Maras
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Our most recommended Maras Group Activities

  • From Cusco: Moray and Salt Mines Quad Bike Tour

    1. From Cusco: Moray and Salt Mines Quad Bike Tour

    Get back to nature in the dramatic landscapes of the Andes Mountains and experience the amazing scenery of the Sacred Valley by Quad Bike. Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in Cusco, and then journey through typical villages to reach the colonial town of Maras. Admire the pretty church and rustic buildings of the pretty town center and watch the locals going about their everyday lives farming the surroundings. Visit the archaeological site of Moray to see the incredible terraced holes that form an amphitheater-like depression on the surface of the land. Learn how the holes were used by the Incas in ancient times to acclimatize seeds from the Andes Mountains. Next, visit the salt ponds that the locals continue to work to obtain salt at the mines, just as their ancestors did in the days of the Inca Empire.

    It was well organized and the guides explained throughly the operation of the quads. Safety first. Beautiful scenery.

  • Cusco: Pisac, Maras, Moray, Ollantaytambo Small Group Tour

    2. Cusco: Pisac, Maras, Moray, Ollantaytambo Small Group Tour

    Get to know the most interesting and must-visit spots in the Sacred Valley on this small-group day tour. This carefully planned itinerary works to avoid the masses of tourists and allows you plenty of time at each site. You'll learn about the archeological hot spots of Cusco and Perú from guides who are passionate and knowledgeable about the country's history. Discover the ruins of Pisac, the salt mines of Maras with their amazing views (which make for incredible pictures), the Moray Terraces, and Ollantaytambo. Enjoy the chance to see all the top sites including Pisac even if you choose the option for drop-off in Ollantaytambo to catch your train or stay for the night. Itinerary: 7:30 AM: Pickup from your hotel 9:00 AM: Visit of Chinchero 11:00 AM: Visit of the Moray 12:00 PM: Visit of Maras Salt Mines 1:30 PM: Lunch in Urubamba 2:40 PM: Visit of Ollantaytambo 4:00 PM: Drop-off at th...

    We had a fantastic day on our tour. The tour guide Luis was fantastic. He was very knowledgeable and also very friendly. The lunch buffet was delicious too. We couldn't ask for a better day.

  • Cusco: Chinchero, Moray, and Salt Mines Tour

    3. Cusco: Chinchero, Moray, and Salt Mines Tour

    Your tour will start with your group pick-up. From there you will drive for about an hour to Chinchero, making a short stop in this town to visit one of the last traditional families. You will also learn about ancient textiles and the weaving process. After driving 30 minutes more, you will arrive to Moray, the ancient Inka agriculture laboratory located in a rare topographical depression in which the Inkas developed into unique circular terraces. You will learn how this entire area was also watered by a well-engineered irrigation system. After enjoying Moray, you will continue for another hour to the Salineras Salt Mines of Maray, your last destination on your tour. The salt mine is actually a vast collection of terraces born from a water stream high on a mountain. Over many centuries this salt spring has been channeled to 1,000 small pools. People wait for the sunny days to evaporat...

  • From Cusco: 6-Day Machu Picchu and Cusco Tour

    4. From Cusco: 6-Day Machu Picchu and Cusco Tour

    Day 1: Arrival in Cusco and Inca Museum and Koricancha Start your tour with shuttle service from the airport or bus station to your hotel. The rest of the morning will be reserved for resting to adapt to the altitude, approximately 3400 meters (11,000 feet). In the afternoon, visit the Inca Museum, home of thousands of years of Andean culture. Continuing with the tour, head to the temple of Koricancha, the famous Sun Temple of Qosqo. Day 2: Saqsayhuaman, Tambomachay, and the Temple of the Moon – Transfer to Aguas Calientes   Begin your day with the journey to Saqsayhuaman. This Inca architecture, with its magnificent qualities and colossal stones, is considered one of the most exceptional constructions on the face of the Earth. From here, continue to the Temple of the Moon, a place for spiritual connection, and encounter the feminine energy of the Moon Goddess. In the afternoon, trave...

  • Cusco: Maras Salt Mines & Inca Moray Half Day Trip

    5. Cusco: Maras Salt Mines & Inca Moray Half Day Trip

    Enjoy this half day trip to the Inca heartland. See the Maras Salt Mines and the Inca ruins at Moray. Start your day with either pickup from your hotel or a central meeting point. Enjoy a 40-minute ride through the beautiful scenery of the Andes. You'll arrive first at the Inca ruins of Moray. Marvel at its enormous terraces in the shape of a coliseum. Next, your tour will move on to the Maras Salt Mines. Admire this complex of nearly 3000 wells. Learn about ancient mining techniques from the locals, and maybe even try your hand at some yourself. After your visit, it’s time to sit back, relax, and enjoy the journey back to downtown Cusco.

  • From Cusco: Maras and Moray Private Helicopter Flight

    6. From Cusco: Maras and Moray Private Helicopter Flight

    View the Sacred Valley from up high on an exciting 30 minute helicopter ride. See the region's most famous sites and stunning landscapes from the sky. Your helicopter experience starts at the international airport of Cusco, where you will receive a brief safety talk before takeoff. Once in the air, you will head towards the Sacred Valley. Fly above two of the most magnificent Inca constructions, the Maras and Moray. See Maras, a salt extraction center that has been operating since the time of the Incas. Made up of thousands of rectangular water deposits located on the side of a mountain, be stunned by this out-of-this-world landscape. Also pass over Moray, an enormous construction of concentric circles that worked as an agricultural laboratory.

  • From Cusco: Chinchero, Maras, and Moray Private Day Trip

    7. From Cusco: Chinchero, Maras, and Moray Private Day Trip

    Spend the day visiting archaeological sites and getting to know the mysterious Incan civilization on this day trip from Cusco. Visit the Sacred Valley with stops in Chinchero, Maras, and Moray. Meet your guide in Cusco and depart for Chinchero. Chinchero was an important town of the Incan Empire and is located on a terrace at about 3500 meters above sea level. The beautiful Andean landscape surrounds the town, with Chincero being framed by the calm beauty of the Chicón and Verónica snow-capped mountains. Every Sunday, the town becomes a trade center for products from the neighboring communities. After visiting Chinchero, go to the archaeological sites in Maras and Moray. In Maras be impressed by the salt mines. The salt deposits from these mines were used to trade for products from other regions of the empire. In Moray see archaeological remains composed of mysterious concentric circul...

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What people are saying about Maras

This trip was amazing! The guide was very knowledgeable about the places we visited and what we were doing. Definitely would do it again!

It was well organized and the guides explained throughly the operation of the quads. Safety first. Beautiful scenery.

Very well organized, amazing local guide and very friendly. The places are just beautiful. I advise 100%

I had a really good time the guide was really nice and told us a lot about the history of the places !

Versatile excursion, interesting and friendly guide; We recommend