Peru Off-the-Beaten-Track: Maras, Moray, and Salineras from Cusco
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- Day Trip
- Group Tour
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- 5 hr
This full day tour will give you the opportunity to explore the less visited colonial town of Maras, Inca ruins of Moray, and unique Pre-Inca salt mines of Salineras. Maras and Moray are areas where the Incas cultivated different products, such as potatoes and corn, and you will also see evidence of coca leaf horticulture. These sites are well worth visiting as you will experience first-hand the remarkable Incan engineering and their unique agricultural techniques, such as drainage systems that continue to function to this day. The salt mines or “Salineras” was a very important place for Peru´s ancestors and remains a significant locale for surrounding communities. The salt pools have been passed down from generation to generation and are still to this day maintained by a community, who cultivate the salt and prepare it for purchase. In addition, on this tour you will see fascinating views of local agricultural terrain and the Andes across the valley.
Operated by: Apu Andino Travel Peru
Stop At: Salinas de Maras
SALINERAS DE MARAS. Located at 3000 meters above sea level in the Peruvian Andes of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. A unique and millenary place that dates from pre-Columbian times. More than 600 families that are responsible for the production of MARAS SALT, a natural input produced with ancestral knowledge and techniques inherited from generation to generation.
Duration: 45 minutes
Stop At: Moray
Moray was possibly an Inca agricultural research center where cultivation experiments were carried out at different heights, the arrangement of its platforms produces a gradient of microclimates with the center of the concentric circular platforms having a higher temperature and gradually reducing towards the outside temperatures. lower, thus being able to simulate up to 20 different types of microclimates.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Sacred Valley
THE MOUNTAINS OF THE SACRED VALLEY OF THE INCAS,picnic with a great view.
Duration: 1 hour