Half Day Moray Maras & Salt Mines Tour, is an interesting trip to the two prime sites of Sacred Valley of the Incas, Maras and Moray. Both these sites have a distinct importance since Incan civilization.
It is ideal to sign up for the half day Maras Moray guided tour while you acclimatise in Cusco before your trip to Machu Picchu.
Salinas de Maras are geometrical salt puddles on a slope of a hill. These salt puddles are manually supplied with natural spring waters. The salt farmers then let the water to evaporate.
It leaves behind salt crystals which are scrapped out manually. This is a traditional salt farming method which has been followed since Incan civilization.
The agricultural terrace of Moray has been of importance to Incas. These circular terraces have different layers. To Incas, this was more of an agricultural laboratory. It is here they have been inventing different farming techniques.
Each layer of this agricultural terrace has a different temperature. This helped the Incan farmers to determine the quality of growth of crops at different temperature levels.
We operate this half day trip to the archaeological site of Moray and Maras both in small groups and as a private tour. Contact us to plan your unforgettable half day tour to the two iconic sites of Sacred Valley of Incas.
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Cusco Hotel Transfer
At 0900 AM, we will be picking you up from your hotel in Cusco. Then in our private transport, we will be driving you through Chincheros to Moray village. It is home to the circular farming terraces. Our local expert will be giving you a guided tour here.
We will then continue the experience to Maras. It is a beautiful highland Andean village. The village is also home to the well preserved and functioning Salt pans. Here, we will be giving you a guided tour of the sight.
After the tour, we will be driving you back to Cusco city. We will be dropping you off at the city centre.