The Incas built thousands of platforms to cultivate various products, such as potatoes, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, quinoa, and more. Perhaps the most beautiful of all was Moray, a circular platform system that survives today. Nearby, there are some natural salt wells formed thousands of years ago. This place is called Salineras de Maras and, together with Moray, they are two of the most popular tourist attractions in Cusco.
This is a fantastic half-day excursion to explore part of the Sacred Valley. You will see impressive views of the Urubamba mountain ranges, Veronica mountain, and the green valleys of the farms. On this half-day trip to Maras Moray – Cusco – Peru, you will learn about agriculture, textiles, and the history of the Incas.
Departure & Return Location:
Pick up from your hotel (8:00am – 8:30am).
We will pick you up from your hotel from 8:10 AM to 8:30 AM and head to Moray. The drive is about 1 hour and 20 minutes and is honestly beautiful. You will drive through snow-capped peaks of the Andes, through lush yellow wheat fields, and pass some villages. Finally, you will arrive at the fascinating display of terraces in Moray. Moray has three amphitheater-like terraces, made by the Incas. These terraces, which are carved deep into the earth in a bowl shape, were thought to determine the optimal conditions for growing crops.
When you are done exploring Moray, you will head to the salt mines of Maras, which are about 2 miles away. The village is a former salt-producing center that dates back to colonial times. There are over 3000 salt pools, all carved into the mountainside, filled daily by a little stream of water. The area is unique and spectacularly beautiful. Once you are done with the visit, you will head back to the city in time to enjoy some lunch on your own then return to Cusco.
We also offer a special service only for you or your group, you have the power to choose the size of your group and the date of departure, we will never add other people since it will be organized only for you.
Our Maras and Moray Tour private service includes additional items such as:
We offer 3 kinds of service, each with different price ranges and you can book in any of these services according to your convenience, we just need you to be a minimum of 02 people to organize your trip on the date that suits you, all our services are 100 % guaranteed.
We are a direct TOUR OPERATOR that never passes clients to other agencies as most agencies do it here in Cusco to save operating costs with poor quality.
We will make the trip even if there are only 02 people in your group.
Can i be picked up from Pisac?
Yes, let us know in advance to organize your pick up time.