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The Maras, Moray & Salt Mines tour involves 4 hrs tour on the Sacred Valley of the Incas.
At first glimpse Moray looks like a Greek amphitheater, but closer inspection reveals what researchers believe may have been a crop laboratory used by the Incas to find the best conditions for allowing particular species to thrive.
There are four overlapping muyus (slightly elliptical terraces) with each tier experiencing a different temperature due to o varying levels of sun, shared, and elevation, and the largest being 148 ft (45m) deep. Built on retaining walls filled with soil, and watered by a complex irrigation system, the 7ft (2 m) high terraces show traces of about 250 cereals and vegetables.
The nearby Salinas de Maras (salt mines), dating back to pre-Columbian times, is in stark contrast. The natural salty water is channeled into 3000 man-made wells and left to evaporate in the sun. Hundreds of miners work on the site even now, demonstrating their ancient working techniques.
08:30 We pick you up from Hotel
09:00 Starting to the Maras, Moray & Salineras Tour
10:20 Guided tour of Moray
10:50 Driving to Maras
11:00 Guided tour of the Maras Colinial small town
11:20 Driving to Salt Mines
11:50 Salt Mines guided tour
12:30 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: Cusco – Near to the main square
Service Level: Comfortable tourist-class tourist transport and professional guide English or Spanish.
Physical Rating: 1 – Demanding – Easy
Age requirement: 2+ / All travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Maras & Salt Mines Tour Operator: Tierras Vivas Travel
Crew: A Tierras Vivas Representative in Cusco and a profesional Tour Guide on the Moray & Salt Mines in Cusco.
Transportation: Tourist bus.
BOLETO TURISTICO GENERAL – TOURIST TICKET
This ticket is not included on the tour, you must purchase a tourist ticket. A full tourist ticket costs S/130 (U$ 41)or S/70 (U$22) for students with a valid ISIC card. The full tourist ticket is valid for 10 days and allows entry to the Inca sites such as Sacsayhuam, Quenqo, Pukapukara, Tambomachay (City Tour), 4 museums in Cusco, Inca Pachacutec monument’s, Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Chinchero, Moray (Sacred Valley of the Incas) and the Centro Qosqo (It’s a theater where you can appreciate the tipical dance of the Cusco – 125 dances) This is a better option if you plan on also combining the City Tour, Sacred Valley and visit and explore the Cusco city.
BOLETO TURISTICO PARCIAL – TOURIST TICKET
This ticket is a partial tourist ticket, the price for this ticket is S/70 and it is valid for 1 day. Only you can visit City tour, Sacred Valley or Moray with this ticket. Not included the Cusco museums, Pachacuted Monument and the Centro Qosqo (It’s a teatre where you can appreciate the tipical dance of the Cusco)
Please Note: In this general tourist tickets. Not Include Entrence to Qoricancha or the Cathedral of the Cusco. Entrance To Qoricancha Is S/15 Or S/10 for student. Entrance to The Cathedral is S/25 Or S/12.50 for Student.
Touring the Historic Center of Cusco is like going through a gigantic museum; The city of Cusco will delight you with Spanish constructions, built on impressive walls of ancient Inca buildings.
Among the most astonishing are the Cathedral of Cusco, the Company of Jesus, the Convent of Santo Domingo, built on one of the most amazing Inca temples of the city, the Sun Temple, but there are many, many constructions that can be considered architectural works of art. City Tour in Cusco