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Maras Moray Salt mines is one of the half-day tours, where you can visit the Archaeological Center of Moray and the Salt Mines of Maras, a salt production center since pre-Inca times.
Cusco – Maras, Moray, Salt Mines.
1/2 Hours Before Tour Time.
The tour Maras Moray Salt Mines will start with the pick- up from your hotel at 8:00 am. Our private transportation will take us to Moray (1hr: 20 min.) On the way to Moray, you will see beautiful natural landscapes formed by snow-capped mountains, fields of wheat, barley, potatoes, etc.
Once we arrive to the archeological center of Moray, we will have a guided visit by a Bilingual Tourist Guide. Moray is considered to be an Incan agricultural experiment center consisting of symmetrical circular terraces. These terraces were used by the Incas to study the effects of different climatic conditions on crops.
After exploring Moray, we will visit the salt mines of Maras. This village of Maras is known as a salt production center, dating back to the end of the colonial times. There are over 3,000 salt pools, all carved into the mountainside, which is filled every day by a small stream of water.
After appreciating this amazing and spectacular beauty, we will return to the city of Cusco.
Thanks for your visit, Aventura cusco tour invites you to enjoy our new adventures in the imperial city of Cusco.