During the Maras, Moray, and Salineras tour, you will enjoy the beautiful natural landscapes during the trip and a town full of culture and tradition. This is a good alternative to tourism to know the salt mines, that come from the time of the Incas, in this tour you will enjoy a trip through places little visited in Cuzco.
Maras is one of the most visual enclaves in Peru and also one of the least visited by tourists, so getting here is a pleasure for the senses. From this town, you reach Moray by car in about 30 minutes. Moray is another of those places that impress as soon as you see them. At the end of the tour, you will visit Chinchero Peru, a town that preserves its Inca essence and its millenary culture, with an archaeological site where you can see structures used for agriculture.
It is advisable if you want to do different travel activities than usual.is a good alternative to know part of the valuable Inca architecture such as Moray, the picturesque town of Maras, and its salt mines, located within the route to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Visiting maras, moray and salineras is an ideal complement for your excursions to Machu Picchu. You will appreciate mountains covered with snow, fields, and towns full of color and tradition. Moray, maras & salt mines tour is recommended for one person and/or groups of all ages.
08:30 We pick you up from Hotel
09:00 Starting to the Moray, Maras & salt mines tour
10:20 Guided tour of Chinchero Peru
10:50 Driving to Moray
11:00 Guided tour of Moray
11:20 Driving to Maras colonial small town
11:50 Driving to Salt Mines
11:50 Salt Mines guided tour
12:30 Visit Return to Cusco
Departure Point: Cusco - We pick you up from your hotel.
Departure Time: 09:00
Briefing Point: Our guide will visit your hotel 2 or 1 day before the trek
Briefing Time: Between 17:00 - 18:00
Return Point: We leave you at your hotel
Service Level: Comfortable tourist-class transport and professional bilingual guide (Spanish - English).
Physical Rating: 1 - Demanding - Easy
Age requirement: 2+ / All travelers under 18 age must be accompanied by an adult.
Tour Operator: Inca Trail Machu
Salt Mines of Maras
We pick you up from your hotel at 08:30 am to start the Moray, maras & salt mines tour. First, you will visit Chinchero Peru, a town that preserves its Inca essence and its millenary culture. In Chinchero Peru, also is located an archaeological site where you can see structures used for agriculture. Its inhabitants are talented textile artisans and you will have the opportunity to appreciate their work and see the ancestral techniques of spinning, dyeing and weaving that they use.
Later we visit the archaeological site of Moray that is distinguished by its circular concentric structures. Discover the area that functioned as an agricultural research center with levels that recreated different microclimates. After lunch at a restaurant in the area, you will continue to Maras, the famous and ancient salt mines of the colonial era.This salt mines are composed of about 3,000 small wells of approximately 5m ² 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 salt mines have been exploited since the time of the Incas in which it was used as a means of economic exchange.
The contrast of its white wells with the green valley is imposing and must-see for a spectacular postcard of the Sacred Valley of the Incas.
Many of us think inmediately about Machu Picchu, Pisac, Ollantaytambo or Cusco when we talk about this area of Peru. Here we tell you why Maras, Moray & salt mines tour is essential when you visit Peru:
Wear comfortable clothing, hiking pants and T-shirts during the day, and sweaters, raincoat and jackets for night. Remember in Cusco the weather changes easily and rains can suddenly occur.
These are the places where you can buy the Cusco Tourist Ticket:
The price for this ticket is S/70 (U$22) S/40 (U$13) for students with a valid ISIC card. It is valid for 1 day.Only you can visit City tour, Sacred Valley or Maras with this ticket. Not included the Cusco museums, Pachacutec Monument and the Centro Qosqo (It's a theatre where you can appreciate the typical dance of Cusco)
Please Note:In this general tourist tickets. Not include entrance to Qoricancha or the Cathedral of the Cusco. Entrance to Qoricancha is S/15 or S/10for student. Entrance to The Cathedral is S/25 or S/12.50 for student.