Historic salt mines clinging to the slopes of a canyon and mysterious circular Inca ruins: delve deep into Peru's Sacred Valley on this tour of Moray and Maras from Cusco.
Moray Ruins & Maras Salt Mines Tour Itinerary
Having been picked up from your hotel at 8:30 am, you'll leave Cusco behind and head deep into the Sacred Valley of the Incas, a valley in the Peruvian Andes that is home to an astonishing number of Incan archaeological sites.
The first stop on your tour will be Maras, a picturesque town surrounded by stunning mountain landscapes, which has given its name to the salineras, or salt pans, that are located here. These salt mines are evaporation ponds that have been used to produce salt here since pre-Inca times, and the natural colour variation of the pools, staggered in terraces down the side of the canyon, make them a breathtakingly beautiful sight. You'll be able to see them in all their glory from the viewpoint.
You'll then be taken to Moray, where a mysterious Inca archaeological site is located. The ruins of the circular agricultural terraces, known as andenes, are thought to have been used by the Incas to create different microclimates in order to grow a variety of crops. You'll explore the area for an hour, enjoying their mythical history.
At the end of a fascinating Sacred Valley tour, you'll make the return journey to Cusco's historic centre, where you'll be dropped off near Plaza de Armas at 2:30 pm.
Cusco Tourist Card
By reserving the Cusco Tourist Card, you'll get access to numerous attractions in and around the historic city and the Sacred Valley of the Incas. There are different options to choose from depending what you want to see and how long you're spending in Cusco!
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English guided tour
Children under 2Free
All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19. Show more
Tours or activities will not consist of more than 10 people per group.
A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.
The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.
Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.
All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.
All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear gloves throughout its duration.
Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.
The temperature and wellness of all those taking part in the service will be monitored daily, excluding and maintaining in quarantine any who display fever or symptoms.
The temperature of all attendees will be taken, and admission will be denied to those with a temperature of more than 37 degrees Celsius (99 Fahrenheit), and a full refund applied.
The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.
The capacity of all means of transport will be reduced to 50% of their maximum capacity.
At monuments, museums and attractions, the maximum permitted capacity will be a 50% of the total maximum capacity.
Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.
Alcoholic drinks are not available.
The activity takes place with a guide that speaks en english and spanish.
Pick up from hotel and drop off in central Cusco.
Transport by air conditioned vehicle.
English speaking guide.
Entry to Moray: S/ 70 (US$ 17.80) per person.
Entry to Maras: S/ 10 (US$ 2.50) per person.
When to book?
You can book up until 24 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.
Type of voucher
Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.
All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code. Specifically, this activity applies the following practices: Show more
Printed material is avoided.
No single-use plastics are used.
The indigenous community participates in the management of the activity.
The activity helps the dissemination of local cultural heritage.
The activity helps vulnerable groups.
No printing of documentation required.
Promotes local employment.
Has a gender equality policy.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?
A - This activity requires a minimum of 6 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.
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