Moray Terraces And Maras Salt Mines Day Trip - Cusco

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 1 Day
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9:00 AM Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Our Team will offer a Complimentary assistance service with picking you up from your selected hotel in Cusco
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Enjoy a great day trip from Cusco to the Moray Terraces and the natural site of Salineras of Maras. You will learn about each place with your knowledgeable guide.Your tour includes hotel pickup and drop-off.

Highlights

  • All necessary equipment included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Perfect for all ages and skill level
  • Small-group tour

Know More about this tour

You will be picked up from your hotel at the specific set time and head to the town of Maras. Located on the West of Cusco at 3,300 meters above sea lever, this place is located close to the mountain range of Urubamba and the summits of Veronica (5,682 meters) and Chicon (5,530 m.s.n.m). Learn about its occupation which began when the Incas left Qosqo and settled in this small town. You'll also see the church which has very traditional religious architecture with the interior of the church containing linen cloths from the Cusquea School.

You'll then head to see the Moray terraces. About 7 kilometers southwest of Maras; this is a unique archaeological site. It has gigantic natural holes in the surface of the land which were used to construct agricultural terraces or platforms to create channels for irrigation. Learn about the use of these terraces by the Inca community and how it helped them with agriculture.

Finally, you'll see the salt mines, located northwest of the town of Maras. These are formed by about 3,000 small wells with an area average of about 5 square meters. During the time of drought, Incas would fill these with salt water every 3 days which would evaporate and the salt contained would gradually solidify. This salt would then be granulated and packed in bags for shipment to the markets of the region.

After learning a great deal of history of two important places of the Inca culture, you will return to Cusco at approximately 3:30pm.

Inclusions

Experienced Tourism Guide / Driver

Air - Conditioned Vehicle / Hotel pickup and drop-off

Admission Fees all Included

Assistance 24/7 During the Journey

Exclusions

Food and drinks

Gratuities

Entry/Admission - Salinas de Maras

Entry/Admission - Moray

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Infant seats available

Most travelers can participate

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Social distancing enforced at least 1 meter. Health reasons & Confidence. we don't perform Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival. Our Servers pass a quick test to rule out covid - 19.Use of masks will be mandatory until the government of Peru authorizes the end of its use.

Traveler Reviews

  • 03-Jul-2019

    La tecnología de las terrazas de moray, el adiestramiento de plantas por el hombre y la dureza del trabajo de las minas de sal, con los trabajadores como emblema de ese esfuerzo, hacen de esta excursión algo para no olvidar. De camino a puede parar en chinchero, ingresar a su centro viejo y visitar alguna de sus textilerías. A disfrutar.

  • 09-Jul-2018

    My friend and I booked this tour and it was by far our favorite tour of our trip to Cusco. Our guide took us to all the places listed, gave us the all interesting info, and then let us explore for as long as we wanted to, offered to take photos, pointed out the best views, and answered our dumb and not dumb questions, and gave us time to buy things, it was the best. Totally worth the price for the adventure. Would definitely book this tour again if I go back to Cusco!

  • 07-Sep-2017

    The tour was great! It ended up being a personal tour so the guide, Jorge, took us one extra place that ended up being one of our favorites. The salt flats were AMAZING! Jorge was very knowledgeable. Only bad thing was that he was late in picking us up.

  • 07-Sep-2017

    The tour was great! It ended up being a personal tour so the guide, Jorge, took us one extra place that ended up being one of our favorites. The salt flats were AMAZING! Jorge was very knowledgeable. Only bad thing was that he was late in picking us up.

  • 15-Jun-2016

    Nice places and tour, the only reason why I didnt give 5 stars is because the time spent in both places is a little shorter compared to the driving time

  • 15-Jun-2016

    Nice places and tour, the only reason why I didnt give 5 stars is because the time spent in both places is a little shorter compared to the driving time

  • 17-Jan-2016

    These sites were great and the guide was very nice. Bring snacks since it and #39;s a long day.