Tour Moray -Maras and Salt Mines
This is an interesting tour to visit places that were used as agricultural experimental center (Moray) and for the salt production to the Incas (Salineras – salt mines), This has been serving until nowadays and consists of 3,000 small salt pools. Near there is a famous village where colonial houses gates have particular designs (Maras).
The tour starts in the morning, we will pick you up from the hotel at 8:20 am and then we will go by bus to the archaeological site of Moray, located about 7 km from Maras. Moray is a group of circular terraces with different sizes, which at Incas’ time were used as an agricultural experimental center; right there they performed their studies of plant adaptation to new ecosystems. Moray is seen as the superposition of concentric stone rings expand as it rises; the total depth is a 150 m.
Continuing the tour we will go to the picturesque town of Maras, located 52 km from Cusco at an altitude of 3,380 m; the importance of this place is that today this quaint village stores attractive pre-Hispanic, colonial and republican period, emphasizing in the town colonial streets and doorways with coats of nobles and chiefs of the century XVII y XVIII.
We will also visit the salt mines, composed about 3000 small wells approximately 5 m ² from where the salt is extracted then drying salt water from an underground spring. The “Maras” have been exploited since Incas time so that it were used as a mean of economic exchange.
Each place you visit has spectacular scenaries; After the tour we return to Cusco, all the tour lasts about 5 hours, you’ll be bac at about 14.30 hrs in Cusco.
Picking up from your hotel.
Professional Bilingual Guide.
Entrance to Moray (Moray is included in the tourist ticket – see the Additional options)
Entrance to Salt Mines can only be purchased on the site, it costs 10 soles).
Tips to local staff.
Shared Service (Daily Departures)
USD 35.00 Per Person. (Groups of 10 to 15 people)
Private Service (Available at your request)
Group of 2: $ 100 Per Person.
Group of 3 -5: $ 80 Per Person.
Group of 5-8: $ 60 Per Person.
Groups of more 8: Price to Consult.
The prices are expressed in US Dollars