Moray and maras salt pools - half day tour
On our Moray and Maras salt pools– Half Day tour. You will explore the ancient work of the Incas at the Moray terraces, marvel at the spectacular salt mines of Maras and we will visit the textile center of Chinchero on a breathtaking half-day tour from Cusco.
ELEVATION: 3,300 m (11,1055 ft)- 3800 m (12,230 ft)
PRICE: $65 USD PER PERSON
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MORAY AND MARAS SALT POOLS - HALF DAY ITINERARY
We will pick you up at 08:00 am from your hotel. The tour starts with a visit to the Textile center of Chinchero then Colonial town of Maras. From Maras, we keep going to the nearby Inca site of Moray, a magnificent series of terrace circles set into the ground that was once used by the Incas for experimentation with crops. Our final destination is the salt mines which have been in use since Pre-Inca times. Water from a subterranean stream is channeled through pools where it evaporates and leaves behind pure salt crystals. With thousands of stark white pools stretching down the valley, the views are amazing. We will finish the tour at 03:00 pm roughly.
- Round-trip transportation (tourist bus).
- English-speaking Tour Guide.
- Tourist Ticket for archeological sites.
WHAT TO BRING FOR MORAY AND SALT POOLS TOUR
- Tourist ticket (not included in price).
- Sun hat.
- Sun cream (factor 35 recommended).
- Camera and films.
CUSCO TOURIST TICKET
You will need a tourist ticket to visit the Maras Moray. Below you have all the information about them.
The Cusco Boleto Turistico is the only ticket that allows you to visit the most important tourist attractions in and around the Cusco area. With this Ticket, you visit Inca Ruins, museums and typical dances of Peru at 07:00 pm daily. you don´t need to book in advance the tourist ticket, just buy it at the first site you visit. Cash only. There are 2 types of Tickets.
1.- THE GENERAL CUSCO TOURIST TICKET
BTG is also known as the Complete Cusco Tourist Ticket. (In Spanish it is called the Boleto Turístico Integral Cusco). This complete Tourist Ticket Cusco gives you permission to discover all 16 tourist attractions in the Cusco region: If you want to visit ruins in both Cusco & the Sacred Valley, your best option is the full “General Boleto Turistico”
Price: 130.00 Soles
Student Price: 70. 00 Soles
Validity: 10 days
2.- PARTIAL CUSCO TOURIST TICKET.
The Partial Cusco Tourist Ticket is only valid for one or two days. It allows you to enter certain Inca Archeological Ruins and these sites are grouped together according to tourist circuits. This Partial Cusco Tourist Ticket is not available for students or for minors. If you plan on visiting only Maras Moray. But not City Tour on Cusco, the best option is the partial one.
Price: 70.00 Soles
SALT MINE TICKET
The cost of the direct entry ticket to the Salt mine is 15 soles (the US $ 5).