Moray Maras & Salt Mines Tour - Maras Moray Half Day Tour
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Moray Maras & Salt Mines Tour is one of the most preferred half day tours in Cusco. It takes you to Maras Moray, the two emblematic sites in the Sacred Valley of Incas. This is one of our signature tours. With the assistance of our English speaking local guides, you will get in-depth information of these two archaeological sites of Peru.
Maras or Salinas de Maras are salt flats. It exists since the pre Inca times and has been passed down from generation to generation. Locals here continue to practise the traditional salt farming method – Solar Evaporation Method.
They let in natural spring water into these geometric shaped puddles and wait for it to evaporate. When it does, they manually scrape the salt off.
Salt of Maras is pinkish in color and has a distinct taste.
The ruins of Moray on the contrary served more like an agricultural laboratory to Incas. It was here that they experimented with the growth conditions of different crops. Unlike most agricultural terraces, those in Moray are circular and are dug into the ground with different levels.
Each level has a different temperature. This helped the Incas to determine the best weather condition needed to grow any crop.
Why SAMEX Tours Peru?
SAMEX Tours Peru is a fully locally owned licensed tour operator based in Cusco. We have an excellent team of professionals who are passionate about what they do. They have an excellent knowledge about the routes, history and culture.
Moray Maras & Salt Mines Tour is one of our signature tours. We maintain high safety standards. Our main aim is to offer you a pleasant and a safe experience on any of our tours.
We operate the tour both in private and in small groups. We highly recommend experiencing this half day trip before your trip to Machu Picchu as it would give you an introduction to Incan culture.
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Moray Maras & Salt Mines Tour
Moray Maras & Salt Mines Tour takes you to the two iconic sites, Maras and Moray. This tour offers an excellent introduction to the life and culture of Incas and how it has been preserved today.
Maras Moray Information:Tour Type: History and Sight seeing Good While: Acclimatising in Cusco Difficulty Level: Easy Considerations: Boleto Turistico or Tourist Ticket is required Maras Altitude – 3300m / 10826ft. Moray Altitude – 3500m / 11,500ft.
Maras Moray Frequently Asked Questions
It is possible to reach Maras Moray by private transport. However, signing up for a guided tour offers a complete package with an English speaking local guide.
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