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Tour to Maras Moray and Salineras 1/2 Day provided by Salinas de Maras

Tour to Maras Moray and Salineras 1/2 Day

Tour to Maras Moray and Salineras 1/2 Day
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
6h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
18
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    6h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    18
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Between 8:00 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. we will pick you up from your respective hotels to take you to the town of Maras, a picturesque community with beautiful landscapes; Moray; Agricultural and Salineras research center, where we find a source of salt water from which salt is obtained through the evaporation process.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Portuguese, English, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Portuguese, English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 92521P6
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Pick up from the hotel in Cusco.
  • Group tourist transport.
  • Professional guide service.
  • Water bottle.
Exclusions
  • Income to the different attractions to visit (BTG).
  • Feeding.
  • Extra drinks
  • Accommodation.
  • Entry/Admission - Salinas de Maras
  • Entry/Admission - Moray
Duration
6h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Pl. Haukaypata 172, Cusco 08002, Peru
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers
Inclusions
  • Pick up from the hotel in Cusco.
  • Group tourist transport.
  • Professional guide service.
  • Water bottle.
Exclusions
  • Income to the different attractions to visit (BTG).
  • Feeding.
  • Extra drinks
  • Accommodation.
  • Entry/Admission - Salinas de Maras
  • Entry/Admission - Moray
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Pl. Haukaypata 172, Cusco 08002, Peru
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
6h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
What you can expect during your visit
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Pl. Haukaypata 172
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    Maras
  • 1
    Salinas de Maras
    Stop: 40 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 2
    Moray
    Stop: 50 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 3
    Chinchero
    Stop: 40 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Paula
Lima, Peru4 contributions
Feb 2021 • Friends
It was my birthday's trip where this part of Cusco was magical because I could renew my vibes and the view of SALINERAS and terraces in Moray by ñquad bike WAS WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE!!! I LOVED IT!!
Written September 28, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Martin
Pooler, GA30 contributions
May 2019
If you are in the Sacred Valley there are a lot of ruins and sites to see and I wouldn't skip this one, it really is quite a visually interesting experience. The salt flats are massive - so so many, all built into the mountain in terraces, it really is not something you're used to seeing!

Also there are little shops and along the way inside which sell the Maras salt plain and also infused with different Andean herbs which make great small gifts for people (very travel friendly as well). It also feels nice to support the people!
Written February 17, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Robin P
Sydney, Australia362 contributions
Oct 2019
Maras (altitude 3,380m) is located 40 km north of Cuzco in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. This town was designed by the Franciscans and the color of houses (made with mud bricks) cannot be changed. he tradition of cooking with firewood causes long term lung disease. The Incas had a lab in Maras where, thanks to its micro climate, they experimented with many potato blends. There are dozens of potato varieties in Peru and I think we ate most of them.

There are many salt evaporation ponds located towards Urubamba (2,870m), in use since Inca times. The salt is evaporated from a local subterranean stream, emerging at a spring with flow directed into an intricate system of tiny channels constructed so that water runs gradually down into the ancient terraced ponds which are less than four sq.m in area and no more than 30 cm deep. Maintenance of the adjacent feeder channel, the side walls and the water-entry notch, bottom surface of the pond, quantity of water and the removal of accumulated salt deposits requires close cooperation among the community of users which has been the process since before the Incas. As water evaporates in the sun warmed ponds, it becomes supersaturated and sale precipitates as various sized crystals onto the inner surfaces of the pond’s earthen walls and floor. The pond owner then closes the water feeder notch so the pond goes dry. Within a few days the salt is collected. Donkeys are used to transport the salt. Its color varies from white to light reddish or brownish tan and all three types of sale are considered medicinal. This rich in sodium salt can be purchased in Australia - known as Inca Salt. Owners of these salt ponds must be members of the community and families new to the community get one further away. The size of the assigned salt pond depends on the family’s size.

Moray is an archaeological site about 50 km NW of Cuzco on a high plateau about 3,500m altitude. The unusual Inca ruins, mostly terraced circular depressions, the largest of which is approximately 30m (98’) deep, has an irrigation system. The depth, design and orientation with respect to wind and sun, creates a temperature difference of as much as 15 degrees between the top and bottom. It is therefore thought that Moray may have been an Inca agricultural experiment station. During the rainy season of 2009-10, high levels of rain caused permanent damage to the Moray ruins. Built out of stone and compacted earth, the damage was extensive as rain water undermined the ground beneath the structure. Repair work is continuing but lack of funds and rainfall hinder progress and there are concerns as to the future of this historic site and major tourist attraction.
Written February 4, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
About the operator

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By: Salinas de Maras
wolfzep
wolfzep
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Salt Flats on Terraces
This place is amazing. A natural salt spring from the mountain produces all that salt. It is processed on terrace
zsam95
zsam95
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Very interesting
Not the most exciting site in Peru but worth a visit! We got some lovely photos here and it was definitely a good s
SorinDuffy
SorinDuffy
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Salt mines, interesting visit
It is an interesting visit, and surprising at the same time, this salt mine is more than 1,000 years old, and here
LuizDutraNeto
LuizDutraNeto
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A successful "case" of co-operative work since pre-Incan times!
On our second day on the "Sacred Valley of the Incas", we visited the "Complejo Arqueológico de Chinchero" and head
TrilhaInca
TrilhaInca
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Salt quarry - Salineras.
A beautiful place, an impressive contrast of colors, and even more impressive is the amount of salinity that the wa
Papaleadfoot
Papaleadfoot
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Unusual sight (in route to other places)
An unuasual sight in route to other palces. We stopped there from Cusco in route to the train to Machu Picchu. Don'
SeatOfMyPntsTravelr
SeatOfMyPntsTravelr
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I loved being at this beautiful, ancient site!
I have a passion for ancient things that still function. Many sources like to call this place "Inca" and I know tha
EdinKrnic
EdinKrnic
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Salt flat
This place is impressive. Although the road is very bad, everyone longs to come and see this incredible wonder of
Rafal W
Rafal W
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Salt ponds of Maras
Impressive salt ponds are located around 9 km to the north of Maras. I've visited them same day, after the seeing M
zeminh
zeminh
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Golden salt terraces
Salinas de Maras is a natural salt field. A hot salty water flows out of the mountains, one can tases the salty wat
Maris Z
Maris Z
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Beautifull
One of the wonders of nature, which shows the outflow of underwater sea and salt resources and the ability of ancie
AutHetha4
AutHetha4
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Fantastic day, would do it over and over again
Maras was great to us, my highlight during our Sacred Valley tour. We decided to visit as much as possible over one
Maxxash
Maxxash
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Stunning scenery
Visually stunning. Well worth the 10 soles admission. Having a tour guide helps with understanding the site’s histo
Sushar
Sushar
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Interesting and pretty
The Maras salt flats are a must-visit in Sacred Valley. The flats have an interesting history and reveal a lot abou
kharrislange
kharrislange
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Unique & beautiful scenery
Definitely worth the 10 Sol entrance fee. A unique experience to learn how the salt is made. There are plenty of ve
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