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Overview

The tour of the Salt mines of Maras and the agricultural terraces of Moray is a great complement to the Machu Picchu tours. You will be able to see snow-capped mountains, fields and traditional villages. Daily departures for singles and groups. This tour begins and ends in Cusco.

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Half a Day Tour of Maras and Moray

  • 8:30-9:00 a.m. Pick up from your hotel to board the bus.
  • 11:30-12:00 Guided tour of the salt mines of Maras.
  • 12:30-1:30 Guided tour of the agricultural interpretation center in Moray.
  • 1:30-2:30 Return to Cusco by bus.

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The Maras and Moray Tour Includes:

  • Professional English speaking Tour Guide
  • All Transfers from and to your hotel
  • Entrance tickets to the Salt Mines of Maras (But your Own Tickets BTG will be needed)

The Maras and Moray Tour Does Not Include:

  • Meals not mentioned in the package
  • Tips or extra expenses

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Detailed Itinerary

Half a Day Tour of Maras and Moray

We will start at 9:00 am with pick up from your hotel; we will go on to the picturesque town of Maras, 52 km from Cusco. It is located at an altitude of 3,380 meters above sea level. This is a small village famous for its salt mines which consist of about 3000 small wells with an average area of about 5m² from which salt is extracted after a drying process. The Salt mines, better known as “Salineras de Maras”, have been exploited since Inca times as a means of economic exchange.

7 km from Maras, we will visit the archaeological site of Moray. Here we will see the greatness of the circular terraces of Inca agriculture. Moray is a group of circular terraces which was used as an agricultural experimental center. The Incas used it to study the adaptation of plants to new ecosystems. The overlapping circular stone rings widen as they rise and it has a total depth of 150 m.

After a guided tour, we will go back to Cusco. The tour lasts about 5 hours and ends at Regocijo Square (a half away block from the main square) at around 2:30 pm. Transfer to your hotel.

What to bring for this tour

What you need to take for this tour:

  • Sneakers, T-shirts, trousers, Shorts, Rain poncho for the rainy season
  • Sun hat, Sunscreen, Bottled Water and Personal medication
  • Extra money, Cameras
Upgrade options for your comfort

You can always ask for an upgrade for all of our services:

Trains: you can ask for a high class train, the Hiram Bingham luxury service.

Accomodation: If you feel like staying in a hotel during your stay in Cusco even for a couple of hours, we have plenty of options for you. Please check our hotel lists to find the best option for you.

Guiding: Our guides are very knowledgeable and experienced, but if you want a specialized guiding you can ask us to a special guiding service.

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