A Cusco Tour of the Salt Mines of Maras and the Agricultural Terraces of Moray 1 Day

Description

A Cusco tour of the Salt Mines of Maras and the Agricultural Terraces of Moray offers a unique opportunity to connect with the rich history and innovation of the Inca Empire. These sites, nestled in the picturesque landscapes of the Sacred Valley, provide a tangible link to the past, allowing visitors to appreciate the Inca’s mastery of agriculture and their ability to harness the natural resources of the Andean region. This journey is not just a sightseeing adventure but a cultural and historical exploration that will leave a lasting impression on those fortunate enough to experience it.

Overview

Cusco, the ancient capital of the Inca Empire, is a treasure trove of archaeological wonders, cusco tour in the salt mines  of Maras  Moray the Agricultural Terraces  offers a fascinating glimpse into the ingenuity of Inca engineering and agriculture. Located in the Sacred Valley, these sites provide a unique and enriching experience for those seeking to unravel the secrets of the Inca civilization.

Itinerary

The Maras, Moray & Salt Mines tour involves 4 hrs tour on the Sacred Valley of the Incas.

We will pick up from your hotel at 09:15 hrs. on our bus to start our tour to the following locations:

Maras Moray:

Located on the West of Cusco to 3300 m.s.n.m thence is appraised the mountain range of Urubamba and the summits of the Veronica (5682 m.s.n.m) and the Chicon (5530 m.s.n.m) Its important occupation began when the cusqueños noble of the Inkario were undressed of their palaces in the Qosqo and had to leave to settle down in other small towns like Maras.

It has a church made in you marinate, typical from the provincial religious architecture, to the interior of the church keep linen cloths from the Cusqueña School.

Moray:

About 7 km to the southwest of Maras; it is unique archaeological group in his sort in the region. One is depressions or gigantic natural holes in the surface of the land that were used to construct in their contours agricultural

terraces or platforms with their respective channels of irrigation, is because a prototype of conservatory or biological experimental station enough outpost for his time that helped to that the American man of the antiquity inherited to the humanity a 60% of the vegetal products that consumes, the Andean man consume a thousand and average of diverse varieties of Potatoes, hundred and means of maize, and very many other products.

The salt mines:

Or salt mines, located to the northwest of the town of Maras are constituted by about 3000 small wells with an area average of about 5 ms², during the time of drought they fill or they water every 3 days with salt water that emanates of a located natural manante in the superior part of wells so that when evaporating the water, the salt contained in this one is solidified gradually.

later the salt is struck and thus granulated; the salt later will be pocketed in plastic bags and shipment to the markets of the region; today that salt is being iodized reason for which, its consumption is not harmful.

Finally we return to Cusco at approximately 15:30 hrs.

Duration: 6-7 hours.

Includes

The cusco tour in the salt mines Includes:

  • Transfer from your Hotel
  • Transportation
  • Professional bilingual guide (English / Spanish).

The tour does Not Include:

  • Meals
  • Water or any other Drink
  • Phone calls
  • Snacks, tips.

Recommendations

Recommendation for the tour

  • Wear light shoes or snickers.
  • Drink much liquid.
  • Water proof raincoat, for the rainy season.
  • Long sleeve T-shirts
  • Long Pants
  • Sun Block and hats for the sunny days.
  • Sun glasses, plastic bags.
  • Medicines and personal use items (contact glasses liquid)
  • A light backpack per person
  • Recorder camera or photographic camera with spare films.
  • Have change in soles, dollars or euros.

Price

Prices per person
USD 32 Price per person

Entrances are Not Included:

Place Price
Maras entrance S/. 10.00
Moray entrance, required BTP cost: S/. 70.00

The cost of this Tour is expressed in American dollars and is per person, the cost will depend on the hotel accommodation you choose, we work with hotels from 2** to 5**** stars, it will also depend on the type of room required : single (1 person), double (2 people) and triple (3 people). You can request the list of hotels we work with for your choice.

Important – In the months of January – April the services of the companies Inka Rail and Peru Rail leave and arrive at the stations of Ollantaytambo or Pachar (2 hours from the city of Cusco). – The prices of our Tours include transfers to these stations

PRICE PER PERSON IN DOUBLE ACCOMMODATION – 2024

$

Hoteles 5 estrellas

  • WESTIN
  • Libertador
  • Tambo del Inka – Expedition Train

$

Hoteles 4 estrellas

  • Aloft
  • Novotel
  • Casa Andina Yanahuara – Expedition Train

$

Hoteles 3 estrellas

  • Ibis
  • San Agustín
  • Inkallpa – Expedition Train


$

Hoteles 2 estrellas

  • Mariel
  • Sacha
  • San Agustin Monasterio – Expedition Train

PRICE PER PERSON IN SINGLE ACCOMMODATION – 2024

$

Hoteles 5 estrellas

  • WESTIN
  • Libertador
  • Tambo del Inka – Expedition Train

$

Hoteles 4 estrellas

  • Aloft
  • Novotel
  • Casa Andina Yanahuara – Expedition Train

$

Hoteles 3 estrellas

  • Ibis
  • San Agustín
  • Inkallpa – Expedition Train


$

Hoteles 2 estrellas

  • Mariel
  • Sacha
  • San Agustin Monasterio – Expedition Train

PRICE PER PERSON IN TRIPLE ACCOMMODATION – 2024

$

Hoteles 5 estrellas

  • WESTIN
  • Libertador
  • Tambo del Inka – Expedition Train

$

Hoteles 4 estrellas

  • Aloft
  • Novotel
  • Casa Andina Yanahuara – Expedition Train

$

Hoteles 3 estrellas

  • Ibis
  • San Agustín
  • Inkallpa – Expedition Train


$

Hoteles 2 estrellas

  • Mariel
  • Sacha
  • San Agustin Monasterio – Expedition Train

Discounts: Our packages cusco tour in the salt mines Maras Moray and the Salt Mines 1Day Platforms from 3 people have a special discount for all our tour packages.

Galería

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