Moray and Salt Mines Tour
Max Altitude4700 m.s.n.m
Group SizeUp to 8 People
TransportationVan, Bus, Train
This is a half day tour that starts in the morning. The first stop is in Moray, a center of agricultural investigation. On the journey of the trip we will observe sacred mountains that surround the city and the green nature that adorns the road. The next stop will be the salt mines of Maras. These pools are maintained by the local people that have been inherited by generation to generation. If we’re lucky we will see how the salt is extracted from the pools.
The Moray and salt mine tour starts at 8:30 in the morning. The guide will be waiting for you at the reception of your hotel. After, the transportation will take 1 hour to get to Moray. The guide will tell us about the microclimates that exist in this place. When we walk around the terraces you will feel the change in climate. Moray is guarded by a mountain that shelters and hides this enigmatic site.
The next stop are the salt mines. This site is impressive and valuable. In the viceroyalty they were a principal supplier of salt. In fact, this salt is preferred in our country and is exported to different countries as well. This place houses more than 3 thousand pools. The local people are in charge of maintaining the corresponding pools. We recommend that you buy this salt and take it home as a memory for your family.
After you have gotten your fabulous pictures from this place, we will return to the city in the afternoon. Previously we have made a stop in the Maras town so you can rest and then we will arrive in Cusco around lunch time.