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MARAS, MORAY, SALINERAS (Salt Mines)

This unforgettable half day tour will give you the opportunity to explore the less visited colonial town of Maras, Inca ruins of Moray, and unique Pre-Inca salt mines of Salineras, this unique area was where the Incas cultivated different products, such as potatoes, corn, Quinua, broad beans and some others,. These sites are well worth visiting as you will experience first-hand the remarkable Incan engineering and their unique agricultural techniques.

The salt mines or “Salineras” was a very important place for Peru´s ancestors and remains a significant locale for surrounding communities. The salt pools have been passed down from generation after generation and are still to this day maintained by a community, who cultivate the salt and prepare it for purchase, and also you will see fascinating views of local agricultural terrain and the Andes across the valley.

Full Day
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USD $ 150.00

We will pick you up from your hotel within Cusco City for this lovely half day tour at 9 am, we drive along the dramatic landscape of Chinchero for one hour and 20 minutes to get Moray, then your guide will take you to explore the amazing circular terraces where Incas use as a main agricultural experiment center for all kind of crops.

We take back our transport to head back cross country to the charming colonial village of Maras where we spent some time exploring the village itself them continue driving to Salineras (salt mines) is a collection of watered terraces that take salt from an underground salty stream, which is collected by locals through a fascinating process of evaporation. The pools and salt embankments are an incredible sight against the stunning mountain backdrop.

From Salineras our private transport take us back to Cusco direct to your hotel. The tour comes to an end.

WHAT’S INCLUDED?

  • Pick from your hotel in Cusco.
  • Private transportation.
  • Private English, Spanish and Quechua speaking tour guide.
  • All entrance fees.
  • T-shirt of Rolo’s Travel Peru (souvenir)
  • Drop off at your hotel in Cusco.
  • WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED.
  • Tips for the Guide and Driver.
  • Feeding
  • BTC (Cusco Tourist Ticket) a tourist ticket is mandatory to enter all archaeological sites in and around Cusco, this is included on this half day tour or you can get it separate from the municipal sales office or the entrance to any of the ruins. Partial 1 day ticket costs 70 Peruvian Soles, Full 10 day ticket costs 130 Peruvian Soles.

CONSIDERATIONS.

  • Since this is a private service if you would like to stay in one place for more time, or depart earlier is doable. (Always consider your guide suggestions)

YOU SHOULD BRING:

  • A light day pack to carry your things
  • Water bottle and water
  • Money for snacks, souvenirs and tips if you wish to tip.
  • Hat, sunscreen and sunglasses
  • Jumper (sweater)
  • Rain protection (or plastic poncho)
  • Cusco region can experience “all seasons in one day” therefore it’s wise to take a warm hat and gloves, as well as s sunhat, when you leave in the morning, in order to be prepared for all eventualities.

Rolos Travel Peru’s Day Tour services are private, that’s why price is not like regular services in large groups (usually over 25 people). Price will depend on the number of people in your group.

Day Tour 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Maras, Moray & Salineras $ 200.00 $ 200.00 $ 150.00 $ 150.00 $ 150.00 $ 150.00 $ 90.00 $ 90.00 $ 90.00 $ 90.00

Price per person in US$

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