An off-the-beaten track tour to the circular agricultural terraces of Moray with their complex system of irrigation and terraces as well as the ancient saltworks of Salineras. A great addition to your trip!
Half day tour to some alternative sites : Maras – Moray – Salineras
Tours operated in Private Services only
Historical tour with English Speaking Guides
Moray, Maras Salineras
a further breathtaking 20 kms drive with the beautiful snowcapped Chicon, Pitusiray, Sahuasiray and Veronica mountains in the Cordillera Vilcanota as a backdrop we continue through to Moray. In Moray we visit “ the Inca agricultural greenhouse or laboratory”, consisting of four platforms amphitheater style or. Has a depth of 150 meters, the overlapping concentric circular stone rings widen as they rise. It was an experimental place to study the adaptation of plants to new ecosystems.
MARAS/ SALINERAS ( mines of salt)
located 7 miles from Moray at altitude of 3, 380 m is a small village, as a model of a miniature city. Famous for its salt mines, made up of about 3000 small wells with an area average size of about 5 ms ². These were already exploited since Inca times as a means of economic exchange and securities. Very interesting to see how the salt is recovered from these mines and the lives of those who work here.
Depart Cusco approx 9:00 am returning approximately 2pm.
Sites: approximate duration of visit;
MORAY: 60 mins 90 mins :
MARAS / SALINERAS: 60 mins – 90 mins :
What is Included:
- Private bus / transport
- Tour guide in English
What is not Included:
- Lunch (optional if requested at least 1 day in advance $7)
- Cusco Tourist Ticket; This ticket is required for the entrance to Moray
- Maras entrance additional 8 soles
- If you do not have a tourist ticket it can be purchased at Moray
We recommend that you bring
- Water bottle, camera, suncream, hat
- Rain jacket or rain poncho
- Money for lunch and souveniers
- Comfortable sturdy walking shoes or runners
- Cusco Tourist Ticket
- A warm clothes to return to Cusco
US$ 190 in total for 2-6 persons (7+ persons – please enquire)