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Moray & Salt Mines of Maras

MORAY a further breathtaking 20 kms drive with the beautiful snowcapped Chicon and Veronica mountains in the Cordillera Vilcanota as a backdrop we continue through to Moray. In Moray we visit “ the Inca agricultural greenhouse or laboratory”, consisting of four platforms amphitheater style or. Has a depth of 150 meters, the overlapping concentric circular stone rings widen as they rise. It was an experimental place to study the adaptation of plants to new ecosystems.
MARAS/ SALINERAS ( Salt mines ) located 7 miles from Moray at altitude of 3, 380 m is a small village, as a model of a miniature city. Famous for its salt mines, made up of about 3000 small wells with an area average size of about 5 ms ². These were already exploited since Inca times as a means of economic exchange and securities. Very interesting to see how the salt is recovered from these mines and the lives of those who work here.

Itinerary

We will pick up from your hotel at 09:15 hrs. on our bus to start our tour to the following locations:
MARAS:
Located on the West of Cusco to 3300 m.s.n.m thence is appraised the mountain range of Urubamba and the summits of the Veronica (5682 m.s.n.m) and the Chicon (5530 m.s.n.m) 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 Cusqueña School.

MORAY:
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

MORAY CUSCO
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, the Andean man consume a thousand and average of diverse varieties of Potatoes, hundred and means of maize, and very many other products.
SALINERAS:
Or 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 or they 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 15:30 hrs.

Cost Details

Moray & Salt Mines of Maras Includes :

  • Professional  (Bilingual Spanish and English Guide)
  • Tourist Bus

Moray & Salt Mines of Maras  Dosent Include :

  • Buffet Lunch
  • Tickets to enter each sites in Moray and Salinas .
  • Tips ( Opcional )

Recommendations for Moray & Salt Mines of Maras

  • If you going to stay in Cusco for only few days of more than a week
    we recommend you to get the Boleto Turitico “Tourist Ticket 10 Day” valid it cost 130 soles 4 sites in City Tour, 3 sites in the Sacred Valley plus Maras, Moray and Tipon, additionally they offer entrance to Museums.
    If you only will visit the Sacred valle y tour there is a partial Ticket valued in 70 soles.
  • If you will do City tour with the 4 Inca sites you will need another partial Ticket valued in 70 soles too, so best to get the 10 day Tourist Ticket “Boleto Turistico” for 130 soles and is valid for 10 days.
  • Note that to see Koricancha the temple of the sun there is another fee of 10 soles separately and 25 soles to visit Cusco Cathedral in a separate ticket.
  • Few people know how nice and really interesting is visiting
    La Merced church and Convent near Calle Mantas, we recommend
    to visit it with his barroque patio with hundreds years of history.
  • Also Inka Museum is not in this ticket and fee is 10 soles also
    highly recommended to visit it.
  •  Famous 12 Angle stones is in the way to San Blas big inca wall with
    nice stone artwork.
  • Cusco Inka museum located just behide left main cathedral on first block of Calle del Almirante.

Fixed Departure Dates

THIS TOUR IS AVAILABLE IN THE SERVICE GROUP AND PRIVATE SERVICE.

DAILY DEPARTURES !!! From 09:00 am to 15:00 pm
GROUP SERVICE:  USD$10 (Adult) & USD$ 8
Boleto Turistico(Tourist Ticket) to the ruins not included). Meeting point at Machupicchu Exploring office.

You could combine this tour with train to Aguas Calientes and accomodation this night to be able to see Machu Picchu for sunrise the following day. This program is called  “ Machupicchu  &  Tour To Moray & Salt Mines of Maras  2 Days” and is a combination of 2 tours, Tour To Moray & Salt Mines of Maras and the Classic train tour to Machu Picchu and for those who only have 2 days for this tour rather than 3, it is a must!

FAQs

Cusco Tourist Ticket

  • The Cusco Tourist Ticket officially called “Boleto Turistica del Cusco,” is a ticket which allows you to gain entrance to multiple attractions in and around Cusco and the Sacred Valley. The full ticket is the most popular, but there are also several partial tickets on sale too. In 2014, Peru´s Ministry of Culture changed the rules for the tickets, so read carefully the ticket types available, what entrances they include and how much they cost!

The Full Cusco Tourist Ticket (BTCI)

  • Includes entrance to 16 attractions within Cusco, surrounding areas and the Sacred Valley, the Full Cusco Tourist Ticket is the most popular ticket to buy. It is also the most expensive. Not all of the attractions listed on the ticket are must visit, but it does include the most popular attractions such as Saqsayhuman, Pisaq and Ollantaytambo. If you plan on visiting both Cusco and the Sacred Valley, this is the ticket to buy. This ticket is valid for 10 days, unlike the other tickets which are valid for just 1 – 2 days.
  • Validity: 10 Days
  • Price (2014): S/. 130 (US$ 47)
  • Included: Saqsayhuman, Qenko, Pucapucara, Tambomachay, Museo de Arte Popular, Museo Histórico Regional, Museo Municipal de Arte Contemporáneo, Museo de Sitio de Korikancha, Centro Qosqo de Arte Nativo, Monumento de Pachacutec, Tipon, Pikillacta, Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Chinchero & Moray.

Partial Cusco Tourist Ticket (BTCPI) / Circuit I– Saqsayhuman

  • This partial Cusco Tourist Ticket includes just 4 entrances. The attractions are the 4 main attractions located just outside of Cusco and not in the city itself. Take note that this ticket is valid for just 1 day!
  • Validity: 1 Day
  • Price (2014): S/. 70 (US$ 25)
  • Included: Saqsayhuman, Qenko, Pucapucara & Tambomachay.

Partial Cusco Tourist Ticket (BTCPII) / Circuit II – City & South Sacred Valley

  • This partial Cusco Tourist Ticket includes 8 entrances. Generally speaking the attractions listed on this ticket are the least visited of all in the Cusco region. The Museo Histórico Regional (the original home of Garcilaso de la Vega) and the Inca archaeological site of Tipon are definitely worth visiting.Take note that this ticket is only valid for 2 days.
  • Validity: 2 Days
  • Price: S/. 70 (US$ 25)
  • Included: Museo de Arte Popular, Museo Histórico Regional, Museo Municipal de Arte Contemporáneo, Museo de Sitio de Korikancha, Centro Qosqo de Arte Nativo, Monumento de Pachacutec, Tipon & Pikillacta.

Partial Cusco Tourist Ticket (BTCPIII) / Circuit III – Sacred Valley

  • This partial Cusco Tourist Ticket includes 4 entrances. It includes the most important attractions in the Sacred Valley, and is the ticket you need to buy if you are only visiting attractions in the Sacred Valley and not Cusco. Take note that this ticket is only valid for 2 days.
  • Validity: 2 Days
  • Price : S/. 70.00 (US$ 25)
  • Included: Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Chinchero & Moray.

Cusco Tourist Ticket Points of Sale

  • You can buy the partial or full Cusco Tourist Ticket at any of the attractions listed on the ticket. You can also buy the tickets at the central office or the official tourist information centre called DIRCETUR.
  • BTG Ticket Office
  • Address: Avenida. El Sol 103 Galerías Turísticas
  • Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday, 08:00 – 18:00 hrs.
  • Official Tourist Information Centre – DIRCETUR
  • Address: Calle Mantas (just off the main plaza)
  • Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday, 08:00 – 12:00 hrs & 14:00 – 18:00 hrs.
  • Things to Know!
  • Tickets cannot be purchased via the internet.
  • To buy any of the Cusco Tourist Tickets you need to present your passport.
  • You may be requested to show your passport along with the ticket to gain entrance to sites included on the ticket.
  • Children under 9 don´t pay. You may need to show a passport as proof of age.
  • Children aged 10 – 17 years old pay the reduced student rate, BTG Full S/. 70, BTC Partial S/.40 (passport needed as proof).
  • The ticket cannot be bought with anticipation.
  • Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferrable.

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