Explore Maras' Salt Mines and Moray's Garden

Cusco, Peru

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from $45 USD 100% of all profits goes to a local nonprofit
Details
  • Location:
    Location: Cusco, Peru
  • Departures:
    Departures: 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM (local time)
  • Language:
    Language: English, Spanish
  • Duration:
    Duration: 5 hours
  • Operates:
    Operates: Monday - Sunday
  • Experience Code:
    Experience Code: 12361
Highlights
  • Explore the natural architecture of fascinating Inca towns
  • Discover Moray and its peculiar amphitheater construction
  • Visit Maras' salt mine and learn about how the natural salt is extracted and processed
  • Uncover the history and culture of the Incas
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Description

Our Expert Guides will take you on an incredible journey through Moray and Maras, where you will learn all about Inca history and the traces they left behind them on this fascinating land.

Moray is known for its peculiar terraces, which take on a circular form, similar to a maze or amphitheater in shape. In 1985 a study was done placing thermometers on each terrace, resulting in completely different temperatures and climates on every level. Because of this, crops naturalized, therefore improving their production.

Afterwards, we will continue to the "salinera" or "salt mines" of Maras. Here, you will find over 3000 production wells currently used to extract natural salt. The wells are watered frequently during the dry season, and once the water evaporates, salt condenses into each well. This process is repeated until the salt level reaches about 10 cm. Then, it is processed, packaged and shipped to markets for sales all over the country.

Join us for an unforgettable journey through the natural architecture of the Inca people!

Note: Tour does not include entrance tickets (Moray and Salt Mines)

Meeting / Return Point
Meeting Point:
Hotel pick up in Cusco
Return Point:
Tour returns to the vicinity of your hotel in Cusco

* Pickups available with this tour.

Prices

Minimum 2 people to book this experience

  • Adult: $65 USD
  • Group: $45 USD
What to bring
  • Warm clothing, rain gear during rainy season, sunglasses, sunblock, extra money, passport
What is included
  • Expert Guide, private transportation
Explore Maras' Salt Mines and Moray's Garden

Cusco, Peru

$45
USD