Maras Moray Salineras - 1 Day

Salineas-de-Maras

Overview

This is a fantastic half day trip to explore part of the Sacred Valley, the side few people know about, visiting the salt ponds of Salineras, the colonial town of Maras, and the circular terraces of Moray.
Andeans had used new resources to preserve food for long periods of time, one of this is the salt, which was extracted from a water spring, and natural salt resource came out from underground. On the other hand, the circular terraces were built to adapt new products to introduce to the highlands.

Highlights

  • Explore the terraces of Moray
  • Visit the sal ponds dated from incan time
  • Drive around the moutains towards the sacred valley

Itinerary

Day 1
The Sacred Salt and Its Secrets

The tour starts at 7:00 am. We will drive about 1.5 hours toward Moray, the circular terraces that were built on a natural earth depression, taking advantage of its special climate, to test the crops and adapt to the new farmlands in the highlands. After an experience walking down to feel the temperature, we will continue driving to Maras town where we will stop to show the colonial houses with its decorated lintels dated from the XVII century, showing its importance back in the colonial time, subsequently, we will continue driving on a dusty road to Salineras, the salt ponds where we will have the chance to explore directly and see the water resource from where it comes from. The salt in Salineras, as it comes out from underground it carries with it mineral in high density, nowadays it can be used for skin therapy in spas in Cusco, we will end the exploration taking a walk around the salt ponds, afterward, we drive back to Cusco city.

The tour includes

  • • This tour is only done privately and our prices are based on a group of 2-6 people travelling in a private van. If your group is larger than 6, please ask the Kuntur Peru representative for specific pricing.
  • • Professional guide: All of our guides are bilingual Spanish and English. They all grew up in this region and have a true passion to teach others about their heritage. They are all a lot of fun to be around, but know when they need to be professional and will always look after you to make sure you are safe and happy - enjoying the tour.
  • • Transportation: You will be picked up from your hotel and transferred from site to site by a private Kuntur Peru vehicle.

The tour does not include

  • • Entrance fees: You must have the TOURIST TICKET to enter Moray. The tourist ticket is currently 70 soles for a one day ticket or 130 soles for a 10 day ticket. This one ticket will give you access to many other locations in the Sacred Valley as well as some museums and places of interest in Cusco. Salineras - Maras is a separate ticket of 10 soles.
  • • Meals: There are no meals served during this tour. You should be back in Cusco to enjoy lunch on your own.

What to bring for the tour?

  • Warm jacket: down in the valley is warm in the day time, windy in the afternoon and cold at night.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Sunglases.
  • Warm jacket.
  • Gloves if posible.
  • Cap, hat.
  • Rain jacket, rain coat or rain poncho in case the weather changes. 
  • Entrance fees and your passport.
  • Extra cash if you want to buy souvenirs.

You can send your enquiry via the form below.

Maras Moray Salineras
From $ 180.00
per Person
From $ 0.00
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octubre 2021
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