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Salt Mines Maras & Moray Tour

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Tour Details
Maras and Moray two of the most attractive places in Cusco. These places were used from the Inca civilization until today. In this tour with our professional guide you will learn more about the Inca history and culture. This empire inhabited the entire Sacred Valley, taking advantage of the natural resources that these lands offered.
With our proffesional tour guide you will be able to observe the beautiful landscapes that this valley has. In addition, you will learn many surprising facts about the Inca civilization that even today are still left unknown.
This tour will help you acclimatize before your trip to the citadel of Machu Picchu or the Rainbow Mountain Vinicunca.

The Salt Mines of Maras

The salt mines of Maras is one of the places that takes advantage of the natural resources of the Sacred Valley. It offers an impressive view of the technology that the Incas achieved.
For the extraction of salt, the Incas used more than 3,000 wells. Each well is filled with very salty water from a natural source. The solidification of the water is expected to be able to extract the salt. Nowadays these saltwater wells are exploited by 800 families from the local communities of Maras.


A few kilometers from Maras is the Moray Archaeological Complex with its surprising agricultural terraces.
This place was used by the Inca Empire as an agricultural research center. It is made up of 20 different microclimates that vary in a temperature of 15°C between the highest terrace and the lowest. Thanks to this laboratory they successfully managed to grow various products throughout the Sacred Valley.

Departure & Return Location

Cusco Hotel Transfer

Departure Time

0830 AM

Price Includes

  • Pick up from your hotel
  • Transfer back to the center of Cusco
  • All transportation in attractions destination
  • Professional bi-lingual tour guide

Prices Excludes

  • Entrance to Moray (18.80 USD) per person
  • Entrance to Maras (2.70 USD) per person
  • Any Private Expenses

What to bring to Maras & Moray Tour?

  • Rain poncho or raincoat
  • Sunscreen, sunglasses and hat or cap
  • Water bottle
  • Extra money in soles

Half DayCusco - Salt Mines of Cusco - Moray

We will pick you up from your accommodation in Cusco to take you in our private transport along the route from Chinchero to Maras. During the tour you will be able to observe the natural beauty of the Peruvian countryside, andean farms, animals and the snow-capped peaks of the Andes.
Our first stop will be at the Salineras de Maras. Accompanied by our local expert guide, you will be able to observe and learn more about the traditional method of salt extraction that is still practiced by the inhabitants of this town.
After observing the salt mines of Maras we will go to the Archaeological Complex of Moray. If you do not have a ticket here you can buy an entrance ticket. Our guide will give you a guided tour of the different circular terraces, where he will explain in more detail how the Incas used it and how the temperature varies between each terrace.
After visiting these impressive places, our transport will be waiting for us to return to the city of Cusco.