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Explore Maras' Salt Mines and Moray's Garden

Cusco, Peru.

Categories: Tours - City & Sightseeing


$ 45 USD

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Highlights

Explore the natural architecture of fascinating Inca towns

Discover Moray and its peculiar amphitheater construction

Visit Maras' salt mine and learn about how the natural salt is extracted and processed

Uncover the history and culture of the Incas

Details

Location: Cusco

Language: English, Spanish

Operates: Monday - Sunday

Departs: 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Duration: 5 hours

Tour Code: 12361

Description

Our Expert Guides will take you on an incredible journey through Moray and Maras, where you will learn all about Inca history and the traces they left behind them on this fascinating land.

Moray is known for its peculiar terraces, which take on a circular form, similar to a maze or amphitheater in shape. In 1985 a study was done placing thermometers on each terrace, resulting in completely different temperatures and climates on every level. Because of this, crops naturalized, therefore improving their production.

Afterwards, we will continue to the "salinera" or "salt mines" of Maras. Here, you will find over 3000 production wells currently used to extract natural salt. The wells are watered frequently during the dry season, and once the water evaporates, salt condenses into each well. This process is repeated until the salt level reaches about 10 cm. Then, it is processed, packaged and shipped to markets for sales all over the country.

Join us for an unforgettable journey through the natural architecture of the Inca people!

Note: Tour does not include entrance tickets (Moray and Salt Mines)

Prices

Per Adult: $ 65 USD

What To Bring

Warm clothing, rain gear during rainy season, sunglasses, sunblock, extra money, passport

Includes

Expert Guide, private transportation

Meeting Location

Meeting point: Hotel pick up in Cusco


Return Details: Tour returns to the vicinity of your hotel in Cusco


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