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Moray and salt mines one day tour from Cusco or Ollantaytambo

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Duration

 

1 Day

Max. Altitude

mountain

3500 M

Distance

path

50 km

Difficulty

Low

Low

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arqueological site

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The circuit Maras - Moray  tour is in the path of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, located between Urubamba and Chinchero, it is a very interesting and magical place  of Cusco, in this tour we will visit the Salt mines of Maras still in function since ancient Inka times this place has over 3500 mines are still exploited craft to date.

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  • INCLUDES

We pick up you from your hotel at 8:00 am, we are going to go Village of Maras, happening through very typical populations and beautiful landscapes that we will be able to enjoy in our route, arrival and visits the following places

Village of Maras :

Located in the province of Urubamba to 3300 m.a.s.l.We will be able appreciates the snow-covered mountain range of the Vilcanota and summits: “The Chikón” (5530 m.a.s.l.), “Putukisi” “the Veronica” (5682 m.a.s.l.). At the east present time attractive colorful town guard of the pre-Hispanic, colonial and republican period, emphasizing in the town colonial streets and covers with shields of the noble and caciques of centuries XVII and XVIII.

Moray Archaeological Site:

One is to about 7 km to the southwest of Maras; it is unique archaeological group in its sort in the region. It is about enormous terraces that are superposed concentrically in a gigantic hole, these beautiful terraces that served at the Inca time like an agricultural laboratory “Prototype as Conservatory” in which old quechuas experienced and obtained improvements. Place where incredible advances in agriculture were obtained.

Salt Mines of Maras:

Located to the northwest of the town of Maras are constituted for about 2000 small wells with an area average of about 5 mts², operated from the time Inca, Colonial time and that even continues being exploded by the villagers. They indicate that the mountain has in its interior salt mines, a manante of salt water that arise from this mountain, serves during the time of drought to fill to the wells in form of “irrigation” every 3 days with salt water during a month, so that it is solidified gradually, then has the process for the consumption of the region.

After our visit, we will return to Cusco.

Visits included on the tour:

  • Village of Maras
  • Moray Archeological Site
  • Salt Mines of Maras

Included:

  • Pick up of your hotel
  • Tourist bus (12 to 15 people as shared service) (option number 2 private service)
  • Professional Guide

Not included:

  • Tourist Ticket  - Entrance fee Moray
  •  Entrance fee Salineras S/.10.00 nuevos soles.
  • Lunch

Note: Tourist Ticket

  • Tourist Ticket complet:   S/.130.00 nuevos soles
  • Tourist Ticket with ISIC CARD   S/.70.00 nuevos soles

The full tourist ticket is valid for 10 days and allows entry to the majority of the Inca sites around Cusco and the Sacred Valley, Moray Archeological Site (16 places) This is a better option if you plan on also combining the city tour, or visiting any of the archeological sites outside the Sacred Valley in Cusco. An alternative option is to buy a partial tourist ticket which is S/.70.00 nuevos soles, this is valid for 1 day and will allow entry to all of the sites on the Sacred Valley and Moray Archeological Site.



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