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Maras Moray & Salt Mines Tour


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Maras Moray & Salt Mines Tour

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.

Quick Itinerary

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

14:30 Cusco 

Highlights of the Moray & Salt Mines tour

  • Discover the history of the Incas
  • Guided tour of Moray, Maras and Salineras
  • Enjoy the best landscapes of the Sacred Valley of the Incas
  • Taste the roasted corn with salt

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.

 

IMPORTANT NOTE:

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.

 

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What is included in the tour?
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  • Tourist transportation,
  • Professional bilingual Tour Guide,
  • Entrance fee to Salt mine (Salineras).

Not Included:
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  • Boleto turistico (tourist ticket),
  • Water (You can buy during the tour)
  • Meals not details
  • Tips to local staff.

ATV Tour Maras Moray
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ATV Tour Maras Moray

Visiting the tourist destinations of Cusco is always a great adventure. Imagine touring its beautiful high Andean landscapes uploaded to a metal beast with four wheels: a quad bike. Admire the huge rural meadows that characterize the great Sacred Valley and get to know the Salineras de Maras. Then, they will go to the archaeological site of Moray, known as an agricultural research laboratory. Ride up with us in an amazing ATV Tour Maras Moray.

Sacred Valley Tour
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Currently, there are numerous Peruvian archaeologists and international teams of researchers studying the Inca architectural complex along the Urubamba River. Adventurers, walkers, lovers of mystic tourism and enlightened travelers swell the ranks of visitors who arrive in the valley. Many may not stop their hurried pilgrimage to the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu. However, in the Sacred Valley it is still possible to walk calmly, discovering places of unusual natural beauty, while admiring the legacy of the Incas, guarded in this majestic region of the eastern Andes.Sacred Valley Tour

Machu Picchu Day Trip
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Even today the certainties about Machu Picchu are scarce. It is known that the Incas built it around 1450 and abandoned it a hundred years later, after the Spanish conquest. Its geographical isolation, between jungle and mountains, made it go unnoticed until 1911, when the American historian Hiram Bingham reached the ruins thanks to the local shepherds and spread his vestiges to the rest of the world. Some researchers believe that it was the resting place of Inca royalty, others think it hosted a ceremonial center or a military fortress. Machu Picchu Day Trip

City Tour in Cusco
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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

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