Take a day trip to the town of Maras and see its colonial church, visit the agricultural Inca ruins at Moray, and the salt ponds at Salineras. This is a nice trip if you want to take a break from the city and enjoy more of the Sacred Valley.
Transportation in tourist bus
Professional bilingual (English/Spanish) Tour Guide
USD 30 for
You will start driving from Cusco in the morning for about 40 km passing through the town of Maras, which has an interesting mix of Inca and colonial influence.
We will proceed on to Moray, which has an impressive Inca monument of giant terraces in the shape of nearly perfect circles that is believed to have been used for agricultural experimentation, because of the increasing temperature of the terraces the more you descend further into the complex and the well-developed irrigation system.
From there we will head to Salineras, the salt mine. At the salt mine, you will see many ponds filled with salt from a natural underground salt spring that comes from the adjacent mountain. The inhabitants of the area have worked and harvested the salt the same way since the time of the Incas. You can watch them work and even buy a small bag of the fresh salt to take home and use in your kitchen. We'll stop for lunch near Salineras (not included in the tour).
After the visit, the car will transport you back to Cusco.
Starting from USD 30
Calle Cabra Kancha 440
Cusco Native Culture & Travel is a local travel agency specializing in offering tours in Peru including trekkings, expeditions through the Andes, alternative tourism programs, archaeological sightseeing, river rafting and horseback riding through the amazing landscapes of the Cusco Region and exotic jungle trips.
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