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Private Maras Moray Half-Day Tour

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    Stop At: Salinas de Maras, Carreta a Maras Urubamba, Maras 00051 Peru

    After a hotel pickup, you will leave from Cusco at 9:00am. The first stop is Maras, from which you will get to the salt mines. Admire these salt mines which display a bizarre spectacle of beauty. Located on a wide-open hill above the Urubamba Valley, a natural salt water stream runs underground. Learn from your knowledgeable guide how, in pre-Incan times, these have been evaporating the salty water from this stream in order to obtain the salt that gets left behind.

    Your guide will also explain this entire process to you. The highly salty water emerges at a spring, the flow is then directed into an intricate system of tiny channels constructed so that the water runs gradually down onto the several hundred ancient terraced ponds. The water, which is exposed to the sun, leaves salt on the land.

    After visiting the salt mines near Maras, head to the Moray ruins, which are made up of three coliseums thought to have been used by the Incas as a sort of open air crop laboratory. The coliseums consist of several enormous terraced circular depressions, the largest of which is about 30 meters (98 feet) deep. Admire these terraces which are arranged in concentric circles and are reminiscent of an ancient Greek theater. After the tour you will return to Cusco.

    Duration: 4 hours
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    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    Duration
    4h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Professional tour guide (English and Spanish)
    Exclusions
    • Lunch (can be requested at least one day in advance - 50 to 60 soles)
    • Cusco tourist ticket (This ticket is required for entrance to Moray)
    • Maras entrance fee (8 soles)
    • Gratuities
    • Entry/Admission - Salinas de Maras
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Note: private service options exist at additional cost
    • Minimum age is 18 years
    • Note: If you do not have a tourist ticket, it can be purchased at Moray
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    At the beginning of the tour, the tour guide was 20 min late and additionally we had to wait 10 more minutes before our driver arrived. Both sights were quite interesting and definitely worth it to visit. Our tour guide provided great insides of Peru’s history and the sights.
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    The tour is very friendly and informative. The driver is also very good even based on such bad road condition.
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    Response from ReneJarelH, Director General at Private Maras Moray Half-Day Tour
    Responded 1 Jan 2019
    Hello Patrick Y Yes, Sometimes the roads are hard to take. But we take care of your safety, our drivers are really masters :) On behalf of the whole Valencia Team: Thanks for coming to our country! Please have you and your beloved a great 2019! Enjoy!
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    • Duration: 4h
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    • Hotel Pickup
    • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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