Enjoy the salt mines Maras and Moray archeological sites. During this trip, you will see more than 4000 natural pre-Inca salt mines and learn about the importance in ancient times, later marvel with the excellent farming area called Moray and learn about how Incas used this place as a central agriculture laboratory.
Moray is the last Inca laboratory farm; know about the function in ancient times take the best scenic views from this location.
Explore the spring of saltwater that arises from the mountain and form more than 400 wells.
By the comfort of a bus ride, enjoy panoramic views and the stunning Chicon and the Pitusiray Mountains.
The guide will collect the group from their hotels at 8:00 am; then, you will be driving through very distinct populations and beautiful landscapes. You will appreciate the snow-covered mountain range of the Vilcanota and summits: “The Chikón” (5530 m.a.s.l.), “Putukisi”(5682 m.a.s.l.) until Chinchero village then, You will stop there to visit the weavers and this market. Also, you can use the toilet and relax the legs after this first driving portion.
Then you. will go to the town of Maras, located in Urubamba, at 3300 m.a.s.l. in the attractive, colorful village of the pre-Hispanic, colonial era, covered with coats of arms of nobles and chiefs from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Then, you will arrive at the salt flats, where you will enjoy the panoramic views and the 4000 natural salt mines. Those small wells with an area average of about two mts², operated from the time Inca, Colonial time and even continue to be used by the villagers nowadays.
Then, you will drive for about 7 km to the southwest of Maras and arrive at the unique archaeological site Moray. Those terraces superposed in a gigantic hole are beautiful terraces served at the Inca time like an agricultural laboratory. Quechuas participated and obtained improvements where incredible advances in agriculture were obtained.
After your visit, you will return to Cusco between 14:00 15:00.
Visits included on tour:
Note: Tourist Ticket
The complete tourist ticket is valid for ten days; It allows access to 16 Inca sites around Cusco and the Sacred Valley. Buy this full ticket could be a better option if you also plan to combine the city tour, Moray, or visit any archeological sites inside the Sacred Valley. A choice is to buy a partial tourist ticket of S/.70.00 Nuevos soles; this is valid for one day and will allow entry to all sites on the Sacred Valley and Moray.