Maras Moray Salt Mines - Full guided tour

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Tour Number

Activity Level

16369


Categories

Youth and Family, Local Experience, First Time Visitor, Day Trip / Out of Town

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 4

Language(s)

explanation

Spanish (fluent), English (fluent)

Maras - Moray - Sal Mines and Sacred Valley in Cusco - Peru


Moray Archaeological Incan Complex is located about 7km away from Maras town (3300m) and 35 km from Cusco. Those are enormous natural depressions or hollows in the ground surface that Incas used for constructing irrigated farming terraces around them. Arqueologys dominated this place like "Agricultural Laboratory".
In those natural formations, nature has created an environment, conditions or microclimates. It was an important center of domestication, acclimatization, and hybridization of wild vegetable species that were modified or adapted for human consumption.
Maras Salt Mine is located near to Maras town surrounded by huge snow peaks named "La Veronica" (5682m) and "Chicon" (5530m). This place as known salt-pans or salineras of the sacred valley of the Incas. Maras-Salineras it is great tourist attractions there are the thousands of evaporation salt flats that form an enormous salt mine, the process of production goes on from Inca time.

Itinerary

At around 08:30 am we pick up from the hotel and travel by own private Transportation to Chincheros village which takes 40 minutes. Here we begin our first visit to the local workshop of textiles.

We visit Lake Huaypo, Moray agricultural laboratory, Maras colonial town surrounded by nice farming area.

The Inca archaeological site of Moray is the oldest known horticultural experimental center in the world. Each terraced level has a different micro-climate in which different crops can be grown. The circular terraces descend to 492 feet (150 meters) and the temperature difference between the upper and lower terraces is up to 59F (15C).

Maras, 4 km from Moray, is the site of Pre-Inca salineras (salt ponds). Each terraced pond is polygonal in shape; salty water emerges from an underground spring, flows into the ponds, and evaporates with the sun. The Maras-salineras are still active today and maintained cooperatively by the community.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: at the customers hotel

End location: at the customers hotel

Duration: 6 hours

Transportation

Car, Walking

What’s Included

• English speaking tour guide
• Private comfortable vehicle
• Professional driver

Estimated Local Cash Needed

80 Peruvian Soles - Admission entrance fees, if you have not bought a General tourist ticket BTG which is for multiple tours

What’s Extra

* Lunch and Drinks
* Entrance fees to salt pans
* Entrance fees to Moray archeological site

Restrictions

Non

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