Tour Moray and Salt Mines Half Day

The tour of the Salt mines of Maras and the agricultural terraces of Moray is a great compliment. You will be able to see snow-capped mountains, fields and traditional villages. This tour begins and ends in Cusco.

  • 8:00 a.m. pick up from your hotel to board the bus.
  • Guided tour of the town of Chinchero.
  • Guided tour of the salt mines of Maras.
  • Guided tour of the agricultural interpretation center in Moray.
  • Return to Cusco by bus.
  1. We will start the tour at 8:00 am with a pick up from your hotel; from there we will go to the Quechua village of Chinchero where we will make a tour of the town. This town is located 28 km outside of Cusco and is surrounded by patchwork style fields with exquisite natural colors. Chinchero is a charming town, with colonial style buildings and was a major agricultural center during the Tawantinsuyo. Here you can appreciate the stone walls with trapezoidal niches and a traditional market where locals still practice bartering. Also the women of Chinchero are easily recognized for their very distinguishing clothing and braided hair.Next we will go on to the picturesque town of Maras, about 52 km from Cusco and is situated at an altitude of 3,380 meters above sea level. This is a small village famous for its salt mines which consist of about 3000 small wells with an average area of about 5m² from which salt is extracted after a drying process. The Salt mines, better known as “Salineras de Maras”, have been exploited since Inca times as a means of economic exchange.About 7 km from Maras, we will visit the archaeological site of Moray. Here we will see the great circular terraces of Indian agriculture. Moray is a group of circular terraces which were used as an agricultural experimental centre where Incas studied the adaptation of plants to new ecosystems. The overlapping circular stone rings widen as they rise and have a total depth of 150 m.After the guided tour, we will go back to Plaza Regocijo in Cusco (half a block away from the main square) at around 2:30 pm. Then you will be transferred to your hotel.
The Package Include: The Package Does Not Include:
Pickup from hotels around Cusco Entrance tickets cost $.25
English speaking Tour guide and snack Gratuities
Private ground transportation
What you need to take for this tour:
  • Sneakers, T-shirts, trousers, Shorts, Rain poncho for the rainy season
  • (Oct – Mar) Sun hat, Sunscreen, Bottled Water and Personal medication
  • Extra money, Cameras

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