Maras salt ponds + Moray’s circular terraces

Duration:
5 hours
Transport:
Mini bus
Tour Type:
Half Day Tour
Group size:
15
Location:

$20.00

This is a fantastic half day tour to explore three popular tourist attractions of the sacred valley: The salt pools of Maras, the inca terraces of Moray and a quick stop at Chincheros.

Departure:

Accompanied service

Tour Guide Transportation

Description

MARAS SALT PONDS + MORAY’S CIRCULAR TERRACES

This is a fantastic half day tour to explore three popular tourist attractions of the sacred valley: Maras salt ponds, the inca terraces of Moray and a quick stop at Chincheros.

You will travel through the Sacred Valley of the Incas until you arrive to Chinchero. We will make a quick stop at an artisan center and view some inca ruins from the distance. From here, we will descend to the Village of Maras and visit the Maras Salt Pools to discover how the Incas ingeniously tapped a natural salt water stream to create evaporating pools for collecting salt, a system that is still used to this day.

We will continue to the archaeological remains of Moray, popular by its circular terraces, some as deep as 98 feet (30 meters), that once offered a testing ground for agricultural products. Each terrace has a unique microclimate which subsequently experiences its own temperature. Without even having to leave the valley, the Inca had created an agricultural laboratory which mimicked the temperature throughout the empire.

After the tour, you will be dropped off at San Francisco square, two blocks from main square.

08:20 – 08:30 Pick up from your hotel (for hotels placed at Downtown)
14:00 Return to Cusco

*Times are referential only.

Pick up from your hotel
Transportation in regular/pool service
Professional tour guide in regular/pool service

International and/or domestic tickets, insurances, gratuities, personal expenses, entrance tickets as follow:

Entrance tickets to all sites are not included because some travelers may have already purchased the 10-day Tourist Ticket for S/. 130 PEN (USD. 45.00) which covers entrances for this tour and many other tours. Or you can purchase the 1-day entrance ticket for S/.70 PEN (USD. 25.00). Maras salt ponds entrance fee is S/.10 PEN (USD. 3.50)

Your original passport
Comfortable tennis shoes
Water to drink
Sun hat
Sun glasses
Sun protection cream
Small roll of toilet paper
Small day pack
Snacks
Money in Peruvian Soles for souvenirs

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