Cusco, Peru
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clock-o6 hours (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
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commentOffered in: Spanish

Overview

Explore the archaeological legacy of the Inca during this 6-hour excursion to visit Maras and Moray. Learn about Inca agricultural practices at the ingenious terraced farm fields of Moray, then head to Maras, where you’ll get a closer look at more than 3,000 salt pools built by the Inca and still in use to this day.
  • Explore the Inca sites of Maras and Moray on a half-day trip
  • Enjoy the scenery of the Andes, local farm fields, and small villages
  • Learn about Inca agricultural practices at the terraced bowls of Moray
  • Check out how locals have produced salt at Maras, a site that's existed since pre-Incan times
  • Great way to take a deeper dive into Incan archaeology, culture, and history
Receive a morning pickup from your Cusco accommodations, or head to the tour operator’s office on Heladeros Street. Travel for 1.5 hours to reach Moray, enjoying views of snow-flecked Andean peaks, picturesque villages, and local farm fields while en route.
Arrive at Moray and explore the surprising archaeological history this unique Inca site. Check out the site’s three amphitheater-style bowls, carved deep into ground. Many experts speculate that the “bowls” were used to test the success of different farm crops under varying growing conditions.
After visiting Moray, head to Maras, a collection of more than 3,000 salt collection pools that dates back to pre-Incan days. Maras has long played an important role in salt collection for area residents, a tradition that persists to this day. Following your Maras visit, you’ll head back to the Cusco city center, where you can make your own way back to your accommodations.

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, Aug 2017

Such a great adventure, and definitely worth your buck! A beautiful journey through some really interesting places from Peru's past. Great guide! Greate tour! Do this as a favor for yourself!


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