We go for this tour from Cusco with new car and oxygen tank for day Tour Moray Maras salt mine Cusco for an hour then we explore this magic place with this plan Moray Maras & Salt Mine Tour and guided by experienced plus paramedic tour guide and the height of this place is 3100 masl( 9,842ft) and located on the slope of the hill and the salt pans is in the form of terraces or platforms, crossed by a stream that nourishes the pools with salt water and the use of the salt of Maras dates from thousands of years and is inherited in each family and managed in a communal way.
The salt mine is composed by five thousand pools with 5 square meters each, the water seeps into the pools and evaporates by the action of the intense sun, causing coarse salt crystals to sprout and after 33 days the salt reaches 10 cm. of height and has to be harvested and the view of the set of pools is spectacular. The villagers show visitors their ancestral techniques and allow them to intervene in the collection, as well as in Andean festivals and rituals in this Tour Maras Moray Chincheros.
The place is highly recommended for lovers of photography and the area is ideal for trekking and mountain biking.
Tour Moray Maras Cusco In The Morning
We pick you up at 8: am and ride you through nice landscape and arrive in an hour to the salt mine then arriving first to the viewpoint for enjoying the amazing views then we visit the salty pools and then we go for
Moray and see this amazing agricultural terraces, from the Inca time, where the Incas practiced the adaptation of tropical plants and tubers to this area of the Andes with the cold climate and afterward we take you back to Cusco city and drop you off at your place by 2:pm
Tour Moray Maras Cusco In The Afternoon
We pick you up at 1:pm, in your hotel and then we go by our private car through this stunning places so the tour starts with a visit to the Colonial town of Maras and then we continue to the nearby Inca site of Moray which a magnificent series of terrace circles set into the ground that were once used by the Incas for experimentation crops.
Afterward the final destination are the salt mines which have been in use since Pre-Inca times and the water comes through subterranean stream and then is channeled through pools where it evaporates and leaves behind pure salt crystals with thousands of stark white pools stretching down the valley then offering stunning views and then by the end of this we drop you off at your hotels at Cusco city by 6:pm.
Useful Information About For Tour Moray Maras Salt Mine Cusco
• Daily departures in the morning and on the afternoon or any time you are free for this tour
Included For Tour Moray Maras Salt Mine Cusco
- Round-trip transportation (tourist car, new ones)
- English and Spanish-speaking plus paramedic tour guide
- Some medical first aid kit and oxigen tank then Fingertip Pulse Oximeter
- Entrance fees to all the sites visited
What You Need To Take
• Tourist ticket (Included in the private way)
• Some Sun hat
• Sun protection cream (factor 35 recommended)
• Waterproof jacket/rain poncho during the rainy season
• Also some Water
• Camera and films
Shared Group Tour Moray Maras Salt Mine Cusco
- Per person US$23 ( Not included the tickets)
Price: In private Group Service
- US$120.00 per group, from 1 to 3 people
- Not included the entrance fees
Note: We do some discount this year 2018 for our customers, just write us please for special discount and take care of it from to door.