Discover, this natural beauty of Maras Moray Tour, located 38 km northwest of Cusco city in Peru country, organized with an oxygen tank, for your safe tour, and explore Moray Maras Tour with an expert tour guide with plan tour Moray Maras salt mine Cusco Peru, in your own pace and your own schedule, with staying more time in these magic Inca fortresses with no rush.
About salt pans are in the form of terraces or platforms, crossed by a natural stream that nourishes the pools with salty water, also along the route, we see some beautiful mountains, with some snow-capped peaks, then some beautiful farming fields with some animal herders.
Most importantly, we adjust to your budget in mind that you have for this tour¡¡¡¡
Cusco Peru Salt Mines
Firstly, the Moray Inca site is located at 3500 masl (11,482ft). Then Maras salt mine is situated at 3000 masl (9,842ft). So these places are located on the route to the famous sacred valley of the Incas and close to the Urubamba town, with the outstanding views, also these salt ponds are located in Qori Mocco valley, which means the “gold valley” where this valley is full dark red color, which makes this place unique with amazing mystical feeling and views, plus the white salty pools start brightening when is sunny days, being the best time for taking pictures.
So, the use of the salt of Maras dates from thousands of years, and is inherited in each family and managed in a cooperative way and these places are the highlights of Cusco city Peru, for our customers from all over places.
Also, as a local company, based at Cusco city, we are recommended by real testimonies on trip advisor company plus google reviews, from our real customers, and moreover, we take you straight to the Inca sites, on a private tour with stops at the viewpoints for some photos, since these places are surrounded by yellow-green fields of wheat, potatoes, and corn.
Description About Maras Moray Tour Peru
Tour Moray Maras salt mine Cusco, is situated at Cusco Peru, between peasant communities of Miskay and Kaccllarakay. Firstly the salt mine is composed of three thousand and three hundred pools with 5 square meters each, and then 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 in layers.
Secondly, the pink salt layer is the most useful for humanity, then the view of the set of pools is spectacular and also along the ride we see nice farming fields of potatoes and quinoa, wheat and barley and some snow-capped mountains far away too.
Then, we visit the amazing agricultural terraces of Moray and also the beautiful salt evaporation ponds of Maras Salt Mine and do not miss the opportunity to visit these places with our experienced tour guide and enjoy the history and the outstanding views.
In The Morning: Tour Moray Maras Salt Mine Cusco
We pick you up at 8: am for Maras Moray private day tour 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 cold Andes mountains and afterward on the way back to Cusco, we visit Chincheros then we drop you off at Cusco city, at your place by 2:pm
On The Afternoon: Private Maras Moray Tour Cusco
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 was once used by the Incas for experimentation crops.
Afterward, the final destination is the salt mines which have been in use since Pre-Inca times and the water comes through a 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 then back to Cusco city and we drop you off at your hotel by 6:pm.
Note: We follow, your scheduled time for this tour Maras Moray private day tour, you just let us know, when you want to start this tour.
Useful Information About For Tour Moray Maras Salt Mine Cusco
We do the daily departures in the morning and in the afternoon or any time you are free for this day tour and also our private tours are easily customized based on your interests and schedule.
Included: For Tour Moray Maras Salt Mine Cusco
- Private transport round trip
- Experienced tour guide
- Oxygen tank in the car, in case we can need it
- Local taxes
Not Included: For Maras Moray Private Day Tour
- 10 soles the entrance fees to salt mine Maras
- 70 soles the entrance fees to Moray Inca site
- You buy the tickets, at the first Inca site, (If you have your Boleto Turistico, just bring it)
Bring For Tour Moray Maras Salt Mine Cusco
- Tourist ticket, if you do not have it, you can buy it at the first checkpoint
- Some Sun hat
- Sun protection cream (factor 35 recommended)
- Waterproof jacket/rain poncho during the rainy season
- Bring some water and some snacks for yourselves
Price: Private Service Maras Salt Mine Moray Day Tours Cusco
- We charge you, just the taxi and the tour guide since we are a local company with based at Cusco city
- New taxi with oxygen tank: US$90 We charge per vehicle
- Van is: US$110
- Experienced tour guide: US$80
Note For: Tour Moray Maras Salt Mine Cusco
We do some discounts all year round, for our customers, just write us please, for some discount and we adapt our tours to your budget and scheduled time, and so we take care of it all from to door, also you can tell us the number of people you are to organize minivan, for this day tour for Maras Moray located out of Cusco city Peru.
High Altitude Info
High Altitude Problems For Maras Moray Salt Mine
When people book their tour to Peru, mainly Cusco city, they start asking and wondering about altitude sickness, since this city is located at high altitude along the Andes Mountain at 3300masl (10.826ft) so according to the doctors in this high altitude the air contains less oxygen. That is the way, we recommend to all the travelers coming here to Cusco Peru to spend at least two days at this place, before starting any hikes through the mountain, but you can start with the day tours.
So, the symptoms from a high altitude will be, like headaches, no appetite and just being out of breath and sometimes just feeling sleepy, in other to be okey with high altitude, just drink plenty of water and eat just the easy digest food, like bland soup and no meat and no alcohol and moreover, the coca tea is the best since the coca bush contains an alkaloid, which helps to bring more oxygen to your blood or in the other hand, you can use the pills named Diamox for high altitude, which is recommended by the doctor.
How to book it
How I Book This Moray Maras & Salt Mine Tour?
For booking this tour, you have to send us a deposit of $20 dollars through our Paypal account and Paypal charge 7% from any amount of money to send, so that means you need to send us $22 and then the rest of the money in cash when you arrive in Cusco city and then, you need to send us the following details to our Gmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- The date of the tour and type of tour
- Number of people
- Address at Cusco city to pick you up for the following tours
- Passport copy through our WhatsApp to pay the Peruvian tax
- Gmail or WhatsApp to keep in touch
Then, we send you an email confirmation of the deposit and the tour.
Note: The $22 dollars deposit, is for any number of people, for booking this tour, then the rest of the money in Cusco city in cash, it can be in dollars or soles, this is up to you and also please the final payment with good US$ bills, because the broken dollars bills no working in Peru.
This is our Paypal account to send the deposit: email@example.com
What Was Moray Used For?
Moray is an Inca time building, and this site is located on the way to the sacred valley of the Incas and was used as terraces of agricultural experimentation, so this site has many rounded terraces, being 100 meters deep, mainly the terraces are filled with layers of material, like soil and sand.
So, the first level of the terraces is filled with small stones, and the second layer is full of fine sand, then the third level is full of fertile soil, also terraces were used to adopt types of plants, from the beginning of the amazon jungle, such as coca bush and the tropical tubers.
Moreover, the Incas to keep the warm temperature in the rounded terraces, they used types of stones, and to drain the water they used volcanic stones.
What Does Moray Mean?
Moray is an Inca language word, and this site was made by Incas in Cusco Peru, so Moray means (white frozen potatoes)
Moray Inca Site Altitude In Peru?
This Inca site is located in the Andes mountain, at Cusco Peru and situated at 3500 masl (11,500 ft )