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Maras Moray & Salt Mines Tour with Picnic

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  • Natural landmarks sightseeing
  • Art and architecture
  • duration 6-7 hours
  • tour type Small group
  • minimum participants 2
  • age requirement 5+ years old
  • max group size 10
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  • Starts Cusco, Peru
  • Ends Cusco, Peru
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Maras Salt Mines
  • Moray Inka Archaeologital Site
This half day tour will give you the opportunity to explore the less visited colonial town of Maras, the Incan ruins of Moray, and the unique pre-Incan salt mines of Salineras. Also enjoy the fascinating views of local agricultural terrain and the Andes across the valley.

Maras and Moray are areas where the Incas cultivated different products, such as potatoes and corn, where you will also see evidence of cocoa leaf horticulture. These sites are well worth visiting as you will experience first-hand the remarkable Incan engineering and their unique agricultural techniques, such as drainage systems that continue to function to this day.

The salt mines or “salineras” was a very important place for Peru´s ancestors and remains a significant locale for surrounding communities. The salt pools have been passed down from generation to generation and are still to this day maintained by a community, who cultivate the salt and prepare it for purchase.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
5 - Excellent
Based on 1 review
  • Erika
  • From USA
  • On May 16 2018
5 - Excellent
Outstanding tour- Maras Moray
Incredible tour, great guide , an amazing experience.
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • Hotel pick up (Cusco Centre)
  • Transportation
  • Guide
  • All entrance fees
  • Snacks for picnic
  • Picnic supplies
  • Transportation back to hotel (Cusco Centr)
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Gratuities
  • Pick up outside Cusco City
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CANCELLATION

Cancellation for this product is free up to 48 hours before the chosen start date - full refund will be given. If cancelling less than 48 hours before the chosen start date no refund applies.

Other Practical InformationPlease provide correct hotel details for pick up. Bring passport Warm fleece You can bring money to buy souvenirs Let us know if you have food allergies
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • What is the best month to visit Peru? Can I visit Peru during the off-season?

    The best time to visit Peru is between the months of May and September. Corresponding with the dry season, temperatures in the country at this time hover between 16°C to 22°C. But more importantly, traveling to Peru during this time means that there is little fear of getting caught in the country’s torrential monsoon. Another less popular but still good time to visit Peru is between October and December. A shoulder period between dry and monsoon seasons, the climate during this time of year is generally fine, although skies are cloudier and you might have to dodge the odd shower. The wettest months are January and February. It is still possible to visit destinations such as Lake Titicaca during the rainy season, but the Inca Trail is closed for travelers. Find more information here.

  • Is Peru expensive to visit? How do the ATMs work?

    Peru is not expensive for travelers and we recommend it as a top pick for visitors on a budget. Most travelers can get by on USD 30 to USD 40 per day, including transport, accommodation, and food. Tackling the Inca Trail and exploring Machu Picchu are must-do attractions but also relatively costly. ATMs are the quickest way to withdraw neuvos soles, as the country’s currency is called, on the road and visa cards are easily accepted. Many ATMs have an English language option, too. They can be found in some airports, inside banks, and as stand-alone units in major towns and cities. If you are looking for other destinations to visit on a budget, find more information here.

  • How many days do you need in Peru?

    Given its wealth of attractions, there are many reasons why you should consider Peru trips that last between ten days and two weeks. This will give you enough time to see top-rated sites, such as Manu National Park, while also discovering the country’s history and culture in more far-flung and as-yet-unknown destinations. You can still take in a number of attractions even if you can only spare one week in Peru, however, the time constraint would mean that you will have to limit your exploration to a destination or two. For a more detailed rundown, check out our travel guide on how many days to spend in Peru.

  • Do they speak English in Peru?

    Spanish is the most-spoken European language in Peru, alongside several local languages like Quechan and Aymara. Those involved in the tourism industry and those in popular destinations such as Lima and Cusco will speak some English, while guides leading tours for English-speaking travelers will have a good hold of the language. However, knowing a few words of Spanish is always useful.

  • What is considered rude in Peru? What cultural notions should I be aware of?

    Personal contact is an important part of Peruvian culture. Not only do Peruvians tend to stand closer to each other than you might at home, but physical contact (especially on one’s arms and back) is also common. You should avoid the desire to step away, as this is considered offensive. Greetings are important, with handshakes along with a few words of greeting being common. Give the elderly your respect if you are young and leave your seat on public transportation for them. 

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