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Maras Salt Mines and Moray

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Maras Salt Mines and Moray

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When vising the imperial city of Cusco, one of the most exciting moments is going on excursions outside the city to the Inca archaeological sites and other points of interest

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Overview

The Maras Salt Mines and Moray are two of the region's most essential and intriguing sites. You will also have a special experience in the small town of Chinchero. You will witness impressive Inca constructions and enjoy a typical demonstration of artisanal weaving in Chinchero. Afterwards, you will visit the famous Maras Salt Mines to witness one of the fascinating places and have the opportunity to purchase one of the unique products available in Cusco: Pink Salt from Maras. Finally, you will head to the agricultural experimental station of Moray, where the Inca culture developed new crops. Do you want to leave the city for a day and experience something different? Are you interested in ancient history? How about enjoying unique and unforgeable views and getting to know the customs and traditions of local communities? Then, this trip is for you. Join us alone, as a couple, or as part of a larger group on this fun and interesting day outside of Cusco. In the small town of Chinchero, you can enjoy a typical demonstration of artisanal weaving done by local women. Afterwards, you will visit the Maras Salt Mines, which will undoubtedly amaze you as they are located on the mountainside. Next, you will head to the gigantic agricultural laboratory of Moray, one of the most intriguing Inca archaeological complexes. Afterward, we will head to the village of Misminay, where the locals will warmly welcome you and have the opportunity to enjoy a delicious traditional meal carefully prepared by their hands. Throughout the journey, you will be surrounded by the Andean mountains, enjoying breathtaking views, observing the local inhabitants' daily lives, and working in the fields. Additionally, we will pass by the Huaypo Lagoon (3,510 m / 11,515 ), a beautiful expanse of crystal-clear water. So, organize this exciting journey before the moment of departure, you will learn a lot and enjoy incredible landscapes. You won't have to worry about anything as we have planned every detail down to the smallest one. All you have to do is enjoy this thrilling trip.

Itinerary

Day 1: Cusco | Chinchero - Maras Salt Mines - Moray - Misminay - Huaypo Lagoon – Cusco

This incredible day outside the city starts with pick-up from your accommodation around 8:00 a.m. We will head towards the small town of Chinchero. The journey takes just over an hour and is a beautiful ride through the mountains, providing the most spectacular views. You will discover immense snow-capped mountains, vast fields of corn, and beautiful villages.

Upon arrival, we will attend a demonstration of the handwoven textiles made by the local women. They are experts in this art, which has been a tradition for hundreds of years, using entirely natural dyes.

Next, we will continue our journey to board our private transportation towards the Maras Salt Mines, located just another 3 km away, and they will surprise you once again with views you have probably never seen before. The site has been producing salt since ancient times, and over 3,000 salt ponds are filled daily with underground water. You will have a surreal landscape to take the most incredible photos with the Salt Mines in the foreground.

Our next stop is Moray. You will marvel at the formation of Moray, which compares to an amphitheater or extraterrestrial. However, it was a gigantic Inca agricultural laboratory. Your guide will explain the history, and you will have me to explore and take photos.

Finally, we will head to Misminay, a charming place where an unparalleled gastronomic experience awaits you. Here, you can enjoy an exquisite traditional dish meticulously prepared by the locals, who put their heart into every flavor and detail.
But our journey is not yet over. It is now me to return to Cusco, but don't worry because there is still more to discover. Along the way, we will pass by the beautiful Huaypo Lagoon, a serene and magnificent location providing a fantastic opportunity to capture unforgeable photos.

Once back in the city, you will find the perfect spot to savor a delicious dinner. Aer a day filled with adventures, you will have plenty of stories to share while enjoying your meal and deserve relaxation.

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From: USD 70.00 per person

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