Cusco – Maras salt mines and Moray terraces tour

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Cusco – Maras salt mines and Moray terraces tour

Highlights

  • This is a fantastic half day tour to explore part of the Sacred Valley.
  • You will see amazing views of the Urubamba mountain ranges, the Veronica mountain and the green valleys of farms.
  • You will be able to learn about agriculture, textiles, and the history of the Incas.

Itinerary

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Day 1

Maras & Moray tour

We will pick you up from hotel in Cusco around around 08:30 a.m.

We will first visit Moray, which is an archaeological site about 50 km northwest Cuzco.

The site contains unusual Inca ruins, mostly consisting of several huge circular terraced depressions, the largest of which is approximately 30 mt (98 ft) deep. As with many other Inca sites, it also has a sophisticated irrigation system. This Inca site exhibits numerous circular agricultural terraces built by the Incas in natural sinkholes on a limestone plateau overlooking the Urubamba Valley. It has been suggested that they had a cosmological significance, but their function, other than for agricultural purposes, remains unclear.

Next, we will visit the colonial town of Maras, a city in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. The city is known for its nearby salt evaporation ponds, in use since Inca times. The salt evaporation ponds are uphill, less than a kilometer west of the city. This is an important salt mine site exploited during Inca times and later during colonial times and up to today.

Return to Cusco around 03:00 p.m.

Included services

  • Pick up from your hotel in Cusco.
  • Shared Transportation.
  • Bilingual guide
  • Maras entrance fees

Not included services

  • Meals
  • Moray entrance fees S/ 10.00 (is included if you have the BTC).

What you need to know

  • The tour is provided in shared base.
  • Children up to 3 years old do not pay, they share complete services with parents
  • This tour is recommended for travelers from 10 years old and older.
  • Insurance taken at the time of booking is highly recommended
  • Wear comfortable clothes, trekking shoes, sunscreen, sunglasses.
  • Rates are not valid for high season and National holidays. (Ask for the price if that is the case).
  • The service is subject to change without prior notice due to weather conditions rain, bad weather, strikes, etc.), as well as any other event that does not allow the normal development of the service. Any cancellation for the indicated reasons above, does not apply any refund. If you need to finish before the end of the tour does not apply any refund either.
  • If you do not attend the day of the service, it will be considered a “No Show” with no refund.

Cancellation Policies

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