Maras Moray and Salt Mines
In this Maras Moray Tour we will visit the town of Maras and the agricultural experimentation platforms of Moray. It is believed that in this fascinating area, the Incas created their own micro-climate to adapt plants, flowers, and many other products from different parts of the Inca empire.
Then we will go to «Salineras» located just below Maras. These mines continue to operate and peasants work on them during the day. Return to Cusco we will visit the colonial temple of Chinchero and its famous artisan market, here tourists can also take part in the wonderful demonstration of the natural dyeing of wool, which are dyed naturally with plants, seeds and minerals.
Itinerary of the Moray and Salineras de Maras:
Our excursion of the Maras Moray Tour begins at 9:00 am with the pick up from your hotel in Cusco, then, we will go to the wonderful town of Maras, district of the province of Urubamba at 3,300 meters above sea level. Located 52km from the city of Cusco, houses with the most important salt mines in the region exploited since the Inca era and the colonial period, which was the first salt producing center.
We will know:
It is located 7 km. from Maras, at 01 hour from the city of Cusco along the Chinchero route, is one of the most spectacular visits where there are circular platforms of different sizes. They are terraces of agricultural experimentation and places of concentration of feminine energy, for which it is considered as a magnetic center of the Pachamama.
Salineras de Maras.
Located northwest of the town of Maras Known by some as “salt mines” are made up of about 3000 small wells. Salt has been obtained since pre-Hispanic times through a system of drying the salty water that comes from an underground stream in the sun. Once the water has evaporated, the salt is ready for sale.
Chinchero Craft Market.
This town is located 28 km from Cusco on the paved road to Urubamba. Where the remains of what was the royal estate of Túpac Inca Yupanqui are found ”, it is like a beautiful colonial temple built on Inca foundations, its greatest attraction. However, it is its artisan market, originally dedicated to the exchange of agricultural products between the community members of the valley and those of the highlands. Currently, the market is a true spectacle of color and movement that fascinates tourists with its offer of handicrafts and textile garments made in the purest pre-Columbian style.
End of services.
- Pick up from the hotel in Cusco.
- All transfers within the circuit.
- Professional guide service in English and Spanish.
- Transfer to your hotel at the end of the tour.
It’s not included
- Entrance tickets to all the places to visit.
What should you bring?
- Bring original passport
- Wear sneakers or light shoes or tennis.
- Water bottle Canteen.
- Drink plenty of fluids on your excursions.
- Raincoat (long poncho) in the rainy season.
- Long sleeve shirts.
- Long pants.
- Sunscreen, hat for sunny days.
- Medicine and / or articles for personal use (liquid for contact lenses).
- Photographic camera or video camera.
- Have on hand checks and coins in small denominations soles or dollars.
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