MORAY AND SALT MARAS FULL DAY
Tour Maras Moray Salineras, the town of Maras also known as the town of the portals, located in the province of Urubamba at 3300 meters above sea level.
Located 52km from the city of Cusco, it houses the most important salt mines of the Inca period, being exploited since the Inca period until today, we also find the archaeological site of Moray which is an Inca agricultural research center where the adaptation of products to different climates was carried out with a system of terraces.
Maras Moray Salineras Tour
- The tour begins with the pick up from the hotel and then make a journey of 1 hour and 20 minutes to our first place of visit, during the journey we will appreciate snow-capped mountains, lagoons, corn and potato fields.
- The first place Moray (agricultural laboratory) where we can appreciate Andean terraces in circular form and that are carved in the depths of the earth, in the form of a bowl, were used for adaptation of products to different climates.
- After the visit to Moray we will go to “Salineras” or “salt of Maras”. This town is formerly known as a salt producing center and is believed to date back to pre-Inca times.
- We can find more than 3500 salt ponds strategically carved on the side of the mountain and filled by water channels.
- On our way back to Cusco we will pass through a picturesque village “Chinchero” birthplace of the rainbow, this village is characterized by the fact that the Andean textile technique is still preserved.
- Approximate time of arrival 2:00 pm
- Pick up from Hotel in Cusco
- Round trip transportation
- Bilingual guide
- Entrance fee
What To Bring
- Carry a day backpack.
- Wear windproof clothing (jackets, hats and gloves).
- Bring sunscreen and sunglasses.
- Water bottle.
- Toilet paper.
- Bring extra snacks: chocolate bars, cookies, dried fruit and candy.
- Bring extra money (dollars and/or soles).
Maras Moray Salineras Tour
1.- Where is the city of Cusco located?
It is located in the province of Cusco, the most conventional way to get to this magnificent place is by flight or bus transportation.
2.- Should I bring extra water?
Bring an extra bottle of water to avoid dehydration.
3.- How long will I have to acclimatize before my trip?
The recommended minimum is 1 day of acclimatization before the tour.
4.- What is the highest point on this trek?
The highest point during the trek is 3700 meters above sea level.
5.- About health and safety?
Participants must inform us before and during the trek about any condition or injury. Although our guides carry first aid kits, it is recommended that you bring your own personal medication. We also suggest that you consult your doctor before booking this tour.
6.- Where to store your belongings?
Any belongings (suitcases and backpacks) that you do not wish to take with you during the tour can be safely left at your accommodation, as they have a luggage storage service. However, if you do not feel comfortable leaving your things there, you can also bring them to our office to store them during the tour.
7.- Best dates to do the City Tour in Cusco?
The best time to visit is in dry season, to clarify the city of Cusco has 2 types of weather:
First: Rainy season that oscillates between the months of December to March.
Second: Dry season that oscillates between the months of April to November.
8.- City Tour in Cusco how to get there on your own?
In the following link you will find all the information here.
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