From Cusco: Chinchero, Salinas de Maras and Moray Tour

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located in the province of Urubamba at 3300 meters above sea level, it houses the most important salt mines of the Inca period and we also find Moray which is an Inca agricultural research center

Highlights

  • Get to know and admire the moray agricultural laboratory
  • Enjoy and get to know the salt mines of Maras
  • You can find more than 3500 salt ponds

Description

Day 1: The tour begins with the pick up from the hotel and then a 1 hour and 20 minute tour to our first place of visit, during the journey we will appreciate snow-capped mountains, lagoons, corn and potato fields. The first place is Moray (agricultural laboratory) where we can appreciate Andean terraces in a circular shape and that are carved in the depths of the earth, in the shape of a bowl, they were used to adapt products to different climates. After the visit to Moray we will go to “Salineras” or “salt de Maras”, this town was formerly known as a salt producing center and it is believed that it dates back to pre-Inca times. We can find more than 3,500 salt ponds strategically carved on the side of the mountain and that are filled by water channels. On the way back to the city of Cusco we will pass through a picturesque town 'Chinchero' birthplace of the rainbow, this town is characterized by the fact that the Andean textile technique is still preserved. Approximate arrival time 2:00 p.m.

Includes

Pick up from the Hotel in Cusco Round trip transportation Bilingual guide

Important Information

  • The tour will take place even if it rains drink coca tea

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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