Maras, Moray And Salt Mines Private Tour - Cusco

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 6 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    Morning departure        08:00am, Afternoon departure     13:00pm
  • Return Details :
    Your Hotel
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

This a private experience that will allow you to explore on a half day the impressive salt mines, The colonial town of Maras and the archaeological site of moray.

You can do it on your own speed because you will have a private vehicle and an expert tour guide with an amazing knowledge about the area.

You have the option to personalize your departure time.

Know More about this tour


Maras is a town near the city of Cusco in the Sacred Valley of southeastern Peru. It's known for the Maras Salt Mines, thousands of individual salt pools on a hillside, dating back to Incan times. West of the town is Moray, an Inca archaeological site on a high plateau featuring a series of concentric terraces. Surrounding trails offer views of the snow-capped Urubamba mountain range.
Moray is an archaeological site in Peru approximately 50 kilometres northwest of Cuzco on a high plateau at about 3,500 metres and just west of the village of Maras. The site contains unusual Inca ruins, mostly consisting of several terraced circular depressions, the largest of which is approximately 30 m deep
The stunning landscape of Salineras de Maras features salt pans that are still used exactly as they were at the time of the Incas. As you make your way through the region, you’ll see people doing the backbreaking work of harvesting salt on small family plots. The reward? The salt gathered here is some of the best in the world. Water, naturally salt-infused, flows down from the mountains and settles in the pans. As the water evaporates, salt remains, to be extracted with simple tools. Stop at a store or one of the many small-scale vendors selling the “fruit” of this labor in its pure form or mixed with herbs for use in cooking, bathing, or chocolate bars.

Itinerary:


Maras is a town near the city of Cusco in the Sacred Valley of southeastern Peru. It's known for the Maras Salt Mines, thousands of individual salt pools on a hillside, dating back to Incan times. West of the town is Moray, an Inca archaeological site on a high plateau featuring a series of concentric terraces. Surrounding trails offer views of the snow-capped Urubamba mountain range.
Moray is an archaeological site in Peru approximately 50 kilometres northwest of Cuzco on a high plateau at about 3,500 metres and just west of the village of Maras. The site contains unusual Inca ruins, mostly consisting of several terraced circular depressions, the largest of which is approximately 30 m deep
The stunning landscape of Salineras de Maras features salt pans that are still used exactly as they were at the time of the Incas. As you make your way through the region, you’ll see people doing the backbreaking work of harvesting salt on small family plots. The reward? The salt gathered here is some of the best in the world. Water, naturally salt-infused, flows down from the mountains and settles in the pans. As the water evaporates, salt remains, to be extracted with simple tools. Stop at a store or one of the many small-scale vendors selling the “fruit” of this labor in its pure form or mixed with herbs for use in cooking, bathing, or chocolate bars.

Inclusions

  • Hotel drop-off
  • Professional guide
  • Private tour
  • private driver
  • Hotel pickup
  • private car

Exclusions

  • Entrance to Moray (S/. 70.00)
  • Gratuities

Additional Info

Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller

Infants are required to sit on an adults lap

Specialized infant seats are available

Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health

Suitable for all physical fitness levels

A minimum of 02 people per booking is required

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Face masks required for travellers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitised between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Regular temperature checks for staff

Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival

Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers

COVID-19 vaccination required for guides

Van will go with only 50% of seats available while covid-19

Traveler Reviews

  • 18-Dec-2022

    This was a wonderful tour, Holger was extremely knowledgeable and I learned so much! He went above and beyond to make sure I was able to see everything I wanted and take plenty of stops for pictures or just to take the amazing sites in. I was able to book the the tour last minute and they were more than accommodating with my schedule, I even reached out to Holger on WhatsApp before booking to ask a million questions and he was so helpful. The transportation was clean, safe, and comfortable! I plan on coming back to Cusco and I will most certainly call Holger for every tour. I highly recommend Andina Expeditions for your tours!

  • 04-Jul-2022

    Olger and his driver were both amazing. I had more energy than I expected and booked this the afternoon of my arrival. Olger is so friendly, so knowledgeable, and a very nice photographer for solo travelers! He even went well out of his way and helped me when I started having issues with a different company for an excursion that I had the next day. I highly recommend booking with him!

  • 06-Feb-2020

    The guide was very knowledgeable and helpful. He always made sure we had enough time at our stops to take pictures etc so we didn’t feel rushed. He even made an unplanned stop for us to get some empanadas for the road! We got into Cusco in the morning so we missed all of the morning tours. It was nice to have an afternoon alternative.

  • 05-Feb-2020

    The guide was very knowledgeable and helpful. He always made sure we had enough time at our stops to take pictures etc so we didn’t feel rushed. He even made an unplanned stop for us to get some empanadas for the road! We got into Cusco in the morning so we missed all of the morning tours. It was nice to have an afternoon alternative.

  • 18-Jun-2018

    Dos passeios de Cusco, esse é sem dúvida o mais legal. Vale muito a pena! todos tem muita cultura, coisas uteis do dia a dia que hj fazem diferença, imagina a 500 anos atrás!

  • 03-Apr-2018

    The tours were excellent. For me it was worth the money just to get out into the country areas and view the farm areas.

  • 03-Apr-2018

    The tours were excellent. For me it was worth the money just to get out into the country areas and view the farm areas.