The most remarkable views of the Mountain range of the sacred valley.
It is a unique experience to visit the salt mines or salt works of Maras and the agricultural terraces of Moray. It is believed that in Moray the Incas created their own micro-climate to adapt the plants to that altitude. After that, we continue the visit to the salt mines located near the town of Maras. These mines continue being working by the local community until nowadays.
The tour begins with the pick up from your hotel between . We'll go in the direction of Maras, a traditional village which is located in the Urubamba Valley. We'll continue to the archeological site of Moray at the north of Maras, which is a unique construction of several circular platforms that served as an agricultural laboratory to experiment with different products in the times of the Incas .
Continuing the tour we will arrive at Maras salt mine, impressive platforms of salt formed by thousands of white ponds that seem like snow. These have been used for thousands of years, long before the Inca empire and still, nowadays they are still used by the local inhabitants. I'll finish the trip returning to the city of Cusco around 3:00 pm.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: - I pick the clients up from their hotels.
End location: - I drop off in their hotels.
Duration: 5 hours
A modern vehicle with A/C and heating system.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
85 SOLES - Entrance fee of Moray and Salt Mines.