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Maras Salt Mines Day Tour

23 reviews
Maras Salt Mines Day Tour

Maras Salt Mines Day Tour

23 reviews

Overview

Peru Salt Mines Tour.

The Sacred Valley of the Incas  Peru Maras Salt Mines Day Tour , Located in the Andes Mountains of Peru, it is an impressive region that served as the heart of the ancient Inca Empire. Renowned for its stunning landscapes, vibrant culture, and impressive archaeological sites, the Sacred Valley is a must-visit destination for travelers seeking a deep connection to Peru’s rich history. In summary,

Maras Salt Mines Day Tour.

Peru Salt Mines Tour it is in Sacred Valley of the Incas, with its archaeological wonders such as Moray and the Salt Mines, is a captivating destination that perfectly combines natural beauty, historical importance and cultural richness. A visit to this enchanting region provides a holistic understanding of the Inca civilization and offers a memorable experience for travelers seeking both adventure and cultural immersion.

Highlights

Moray:

One of the most intriguing archaeological sites in the Sacred Valley is Moray, often referred to as an agricultural laboratory. Moray consists of circular terraces built into a natural depression in the earth. Each terrace has a different microclimate, allowing the Incas to experiment with various crops at different elevations.

The precision and design of Moray reflect the Inca’s advanced understanding of agriculture and their ability to adapt to diverse environmental conditions.

Salinas de Maras (Salt Mines):

Another fascinating attraction in the Sacred Valley is the Salinas de Maras, ancient salt mines that have been in use since pre-Inca times. Thousands of small salt pans cascade down the mountainside, creating a visually stunning patchwork of white against the natural landscape.

The salt is sourced from a subterranean stream that emerges at the site, and traditional methods are employed to harvest the salt, providing a unique and authentic experience for visitors.

Cultural Experience: Exploring the Sacred Valley goes beyond archaeological marvels. Visitors have the opportunity to interact with local communities and experience the vibrant Quechua culture. Colorful markets, traditional textiles, and local cuisine offer a glimpse into the daily lives of the valley’s inhabitants, who continue to maintain their ancestral customs.

Access and Tours: The Sacred Valley is easily accessible from Cusco, and many guided tours include stops at key sites like Moray and the Salt Mines. Whether by train or road, the journey to the Sacred Valley is as scenic as the destination itself, with panoramic views of the Andean landscapes.

Trip Details

  • Start the tour at: 7:30am
  • Duration: 8hrs Aprox
  • We will visit: Pisaq , Satl Mines ,Moray Ollantaytambo.

Itinerary

Cusco - Maras ,Moray and Salt Mines Half Day.

  • we start the tour at. 8:30am
  • Duration: 6hrs Aprox
  • we will visit: Moray Mines Salt

Itinerary Maras Salt Mines Day Tour.

The Moray and Maras Salt Mines tour is a unique journey into the history and traditions of the City of Cusco, enjoy with us an unforgettable adventure to explore two of the most distinctive and fascinating sites in Cusco, the agricultural wonder of Moray . and the old salt mines of Maras. This tour offers a rare glimpse into the ingenuity of the Inca civilization.

The Salineras de Moray and Maras tour is a unique trip to the history and traditions of the City of Cusco, enjoy with us an unforgettable adventure to explore two of the most distinctive and fascinating sites in Cusco, the agricultural wonder of Moray and the ancient salt. Maras mines. This tour offers a rare glimpse into the ingenuity of the Inca civilization.

Your trip begins at 8:30 am from the city of Cusco, where you will board a comfortable vehicle for a 1.5-hour trip to the first destination, Moray. Here, marvel at the impressive circular terraces ingeniously designed by the Incas as a botanical laboratory, allowing them to acclimatize plants from warmer regions to thrive in the high-altitude Andean climate. Your expert guide will provide you with information about the historical and cultural importance of these enigmatic terraces, followed by free time to explore and capture stunning photographs of the area.

You will then continue to the captivating Maras Salt Mines, a centuries-old site still used today as a small-scale salt production facility. Wander through the maze of salt pools and let your guide enlighten you on the extraction process and the role salt plays in the local economy. Feel the texture of the salt pools and take the opportunity to purchase unique souvenirs made with this versatile mineral.

Return to the city of Cusco arriving around 3:00 pm.

 

 

 

 

Included

  • Small group up to 12 people
  • Professional English speaking guide with extensive knowledge of each site
  • Private comfortable transportation

No Included

  • Entrance tickets to archeological sites: 70 soles (1 day only) or approximately US$20 per person which can only be purchased in soles and only at the first archeological site. (See important info for more information)
  • Meals
  • Salt Mine entrance 11 soles

What To Bring

  • Warm and waterproof jacket (depending on the season ).
  • Sun protection cream (factor 35 recommended).
  • water
  • Camera and films.

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