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Maras and Moray Tour is the most interesting and unusual archaeological site with incredible views of the Sacred Valley and the snow-capped mountains. This tour is particularly recommended for photographers, who can capture the different landscapes and essences of these interesting Inca sites.
MARAS, MORAY AND SALT MINES FULL DAY
We Will Start At 9:00 Am With Pick Up From Your Hotel; We Will Go To The Quechua Village Of Chinchero Where We Will Make A Stop. This Town Is Located 28 Km Outside Of Cusco And Is Surrounded By Patchwork Style Fields With Exquisite Natural Colours. Chinchero Is A Charming Town, With Colonial Style Buildings And Was A Major Agricultural Center During The Tawantinsuyo. Here You Can Appreciate The Stone Walls With Trapezoidal Niches And A Traditional Market Where Locals Still Practice Bartering. The Women Of Chinchero Are Easily Recognized For Their Very Distinguishing Clothing And Braided Hair. 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 IS INCLUDED:
- Tour guide service: Spanish/English.
- Transport tourist.
- Entrance fee.
- Box lunch.
What you need to take
- Original Passport
- ISIC card (if you are a student and want to qualify for the discount)
- Waterproof jacket / rain poncho
- Warm jacket
- Comfortable Trousers
- Sun hat
- Sun cream (factor 35 or higher)
- Personal medication
- Camera and film
- Original passport and ISIC student card if applicable
Optional Items To Take:
- Basic First Aid Kit
- Bathing suit for hot springs