Moray & Salineras Tour USD 40

This tour will take us to the Sacred Valley of the Incas´ main attractions, while we contemplate impressive landscapes, with mountains, glaciers and rivers, the crystalline waters of which run to irrigate that fertile valley. On our way, we´ll visit Maras´ Salt Mines, and Moray´s Incan Agricultural Laboratory.


At 8:30 a.m., we´ll pick you up at your hotel, aboard our bus, and we´ll take you, together with the rest of your group, 40 minutes North of the city of Cusco, to the traditional village of Chinchero that still conserves its original Incan layout, and is located in the very important agricultural area of Cusco´s High Plateau. There, the locals produce textiles, using ancestral techniques.

After our visit, we´ll go on, aboard the bus, to get to Moray which is a circular and concentric benched terrace system, built by the Incas who took advantage of natural depressions that benefit from microclimates, for experimental purposes, such as domestication, acclimatization, hybridization and genetic experimentation, with food and medicinal plants proceeding from lower areas.

Then, we´ll visit the ‘Salineras’, or Salt Mines of Maras that have been exploited since pre-Incan times. They are composed of about 3,800 shallow pools that are the property of around 380 local families. The salt water that runs along these pools comes from natural springs that filter from the mountain called ‘Qoripukiu’ (Gold Water Spring). Afterwards, we´ll return to the city of Cusco.



  • Bilingual guide (English and Spanish).
  • Tourist transportation service, on a 30-passenger bus.

Not included:

  • Partial Tourist Pass: S/. 70.00.
  • Entrance ticket to the Salineras: S/. 10.00.
  • Tips, personal expenses and purchases.


What to bring:

  • Daypack.
  • Mineral water and snacks.
  • Clothes for warm weather, rain and cold, in successive layers.
  • Wide-brim hat, sunglasses and sunblock lotion.
  • Mountain hiking shoes or sneakers (tennis shoes).
  • Photo/video camera and extra batteries.
  • Light binoculars.
  • Hiking sticks, with rubber tips.


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