Maras – Moray – Salt mines Half day

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Location: Cusco
Duración: Day Tours
Trip Type: Cultural
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    Pick up from the hotel from 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. We start our direct tour to the town of Chinchero, we will visit a textile store to appreciate the Inca fabrics and products in baby alpaca once after enjoying we will board our bus to continue our journey to the town of Moray, here we can appreciate the famous terraces known as the center of experimentation or agricultural laboratory at the time of the incanato, then we will be arriving in Maras (salt mines) here we can observe the architecture of this small town with Andean and colonial style likewise we can visit the elaborated and cared salt wells through the inhabitants of the same place, giving our tour concluded in said archaeological center. We will be back to the city of Cusco around 2:00 pm.


    Possibly in the time of the Incas it has been an agricultural investigation, where experiments of cultures are carried out at different heights, each terrace produces different microclimates, where the temperature changes from a higher place and is reduced towards the outside at lower temperatures. This place has almost 20 different microclimates, it is believed that Moray could have served as a model for the calculation of agricultural production not only of the Urubamba Valley but also of different parts of the Tahuantinsuyo.


    There are 3000 small wells with an approximate area of ​​about 5 m² each. In times of drought these are filled with salt water that they found from a natural spring that is located above the wells. When the water evaporates, the salt crystallizes. When the salt reaches about 10 cm high from the floor, it is removed and then bagged in cloth sacks to be sent to the region’s markets; Today that salt is being iodized by state standards. This salt, in addition to sodium chloride, has other minerals such as calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc and copper.


    • Pick up from the hotel
    • Transport
    • Professional guide

    What To Bring

    • Comfortable walking shoes
    • Sunscreen
    • Sun hat / caps
    • Water

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    • Entrance fees to all sites visited

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