Day Trip: Maras & Moray
CODE: CT046: Day Trip: Maras & Moray
Come and enjoy an unforgettable trip to Maras’s salt mines and the circular terraces of Moray. You will have the opportunity to discover the valley and other isolated places around. This region used to be an important area for the Inca Empire as it was considered as an agricultural, spiritual and political center for them. There are many Inca and Pre-Inca sites located in Sacred Valley and its surroundings which make it such an important historical place. You will enjoy a full day tour which will enable you to discover the culture, the nature and the landscapes of the Valley, at the heart of the Andes Mountains..
Excellent for: Adventure seekers - Couples - Friends - Nature lovers - Intrepid people - Families
Day 1: Maras & Moray
We will pick you up at your hotel in the morning and travel to the village of Maras, passing picturesque landscapes and small Andean village on our way. There, our tour starts with the visit of the colonial church. From here, we will then go to the archaeological complex of Moray where huge deep circular agricultural terraces were built by the Incas, serving as an “agricultural greenhouse”. The Incas used the terraces as an agricultural laboratory to determine the optimum conditions for each category in differing altitudes. Each terrace has its own micro-climate. You will have the chance to discover one the Incas’ invention and enjoy the Green landscapes. On our way back, we will finally visit the ancient salt mines near the village of Maras, where salty springs emerge. The Incas built the terraces to capture the flows. It was a salt producing center during the colonial era. The salt evaporation ponds are still intact and you will be able to observe how the workers of the local communities recovered from these mines.
- Professional English-speaking guide
- Transportation to all places and attractions
- Entrance fees to Moray (Boleto Turistico) and Maras
- Personal expenses
Boleto Turistico (entrance fee to Moray):
- Option 1: Boleto Turistico General, valid for 10 days, US$ 52.00 p.p.
The Boleto Turistico General is valid for 10 days and covers most of the museums in Cusco and Inca ruins in Cusco and the Sacred Valley of the Incas. It’s the best option if you stay for a couple of days and want to see its most important attractions.
- Option 2: Boleto Turistico Parcial, valid for 1 day, US$ 28.00
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