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Visit Peru's Ancient Man-made Salt Mines For 7 Hours
  • Tour Category

    Group Tour

  • Tour Types

    Nature, History, Walking

  • Duration

    7 Hours

  • Language

    English

  • Activity Level

    Easy

Description

Explore the ancient man-made salt pans located near the Inca Heartland in Peru. Visit a myriad of salt crusted terraces precariously hidden against the steep mountain roads before walking through the Inca ruins near Moray. Then, explore the incredible Inca ruins of moray which has several circular depressions, used for irrigation.

Highlights
  • Inca ruins of Moray
  • Salt Mines near Maras
  • Moray - Maras Salt Mine Day Tour expand_more
    • Start your Maras day tour by driving for about 50kms away from Cusco.

    • Upon arrival, explore the visually stunning Inca ruins of Moray. This area has several terraced circular depressions, which were used for irrigation. These ruins in Moray were also used as an ancient agricultural lab.

    • In the afternoon, visit the Salt Mines near Maras. There are over 6,000 man-made salt pans in this region, which are fully operational even today. They are also known as Maras salt evaporation ponds.

    • Return to Cusco in the evening.

What's Included
  • Certified Bilingual Guide

  • Transportation

What's Excluded
  • Entrance fee

  • Personal expenses

Meeting Point

Cusco, Peru

Cancellation Policy

For cancellations upto 2 days before the tour -

Refund of 80% of the tour price.
Tour Reviews
  • Michelle

    Yarik is extremely knowledgeable in the history, archeology, culture, terrain, and customs of his country. He has an amazing way of entertaining as he guides and is both personable and attentive to all of his guests. He continually went above and beyond to ensure our group had a meaningful experience, improvising with lessons and information outside of the itinerary such as an astronomy lesson on a starry night high in the mountains. It is obvious that he loves his country and loves sharing it's beauties and secrets with his guests. He is patient, accommodating, professional, and brings life to his tours. I highly recommend Yarik as your Peruvian guide!!

  • Diana

    Yarik was a guide on a Salkantay trek I did, and I was very impressed with his good humor, professionalism, and attention to the needs of the members of the group. I was struggling to keep up with the rest of our group, and he always made sure I was safe and had what I needed. I highly recommend him. 

  • Lahav

    We booked a 4 days private tour to Cusco, Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu, and Yarik was our guide. What a nice and possitive person. He has a lot of Knowledge about all the aspects of Peru, and the Cusco area. We used to stop at every interesting point on our way, and Yarik gave us a wide description of what we saw, and connected it to the local history and culture. He is really a polymath!Most of all, we would like to thank Yarik for his great help to our son who had an altitude sickness.Yarik is a great person!No doubt that he is the best choice for a tour guide in that area. Highly recommended.Sadeh Family.

  • Iryna

    We spend 3 days in Lares Trek and it was wanderfull time for us. We had most curious gide Yarik that knew everything about everything, interesting in us, nature, architecture, history. You should kill him with a questions and he would be happy for it :) 

Starting From
USD USD
USD 130.00 / Group

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