This tour can be arranged during the mornings & Afternoons
2 to 3
4,5 to 6
7,8 to 9
10,11 to 15
13 to 15
US 65 P.P
US 40 P.P
US 25 P.P
US 20 P.P
US 15 P.P
A brief history of each place
Schedules: Our private tours leaves at 8:00 PM / until 4:00 P.M
Duration: This tour takes all Day including the historical center and the surrounding ruins.
Places to Visit: Maras , Moray , Salt Mines and Chincheros
Private Service: VIP Service for organized groups departs any day. Highly recommended.
Tourist Ticket or Boleto Turistico (BTG): Officially known as the Boleto Turistico Unico (BTU) this ticket is valid for 10 days. It is sold at the Instituto Nacional de Cultura (INC). The ticket allows you entry to the following sites:
Maras, Moray and salt mines are located in Maras, a district of the Urubamba province, possible to be reached through a paved road from kilometre 50 on the road Qosqo - Chinchero - Urubamba. It is located towards the west of Qosqo. Over a plain that in prehistoric times was a huge plateau; a great place part of our cusco day tours, to have nature fun and for physical activity lovers. Biking tours in cusco or cusco biking tours take place in this area, is one of the best places for biking activities. area from where we see, the range of mountains of Urubamba including the snow capped mountains of Waqay Willka (today "La Veronica", 5682 m.a.s.l, 18641 ft.) & " Chicon" (5530 mts, 18143 ft.). The departure is every day, and our member tour guides will lead you, by this prairie. Our biking tours in cusco, maras moray and salt mines, cusco biking tours has daily departures in: biking tours in private tour, or in a regular group service.
Itinerary of Trip.-Transfer from hotel and Drive to maras Town where you can see nice gateways narrow streets, then drive About 7 kms. (4.3 miles) to the southwest and reach Moray, a unique archaeological site in the region. Consisting in enormous depressions or hollows in the ground surface that Inkas made, used as agriculture experimentation centre, What is surprising is that the difference of average annual temperature between the top and the bottom. After visiting moray we continue towards the northwest of the village and get the famous "Salt Mines". The "salt mines" are constituted by about 3000 small pools with an average area of 5 m² (53.8 ft²), constructed in a slope of the "Qaqawiñay" mountain. People fill up or "irrigate" the pools with salty water emanating from a natural spring located on the top of the complex.
Maras: Located to the West of the Cusco to 3300 m.s.n.m thence is appraised the mountain range of Urubamba Its important occupation began when the cusqueños noble of the Inkario were undressed of their palaces in the Qosqo and had to leave to settle down in other small towns like Maras.
It has a church made in you marinate, typical from the provincial religious architecture, to the interior of the church keep linen cloths from the Cusquenian School.
Moray: One is to about 7 km to the southwest of Maras; it is unique archaeological group in his sort in the region.
One is depressions or gigantic natural holes in the surface of the land that were used to construct in their contours agricultural terraces or platforms with their respective channels of irrigation, is because a prototype of conservatory or biological experimental station enough outpost for his time that helped to that the American man of the antiquity inherited to the humanity a 60% of the vegetal products that consumes, that the Andean man consumes a thousand and average of diverse varieties of Popes, hundred and means of maize, and very many other products.
Salt mines: Located to the northwest of the town of Maras are constituted by about 3000 small wells with an area average of about 5 ms², during the time of drought they fill in water every 3 days with salt water that emanates of a located natural manante in the superior part of wells so that when evaporating the water.
The salt contained in this one is solidified gradually. later the salt is struck and thus granulated; the salt later will be pocketed in plastic bags and shipment to the markets of the region; today that salt is being iodized reason for which, its consumption is not harmful.
Finally we return to Cusco at approximately 3:30 pm.
It Includes Tour to Maras-Moray:
- Briefing , night before of your trip in your Hotel by Ruben or your guide.
- Pick up from your Hotel the same day of your trip in the morning or afternoons.
- Private VAN which is comfortable and full equiped transport.
- English speaking guide
It does not Included:
- Meals and Water or any other Drink
- Phone calls
- Snacks, tips.
- Entrance fees ( Cost aprox. 15 Soles per person )
We recommend to Bring Tour to Maras-Moray:
- Wear light shoes or snickers
- Drink much liquid
- Water proof raincoat for the rainy season
- Long sleeve T-shirts
- Short or Long Pants
- Sun Block and hats for the sunny days
- Sun glasses
- Personal medical kit.
- A light backpack
- Photographic Camera
- Extra money.