Maras Moray salt mines tour, part of our cusco day tours, the place is located in Maras district, which is one of the colonial towns that belongs to Urubamba province. This is one of our fantastic Cusco day tour, which at 60 kilometers from Cusco city, towards the north west of Cusco City. It is situated over a plain that in prehistoric times was a huge plateau. It is also one of the recommended places for biking tours. The place offers a wide view of Snow Mountains Such As: Wacay Willka (today “La Veronica”, 5682 m, 18641 ft.) & “Chicon” (5530 m, 18143 ft.). And sawa siray pitusiray mount. Mounts that for local people are holly. Our day tours brings you in a memorable tour, that involves culture, archaeology, and history, our expert guides will make sure you enjoy the maras moray salt mines tour. If you love mount biking we can also arrange it.
Our maras moray salt mines tours begins at 08:00 am, our personnel will pass by your hotel to pick you up, the you will depart in a private tourist transport towards moray (we depart at 09:00am in our group service) along the way we will see some picturesque villages such as poroy which is train station for machu picchu, then chinchero. After about one hour we arrive to Moray, it’s an interesting archaeological site that belongs to the incas transfer from hotel and Drive to maras Town where you can see nice gateways narrow streets, then drive About 7 km. (4.3 miles) to the south west and reach Moray. It’s a unique archaeological site that has circle terraces, it was used by the Incas as agricultural experimenting center, each terrace has different microclimate, we will be able to walk by the terrace and make great pictures, and then we leave moray and drive towards the salt mines.
Before arriving to the salt mines we pass by Maras town, this town is famous by the its gates that has been framed by carved rocks, the oldest ones that once belonged to the inca descendants has Incan iconography. From here we drive towards the north on a narrow downhill road and arrive to a nice place which is the lookout of the famous “Salt Mines”, (there are not properly mines, there are salt pools, constituted by about 3000 small salt pools with an average area of 5 m², 3.8 ft²), constructed in a slope of the “Qaqawiñay” mountain. People fill up the pools with salty water emanating from a natural spring located on the top of the complex, after visiting this place we can stop for lunch and after drive back to Cusco arriving at around 3pm, in our group service you will be back at round 2 in the afternoon.