Cusco: Moray, Maras Salt Mines

OVERVIEW

TOUR OVERVIEW

Maras or “Salt Mines”, made up of almost 3,000 small artesian wells that are filled with salt water from a natural source, the water evaporates and the salt gradually solidifies and is then placed in sacks and sold in the markets.
Moray was an important experimental center of Inca agriculture, formed by circular terraces built on retaining walls filled with fertile soil and watered by complex irrigation systems, allowed the cultivation of more than 250 plant species, is a prototype greenhouse or experimental biological station advanced for its time.

Highlights

  • Good sneakers or light hiking boots
  • A small day backpack to carry your personal belongings
  • Camera
  • Comfortable hiking clothes
  • Rain jacket, poncho or umbrella
  • Water and extra snacks

ITINERARY

TOUR INFORMATION

We will pick you up in the lobby of your hotel very early, to go to the town of Chinchero, where we will visit the archaeological site and its handicraft market where we will appreciate the work of the villagers as ceramics, weaving and wool dyeing handmade, Continuing with the trip the next stop will be in the ancestral agricultural research center or better known as archaeological center of Moray where we will have a guided tour of approximately 40 to 45 min, then continue to the salt mines or Maras there we will appreciate the more than 3,000 artisanal salt wells that are worked by the villagers, finishing the visit we will return to the Hotel.

Highlights

  • Good sneakers or light hiking boots
  • A small day backpack to carry your personal belongings
  • Camera
  • Comfortable hiking clothes
  • Rain jacket, poncho or umbrella
  • Water and extra snacks

INCLUSIONS

INCLUDED

  • Tourist transport
  • Bilingual guide
  • First aid kit

Highlights

  • Good sneakers or light hiking boots
  • A small day backpack to carry your personal belongings
  • Camera
  • Comfortable hiking clothes
  • Rain jacket, poncho or umbrella
  • Water and extra snacks

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Highlights

  • Good sneakers or light hiking boots
  • A small day backpack to carry your personal belongings
  • Camera
  • Comfortable hiking clothes
  • Rain jacket, poncho or umbrella
  • Water and extra snacks

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