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Maras and Moray Tour
Maras and Moray Tour
Maras and Moray Tour
Maras and Moray Tour
Maras and Moray Tour
Maras and Moray Tour

Maras and Moray Tour

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Maras and Moray are two amazing attractions located within a short distance of each other, creating the perfect half-day tour in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Maras is famous for its salt evaporation ponds, which have been in use since at least Inca times. Moray, meanwhile, is an Inca archaeological site that looks like something straight out of a sci-fi movie. Built as an agricultural laboratory of sorts, it consists of several large terraced circular depressions which were used to test crop production in various microclimates. Together, these two sites provide one of the most fascinating spectacles in the Cusco Region. 

Our standard tour takes you to Maras and Moray to explore both sites. Alternatively, you can visit them as part of a mountain biking excursion or a fun-filled ATV (quad bike) adventure.

Itinerary

Our standard half-day tour to Maras and Moray begins when we pick you up from your hotel in Cusco at around 08h00. First we’ll head to magnificent Moray, the Inca agricultural laboratory. It takes about 1.5 hours to get there, but we’ll be driving through spectacular Andean scenery, passing by yellow wheat fields, picturesque traditional villages and snow-capped mountains.   

Arriving at Moray, your guide will show you arou...

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    WHAT'S INCLUDED

    • Transport: Private or share  
    • Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Salt mines and Moray 
    • First aid kit, if you are taking any medications, please bring your prescription with you 
    • Professional Guided tour ENG 
    • Maras salt mines entrance tickets 

    WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

    • Minimum medical and emergency evacuation insurance 
    • Trip cancellation insurance or any other travel insurance 
    • Tourist ticket to get to Moray 
    • Gratuities 

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    Maras and Moray are incredible places. Maras is home to salt mines. Moray has ruins in the form of the Roman Coliseum. On this Maras Moray half day tour, you will visit the sites that were used for experimentation and investigation of many different agricultural products.


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