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Maras and Moray Half Day

Overview

HALF DAY

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Travel Pack:
Maras and Moray Half Day
Activity Levels

easy

Tour type: Cultural
Ideal For: Adventure Seekers, Couples, Families, Nature Lovers and Intrepid People
Group Tour

USD 35 Per Person

Private Tour

USD Per Person

This day trip will take you to two incomparable sites in the Sacred Valley of the Incas: the Agricultural Laboratory of Moray, whose concentric terraces possess distinct microclimates, and the staggered white shining pools of Maras, still collectively worked today by the Maras community.


Highlights

  • The Tour is a half Day instead of the classic full Day. This will let you learn more about our history!
  • Since this is a private service if you would like to stay in one place for more time, or depart earlier is doable. (Always consider your guide suggestions)
  • Everything is about you and we want you to enjoy your Cusco City Tour Experience!

Itinerary

We’ll come pick you up at your hotel at 8:30 in the morning and then depart by bus through the Urubamba River Valley. On our way to Moray (3200m), we’ll pass the bucolic countryside, where you’ll see the small family farms of corn and oca ringed by Andean peaks in the distance. We’ll spend an hour visiting the Inca ruins of Moray, an agricultural laboratory comprising a set of circular concentric terraces, with each terrace replicating distinct microclimates, each representing a 1000m altitude difference under normal farming conditions. The guide will teach us about the site’s construction, design and use. Before moving on we’ll sit down to a box lunch.
Our next stop will be the Maras Salt Mines. Long ago the Inca diverted a small saltwater stream from the interior of Mt Qaqawiñay and channeled it through staggered terraces along its slopes which were carved into thousands of small pools. Salt left behind by evaporating water is harvested by the families of the Maras community. As the sunlight bounces off the different pools it produces an array of tonal and textural variety in this visualy stunning site. After our guided visit, we will board the bus to return to Cusco, around midday.

Included

Whats Included?

  • Tourist Bus Transport
  • Bilingual Guide
  • Box Lunch

Whats Not Included?

  • Admission: Moray Archeological Site
  • Admission: Maras Archeological Site
  • Discretionary Spending