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Moray Maras and Salineras Half Day Trip Group Tour

Cusco, PE
Cusco, PE
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Experience the ancient wisdom of the Incas on the Moray Maras and Salineras Half-Day Trip Group Tour. Delve into the mystical Moray terraces, where the Incas experimented with crop growing conditions to optimize agriculture. Marvel at the magnificent salt mines of Maras, with over 3000 salt pools carved into the mountainside. Immerse yourself in the local culture with a live weaving demonstration at a local weaving center. The tour takes you on a scenic journey through the Andes, offering breathtaking views of snow-capped peaks and vibrant fields. This half-day adventure is a short bus ride away from Cusco, allowing you to experience the awe-inspiring beauty and ingenuity of the Incas. Don't miss out on this unforgettable journey into the heart of Inca civilization.

About this experience

  • Non Refundable There is no return, refund or cancellation possible with this product
  • Admission Not Included
  • 6 hours
  • Suitable for 1-15 Participants
  • Private Tour, Small Group Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Delve into the ancient wisdom of the Incas
  • Marvel at the spectacular man-made salt mines
  • Join us for a live cultural demonstration
  • Experience the unparalleled views of the Andes
  • Witness the unmatched ingenuity of man
  • Round-trip transportation
  • Professional bilingual guide (Spanish and English)
  • Hotel pickup
  • Gratuities
  • Partial tourist ticket for Moray (can be purchased in Cusco or on site at Moray for 70 Soles)
  • Food and drinks
  • Salt mines entrance fee 15 soles

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Introduction

Experience the wonders of ancient Inca civilization with the captivating Moray Maras and Salineras Half Day Trip Group Tour. Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of the Incas as you explore the Moray terraces, marvel at the breathtaking salt mines of Maras, and witness a live demonstration of traditional weaving practices. This unforgettable half-day tour promises unparalleled views of the Andean landscapes and showcases the ingenious farming methods of the Incas.

What to expect?

During this 360-minute tour, you can expect to visit the historical sites of Moray and Maras. At Moray, you will be captivated by the intricately carved terraces, believed to have been used for agricultural experiments. The journey continues to Maras, where over 3000 salt pools carved into the mountainside create a mesmerizing landscape. You will have the opportunity to witness the daily replenishment of these salt pools by a small stream of water. Lastly, you will return to Cusco in time to enjoy a delicious lunch on your own.

Who is this for?

This tour is perfect for anyone with a thirst for exploration and a desire to uncover the mysteries of the Inca empire. Whether you're a history enthusiast, a nature lover, or simply curious about different cultures, the Moray Maras and Salineras tour offers a diverse range of experiences. Families, couples, solo travelers, and groups of friends can all enjoy and learn from this immersive journey through time.

Why book this?

Embark on this extraordinary tour and discover the hidden gems of the Inca civilization. With the Moray Maras and Salineras Half Day Trip Group Tour, you'll not only witness breathtaking landscapes but also gain insight into the advanced agricultural practices of the Incas. The opportunity to observe traditional weaving techniques provides a unique cultural experience. Immerse yourself in the captivating history and natural beauty of this tour, creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Good to know

It is recommended to wear comfortable walking shoes, as you will be exploring the ancient sites on foot. Don't forget your camera to capture the stunning views of the Andean landscapes. The tour includes transportation from the historic center of Cusco, ensuring a hassle-free experience. You will have free time during the tour to enjoy lunch at a place of your choice. Immerse yourself in the culture, history, and beauty of the Incas with this unforgettable half-day adventure.

Reviews

Customers rave about the Moray Maras and Salineras Half Day Trip Group Tour, praising the knowledgeable guides and the breathtaking views. Many reviewers express how this tour provided them with a deeper understanding of Inca history and culture. The Moray terraces and salt mines of Maras left a lasting impression, with visitors captivated by the uniqueness of these ancient sites. Overall, the tour consistently receives high ratings for its educational and visually stunning experience.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

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Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary

Cusco

(Pass by)

We will pick you up from within the historic center of Cusco between 8:00am to 8:30am and then drive you to the aforementioned places of interest.

Moray

We will pick you up from your hotel around 8 AM and drive to Moray. The journey takes approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes and offers breathtaking views. You will pass through snow-capped peaks of the Andes, traverse vibrant yellow fields of wheat, and pass by charming villages. Finally, you will arrive at the fascinating terraced site of Moray. Moray showcases three terraces resembling amphitheaters, skillfully created by the Incas. These terraces are intricately carved into the earth in a bowl shape and were believed to be used for experimenting with different crop growing conditions, optimizing agricultural practices.

Admission Not Included

Salt Mine of Maras

After you have finished exploring Moray, the next stop on the itinerary is the salt mines of Maras, located approximately 2 miles away. Maras is renowned for being a historical salt-producing center that dates back to colonial times. Here, you will discover over 3000 salt pools meticulously carved into the mountainside. These pools are replenished daily by a small stream of water. The area is truly breathtaking and offers a spectacularly beautiful landscape. Once you have completed the visit to the salt mines, you will return to the city in time for you to enjoy some lunch on your own.

Admission Not Included

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