From 09:00 am - 14:00 hrs
It is the perfect route when you look for archaeological sites with a unique landscape or environment, in a short period of time. Our tour to Maras Moray Salineras, begins from their respective hotel at 8:40 am (pick up time) in one of our private vehicles, in the way we are going to enjoy the view of the northwest part of Cusco.
Maras (3 300 masl.) is a small agricultural village located at 48 km in the northwest of city Cusco, from there you can see the Vilcanota range and the peaks of the snowy mountains " la Verónica" (5 682 masl.) and "Chikón" (5 530 masl.); the temperature varies between 0 to 21 0C. The origin of the town is virreinal, this is shown by the church and the houses that still preserve the shields of indigenous nobility in their facades; Maras was founded in 1 556, being in charge the encomendero Pedro Ortiz de Orue; he command the build of the Church of Maras "San francisco de Asís"; which has altarpieces as well as paintings of the famous Cusco school (Antonio Sinchi Roca) on its interior walls.
Located 7 km southwest of the town of Maras; it is a fascinating and unique archaeological group of its kind. These natural gigantic depressions (pits), which were used to build agricultural terraces (platforms) with their respective irrigation channels. It is a type of greenhouse or experimental biological station, very advanced for its time. In this way, the Andean man was able to experiment and adapt new products to the area.
SALT MINES (SALINERAS)
The Salt mines of Maras (or salinas), are mines of salt exploded from old time (Inka time). It is located on the slope of the hill in the form of terraces (platforms), nourished by water by a stream that crosses the area. The use of salt is ancestral in the place. Las Salineras is composed for about four thousand pools of about 5 meters in diameter each; where the water is filtered and evaporated, then thick salt crystals sprout.
THE TOUR INCLUSIVE:
• Specialized and bilingual guide
• Private transport and transfer from your hotel
• Entrances tickets
• First aid kid
• Box lunch)
THE TOURNOT INCLUSIVE:
• Tips and souvenirs
• BTP (Partial Tourist Ticket)
THINGS YOU SHOULD BRING
• Original passport
• Hiking boots
• Waterproof jacket / rain jacket
• Warm clothes (hat and gloves)
• Sun hat, Sunglasses and Sun protection (factor 35 recommended)
• Water container or camel bags
• Personal medication
• Extra money (personal expenses)
Note: The area is ideal for the practice of mountain biking or ATVs.
MAP - MARAS, MORAY AND SALT MINES (SALINERAS) - "PERU MYSTERIES"
PHOTOS - MARAS, MORAY AND SALT MINES (SALINERAS) - "PERU MYSTERIES"