Private Maras Moray Half-Day Tour - Cusco

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9:00 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

The true hidden paths of the Inca Valley are Maras Moray tour.
Maras unexpected beauty are on its salt fields that are shining against the blue sky or reflecting in contrasting the green valleys on their side of the mountains, making this salt rocks an incredible to see.
The mystery of Moray still unknown on the purpose on their circular design. Like many Inca constructions it has an irrigation system and terraces but still questions on their structural depressions similar a Roman coliseum. Some say it was for agricultural experiments on different crops but their depth, design, and orientation with respect to wind and sun creates a temperature difference of as much as 15 C (27 F).
The Maras Moray tour will make a difference on your visit to the Urubamba Valley.

Highlights

  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Led by a local guide
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors

Know More about this tour

After a hotel pickup, you will leave from Cusco at 9:00am. The first stop is Maras, from which you will get to the salt mines. Admire these salt mines which display a bizarre spectacle of beauty. Located on a wide-open hill above the Urubamba Valley, a natural salt water stream runs underground. Learn from your knowledgeable guide how, in pre-Incan times, these have been evaporating the salty water from this stream in order to obtain the salt that gets left behind.

Your guide will also explain this entire process to you. The highly salty water emerges at a spring, the flow is then directed into an intricate system of tiny channels constructed so that the water runs gradually down onto the several hundred ancient terraced ponds. The water, which is exposed to the sun, leaves salt on the land.

After visiting the salt mines near Maras, head to the Moray ruins, which are made up of three coliseums thought to have been used by the Incas as a sort of open air crop laboratory. The coliseums consist of several enormous terraced circular depressions, the largest of which is about 30 meters (98 feet) deep. Admire these terraces which are arranged in concentric circles and are reminiscent of an ancient Greek theater. After the tour you will return to Cusco.

Note: Entrance fees are not included in the price.

Inclusions

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Professional tour guide (English and Spanish)

Exclusions

Lunch (can be requested at least one day in advance - 50 to 60 soles)

Cusco tourist ticket (This ticket is required for entrance to Moray)

Maras entrance fee (8 soles)

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Note: private service options exist at additional cost

Minimum age is 18 years

Note: If you do not have a tourist ticket, it can be purchased at Moray

Traveler Reviews

  • 28-Jun-2016

    Great trip from Cusco - highly recommend. Informative and fun with Ronnie

  • 31-Aug-2015

    The Maras salt mines were incredible! Definitely a must-see but be sure to bring the entrance fee of 10 soles with you. We did not see Moray due to the fact that you need a separate Cusco city ticket 70 I think to see it. The salt mines were definitely worth it though and our tour guides were so nice.