Maras Moray Half Day
Maras Moray half day is known for its lush landscape, picturesque colonial towns and magnificent Incan fortress. Discover with us this beautiful, charming and historic place, where we will visit the enigmatic archaeological site of Moray where new crops were developed by the Inca using varying altitudes on a terraced system. And near the town of Maras is the complex of Salineras, where a salt water spring gushes forth from these high altitude mountains and tumbles down the mountainside into individual evaporation chambers which have been fully operational in bringing the people of the highlands salt, ever since Inca times.
This Maras Moray half day tour that is only done privately and visits the farming laboratory of Moray and then the salt mines of Maras. There are two special places in the Sacred Valley and even the drive there from Cusco offers spectacular views. This is not to be missed.
ITINERARY – Maras Moray half day
On this private day trip from Cusco, you will travel to Peru’s historic Urubamba Valley. Located between Cusco and Machu Picchu, Urubamba Valley is known for its lush scenery, picturesque colonial towns and a magnificent Inca fortress.
We will pick you up from your hotel around 8 AM and head to Moray. The drive is about 1 hour and 20 minutes and is absolutely beautiful. You will drive through the snow-capped peaks of the Andes, through lush yellow fields of wheat, past some villages. Finally you will arrive to the fascinating display of terraces in Moray. Moray boasts three amphitheater-like terraces made by the Incas. These terraces, which are carved deep into the earth in a bowl shape, were thought to be used to determine the optimal conditions for growing crops.
When you are done exploring Moray you will head to the salt mines of Maras, which is about 2 miles away. This village is known as a former salt-producing center that is thought to date back all the way to pre-Inca times. There are over 3000 salt pools all carved into the mountain side, being filled daily by a little stream of water. If you want to see something really different from ruins, this is your tour! The area is amazing and spectacularly beautiful. Once you are done with the visit, you will head back to the city in time to enjoy some lunch on your own.
End of the Maras Moray half day tour.
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN MARAS MORAY HALF DAY
- Professional English speaking guides
- Entrance fees. Moray is part of the tourist ticket and Maras is 10 soles
- Private tour (minimum 2 people required)
- $ 180 total per group from 2 – 6 people
- $ 250 total per group – from 7 to 13 people