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Maras and Moray Tour Details
Maras Moray Tour

Experience Peru like never before. Begin in Cusco. Your half-day Maras Moray tour awaits. You can dive into a world rich with history. 

Maras and Moray are the jewels of Peru. Each holding secrets from Inca times. Intrigue is present in every corner.

Unveiling the Spectacles of Maras Moray

Embark now. A 45-minute journey immerses you in profound beauty. The half day tour from Cusco to Maras and Moray unfolds astonishing vistas. 

Explore the renowned salt mines of Maras first. Visiting the Maras salt pans, you’ll feel ancient echoes. 

The Inca’s brilliant irrigation system reveals itself beneath your feet. Understand their timeless methods. Appreciate the clever, multi-level evaporation technique. Each crunch of salt beneath your steps whispers tales of ancient miners.

Entrance tickets in hand, continue to Moray. Visiting Moray, the ruins narrate history’s allure. The agricultural laboratory of the Incas sprawls before you. 

The moray terraces beckon, intricate and vast. Marvel at the monumental ruins of Moray. 

Ponder over their knowledge of growing crops across varied terrains. Their precision with the irrigation system is still apparent. It tells tales of wise Inca agricultural practices.

Maras Moray tour encapsulates a seamless blend of history, nature, and ancient civilization. You’re not merely observing. You’re stepping into a world, where past and present converse fluidly. Moray Maras Peru invites you. 

It calls you to glimpse into the Inca’s agricultural genius and Maras’ timeless salt-mining methods. A world where each grain of salt and each layer of soil narrates a tale is ready to embrace you. Welcome to a day of enchantment.

Departure Time

0900 AM

Price Includes

  • Round-trip transportation from Cusco to Maras and Moray.
  • Bilingual tour guide (usually in English and Spanish).
  • Briefings and educational information about the sites.
  • First aid kit and emergency provisions.
  • Guided exploration of the Maras salt mines and Moray terraces.

Price Excludes

  • Guide Service Fee
  • Driver Service Fee
  • Any Private Expenses
  • Room Service Fees

Recommended To Carry

  • Comfortable walking shoes or hiking boots with good grip. The terrains can be uneven.
  • Light layers of clothing. The weather can change, so it's wise to dress in layers that can be added or removed as needed.
  • Warm jacket or sweater. Even if the day starts warm, it can get chilly, especially in higher altitudes.
  • Sun protection: Sunscreen, sunglasses, and a wide-brimmed hat or cap.
  • Water bottle. It's essential to stay hydrated, especially when being active.
  • Personal snacks or energy bars. While some tours might provide snacks, it's always good to have your own, just in case.
  • Personal medications and a basic first aid kit.
  • Cash. For purchasing souvenirs, snacks, or any additional costs that might arise.
  • Camera or smartphone. The sites are picturesque, so you'll likely want to take photos.
  • Personal identification and a copy of your passport.
  • A small backpack or daypack to carry these items.

Maras and Moray Tour - Maras Moray Tour

The Maras Moray tour starts early in the morning. You depart from Cusco at 8:00 am. The drive to Maras takes you through some of Peru’s most scenic landscapes. After approximately 45 minutes, you arrive in Maras. 

This quaint town is the gateway to the renowned salt mines. Covering vast areas, these mines have been in use since pre-Inca times. You spend an hour here, observing the intricate salt extraction methods.

By 10:00 am, the tour heads towards Moray. The drive offers glimpses of the Sacred Valley’s rural beauty. Upon reaching Moray, you encounter the archaeological site. It showcases concentric agricultural terraces. 

These terraces are carved into a natural basin, creating a depth of 492 feet (150 meters). 

Historians believe the Incas used these terraces as an agricultural laboratory. Here, they experimented with crops at various altitudes.

Around noon, the tour breaks for lunch. Savor the traditional Peruvian delicacies. Post-lunch, there’s a guided exploration of the Moray site. You delve deeper into its significance and marvel at Incan engineering. 

The terraces, with their advanced irrigation systems, reflect the Incas’ profound environmental understanding. The tour wraps up by 3:00 pm. You embark on the journey back to Cusco, reminiscing about the day’s discoveries.

Tour Statistics:

  • Distance covered: 50 miles (80 kilometers).
  • Highest altitude: 11,500 feet (3,500 meters) at Moray.
  • Lowest altitude: 9,000 feet (2,750 meters) at Maras.
  • Level of difficulty: Moderate.

What exactly are Maras and Moray?

Maras is famous for its ancient salt pans, which have been in use since pre-Inca times. Moray, on the other hand, is an archaeological site known for its concentric agricultural terraces that were likely used by the Incas for experimentation with crops.

How long does the tour last?

Typically, the Maras and Moray tour lasts about half a day, usually spanning 4 to 6 hours, including travel time from Cusco.

Are there any entrance fees?

Yes, there are entrance fees for both Maras and Moray. It’s recommended to check with your tour operator if these fees are included in your package.

What's the best time of year to go?

The best time to visit Maras and Moray is during the dry season, which runs from April to October. However, it’s open year-round.

Do I need to be acclimatized before the tour?

While Maras and Moray aren’t as high as some other sites in Peru, it’s still recommended to spend a couple of days in Cusco or the Sacred Valley to acclimatize before taking the tour, especially if you’re prone to altitude sickness.

What should I wear for the tour?

It’s recommended to wear comfortable walking shoes and dress in layers as the weather can change. Sun protection, such as hats, sunglasses, and sunscreen, is also essential.

Are food and drinks included?

Some tours offer snacks or a light meal, while others don’t. It’s crucial to check with your tour provider in advance and, if necessary, bring your own.

How far is Maras Moray from Cusco?

Both Maras and Moray are about 50 km (31 miles) from Cusco, making them easily accessible for a day trip.

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Emma Schmidt

Family Traveller

Recently experienced the half-day Maras Moray tour with Explore Peru Guide, and it was outstanding! The breathtaking landscapes of Maras salt mines and the intriguing Moray agricultural terraces were expertly explained. The team was knowledgeable and passionate. Highly recommend for those short on time but eager for a rich cultural experience.

October 4, 2023