Cusco, Peru

Explore the Inca Circles of Moray and the Salt Flats of Maras

Explore the agricultural terraces built by the Incas in Moray and the salt mines of Maras. In Moray, observe the giant holes and terraces with irrigation canals that were built by the Incas as a testing grounds for their agriculture. The Maras salt mines consists of 2000 pools which have been mined since pre-Inca times as a means of economic exchange and are still used by locals. Get the opportunity to buy the famous "natural pink salt" of Maras, which obtains its color from the natural elements of the salt ponds filled with spring water, magnesium, calcium, potassium, and silicium. There are only a few places in the world where you can extract pink salt and Maras is one of them.

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Duration

Half Day

Travel Style

Historical Sites, Cultural Immersion and Off the Beaten Path

Languages

English and Spanish

Physical Activity

Light activity

Location

Mountains

Connect

Wifi: None
Cell: Limited

CBC Tupay

Locally Owned Nonprofit
Starts at:

$25/person

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Speaks: English and Spanish

Highlights

  • Learn about the intricate irrigation system the Incan community built to improve their agriculture.
  • Get the opportunity to purchase naturally pink salt from the Maras, one of the few places where you can mine for pink salt.

Details

Schedule

Tours start 8:30AM.

Availability

Flexible Departure Date
All year

What's Included

Guide

Bilingual guide

Food

None

Transport

Private van

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CBC Tupay

Locally Owned Nonprofit

CBCtupay connects travelers to unique experiences with indigenous communities throughout the Sacred Valley. The tours are a project of Centro Barolomé de las Casas, a nonprofit dedicated to studying and supporting the preservation of Andean cultures. They aim to give visitors a chance to know “authentic Peru” with its very friendly people, the incredible nature of the Southern Peruvian Highlands, and the specialties of the rural areas of ​​Cusco.

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Getting There

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Get picked up (included)
You'll get picked up from your hotel in Cusco to begin the tour.
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