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Maras Moray Salineras – private tour – Cusco, Peru

We will visit Maras, where the most important salt mines of the Inca period are located, and the archaeological site of Moray, which is an Inca agricultural research center.

EXPERIENCE

Day 1 Maras Moray Salineras Tour

The tour begins with the pick up from the hotel and then make a journey of 1 hour and 20 minutes to our first place of visit, during the journey we will appreciate snow-capped mountains, lagoons, corn and potato fields.
The first place Moray (agricultural laboratory) where we can appreciate Andean terraces in circular form and that are carved in the depths of the earth, in the form of a bowl, were used for adaptation of products to different climates.
After the visit to Moray we will go to “Salineras” or “salt of Maras”. This town is formerly known as a salt producing center and is believed to date back to pre-Inca times.
We can find more than 3500 salt ponds strategically carved on the side of the mountain and filled by water channels.
On our way back to Cusco we will pass through a picturesque village “Chinchero” birthplace of the rainbow, this village is characterized by still preserving the technique of Andean textiles.
Approximate time of arrival: 2:00 p.m.

 

HIGHLIGHTS

Explore the natural attractions
Take pictures with incredible views
Admire the flora and fauna

 

 

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