Moray and Maras Salt Mines Full Day

Moray and Maras Salt Mines

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Visit the agricultural laboratory of Moray and the salt mines of Maras.

Cusco - Chinchero - Moray - Maras, Salt Mines - Huaypo Lagoon
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Max: 10 People Group Size:
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Moray Maras and salt mines are the two unique places in Cusco. If you have the opportunity to visit it, do it. It is a tour that takes you to the circular terraces of Moray that the Incas used as a laboratory to acclimatize plants that grew in warm places that they can grow in higher and colder areas. Then we take you to visit the salt mines in Maras which still uses it as a small salt factory that locals extract it to sell in the local markets. We meet in Cusco at the main office at 8:30 am to take a car for 1.5 to Moray, where the guide will explain all about the enigmatic circular terraces. You will have free time to explore the area and take pictures. Then we continue to the salt mines of maras where you can walk inside and touch the salt pools the guide will teach you all about it also if you like you can buy some souvenirs made out of salt. Afterward, you go back to Cusco for 1.5 hours car ride, arriving in Cusco around 3:00 pm.

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Itinerary

Cusco –  Chincheros – Maras – Moray – Salt Mines – Cusco.

Moray and Maras Salt Mines Full Day .- The trip starts picking-you-up from your hotel at eight in the morning. Then we will go to the town of Chincheros and the archaeological site of Chincheros. This town is famous for its beautiful and colorful textiles, the women of chincheros are the reason why the custom of making textiles was kept alive,currently they still use the same techniques of their Inca ancestors.

We will continue to the Moray archaeological site. During the trip we will be able to enjoy beautiful landscapes in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Moray is a very special and unique place because of its circular platforms. These Inca terraces were used to obtain different varieties of cereals and agricultural products. The incas considered this place as an agricultural laboratory where they carried out cultivation experiments at different heights.

Finally we will visit the Maras’ salt mines. In this interesting and beautiful place we can see how salt is extracted by hand, the whole variety of salt and its different uses. It had a non-stopped operation since the inca ages, the most important in south region. After enjoying the Salt mines we will return to Cusco city where the journey ends.

Inclusions

At Ausangate Trekking, we specify the included and non-included services under all the tour itineraries listed on our website. We take care of all the logistics, but please pay attention to the details to avoid missing anything. Some items may be different for specific programs, so please read carefully before booking with us.

INCLUDED:

  • Pick up from your Hotel
  • Private transportation from site to site during the tour
  • Professional and experienced guide (English/or Spanish)
  • Partial tourist ticket into the Maras/Moray/ Chincheros
  • Guided service from site to site
  • First aid kit

 NOT INCLUDED:

  • Lunch
  • Tip

Before You Go

We want to make your trip to Peru as memorable and as carefree as possible. In this section, you’ll find the answers to all the questions you have about traveling with Ausangate Trekking in one place. Please read the following information carefully – it will help you with any questions about our services.

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WHAT TO BRING

  • Extra layers for the cold and wind
  • Hat, sun block, sunglasses
  • Sneakers or hiking shoes
  • 1 liter water bottle
  • Daypack 25 liters
  • Extra money
  • Toilet paper

Briefing or Informative Meeting

All information meetings and briefings are held in our main office in Cusco (or your hotel) at 5:00 pm, one night before the tour begins. These meetings last approximately 30 to 45 minutes. If you’re unable to attend, you must coordinate another time by email, by phone or at the Ausangate Trekking office.

Can I store my luggage at your office?

Of course! During the trip, your main luggage can be stored at our office (you can organize it with us on the briefing day or by email) or at your hotel, both free of charge.

Any equipment that you won’t need on the trek can be stored safely in your hotel. Nearly every hotel will provide this service. Don’t leave items of value with your bags; put them in the hotel safe and obtain an itemized receipt (in the unlikely case of theft, many insurance companies require that you have a copy of the receipt itemizing everything). It’s best to put items such as credit cards inside a sealed, signed envelope for extra peace of mind.

Pick up of guests

Ausangate Trekking can pick you up from your hotel, as long as it’s in the Historical Center of Cusco. Your guide will coordinate the pickup time in the briefing session, but please keep in mind that the time may vary between 30 and 45 minutes due to traffic.

Cusco is an old city, meaning it has many narrow cobbled streets. Some hotels and Airbnbs may be located on streets without access to cars or on long, steep slopes, making it difficult to transport luggage. We strongly recommend that you book accommodation with good access.

Group Tours

Group tours are made up of different types of people, then physical conditions and ages can vary. By agreeing to be part of a group tour, you also accept that some people may be faster or slower than you. Therefore, each person can go at their own pace on the route.

It may be the case that a group wishes to modify the tour; however, the guide will be the one who decides, after consulting with all the participants, if such modifications are possible.

Strikes and demonstrations

Strikes and demonstrations are usually common in Peru, and this may interrupt some of our tours. Roads can be blocked, and train tracks can be taken over. However, we will try to keep your trip as originally planned, even if it means leaving the night before the scheduled date. Under these circumstances, tours may also be canceled. In case of changes or cancellations, everything will be coordinated with you by our operations department. Your safety is our highest priority, and our decisions will be made to protect it.

Lost objects

Please pay attention to where you leave your things and remember to take everything once you leave our transport or restaurant. You’re the only one responsible for your objects during the tour.

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Moray and Maras Salt Mines Full Day
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WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT?

At Ausangate Trekking we offer the best service for all our customers and here is what makes us different than others.

  • Small groups: Along our excursion group size is a capped at 8 people. This guarantees that you will enjoy every step of our excursion

  • Hotel: During our excursion to Machu Picchu, we offer a 3 stars hotel stay for the last night. This ensures you are well rested and ready to explore Machu Picchu.

  • Bus to Machu Picchu: To enjoy Machu Picchu, we provide a round trip ticket on the bus from Aguas Calientes to the main entrance of the archaeological site.

  • Local Tour guides: Our team consists of 100% local tour guides, who have expert knowledge in our ancient culture.

  • Best Camping Equipment: We have the state-of-the-art camping equipment for our excursion. The equipment is thoroughly cleaned and sanitized before and after every excursion.

  • Best Trekking team: At Ausangate Trekking we focus to create the best experience during our excursions. Our team that consists of tour guides, cooks, porters, horse drivers are handpicked. We train our team to offer you the best service. We take care of our team by providing them with good equipment and paying them fairly.

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