This Tour Maras Moray Chinchero – Cusco Day Trip will be performed in the Sacred Valley. Therefore, it’s located between Cusco and Machu Picchu, this valley is known for its lush landscape, picturesque colonial towns, and magnificent Inca fortress.
Discover with us, the enigmatic archaeological site of Moray where new crops were developed by the Inca using varying altitudes on a terraced system. After that, you will visit the complex of Salineras, where a saltwater spring gushes forth from these high altitude mountains and tumbles down the mountainside into individual evaporation chambers. Certainly, which have been fully operational in bringing the people of the highlands salt.
- Duration: 7 hours
WE OFFER DAILY DEPARTURES!
Tour Maras Moray Chinchero: The Mysterious Moray & Maras
To start the Tour Maras Moray Chinchero, we will pick you up from your hotel around 8 AM and head to Moray. Then, the drive is about 1 hour and 20 minutes, and it is beautiful. You will drive through the snow-capped peaks of the Andes, through lush yellow fields of wheat, past some villages.
Finally, you will arrive at the fascinating display of terraces in Moray. Moray boasts three amphitheater-like terraces made by the Incas. As a result, these terraces are carved deep into the earth in a bowl shape, were thought to be used to determine the optimal conditions for growing crops.
Subsequently, when you are done exploring Moray, you will head to the salt mines of Maras, which is about 2 miles away. This village is known as a former salt-producing center that is thought to date back to pre-Inca times. Certainly, there are over 3000 salt pools all carved into the mountainside, being filled daily by a little stream of water.
Chinchero, “Rainbow Town”
The last place to visit will be Chinchero. Here we can admire the well-preserved Inka walls of the main square as well as the many altars. After that, we will also visit the beautiful colonial church, unique for its interior artwork and imagery. Moving on, we will participate in a wonderful introduction and learning experience of the art of Andean textiles. Throughout the afternoon, we will become acquainted with the wisdom of Andean weavings as maintained since long before Inka times.
Therefore, if you want to see something different from ruins, the tour maras moray chinchero is for you! The area is amazing and spectacularly beautiful. Consequentely, once you are satisfied with the visit, you will head back to the city in time to enjoy some lunch on your own.
- Round-trip transportation (tourist bus).
- English-speaking Tour Guide.
- Tourist Ticket for archeological sites.
WHAT TO BRING:
- Sun hat.
- Suncream with a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of 35 or higher.
- Waterproof jacket/rain poncho.
- Cameras and films.
- Above all, we offer daily departures for Tour Maras Moray Chinchero: We pick you up from your hotel 30 minutes before the tour.
- For Tour Maras Moray Chinchero – Cusco Day Trip the pick up is:
- Certainly, in the morning between 08:00 – 09:00 (depends on your preference)