Tour to Maras Moray and Salineras

Between 7:50 and 8:10 we are going to pick you up from your hotel before arriving at the picturesque village of Maras to enjoy the wonderful landscapes. Next on the list is the impressive archaeological site of Moray which was an ancient plant acclimatization research centre. Our last stop is Salineras which consists of salt water fountains that run over 3000 water wells, which are later dried to leave behind a reddish salt with a unique flavour. The locals of today are still using the same Inca site and method which you will be able to see.


Our program includes:

  • Pick you up from your hotel in Cusco city.
  • Tourist transportation.
  • Box lunch
  • Professional tour guide.

Not Includes:

  • Entrance fees to all attractions to visit.

Tour Map

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Tour Description

This tour starts with pick up service from your respective hotels, between 08:30 hrs y 09:30 hrs. We are going to visit:



Pre Inca village inhabited discontinuously, their major occupation began when the Cusco’s nobles Incas were stripped of their palaces in Cusco and had to leave to settle in other small towns like San Sebastian and Maras. From here, we can see part of the Urubamba Cordillera, the snowy peaks and beautiful landscapes.


Moray, Impresionante centro arqueologico de experimentacion agricola

Considered as an Inca agricultural research centre where experiments were conducted testing the growth of crops at different heights. The location of its platforms produces gradient microclimates, with higher temperatures the centre of the concentric circular terrace and gradually decreasing outward to lower temperatures, thus being able to simulate up to 20 different types of microclimates. It is believed that Moray could have served as a model for the calculation of agricultural production not only for Urubamba Valley also for different parts of Tawantinsuyu.

Salineras or Salt Mines.

Salineras, minas de sal en la ruta de Moray

The famous salt mines of Maras are constituted of about 3000 small wells, constructed in a slope of the “Qaqawiñay” mountain. During dry season are filled up each 3 days with salty water that comes from a natural spring located at the top of the wells. Water evaporates and the salt contained in it gradually solidifies. The ancient technique it still used today by the locals, who are producing a unique tasting salt which is reddish in colour.