Cusco, Peru

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clock-o6 hours (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
ticket-oMobile ticket
commentOffered in: English and 1 more

Overview

Explore the legacy of the Inca and Peru’s indigenous culture during this 6-hour trip to Maras, Moray, and the ‘Salineras’ from Cusco. Walk the streets of Maras and sample some ‘Chicha’ (corn drink), then learn about Inca engineering and agricultural practices at the Moray archaeological site. You’ll also get to see the “Salineras” salt mines. An optional private trip upgrade is also available.
  • Explore Moray, Maras, and the famous 'Salineras' on this day trip from Cusco
  • Marvel at the Inca engineering skills of Moray
  • Drink 'chicha' (corn beverage) while visiting Maras
  • Admire the visual sight of the 'Salineras,' an Inca-era collection of 3,000 salt-collection pools
  • Optional trip upgrade to a private tour
  • Includes roundtrip hotel transport from Cusco
Receive a morning pickup from your hotel in Cusco, after which you’ll be transferred for 50 minutes into the Peruvian countryside, passing through the typical town of Chinchero en route.

Make your first stop in the small town of Maras, offering you the chance to catch a glimpse of daily life in one of the region’s small towns. Wander the streets of this typical village and sample some “Chicha,” a Peruvian-style corn beverage.

Leaving Maras behind, you’ll drive for another 30 minutes to Moray, an Inca-era archaeological site. Learn about the design and purpose of this circular style terrace system, a complex that was built by the ancient civilization as a testing ground for various micro-climates and different types of agricultural crops. You’ll have one hour on site.

After your Maras visit, make a stop at the “Salineras,” a collection of salt mines used since the Inca period to extract salt. The pattern formed by the area’s range of more than 3,000 small salt pools makes for a visually-arresting view for visitors. After your visit to the Salineras, you’ll receive a ride back to your Cusco hotel.

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J
, Aug 2017

A nice tour and educational the salt flats.

I
, Aug 2017

The tour was well organised, and we had a very nice, friendly and knowladgeble guide.
The salt flats are amazing and definitely worth visiting.

G
, Dec 2016

Punctual, friendly, and helpful staff. Tour is private, and takes you to the Maras Terraces and Moray Salt Flats. We also stopped at a coop in Chicheron to see traditional wool dying processes. Price is a little steep considering the local market economy, but it was worth having an English speaking guide all to ourselves.

A
, Oct 2016

The sites are worth seeing, this tour however isn't as advertised. We were in a 20 person group on a bus. Half the group were Spanish speakers, the other English speaking. The guide would have to explain everything in both languages, wasting time and drawing out the tour. The textile shop we stopped at in Chincheros was dirty and not worth the stop, there are better ones in town to visit. The tour guide was lackluster and didn't go out of his way to be personable and you don't really have much time at any of the stops. Finally, it says hotel pick up and drop off - that was a joke. We were greeted in our hotel lobby and then walked 6 blocks to a street where the bus just stopped and forced us to hustle in quickly and at the end they just left us in San Francisco Square in Cusco and pointed that our hotel was that direction... Good thing we had our map with us!

V
, Jul 2016

This tour was amazing!

J
, Feb 2017

Acredito que quem viaja de Cusco para Machu Picchu, este roteiro pode ser dispensado. É muito desgastante o deslocamento, para pouco tempo de aproveitamento das atrações oferecidas e que nada acrescentam. O grave foi que o veículo que nos transportou era um carro particular que sequer tinha ar condicionado e fomos obrigados a viajar por estradas empoeiradas com os vidros abertos, apesar de constantemente solicitarmos ao motorista e ao guia que fechassem as janelas. O custo adicional dos ingressos para atrações somente é divulgado após confirmada a compra da excursão, o que não me pareceu razoável nem justo. Um dos passageiros se sentiu desconfortável durante o deslocamento, com náusea severa. O motorista e o guia formam informados e não ofereceram nenhuma opção para alívio do desconforto, sequer fazendo uma breve parada no percurso. Péssimo atendimento. E ainda nos foi informado que estávamos ganhando um upgrade na saída do passeio, por conta de que não iríamos em transporte compartilhado. Melhor checar o fornecedor do passeio antes.


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