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Tour Maras Moray half day

Full Day | $ 32 USD per person

The tour Maras Moray tour is a tourist destination that is part of the Sacred Valley of the Incas (3300 m.a.s.l.), It has magnificent views of the snow-capped mountains Chicon and La Veronica, contrasting with the green forests and vegetation of the Vilcanota mountain range, Through this tour you will be able to see the great experimental center of agricultural production with the circular terraces of Moray and the famous pink salt pits “Salineras” of Maras with more than 5000 wells that were made with irregular stone walls with mud mortar that delimit each salt well and that are fed by a spring and this feeds different wells, until today are used and exploited by the population and that are very admired by thousands of tourists.

Ready to Travel Peru recommends you to purchase this tour as an additional part of the tour of the Sacred Valley of the Incas to complement the visit to all the archaeological sites that make up and that these places are included in your general tourist ticket, do not miss the opportunity to know these beautiful places.

DURATION: 6 HOURS (half day)

SCHEDULE: FROM 08:30 – 14:30 HRS.

$ 46 USD

Foreign Tourist

$ 32 USD

National Tourist

ITINERARY

  • Pick up from your hotel starting at 08:00 hrs. (Valid for hotels located within the historic center of Cusco).
  • Our first stop is the town of Maras, an important point of passage to reach the “Salineras de Maras” characterized by the presence of more than 5 thousand salt wells of pink salt, important for human consumption since Inca times until today.
  • We continue our visit to Moray famous for its circular terraces which is believed to have been a center of agricultural experimentation of crops used by the Incas obtaining different microclimates that allowed the cultivation of products from different regions of Peru.
  • Finally, we will visit Chinchero appreciating the construction of its terraces, the urban distribution of its streets that is still maintained, and the production of unique textiles that are made by the people of the area.
  • We end this magnificent tour of Maras Moray with the return to the city of Cusco.

INCLUDES

  • Pick up from your hotel (valid for hotels in the historic center of Cusco)
  • Entrance tickets to the tourist attractions (Moray, Salt mines of Maras, Chinchero)
  • Tourist transportation to all the sites described
  • Qualified bilingual tour guide (English and Spanish)

NOT INCLUDED

  • Meals not mentioned in the program
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips

RECOMMENDATIONS

  • Bring original and valid passport or identity document.
  • Bring entrance tickets to the attractions (provided by your guide)
  • Comfortable shoes, hat for sun and cold, sunscreen, snack.
  • Rain poncho (depending on the season November – March)
  • VERY IMPORTANT camera to immortalize the moments.

MARAS – MORAY

The Maras Moray tour is a tourist destination that is part of the Sacred Valley of the Incas (3300 m.a.s.l.), It has magnificent views of the snow-capped mountains Chicon and La Veronica, contrasting with its green forests and vegetation that this has  the Vilcanota mountain range. Through this tour you will be see the great experimental center of agricultural production are the circular terraces of Moray and the famous pits of pink salt “Salineras” of Maras of more than 5000 wells that were made with stone walls irregularly with mud mortar that delimit each salt well and are fed by a spring and this feeds different wells, Until today they are used and exploited by the population, this salt of Maras is marketed locally for consumption. It is worth mentioning that this tour is very visited and admired by many tourists who make their way through these places and are more admired by its natural beauty.

Ready to Travel Peru recommends you to take this tour of Maras Moray as an additional part of the tour of the Sacred Valley of the Incas to complement the visit to all the archaeological sites that make up and that these places are included in your general tourist ticket, do not miss the opportunity to know these beautiful places.

DURATION: 6 HOURS (half day)

SCHEDULE: FROM 08:30 – 14:30 HRS.HEDULE: FROM 08:30 – 14:30 HRS.

ITINERARY

  • To start the tour Maras Moray, we will pick you up from your hotel starting at 08:00 hrs. (Valid for hotels located within the historic center of Cusco).
  • Once inside the tourist bus we will go to our first stop which is the town of Maras, an important crossing point to reach the “Salt mines of Maras” characterized by the presence of more than 5 thousand wells of pink salt and its warm water springs whose flow is conducted by thousands of small ponds with little depth, In Inca times, this archaeological site was used for purification rituals which were consumed with special unction and used in festivities associated with the summer solstice on December 21st. Nowadays the consumption of this salt is the economic activity to which the population of Maras is dedicated.
  • After the visit of the Salt mines of Maras we will depart towards the archaeological site of Moray that extends between the more than 3200 meters of altitude, the same that is irrigated by some springs, Moray is very characteristic for its terraces in circular form where the natural depression was taken advantage of which it is believed that it was a center of agricultural experimentation of crops used by the Incas obtaining diverse microclimates, It also has ceremonial fountains and concentric terraces in whose agricultural surfaces have been found average temperature variations of up to 5 ° C and which allowed the cultivation of products from different regions of Peru.
  • Our last point of visit will be Chinchero, whose name derives from Quechua meaning “brave man”, built on top of a hill surrounded by terraces, which has shrines, an urban center where was the residence of the Inca Tupac Inca Yupanqui, a place moderately cold and dependent on rainfall for agricultural production also in turn is characterized by maintaining the urban style and its textile art are made with alpaca fibers made by locals.
  • We finish the tour of Maras Moray with the return to the city of Cusco.

INCLUDES

The Maras Moray half day tour includes the following services:

  • Pick up from your hotel (valid for hotels in the historic center of Cusco).
  • Entrance tickets to the tourist attractions (Moray, Salt mines of Maras, Chinchero).
  • Tourist transportation to all the sites described
  • Qualified bilingual tour guide (English and Spanish)

NOT INCLUDED

The Maras Moray half day tour does not include the following services, take into account them

  • Meals not mentioned in the program
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips

The price Maras Moray half day tour accommodates to the type of service you wish to purchase as it can be a shared service or private tour, please contact us at info@readytotravelperu.com or call our contact numbers +51 935520609 or +51 9353526655 and see the rates and discounts we have for students, children and adults depending on the season.

The Price Maras Moray half day tour for national tourist is from $ 32 dollars in shared service.

The Price Maras Moray half day tour for foreign tourists is from $ 46 dollars in shared service.

These are some recommendations that are suggested to visitors to do the tour of Maras Moray half day.

  • Bring original and valid passport or identity document.
  • Bring entrance tickets to the attractions (provided by your guide)
  • Comfortable shoes, hat for sun and cold, sunscreen, snack.
  • Rain poncho (depending on the season November – March)
  • VERY IMPORTANT camera to immortalize the moments.