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Moray, Maras & Salt Mines Tour – Half day

  • Service type: Private
  • Physical rating: Easy
  • Group size: Max: 16
  • Min age: 2+
  • Departure: Contact us
  • Duration: Half day

Overview:

A fantastic half day tour, you will see an amazing views of the Urubamba mountain ranges, the Veronica mountain 5,893 m /19,334 ft. and the green valleys of farms. On this tour we will see to Moray the Greenhouse farming laboratory, visit a traditional Andean town of Maras with their ancient traditions of artisans and lovely people and finally see the natural Salt Mines.

Private Services: These tour are arranged just for you and your party and offer the possibility to choose the departure date, the group size and the duration of the tour. This not only has the advantage of adapting the pace to your physical condition, but also usually means enjoying quieter tours, less travelers along the route and most important, not many shopping stops!

Detailed Itinerary:

Full Day: Itinerary

8:00 am we pick you up from your selected hotel in Cusco, we visit the following places; MORAY the Greenhouse farming laboratory, The Incas used these circular terraces located west of Cusco, like an agricultural “research station” By a freak of climate and terrain, the average temperature on the lower terraces is much cooler than on the higher ones, thus enabling researchers to test different crop strains for different climates. MARAS/ SALINERAS (Salt mines) located 7 miles from Moray at altitude of 3, 380 m is a small village, as a model of a miniature city. Famous for its salt mines, made up of about 3000 small wells with an area average size of about 5 m ². These were already exploited since Inca times as a means of economic exchange and securities. Very interesting to see how the salt is recovered from these mines and the lives of those who work here. This is a good place to purchase some Peruvian pink salt at the gift shop for your own pantry or as a unique gift for someone back home!

NOTE: according the ministry of the culture, it will no longer be possible to walk around the salt mines pools due the pollution, tour will be possible from the nice lookpoint.

What is Included:
  • Private transportation to all sites including transfers to and from your hotel
  • Guided service by an Excellent English speaking official tourist guide
  • Sometimes our group are with 10+ person (shared group service).
What is not Included:
  • Entry to Moray 70 Soles. (or get a 10 Day Cusco ticket).
  • Entry to Salt Mines Maras entrance additional 10 Soles
  • Tips for your guide and driver. Your personal appreciation.
Frequently Asked Question (F.A.Qs.)

We recommend that you bring:

  • Bottle of water
  • Camera
  • Sun hat/cream
  • Rain jacket or rain poncho
  • Comfortable walking shoes!
  • Cash or money for extra expenses.

Recommendations:

  1. We suggest you arrive in Cusco at least two days before your trek to allow
    yourself time to acclimatize. The more acclimatized you are the more you
    will enjoy the trek.
  2. Please let us know the name and telephone number of your hotel in Cusco so
    we can locate you if needed.