//Moray & Maras Salt Mines, Full Day Tour

Moray & Maras Salt Mines, Full Day Tour

We traveled to the northern part of Cusco observing the Vilcanota mountain range and a variety of Andean landscapes to the village of Maras.

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Maras: is a small town that still retains much of its colonial architectural beauty. You can see the impressive facades of fine stone lintels with sculptures in low relief.

Moray: Located at 3450 m.s.n.m. We find the agricultural terraces of Moray with its complex irrigation system. These terraces served as a natural green house to grow an extraordinary variety of microclimates for growing agricultural products, it has also been suggested that they had a cosmological significance.

Mines Salt: northeast of Maras are the “Minas de Sal”, which consist of 3,000 small pool about 5 square meters (53.8 sq ft) in size. Every three days during the dry season, workers fill the pools with salt water that comes from natural springs at the top of this resort, and when the water evaporates from the pool, the salt is formed, which collects people area. This process is conducted for a period of one month to the pools reach a volume of solid salt of 10 centimeters (4 inches) high. The salt is ground, treated with iodine, and packaged and sent to the various markets in the region.

What’s included?

  •  Professional guide
  •  Transport Tourist Bus

is not included?

  • cusco turist tickets
  • extra spences
  • tips.

What to bring?

  •  Warm clothes,
  •  Hat or cap for sun protection, rain or cold
  •  Sunscreen
  •  Extra money for lunch
  •  Snack: biscuits, energy bars, chocolate, etc.
  •  Water bottle