Maras moray salt mines tour, 1 day trip, with private guides
Maras moray salt mines tour, it is 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.
A fantastic day trip departing from Cusco city, and optionally from the sacred valley, Maras district is at 60 kilometers from Cusco, towards the north west, in a plain that in prehistoric times was a huge plateau, with spectacular views of mountains such as: Wacay Willka (today “La Veronica”, 5682 m, 18641 ft.) & “Chicon” (5530 m, 18143 ft.), Sawa siray pitusiray, glacier mountains, that are holly for local people.
All of them above the sacred valley, where we do as well the horseback riding, and mountain biking tours; , in a day trip which is recommended for everyone, there are walking options, and easy access with vehicles.
if you are in search of memorable journey, then take our private tour, we will take care of all details, where you can enjoy our customized and personalized service. we have flexible departure times, and we can be pleased to pick you up from: your hotel in Cusco city, airport in the city, the train station, or any site at the sacred valley..
Maras Moray Salt Mines Tour Itinerary.
Our Maras moray salt mines trip, can begin any time before noon, if you are already in Cusco city, then we can meet you at your hotel at 08:00 am, then depart in a private tourist transport, towards moray which is at northwest of cusco city.
The sacred valley region, is unique, along the way we will pass by picturesque villages such as: poroy which is train station for Machu Picchu and chinchero.
After about one hour we arrive to Moray, it’s an interesting archaeological site that belongs to the inca period, a unique archaeological site that has circle terraces, that was used as agricultural experimental center, each terrace had different microclimates.
We leave moray and drive towards the Maras town and see its narrow stone frame gateways, and continue to the salt mines; (there are not properly mines, but small salt pools, constituted by about 4000 small salt pools, with an average area of 5 m², 3.8 ft², and fill up with salty spring water emanating from the nearby place), constructed in a slope of the mountain Qaqawiñay.
After visiting this place, we can stop for lunch, then drive back to Cusco city, arriving at around 3pm.
you may be interested in doing the Maras moray and salt mines tour by horseback riding, if yes!, then just let us to know.
- Private Transport.
- Bilingual Tour Guide.
- Fee for visited places.