Not allowed

  • Littering.
  • Making campfire.
  • Jumping, mail, climbing Inca walls.

Recommended

  • Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.

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