Guided tour to Maras and Moray half day

Day trips
FromUSD 75USD 60Peruvian price USD 45

About this tour

  • Start: At 8.45 in the morning at the door of your hotel.
  • Duration: 6 hours.
  • Type of transport: Spacious minivan.
  • Tickets included (no queues): To the platforms of Moray and the salt mines of Maras.
  • Tour guide: In English and Spanish (shared service).
  • Payment methods: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diners Club, PayPal.
  • Immediate confirmation.
  • Cancellation option up to 3 days before (under penalty).

Description

  • Visit two of the most popular tourist attractions in Cusco, the circular platforms of Moray and the famous salt mines of Maras. Both places included in an all-inclusive half-day tour.
  • In addition, learn about the traditions of the peoples descendants of the Incas. He visits the town of Maras, one of the most important in the Spanish colony. Likewise, he appreciates the beautiful landscapes of the Sacred Valley of the Incas such as the Chicón and Verónica snow-capped mountains.

This is the experience

  • Travel through the beautiful landscapes of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, such as the Chicón and Verónica snow-capped mountains, until you reach the traditional town of Maras, which enjoyed great importance during the colony. After going through the history of this town, you will get to know the circular terraces of Moray, a set of agricultural terraces that the Incas built to experiment with various products. Today it is one of the most photographed places due to its scenic beauty. Next, visit the Maras salt mines, a group of salt wells created naturally hundreds of years ago. The Incas worked this salt and the local population continues to do so. The panoramic landscapes of these salt pits are preferred by tourists.

Prices

Tour Maras, Moray – Half Day Service
Price per person
Foreign
National
Shared service price60 USD45 USD

Map

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Itinerary

  • Between 8:30 a.m. and 8:45 a.m. we will pick you up from the door of your hotel (only for hotels located in the historic center of the city) to transfer you to the town of Maras (a little more than 1 hour of travel). On the way you will appreciate the beautiful landscapes of the Sacred Valley of the Incas.
  • In the town of Maras you will appreciate its old colonial church, its peculiar square and you will learn a little about the history of this town with deeply rooted customs, which enjoyed great prominence during the colony.
  • Next we will go to the circular platforms of Moray, a set of concentric platforms made by the Incas where each floor has its own micro-climates, managing to cultivate various products at different altitudes.
  • Finally we will go to the famous salt mines of Maras, a set of up to two thousand natural salt wells formed hundreds of years ago. We will know how the salt was exploited by the Incas and how the current community members of the place continue to do it. We will also get to know the famous pink salt, one of the few that exist in the world and that is in Maras.
  • The tour ends with the return to Cusco and the transfer to the tourist’s hotel (or in a central square) at around 2:30 pm.

Prices

TOUR MARAS, MORAY – HALF DAY SERVICE
Price per person
Foreign
National
Shared service price60 USD45 USD

Includes

  • Pick up from the door of the tourist’s hotel.
  • Entrance tickets to all sites.
  • Comfortable and safe complete transportation.
  • Tour guide service in English and Spanish.
  • Option to change the date or cancel the tour up to 3 days before (under penalty).
  • Snacks and drinks.
  • Tips.

What to bring?

  • Raincoat in case of rain.
  • Comfortable clothes.
  • Comfortable shoes for walking.
  • Hat and sunscreen.
  • Photographic camera.
  • Cash for handicrafts and other extra expenses.

Where does the tour start and end?

  • The tour begins with the tourist’s pick-up at the door of their hotel -valid only for hotels in the historic center of the city- (most tourist hotels are there). If your hotel is not there, the transport will pick you up at some central place in the city, such as a square.
  • The tour ends with the transfer to the tourist’s hotel or to a central square, close to the tourist restaurants of Cusco.

How to prevent altitude sickness?

  • Altitude sickness or soroche can cause you some discomfort during your visit such as dizziness, fatigue or nausea. Try to avoid alcoholic beverages and fatty foods before your visit.
  • To reduce the symptoms, try to acclimatize one day before to the altitude of the city of Cusco. Drinking coca leaf infusions (a natural plant used by the Incas) is an excellent option.

Group or private services

  • The information described applies to shared services (for a varied group of tourists). If you want a private service (for your own group of family or friends) contact us at info@machupicchuterra.com.

Maras Moray Tour Gallery


Frequent questions

What to visit in the town of Maras?

Maras was a colonial town that stands out for its famous church and its portals.

Is the tour dangerous?

No. The tour is completely safe. The visit through the platforms of Moray and the Salineras de Maras does not represent any danger for the visitor.

Can I enter the Moray platforms?

No. The rules in Moray do not allow you to enter the platforms. To appreciate them there are several viewpoints.

Can I enter the Salineras de Maras?

No. A few years ago it was allowed to enter the salt wells. However today, because the salt is made for human consumption, it cannot be entered. To appreciate the salt mines there are several viewpoints.



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