1. Peru
  2. Cusco Region
  3. Cusco
  4. Moray

Cusco: Half-Day Maras and Moray Tour

Product ID: 197047
A fantastic half-day tour to explore part of the Sacred Valley. You will see amazing views of the Urubamba mountain ranges, Veronica Mountain & the green valleys of the farms. You will also be able to learn about agriculture and textiles throughout time.
About this activity
Duration: 6 hours
Starting time 8:30 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Pickup included

Please confirm accommodation details at time of booking.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit important Inca sites in Cusco's Sacred Valley
  • Explore the Salineras Salt Mine and see the more than 3,000 salt pools
  • Marvel at the spectacular agricultural labs of the Incas in Moray
Full description
After being collected from your accommodations in Cusco at around 8:30AM, you will depart for Moray, which is an archaeological site approximately 50 kilometers northwest of Cusco.

This site contains unusual Inca ruins, mostly consisting of several enormous terraced circular depressions, the largest of which is approximately 30 meters deep. As with many other Inca sites, it also has a sophisticated irrigation system. This Inca site exhibits numerous circular agricultural terraces built by the Incas in natural sinkholes on a limestone plateau overlooking the Urubamba Valley. It has been suggested that they had a cosmological meaning, but their function other than for agricultural purposes remains unclear.

Next, you will visit the colonial village of Maras, a town in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. The town is well known for its nearby salt evaporation ponds, which have been in use since Inca times. The salt-evaporation ponds are up-slope, less than a kilometer west of the town. This is an important salt mine site, which was exploited during Inca times and then again later during the colonial times up until today. At the conclusion of your tour, you will be returned to Cusco at approximately 3:00PM.
Includes
  • Transfer from Hotel in Cusco
  • Entrance to the salt mines
  • Transport
  • Bilingual guide
What’s Not Included
  • Touristic Ticket (S/70.00 per person)
  • Meals
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunscreen
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at the time of booking for all participants
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.9 / 5

based on 13 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    3.4 / 5
  • Organization
    3 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.6 / 5
  • Safety
    4.1 / 5
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Overall very good tour

Pickup was late and a little confusing but once the day was going, we had a great time! The email I received from the company the night before told me to bring 70 soles but failed to mention the additional entrance fee for the salt mine. No big deal.

August 4, 2019

He didn’t give us much info and no direction

Tour guide walked in front of us and gave us no direction. Didn’t give us much time to take pictures. He seemed in a hurry to finish up tour

August 28, 2019

Too little information Pure departure of the sights

August 17, 2019

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Product ID: 197047