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Salineras de Maras Cusco

Maras & Moray

Half Day Tour: Cultural and History Min: 1 person
Carol B
2024-03-20
Breathtaking views beyond describable lifetime adventure Very informitive and beautiful views wonderful pictures. I have already sent word to family they MUST come see!! The guides were friendly and helpful!!!
Heath A
2024-03-19
Amazing Experience!! An absolute once in a lifetime experience I will never forget! We were met by our guide immediately when stepping out of the train station and he was very friendly, funny, and very knowledgeable. Highly recommend anyone coming to Peru to book through Rap Travel Peru!!!
John V
2024-03-19
Totally unforgettable!! I was an amazing experience from start to finish. Every checkpoint was smooth and efficient. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone!!!
nick d
2024-03-19
Amazing time at Machu Picchu!!!!!👏👏👏👏👏 Had amazing time with some amazing people from rap travel the guide was amazing and very knowledgeable and attentive of everything that he was showing us had great insight and information and made it to where we can understand and enjoy what we were looking at in the history of the site!!!!!👏👏👏📣📣📣📣
Adriano M
2024-03-15
Passeios Maravilhosos e equipe receptiva Equipe super prestativa, desde a reserva até os guias turísticos. Fomos atendidos pelo brasileiro Luis, que estava sempre a disposição para ajudar com quaisquer dúvidas ou problemas. Os guias também foram super receptivos e bem dispostos a ajudar. Recomendo 100%
Yoselin A
2024-03-15
Mejores Días en Perú Desde el primer día la atención y servicio fueron excelentes, muy buenas recomendaciones sobre lugares donde comer, conocer y los mejores guías/fotógrafos. Gracias por recibirnos!
Castro Díaz D
2024-03-15
Experiencia increíble en Perú Mi estancia en Cusco con la agencia RAP Travel fue increíble, nos hicieron sentir como en casa desde que llegamos a la ciudad, los tours, guías, atención, todo fue demasiada buena. Recomendable para que vengan a conocer Perú de la mejor manera.
Marco F
2024-02-24
Nuestro viaje a Perú. Todo fantástico!! Nos encantó las atenciones de RAP Travel Perú y de todo su personal. Los tours bien planificados, puntuales. Todo A1, nos vamos súper contentos con el servicio. Los recomendamos al 1000%, el cooking class traditional fue excelente. El ceviche de trucha y lomo de alpaca para chuparse los dedos.
Madrily D
2024-02-24
Experiencias en Cusco. La experiencia en Perú, fue muy placentera. Nos encantó todo nuestro viaje, la compañía RAP Travel Perú. Nos ayudó muchísimo con la planificación con este viaje. 100% recomendado.
Silvia R
2024-02-23
Viaje mágico Excelente experiencia con la agencia rap travel , todos fueron muy amables y nos ayudaron a armar nuestro paquete turístico de acuerdo a nuestras necesidades

DESCRIPTION

Description Tour Maras Moray Salt mines Cusco

With the Tour Maras Moray Salineras Cusco, you can visit the Sacred Valley by an alternate route that will take you to the town of Chinchero, Moray, Maras and the salt mines.

CHINCHERO, is an eminently Inca city that the Spaniards tried to civilize to establish their culture, but did not succeed in its entirety because its inhabitants until now resist to leave their culture and Inca customs. They keep alive the textile culture using and weaving their clothes for use and decoration, so we will visit a Textile Center to teach us how they dye the thread of sheep and alpaca wool with natural dyes and make garments with ancient techniques, such as the use of the “away” and the “loom”.

MARAS, this town is important for the extraction of salt. Since the time of the Incas was very important for the mineral, essential for human consumption and in colonial times continued in the same way.

TOUR MORAY CUSCO, was a center of crop experimentation used by the Incas for the acclimatization of products brought from other areas. Here you can see four concentric circular stone constructions forming a kind of rings that widen as they ascend. Their constructions are supported by strong stone walls; around the main construction one can observe platforms that form a kind of ironwork. There are those who believe that these constructions may have served as terraces or amphitheaters for civic-religious ceremonies and not only for agricultural use.

The tour to Maras – Moray and Salineras is one of the activities that is part of the Sacred Valley and is near the town of Ollantaytambo, Ollantaytambo an Inca town and is where the train station that takes us to Machu Picchu, everyone who comes to Cusco and the Sacred Valley does it in order to make the tour to Machu Picchu.

Enjoy our Maras Moray Salineras Cusco Tour

MAIN POINTS OF VISIT

  • Chinchero (3,762 masl)
  • Maras (3,385 masl)
  • Moray (3,385 masl)

TRAVEL PLAN

  • Day 1: Pick up from Hotel – Chinchero – Moray – Maras

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 1: Pick up from Hotel – Chinchero – Moray – Maras

  • 07.50 – 08.10 hrs The tour starts picking you up at your hotel, immediately in our bus we will leave to the sacred valley by an alternate route to visit:
  • 09.10 hrs CHINCHERO, is an eminently Inca city that the Spaniards tried to civilize to establish their culture, but did not succeed in its entirety because its inhabitants until now resist to leave their culture and Inca customs. They keep alive the textile culture using and weaving their garments for use and decoration, so we will visit a Textile Center to teach us how they dye the sheep and alpaca wool yarn with natural dyes and make garments with ancient techniques, such as the use of the “away” and the “loom”.
  • 09. 55 hrs MORAY, is 49.3 Km from Cusco and is a unique archaeological group of its kind. These are depressions or gigantic natural holes in the surface of the land, which were used to build terraces or agricultural terraces with irrigation canals in the surroundings. The most interesting thing is the average annual temperature difference between the top and the bottom of the depressions, which reaches up to 15°C in the depression 30 meters deep.
  • 11.20 hrs MARAS, we will visit the famous salt mines known by some as “salt mines” which consist of about 3000 small wells with an average area of about 5 m², during the dry season are filled or “watered” every 3 days with salt water emanating from a natural spring located at the top of the wells so that, as the water evaporates, the salt contained in it gradually solidifies (50 min.).
  • 13.00 hrs We will start our return to Cusco.
  • 14.30 hrs Arrival in Cusco, we will leave you very close to the main square so you can go to the restaurant of your choice for lunch.

INCLUDES


INCLUDES:

  • Tourist transportation
  • Bilingual guide


NOT INCLUDED:

  • BTG General Tourist Ticket S/.70.00
  • Entrance to Salineras S/.10.00
  • International and domestic flights
  • Meals not mentioned in the program
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips


RECOMMENDATIONS:

  • BTG General Tourist Ticket or BTP Partial Tourist Ticket for the entrance to the archaeological sites.
  • Warm clothes or windbreaker
  • Camera and batteries

PRICES

GROUP SERVICE TOUR

Maras & Moray

PRICE PER PERSON

Minimum 02 persons

GROUP SERVICE TOUR
PRIVATE SERVICE TOUR

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Frequently Asked Questions about the Maras & Moray Tour

Moray is a unique archaeological site with gigantic natural depressions in the terrain. These depressions were used to create agricultural terraces with irrigation channels. The most notable feature is the temperature difference between the top and the bottom of the depressions.

The salt mines of Maras, also known as “salt ponds,” consist of approximately 3000 small pits where salt is extracted. During the dry season, these pits are filled with saltwater that emanates from a natural spring, allowing the salt to solidify as the water evaporates.

It is recommended to wear comfortable clothing, suitable walking shoes, sunscreen, a hat, a camera, and cash for additional expenses.

Yes, the Maras Moray Salt Mines Cusco Tour is generally available year-round, but it’s important to verify availability with the travel agency.

In Chinchero, you can explore Inca textile culture and learn how they dye threads of sheep and alpaca wool with natural dyes. You will visit a Textile Center where these ancestral practices are carried out.

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