Moray and Maras Cusco Tour Half Day

  Visit Cusco in 2021

Duration

Full Day

Price From

$ 90

Max. Alttitude

3400 m / 11154 ft

Best Time

MAY / NOV

WALKING TIME

30 min

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DIFFICULTY

Moderate/Easy

GROUP SIZE

8 People Max

MARAS MORAY

Maras Moray tour Full Day all inclusive

Moray Maras Chinchero Tour Inka engineers would have taken advantage of the craters that left the impacts of a fragmented meteorite. To build the famous circular platforms of Cusco.

The terraces of Moray are a must-visit in the tourist circuits located between the city of Cusco and the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Its very surprising for tourist to see this wonderful monument construction and the beauty of its design if you really want to learn more about Maras & Moray, come with us and follow our Tour Leaders they have valuable information for all of you.

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Maras and moray tour Itinerary

We’ll begin our tour of Moray Maras and Chinchero – Half-Day Tour by picking you up at 7:30 am from your hotel. The places you will visit on this tour are Moray Inca terraces, Maras Salt Mines, and Chinchero Town. Lunch is not included in this tour, but if you wish to eat at a traditional restaurant along the way in Chinchero your Tour Leader can suggest some delicious restaurant options for you. Depending on whether you wish to have lunch while on tour or back in Cusco this tour can last anywhere from 5-6 hours.

MORAY INCA TERRACES

Moray translated in Quechua means circular-shaped building. This is an archaeological site of approximately 50KM from Cusco in the Urubamba Valley at an altitude of 11,500ft. Moray is Inca Terraces constructed in a circular form from natural craters. That is how the Inca architects gave it form. The purpose of the constructions is a mystery; however, by the deepness of some of the terraces, a unique climate is created. Archaeologists and biologists have deduced that the site might have been an ancient Inca laboratory, and its purpose was to plant different products at different altitudes and pollinate different kinds of plants. Today these plants became native of Peru such as Potato, Quinoa, Tomato, and many more.

MARAS SALT MINES

Maras salt mines are the main source of salt-producing centers in the Cusco region. It is one of the main sources of the economy in Maras. What brings tourists to this location is how the locals extract salt from this mine in its natural form. There are approximately 5,000 pools of salt and every year this number increases. Every local from this town owns 10-20 pools. During the dry season is when most salt extraction takes place. It is impressive how this salt-producing center from pre-Incan times stills maintains its tradition. To support this community we continue visiting Maras. If you wish to buy natural organic salt for culinary or medicinal purposes, this is the best place to do it.

Afterward, we’ll continue our tour to the small Andean village of Chinchero. You will enjoy beautiful views of the Sacred Valley of the Incas and see firsthand how native people weave clothing garments from Llama and Alpaca wool. Your trip ends in Chinchero. We will drop you off at your respective hotels back in Cusco.

  • Departure: Cusco: 7 am from Cusco City
  • Return Time: 3 pm approx.

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SALT MINES OF THE INCAS

Amazing salt production for centuries Sometimes the lines of cars and buses going in and out of here are challenging so you might want to plan your visit for early in the day… this is an amazing process to see. The salt spring wells up from the volcanic rocks, and the Incans and the Indians learned how to control the flow of the spring into various pools, down a whole hillside that faces the sun, so that it dries and hardens. They have supplied salt for hundreds and hundreds of years. Very intense, strong salt flavor, unlike what most people are used to – very little is needed. This is not a ruin, this is an active salt mine and you can watch and listen and see the process. However, don’t plan on a short trip.. there’s a bit of a walk-in from the parking lot – people who can’t do steps might have a hard time – and there is a gauntlet of vendors to walk through in order to get down to the salt pools. If you want to understand some of the basis of the culture it is very well worth the visit.

INCLUDED

  • Bus Cusco to Maras.
  • Tour guide.
  • Bus back to Cusco

NOT INCLUDED

  • Tips for the trekking crew, Guides, Cooks, and porters at your discretion.
  • Flight Ticket to Cusco.
  • Accommodation in Cusco. (see recommendation)
  • Travel Insurance. (check that your insurance covers you for treks above 4,200 masl) and (COVID-19)

Price

This Tour is a private personalized service. We do not mix with other groups and have Licensed Tour Guides to lead you to Cusco’s treasures. As a private service, you have the opportunity to ask away all the questions you may have and take as many pictures as you wish.

This Tour Is a Private Service

Our tours are personalized and customize for you. Our Tour Leaders have years of experience guiding tourists with different hiking abilities. You can expect a wonderful time with TLP Adventure!

From: $ 90 per person

PRICE $ USD
group of 2 to 6 people $180 Total group
Group of 7 to 14 people 220 Total group

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  • Original passport and (ISIC student card if applicable).
  • A comfortable 45 Lt trek backpack if you want to carry all your belongings.
  • A small daypack to carry your personal belongings.
  • Lighter style trekking boots with good ankle support or tough sport shoes, (light sandals or clogs are recommended to rest at campsites).
  • Trekking poles with rubber tips. (metal tips are not allowed on the trail).
  • Warm clothes, layers for variable temperature especially at night
  • Thermal underwear can be worn in the sleeping bag or in cold conditions
  • Gloves or mittens, scarf, wool socks, woolen hat for cold nights
  • Flashlight, head torch, and extra batteries
  • Camera and extra batteries, – Binoculars
  • Wear a hat with a broad visor to keep the sun off your face
  • Sunscreen, and sunglasses
  • Personal medical kit, insect repellent
  • Rain Gear: a good rain jacket, rain poncho
  • Toiletries, toilet paper, small towel
  • 2-liter water bottle, (disposable plastic bottles are forbidden).
  • Extra money for drinks en route, Machupicchu and Aguas Calientes. ($10-15)
  • Tips for (porters, cooks, guides. ($30-40) Not mandatory.
  • Emergency money at least 200-300 soles. ($ 120)

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