MORAY + SALT MINES DAY TOUR

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$15.00

Overview

ding this remarkable experience, you will return to Cusco in our vehicle, arriving around 3:00 pm. Don’t miss this extraordinary opportunity to delve into Cusco’s hidden treasures and witness firsthand the remarkable legacy of the Inca Empire and the living traditions that continue to shape the region today.

MORAY AND SALT MINES TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:
  • Explore the intriguing Moray archaeological site, featuring a unique system of circular terraces believed to have been used by the Incas as an agricultural laboratory.
  • Discover the fascinating history and purpose behind the Moray terraces, learning how the Incas cultivated and experimented with different crops at various microclimates.
  • Visit the visually striking Maras Salt Mines, where thousands of salt pools are carved into the mountainside, showcasing an ancient and still-functional salt extraction method.
  • Learn about the traditional process of salt harvesting in the Maras Salt Mines, which has been passed down through generations of local families.
  • Enjoy the breathtaking panoramic views of the Sacred Valley, admiring its natural beauty and agricultural terraces.
  • Immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of the region, with expert guides sharing fascinating insights and stories about the Inca civilization and local traditions.
MORAY AND SALT MINES TOUR SUMMARY:
  • Start Point: Cusco at Machu Picchu Reservations office at 8:30 am
  • End Point: Cusco, hotel drop-off Cusco city center – Plaza regocijo
  • Duration: Half day – from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm
  • Departure: Daily departures
  • Group Size: Up to 15
  • Free Storage: Available
  • High Season: April to October
  • Places to Visit: Moray, Salineras de Maras

MORAY + SALT MINES DAY TOUR

PRICE FROM:

$15.00

Per person

Group Size:

15 People

Physical Level:

Easy

Tour location:

Cusco - Peru

Tour type:

Classic

Meals:

0 B, 0 D, 0 L

Departures:

Daily Departures

Itinerary

DAY 1: Moray and Salineras de Maras: Half-Day Exploration Tour

To begin the Moray and Salineras de Maras tour, we will meet at the Machu Picchu Reservations office at 8:30 am. From there, a car will take you on a 1.5-hour journey to Moray. Upon arrival, you will need to purchase entrance tickets or present them if you already have them. Once inside Moray, the guide will provide an informative tour about the site and then give you free time to explore the area and take pictures.

After visiting Moray, the tour will continue to Salineras de Maras, where you will receive another guided tour. Following the visit to Salineras de Maras, you will return to Cusco, arriving back around 3 pm. The tour will conclude with a drop-off in the city center of Cusco.

Included

  • Professional English-speaking tour guide: Benefit from the knowledge and expertise of a fluent English-speaking guide who will provide you with engaging insights into the history, culture, and significance of the Moray archaeological site and Maras Salt Mines.
  • Comfortable transportation: Enjoy a smooth and hassle-free journey to and from the tour sites in a comfortable vehicle, ensuring a pleasant experience throughout the day.
  • Professional support: Our experienced team will be available to provide assistance and support throughout the tour, ensuring that your experience is both memorable and enjoyable.
  • Group experience: Explore the sites in a more intimate setting, allowing for a personalized experience with your knowledgeable tour guide.
  • Photography opportunities: Capture the stunning landscapes, architectural marvels, and cultural highlights of the tour, creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Not Included

  • Salt Mines Entrance Fee: Please note that the entrance fee for the Maras Salt Mines is not included in the tour package. You will need to pay an additional 10 soles per person upon arrival at the site.
  • Moray Entrance Fee: The entrance fee for the Moray archaeological site is not included in the tour package. If you do not already have a valid tourist ticket, you will need to pay an additional 70 soles per person at the site. However, if you have purchased a tourist ticket beforehand, it can be used to access the Moray site without any additional costs.

It is essential to be aware of these additional fees and prepare to cover them on the day of the tour, as they are not included in the initial tour price.

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Recommendations

  • Comfortable clothing: Dress in layers, as the temperature may vary throughout the tour. Wear comfortable, breathable clothes that allow for easy movement.
  • Sturdy shoes: Wear comfortable walking shoes or hiking boots with good grip for walking on uneven terrain.
  • Sun protection: Bring sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat or cap to protect yourself from the sun.
  • Water bottle: Stay hydrated during the tour by carrying a reusable water bottle.
  • Snacks: Pack some light snacks to keep your energy levels up during the tour.
  • Camera: Bring a camera or smartphone to capture the beautiful landscapes and sites.
  • Cash: Carry some cash for entrance fees, souvenirs, or any additional expenses.
  • Light rain jacket or poncho: Depending on the season, it might be a good idea to carry a light rain jacket or poncho in case of unexpected rain.
  • Personal documents: Bring your passport or identification card, and if applicable, your student ID for discounts on entrance fees.

Remember that this is a half-day tour, so pack light and only bring the essentials to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable experience.

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Price from:

$15.00

MORAY + SALT MINES DAY TOUR

Half Day
$15.00 Per person (Group service)
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lehtierik
lehtierik
2018-07-03
Amazing trek with the best guide I did the Inca trail to Machupicchu for 4 days and 3 nights, with Salkantay Trekkers Peru. Our organization was excellent I joined a group of 6 people. We had the briefing one night before our departure where our guide Jose gave us full information and some suggestions. The service was very good, with all the staff that we went from the first day between them it is worth mentioning the service of our Cheff and our porters who were the people who took our travel luggage. The whole group saw the desire to work as a team, and in a professional manner. Our Guide Jose very kind and attentive with all the group of tourists and the staff of the Agency. I had the best travel experience with this group and very organized, I congratulate the whole group for making me part of this unforgettable experience. I recommend this travel agency in Cusco, for those people who are interested in traveling to Machu Picchu.
Belen F
Belen F
2018-07-03
El mejor!! Machu Picchu mi Excursión con ellos. Organizaros perfectamente. Salimos a tiempo y la guía fue informativo y servicial. Disfrutamos cada momento de la excursión y nos sentimos en manos seguras. Lo recomiendo para cualquier excursión en Cusco y alrededor de la ciudad.
Sreeram Hariharan
Sreeram Hariharan
2018-03-22
Servicio impresionante Fui a Salkantay Trek con la agencia. Estaba bien organizado y las guías son conocedores e informativos.

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