Inca Terraces of Moray – Maras Salt Mines

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The tour of the agricultural terraces of Moray and the Salt mines of Maras is a great complement to the Machu Picchu tours.  You will be able to see snow-capped mountains, fields and traditional towns.

  • At 8:30 to 9:00 in the morning we will pick you up and then depart by our private car through the Urubamba River Valley. On our way to Moray (3200m), we’ll pass the bucolic countryside, where you’ll see the small family farms of corn. We’ll spend time visiting the Inca ruins of Moray, an agricultural laboratory comprising a set of circular concentric terraces, with each terrace replicating distinct microclimates, each representing a 1000 m altitude difference under normal farming conditions. The guide will explain us about the site’s construction, design and use.

    Then we will visit the Maras Salt Mines. Long ago the Inca diverted a small saltwater stream from the interior of Mt Qaqawiñay and channeled it through staggered terraces along its slopes which were carved into thousands of small pools. Salt left behind by evaporating water is harvested by the families of the Maras community. After our guided visit, we will board our Private car and return to Cusco.

  • INCLUDED

    • Comfortable Private  Transport
    • Professional bilingual Guide
    • Entrance fees.

  • Prices in American Dollars per person

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