Day trip

From Cusco: Half-Day Tour to Maras and Moray

Activity provider: LimaTours

From Cusco: Half-Day Tour to Maras and Moray

Activity provider: LimaTours

From US$ 32 per person

Moray consists of mysterious concentric circular terraces and Maras is an impressive complex of salt mining

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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
- Pick-up from hotels located at Cusco Historic Center.
Small group
Limited to 15 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore Maras, a salt extraction center that has been operating since the time of the Incas.
  • They are large deposits of salt used for exchange for other products with other regions of the empire.
  • Admire Moray, an enormous construction of concentric circles that worked as an agricultural laboratory.
  • Some investigators say that Moray would be an agricultural research center.
Full description
Depart after breakfast from the hotel, heading along the Sacred Valley towards the archaeological site of Moray, approximately an hour and a half away. As with many Inca ruins, its exact function remains a mystery though the design of ever-wider concentric circular terraces meant each level had a different microclimate. Continue to Maras, where the salt ponds create a dazzling scene. The thousands of small ponds give work to and help feed many local families. During Inca times, the salt deposits were an important economic centre and of great value to the imperial economy. After the tour, transfer back to your hotel.
Includes
  • Pickup and drop-off.
  • Touristic transportation.
  • Admission to Maras.
  • Professional bilingual tour guide (English and Spanish).
  • Cusco Tourist ticket - BTC
  • Personal expenses.
  • Gratuities.
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • Masks are required while indoors
  • In addition to proof of vaccination, all participants who are over 18 years old must present a government-issued photo ID (e.g. driver’s license, passport, etc)

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Closed-toe shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Pick-up from hotels located at Cusco Historic Center
  • To visit Moray, it is important that you acquire your Cusco Tourist Ticket (BTC).
  • Note: The visit to Maras is subject to changes during the months of December to March due to weather reasons (rainy season)
  • Rates do not apply for Peruvians or foreign passengers whose stay exceeded 60 days in Peru because sales taxes are not included in the above total
  • People over 18 years of age may enter enclosed spaces only if they are fully vaccinated, providing a virtual or printed certificate. This works for bus travel, any indoor activity, restaurants, hotels, trains, and airplanes. Minors should only be asymptomatic
  • Every person must permanently wear a KN95 mask or two masks one on top of the other (surgical mask, cloth mask, or two surgical masks on top).

Product ID: 396280