The Maras, Moray and Chinchero half-day tour takes you to the agricultural laboratory of the Incas and the salt mines of Maras. We will take a private van from Cusco, passing the Andean villages and enjoying the green, yellow barley fields. This journey also includes spectacular views of the Sacred Valley mountain range and beautiful lakes.
On arrival, we start the guided tour of Moray, the ancient Inca agricultural laboratory. Here the Incas expertly domesticated and acclimated plants to different micro climates. After visiting Moray, we head towards the shining salt mines (Salineras) of Maras, where a natural spring fills approximately 4,000 salt pans for collecting salt.
Chinchero, Maras, and Moray are three must-visit places in the Cusco region of Peru. These three places offer a unique and unforgettable experience for travelers looking to explore the beauty and culture of this South American country. A private tour of these three locations will allow visitors to delve deeper into their history, traditions, and natural wonders.
Chinchero is a small Andean village known for its rich cultural heritage. The town is surrounded by beautiful landscapes and traditional farming communities. A private tour of Chinchero will take visitors through its historic center, where they can witness the blending of Incan and colonial architecture. The tour will also include a visit to the traditional market, where travelers can purchase handmade textiles and learn about the intricate weaving techniques used by the locals.
Maras is a town famous for its salt mines, located in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. A private tour of Maras will take visitors through the stunning salt pans that have been used since Incan times. Travelers will learn about the traditional salt-extraction methods that are still used by the locals today. The tour will also include a visit to the Maras village, where visitors can interact with the friendly locals and learn about their way of life.
Moray is an archaeological site located near Maras, known for its impressive circular terraces. These terraces were used by the Incas for agricultural experiments, and the site is a testament to their advanced knowledge of farming techniques. A private tour of Moray will allow visitors to explore the different levels of the terraces and learn about the unique microclimates created by the varying elevations. The tour will also provide insights into the spiritual significance of this site for the Incas.
Our private tour of Chinchero, Maras, and Moray is an excellent way to experience the beauty and culture of Peru.
Maras, Moray and Chinchero Private Tour starts with a pick up from your hotel in Cusco at 8:00 am, and head to the ancient agricultural terraces of Moray. This scenic drive is about one hour and 30 minutes. On your drive, you will see the Snowy Mountains of the Andes, lush yellow fields of barley, and some villages.
The archaeological park of Moray boasts four amphitheater-like terraces, made by the Incas. These terraces, which are carved deep into the earth, in the shape of a bowl, were thought to be used to determine the optimal conditions for growing crops.
After our visit to Moray, we will proceed to our next destination and visit the amazing salt pans of Maras. The town of Maras is famous for its colonial door arches and its large Catholic Church. We will stop in its plaza for few minutes and head towards the salt mines. This natural wonder is an incredible spectacle of beauty.
Formed by a natural underground salt-stream, the salt has been harvested since pre-Inca times by evaporating the water from the spring in small pools. The flow emerges at a stream, and as it flows towards the floor of the valley, is weaves through an intricate system of channels where it is collected into the hundreds of ancient terraced ponds. Here, you will have the chance to buy pink salt and souvenirs at nearby shops.
Finally, we will stop in Chinchero to experience the weaving demonstration process. At the end, we head back to Cusco and drop you off at the hotel.
Our Maras and Moray private tour is perfect for friends, couples, and families because you can leave any date you wish. With our private trips, you can also set your pace to maximize your experience. You don’t have to wait for anyone else because this half-day tour starts with only 02 passengers.
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Length: Half Day
Tour Type: Private Service
USD $: 85.00