1-Day Maras Salt Mines and Moray near Cusco
1-Day Maras Salt Mines and Moray near Cuscofrom $45 USD Request trip information
Price of US$45 is with half day group tour. Visit both Maras and Moray.
Full day tour in private starts at US$145 per person. Your private tour takes you to Chinchero, then on to Moray and and walk throught its agricultural terraces. After a picnic lunch, you will visit Maras and the nearby salt pans, with another opportunity to walk around the site. Private tour only.
NEW! A partial tourist ticket is required for this tour.
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Day 1: Tour of Moray agricultural terraces and Maras salt pans.
Private tour: Early departure by private vehicle, to the Scared Valley to the Town of Chinchero, located 30 km from the city of Cusco. We continue our route to Maras. About 7 kms. (4.3 miles)southwest from Maras is Moray, a very unique archaeological site in the region, where enormous natural depressions or hollows in the ground surface were used for constructing irrigated farming terraces around them. What is surprising is that the difference of average annual temperature between the top and the bottom reaches even about 15?C (59?F) in the main depression that is about 30 mts (100 feet) deep. In these natural formations, nature has created environmental conditions or micro climates, that in modern times people create in greenhouses or hothouses. Towards the northwest of the Maras village are the famous " salt parks", where considerable volume of solid salt is obtained; about 10 cms. (4 inches) high from the floor. That solid salt granulated, then packed in sacks and sent to the region's markets; today that salt began being treated with iodine, thus, its consumption is not benign. In the neighborhood of these sites, depending on time of day, we will have lunch, with beautiful views of the surrounding landscapes. In the late afternoon we will return to our hotel, either in Cuzco. or the Sacred Valley. Duration: 7 hours
Group tour: Pick up at your hotel and morning visit to Maras and Moray, returning to Cusco early afternoon. Tour bus.
Meals included: n/a
Pricing1-Day Maras Salt Mines and Moray near Cusco
from $45 USD
NOTE: Prices are per person in U.S. dollars based on double/triple occupancy. All quotations are based on the current rates of park fees, VAT, other government taxes, and current exchange rates. Should any of these be increased or a new tax introduced, these increases will be added on even if your trip has already been paid for.