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Moray – Maras Salt Mines – Full Day Tour

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  • Tourist Bus
  • Tour Guide
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  • 1 Snack
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U$: 50 USD
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Overview

GENERAL TOURIST TICKET.

Cusco City Tour With the general tourist ticket of Cusco, you can visit, in the tour, Sacsayhuamán, Qenqo, Pukapukara, Tambomachay, besides that this ticket includes the entrance to sacred valley: Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Chinchero, Moray, Tipón, Pikillaqta, and museums within the city of Cusco such as: The Koricancha site museum, Regional Historical Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art and the Pachacútec Inca Monument. cusco city tour.

  • Adult Foreign Price: s /. 130.00
  • National Adult Price: s /. 70.00

PARTIAL TOURIST TICKET.

If you want to take a half-day tour, such as the Cusco City Tour, South Valley or Maras Moray, in the city of Cusco, you need the Partial Tourist Ticket, which includes the entrance to Sacsayhuamán, Qenqo, Pukapukara and Tambomachay:

  • Adult Foreign Price: s /. 70.00
  • National Adult Price: s /. 40.00

CUSCO CITY TOUR – WHAT INCOME TICKETS DO YOU NEED.

To start with your guided tour you require the Cusco tourist ticket and admission tickets to the Cathedral and Qoricancha (Temple of the Sun)

  • Cathedral. – Your entrance ticket has a cost of S / .25 soles for foreign and / or Peruvian tourists.
  • Koricancha Your entrance ticket costs S / .18 soles for foreign and / or Peruvian visitors.
  • Salt Mines Your entrence tickets costs S/. 15 Soles for foreign / peruavian visitors.

Moray  Maras Salt Mines. It is an archeological site in Peru, approximately 50 kilometers west of Cusco on a high plateau about 3,500 meters and west of the city of Maras. The site contains unusual Inca constructions. Most consist of stepped circular terraces, the largest of which is approximately 30 m deep. Like many other Inca sites, it also has an irrigation system.

The purpose of these constructions is uncertain, but their depth, design and orientation with respect to wind and sun creates a temperature difference of up to 15 ° C (27 ° F) between the top and bottom, moray maras salt mines. They are 40 kilometers from Cusco and very close to the sacred valley. These mines have been exploited since pre-inca times and consist of about 3,000 wells. Managed by the same population, once the water evaporates, the salt is ready to be treated and consumed by the local population and also the medicinal salt that is promoted for visitors. Moray maras salt mines, natural attraction, to enjoy with the family as well as the surrounding landscape, this tour is very quiet and recommended for all people.

*Difficulty level depends very much on your fitness and acclimatization.

Useful Information

  • Starting place – Cusco
  • Places to Visit – Moray, & Salt Mines.
  • Altitude of the tour – 3,400  / 3,800
  • Means of transport – Bus / on foot
  • Places to visit – Archaeological group & community
  • Number of days – half day
  • Temperature – Day – 18 C °
  • Night – 07 C °
  • General difficulty – Moderate

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Itinerary

MORAY – MARAS SALT MINES

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.

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.

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.

DEPARTURES: Daily: 08:00 to 14:00

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Includes

WHAT IS INCLUDED

  • Tourist transport
  • Official Guide Service in English and Spanish

DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • Tourist cusco tickets (foreigners 130 soles / peruvians 70 soles)
  • Entrance tickets (salt mines 15 soles)
  • Tips.
  • Expenses extras.

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WHAT YOU NEED TO TAKE.

  • Small backpack
  • Documents
  • Light clothes
  • Personal hygiene supplies
  • Extra money.
  • Sun hat
  • Tourist ticket (not included in price)
  •  Sunscreen (factor 70 recommended)
  •  Waterproof jacket / rain poncho
  • Water
  • Camera
  • Extra money
  • Rain jacket / poncho (for safety)
  • DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE:* If you are a student with a valid student card, please let us know because you will benefit from a discount on the entrance ticket

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Price & Add – ons

Group: U$: 50
Private: U$: 90

Group versus Private Treks: What’s the difference?

  • Depending on the number of people in your booking, additional people may join the trek to make a full group.
  • If you choose “private”, no additional people will be joining your group, no matter the size.
  • Minimum booking size is two people; one person may book a group trek if Pacha Expeditions Travel Peru, is able to join that person with additional groups.

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    Please list Full Names (as written on passport), Passport Number, Nationality, Dates of Birth, Gender and email addresses for all in your party. Please make sure your passports will be valid for more than 6 months after your visit to Peru. If not, Customs & Immigration may not allow you into the country

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