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Maras Moray tour and Salt Mines

full Day Tour Cusco

 Maras  Moray tour, Salt Mines

This beautiful land presents some incredible work, it is said the Incas adapted this place as a kind of laboratory to determine the optimal conditions for growing different species of crops.

 briefing Maras Moray tour

One day before leaving for the MARAS MORAY & SALT MINES, we will provide you ample information regarding your upcoming full day tour and any other details that you would like.

Itinerary

The time of travel to this beautiful place is one hour, following the main trail of the Urubamba valley. The panoramic view is impressive along the trip, because we will see the Vilcanota mountain range.

We will also have the view of the Salkanta mountain and the second mountain, which is one of the biggest mountains in the Cusco city and many around it. We also have the Veronica mountain, which is in the Incas’ sacred valley.

More of the products that are cultivated in this zone are grains, potatoes. Also, there are animals such as llamas, sheep, cattle, horses, donkeys, etc.

Moray is a natural whole on the ground, as the big thinkers adapted stone work in a circle, and took advantage of it as a place of knowledge of agriculture, and now we know thanks to the archaeologists that it was a laboratory center in the time of the Incas.

Here, they made the manipulation of foods like potatoes and corn, and thanks to this investigation center, we currently have 4000 varieties of potatoes and 3000 varieties of corn. This is in all of Peru.

Salt mines Maras

The visit continues to the salt mines in the community of Maras. In our cars it will take us approximately 40 minutes to arrive and learn and explore why? The salt of this mountain is currently used by locals to sell and export to neighboring countries of South America.

Naturally this is a knowledge that has been passed down from generation by generation since our Inca ancestors.

The work done is of alpacas and sheep, all work is natural, the colors are made of natural plants and no chemicals.

Is an opportunity for you if you want to take some as a souvenir of the area, and we will be also supporting the people who continue with these works, and their knowledge that it will remain alive for future generations.

The return is the same route in time to be in the city of Cusco.

Inclusions

Included in maras  moray tour

  • Tourist guide fluent in English, spanish and quechua
  • round trip bus
  • lunch  in restarant

Not Included in The Trek

  • Entry ticket
  •  not breakfast
  • not dinner
  • water

What To Bring

  • Original passport (it is better to bring both to buy tickets)
  • Raincoat
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera with external battery
  • Suncream
  • Hat for the sun and for the cold
  • Hiking sticks
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Hiking shoes, trousers and jumpers

Departures & Price

Departure dates 2018

Price

Per personePrivate
$ 65 USD Per person$ 90 USD Per Person

students: If you are students we can discount $20, then we need to send us your ISIC card if you want to book with us.

Children up to 15 years of age will be charged as students, under the condition that you supply us with a copy of the passport at the time of booking time.

Note: A minimum of two people is required to run the trek, and there is a maximum of eight people per group.

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