MAGIC and CULTURE
Tour Maras, Moray & Chinchero
In this 6-hour tour we are goint to visit the enigmatic site of Moray, where we will observe circular platforms, which were a complex irrigation system and constituted an experimentation center for the Incas. After this visit we go to the complex of Maras, the salt mines, where we will see that the technique for extracting salt is very similar to that used for centuries and is a hydraulic engineering work in miniature. We will close this tour visiting the cultural town of Chinchero and its market.
You will have a lot to see and do, so take your hiking boots and don’t forget your camera as you prepare to make your way to some of Cusco most popular attractions.
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Cultural / Adventure
We will pick up you from your hotel and drive from Cusco to the Moray Archaeological Complex, also known as the “Green house of the Incas”. On this tour, you’ll explore the fascinating sequence of circular Inca terraces believed to have been used by the Incas to experiment with their crops and research growing conditions for different types of crops.
After this visit we will keep forwards to the complex of Maras, the salineras, where a salt water spring gushes forth from these high altitude mountains and tumbles down the mountainside into individual evaporation chambers which have been fully operational in bringing the people of the highlands salt until today. Consisting of more than 3,000 natural hillside salt pools, the mines are quite a spectacular sight to see in person.
Next we will visit the traditional town of Chinchero, a beautiful weavers’ town that is home to a cultural center that helps keep Peru’s weaving traditions alive. Chinchero is a typical Andean town at high altitude and is considered the mythical birthplace of the rainbow for the frequency in which this meteorological phenomenon is observed.
After the visit we will return to Cusco and drive you to your hotel.
Be sure to pack: Reusable bottle of water, rain jacket, sunscreen, sunglasses, camera, and some cash to buy souvenirs.
- Pickup from/drop off at your hotel in Cusco.
- Tourist transportation.
- English & Spanish speaking local guide.
- Entrances to places of visit. – The Cusco Tourist Card BTC (required to access Moray and Chinchero) is not included. The entrance ticket for the salt mines costs 10 soles.
- Meals and other extras.
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