Moray and Maras Salt Mines Tour

Moray and Maras Salt Mines Tour

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Moray and Maras Salt Mines Tour

Moray and Maras Salt Mines Tour .- explore the beautiful Peruvian countryside with a half day tour, visiting  the village of Maras and the agricultural experimentation terraces of Moray. It is believed that in this fascinating area, the Incas created their own micro-climate to adapt plants, flowers, and many other products from different parts of the Inca empire.
We will then go to the “Salineras” located just below Maras. These mines are still working and the peasants work in them during the day. Return to Cusco we will visit the colonial temple of Chinchero and its famous handicraft market. Here tourists can also take part of the wonderful demonstration of the natural dyeing of wool, which is dyed naturally with plants, seeds and minerals.

Itinerary of the Moray and Maras Salt Mines Tour:

Our Maras Moray Tour excursion starts 8:30 am with pick up from your hotel in Cusco, Then, we will head towards the wonderful town of Maras, district of the province of Urubamba at 3,300 masl. Located 52km from the city of Cusco, houses the most important salt mines in the region exploited since Inca times and the colonial period, which was the first salt producing center.

We will visit:


It is located 7 km. from Maras, 01 hour from the city of Cusco by the route of Chinchero is one of the most spectacular visits where there are circular terraces of different sizes. They are terraces of agricultural experimentation and places of concentration of feminine energy, for which it is considered as a magnetic center of the Pachamama.

Salt mines of Maras.

Located northwest of the town of Maras known by some as “salt mines” are made up of about 3000 small wells. The salt has been obtained since pre-Hispanic times through a system of drying salt water that comes from a subway stream in the sun. Once the water has evaporated, the salt is ready for sale.

Chinchero Artisan Market.

This town is located 28 km. from Cusco on the paved road to Urubamba. Its main attraction, however, is its handicraft market, originally dedicated to the barter of agricultural products between the villagers of the valley and those of the highlands. Currently, the market is a true spectacle of color and movement that causes the fascination of the tourist with its offer of handicrafts and textile garments made in the purest pre-Columbian style.

End of services.


  • Pick you up from hotel in Cusco.
  • All transfers within the circuit.
  • Professional guide service in English and Spanish.
  • minivan

Not Included

  • Feeds

¿What To Bring?

  • carry your original passport
  • Wear sneakers or light shoes or tennis shoes.
  • a water bottle
  • Drink plenty of liquids during your excursions.
  • Raincoat (long poncho) in rainy season.
  • Long sleeve shirts.
  • Long pants.
  • Sunscreen, hat for sunny days.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Medicine and/or personal items (liquid for contact lenses).
  • Camera or video camera.
  • Have on hand checks and coins in small denominations soles or dollars.


From US$35