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Salt Mines of Maras and Moray – Half Day

Discover Cusco amazing!

Half Day / 1/2 Day Short Tour

23 reviews
Salt Mines of Maras and Moray – Half Day

Salt Mines of Maras and Moray – Half Day

Discover Cusco amazing!

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Half Day / 1/2 Day Short Tour

23 reviews

Overview

Salt Mines of Maras and Moray – Half Day Tour in Cusco is a half-day excursion that will take you to know a very important part of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. This tour is the perfect combination of scenic beauty and history. Come and enjoy Moray with its gradually circular terraces considered as a great Inca Laboratory and that makes its way through the lavish landscape.

We will also pass through the town of Maras and appreciate its colonial structure and rustic streets, to finally reach the Salineras de Maras. In the Cusco region, the Salar de Maras or salt mines are still used by the inhabitants and they are also the ones who offer you a variety of products based on the Salt of Maras.

PROGRAM SUMMARY

DAY 01: CUSCO | MARAS TOWN | SALT MINES OF MARAS | MORAY | CUSCO
Visit these two outstanding destinations in half a day starting from Cusco.

Itinerary

CUSCO - MORAY - MARAS - SALT MINES - CHINCHERO - CUSCO

We will start early in the morning with the pick up from the hotel at 8:00 am. approximately to start the adventure.

On the way we will appreciate beautiful landscapes surrounded by beautiful glaciers. The Tour begins in the city of Cusco and then we will pass through the town of Maras where we can see its streets and its colonial-style Portadas.

We will visit the experimental agricultural terraces of Moray, they are a set of circular agricultural terraces that are up to 150 m deep, built on natural hills. According to historians, they were an Inca agricultural laboratory, they have irrigation channels and each level constitutes a microclimate. The average annual temperature between the high part and the deep part varies up to 15ºC.

Finally we will visit the Salineras de Maras, this impressive place has 2000 salt wells, currently these mines continue to be exploited by local families.

At the end of this visit, we will return to the city of Cusco, where our tourist transport will leave us in the center of the city or if it is in private service, we will end up at your hotel around 1:00 p.m.

Included

  • To visit the Salineras de Maras and Moray, includes:
  • Professional guide (Spanish and English).
  • Tourist Transport and Professional Driver.
  • Water bottle.
  • First aid kit
  • Assistance 24/7.

No Included

Tickets (Can be purchased at the door of the archaeological centers):

  • Tourist Ticket:
    • Partial (S/.70.00 soles, only for Moray and Valle Sagrado, it is valid for 1 days).
    • General (S/.130.00 soles, this will also be used to do the City Tour and Valle Sur tours, it is valid for 10 days validity).
  • Entrance to Maras: S/.10.00 soles.
  • Services not mentioned.
  • Water and snack.
  • Tips (Optional).

Recommendations

To make the most of your excursion to the Sacred Valley of the Incas we recommend you to bring with you:

  • PASSPORT // ID card // UPDATED STUDENT CARD, mandatory for local and national tourist. Optional for foreign tourists, if you wish you can take it as a picture on your mobile phone.
  • Light clothing for the tour: a jacket for the night and raincoats if your trip is in rainy season.
  • Caps, sunglasses and sunscreen.
  • Camera with extra battery.
  • Extra money for additional personal expenses and/or gratuities.
  • *Remember: to take the Sacred Valley of the Incas Tour you must be already in the city of Cusco.

Packing List

What To Bring

  • Tourist ticket (not included in the price, you can buy it at the door of the archaeological centers), bring emergency money
  • Passport or identity document (valid)
  • Small backpack (water bottle, snacks and more).
  • Extra money in cash (Soles) to buy souvenirs (optional).
  • Hat or cap for the sun and sunglasses.
  • Sunscreen (SPF 35+).
  • Comfortable shoes for the visit.
  • Light and warm clothing.
  • Waterproof jacket/rain poncho if your visit is between the months of October to March.
  • Camera and extra batteries.

Travel Guide

  • In addition to the visit to Salineras de Maras and the circular platforms of Moray, all tours include a tour of the town of Maras, a place with a lot of history where its colonial church and its portals stand out.
  • If you are looking to go to these destinations on your own, keep in mind that you will have to take public transport in three sections to get to both Maras and Moray. Due to the difficulty of the route, most tourists prefer to go with a tour, which already includes transportation service to all places.
  • In addition to Maras and Moray, the Sacred Valley of the Incas offers other incredible destinations such as Pisac, Ollantaytambo and Chinchero. The visit to these three Inca sites is done through the famous tour ‘Sacred Valley of the Incas 1 day’.

Prices

Number of persons Price per person

The tour to the “Salt Mines Maras and Moray – Half Day” can leave any day of the week, all year round.

Group Price: US$ 20.00 per person.

Price in private: US$ 80.00 per person (minimum 02 people).

Deposit Charges
  • Please note that WeTravel charges a 2.9% fee, which we ask the customer to cover, as it is due to the use of their service. This tax is for online deposits only.
  • Western Union 5% fee
  • Pay Pay 10% fee – info@illakunturtravel.com
Price Guarantee

This small group tour is guaranteed to operate with only 2 guests.

We like to think that we do tours a little differently than our competitors. We stand by our clients and guarantee that we comply 100% with our prices and our departure dates on all our trips.

Discount 
  • US$ 15.00 discount (Only Private Tour).
  • Yes, if I already travel on another tour with us
  • US$ 10.00 discount
  • For children under 12 years

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