The Salt of Maras and Moray (1/2 Day).

The Salt of Maras and Moray

Duration: 1 day
Group size: 5 - 15
The Salt of Maras and Moray (1/2 Day).
The Salt of Maras and Moray

Duration: 1 day
Group size: 5 - 15

About this trip


The Salt of Maras and Moray Tour (1/2 Day) is known for its archaeological sites and beautiful landscapes. Both places played an important role in Inca times, with the moray eels serving the function of adapting their seeds to the different altitudinal distributions, and the salt of Maras as a form of trade.

This experience is suitable for all ages and can be done alone to meet new people, as a couple or share emotions with friends, or as a family for an unforgettable adventure.

What’s included

  • Pick up
    From hotel in Cusco.
  • Tourist transportation.
  • Professional guide
    service in English and Spanish.
  • Tourist ticket (
    (National S/70.00 and tourist ticket for foreigners S/130.00).
  • Admission to salt mines
    (Adults and students S/ 10.00).
  • Food and beverages.
  • Extra ExpensesTips (Opci
  • Tips (Opcional).


The Salt of Maras
The Salt of Maras and Moray Tour (1/2 Day)


Our tour begins pick in you up from your hotel in Cusco around 08:30 am and then take the road to the sacred valley. Our first stop is in Maras a traditional village where we will appreciate its church made of adobe from the village of Maras we will be able to appreciate the Urubamba mountain range and the snowy peaks of "La Veronica" and "Chikon", we will continue to the archaeological zone Moray Center in the north of the city of Maras, Moray is about 7 km. southwest of Maras; It is a unique archaeological group of its kind in the region. It is about depressions or gigantic natural holes in the surface of the land that served to build terraces or agricultural platforms with their respective irrigation canals, which is a prototype of greenhouse or experimental biological station quite advanced for its time that helped that humanity of yesteryear. times inherited 60% of the vegetable products that are consumed today, today in Peru there are more than 5000 types of potatoes, one hundred and fifty corn, and many other products. Continuing the tour we will arrive at the salt mine of Maras, impressive salt platforms formed by thousands of white pools that look like snow. The salt mines of Maras are located northwest of the town of Maras are made up of about 3000 small wells with an average area of about 5 m², during the dry season are filled or "watered" every 3 days with salt water emanating from a water located at the top of the wells to evaporate the water, the salt contained in this gradually solidifies, then the salt is beaten and granulated; The salt is then bagged in plastic sacks and sent to markets in the region; today the salt is being iodized so its consumption is not harmful. Finally we will be returning to the city of Cusco at approximately 03:30 pm.

Your Organizer

Illa Kuntur Travel S.A.C
En Illa Kuntur Travel Somos una agencia de viajes que opera actividades turísticas en Cusco, pero más que eso somos una familia comprometida con dar a conocer la identidad cultural de nuestro país; y estamos seguros que si viajas a nuestro país es para desconectarte de la rutina diaria y vivir una experiencia edificante; buscamos que nuestros viajeros hagan un contacto real con nuestra cultura, la ecología y la gente local.

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