The tour of the salt mines of Maras and the Inca agricultural terraces of Moray is an ideal complement for your excursions to Machu Picchu. You will appreciate mountains covered with snow, fields of culture and towns full of color and tradition. Daily departures for single people and groups of all ages and by tourist bus.
We will pick you up at your hotel at 09:00 hrs on our bus to start our tour by following locations.
Located west of Cusco at 3300 m from there the mountain range of Urubamba and the snowy peaks of “Veronica” (5682 m) and the “chikon” (5530 m) Its important occupation began is seen when the nobles cusqueños the Inkario were stripped their palaces in Qosqo and had to leave to settle in other small towns like Maras. Possesses a church manufactured in adobes, typical of small-town religious architecture, the church interior paintings from the Cuzco School are saved.
It is about 7 km southwest of Maras.; it is unique archaeological group of its kind in the region. It is natural depressions or gigantic holes in the ground surface that were used to construct in its contours farming terraces with their respective irrigation canals, is therefore a prototype greenhouse or fairly advanced biological experimental station for time helped that the American man of antiquity mankind inherit 60% of plant products it consumes, the Andean man consumes a thousand and a half of different varieties of potatoes, one hundred and fifty of corn, and many other products.
They located northwest of the town of Maras are constituted by about 3000 small wells with an average area of about 5 m², during the dry season are filled or “water” every 3 days with salt water that comes from a natural spring located in the part top of the wells to the water evaporates, the salt contained in it gradually solidifies, then the salt is struck and thus granulated; salt is then bagged in plastic sacks and sent to markets in the region; today that salt is being iodized reason why its consumption is not harmful. Finally we will return to Cusco at approximately 14:30 hrs.
Duration: about 6 hours.