Maras Moray in Cusco

Moray Experimental Center

Description of the Program.

  • Pick up at your hotel and start a bus ride through the beautiful snow-capped mountains of Chicon and Verónica, reaching the town of Chincheros is observed a very charming village. The lookout area is recommended for the practice of wing gliding and paragliding.

  • Agricultural Laboratory of Moray:

    It is 47 km away from Cusco. Moray is a prototype of a greenhouse or biological experimental station quite advanced for its time, you can see the Incan agricultural laboratory, formed by four amphitheaters or platforms of concentric circular stones superimposed and a depth of 150 meters, by way of rings that will widen as they rise. On-site plants adapted to new ecosystems. There are those who believe that these constructions may have served as an amphitheater for civic-religious ceremonies and not only for agricultural purposes.

  • The Maras Salt Mines:

    Is located 7 kilometers from Moray and 3, 380 m.a.s.l. It has salt mines, which were already exploited by the Inca Empire as a means of economic exchange. Maras is a small village, a model of a city in miniature. From Maras, you can go to visit the salt mines by a bridle path, where it is common to find herds of mules that carry the sacks of salt extracted from the natural salt. Place located northwest of the town of Maras, they house more than 3000 small wells with an average area of ​​about 5 m², they are salt generators due to the existence of natural groundwater, which serves as irrigation to these wells and thus solidifies with salt Existing, this product is valid for the consumption of the surrounding population and Cusco itself. Finally, we will be returning to the city of Cusco.


  • Visits to:

    Village of Maras, Ruins of Moray and Salineras.

  • Departure time:
    08:30 am every day.
  • Visiting time:
    05 hours approximately.
  • Itinerary:
    • Very early our guide will contact you at your hotel to start the tour.
    • You will go to the north of the city of Cusco, on the way you will see wonderful views of the mountains of the Andes and the valleys with cultivations of the area.
    • First, you will visit the ancient city of Maras, an ancient town, built as a miniature.
    • Continuing the trip, you will visit the experimental center of Moray known as the Inca terraces, which are concentric circles that were used for the cultivation of different products.
    • Then you will visit the salt mines in the town of Maras, which are made up of more than 3000 salt pans.
    • The last stop will be in the town of Chincheros, to appreciate the process of dyeing the alpaca fiber.
    • The tour ends with a return to Cusco.
  • Includes:
    • Professional guide.
    • Tourist transport in group.
    • Security measures Covid19.
  • Not include:
    • Lunch.
    • Entrance tickets to the Salt Mines of Moray and Maras.
    • Tourist ticket.
    • Extra expenses.
  • If you have any questions:
    • We are here to help you via WhatsApp at +51 984 562266
    • You can also send us an email at the following link contacts or e-mail
    • Of course, if you are a group or more than four-person, we have a special price, according to your needs.
    • If you want a private service, please send a message telling us the number of passengers in your group.

Price per Person: $ 25

Discount season 2023

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Frequently Asked Questions

Protection measures COVID 19

As a responsible company in the current situation, we have become aware of the protocols and standards that the health sector and the government requirements for the operation of our services. That is why we are working on training our professional team and collaborators in the procedures necessary to safeguard the health and protection of each of our visitors.

How do I prepare myself?

Travelers visiting the city of Cusco should take into consideration the issue of altitude. It is important to take time to acclimatize, the first day of arrival to the city, should eat light foods, and especially rest so that the “soroche or altitude sickness” will not disturb the plans of the visit. It is advisable, if health allows it, to drink a hot cup of a good infusion, we recommend a good mate de coca, to restore the discomfort in the body.

Authorised Tour Operators

Cusco is a small city and the most important tours are at very close distances, it is always advisable to choose guaranteed options, there are many tour operators that are not authorized, before contracting a tour it is necessary that the visitor checks the most relevant information of the company in the government agencies that give the permission to provide tourist services in the city.

Should I use cash money or credit cards for my trips?

For security reasons it is recommended that you use a certain amount of cash for minor purchases or to acquire any souvenirs or details that the visitor may be interested in. In the city of Cusco the great majority of businesses, use payments with credit or debit cards the case, likewise, there are many agents, banks, and exchange houses, which you can access to remove money without any inconvenience.

How much luggage can I take?

Cusco is a city with a very varied climate, in the months of November to February, are known as the rainy season, the months of May until the end of July are the cold season, and the remaining months are warmer and with better weather. For this reason, it is recommended that visitors wear warm clothing on the tours they take, and always carry sunscreen, light clothing, comfortable shoes for walking, and what is necessary to enjoy the trip to the fullest.

Health recommendations

It is recommended that you take out travel insurance in your home country for any health eventuality or mishap during your time in our country. If you are going to take a tour, either traditional or walking, we recommend that you inform the staff of the company of the different medical treatments that the visitor has been prescribed.
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