Chinchero - Moray - Maras town- Maras salt mines.

Original price was: $30.00.Current price is: $20.00.

07 hours aprox.
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English - Españish
Easy - Intermediate.
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The sacred valley of the Incas has wonders in the heights that are wrapped in mysticism and knowledge. That through the years they left as an inheritance. This is the case of the Maras Moray Tour that offers us culture, wisdom and, above all, beautiful landscapes.

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It is located 40 km from the city of Cusco, and 7 km from the town of Maras, at about 3500 m.a.s.l. The word Moray seems to come from the corn harvest that took place in the month of May, which was called Aymoray, and also from the dehydration of potatoes, which is called Moraya or Moray.

Moray was possibly an Inca agricultural experimentation center where experiments were carried out, since the temperature varies in the form of concentric circles on its platforms. Having the highest temperature in its central circle and gradually lowering as it rises, there are 20 different types of microclimates. Moray is believed to be attributed as a model to calculate the production of the Urubamba Valley, as well as other places.

Why does it have that name?

There are many theories as to the reason for the name, among them:

It is in Quechua and means: “territory occupied since ancient times”.
It comes from the corn called “Aymoray”.
For the month of sowing, according to the Inca calendar, which would be May.
It comes from the name of the dehydrated potato, “Moraya”.

What is its climate?

It has a dry and temperate climate, its temperature is between 21 °C during the day and 1 °C at night.

When is it advisable to go?

From April to June, you will find a beautiful landscape, surrounded by green pastures.

What to see in Moray?

Beautiful landscapes and circular terraces, known as agricultural laboratories, where various foods were planted such as potatoes, oca, quinoa, kiwicha, pumpkin, coca leaf and other herbs for medicinal use.

What is the custom of Moray?

Every October 8th, the “Moray Raymi” or “Moray Festival” is celebrated, where folkloric dances related to agriculture are performed.


They are located 46 km from the city of Cusco, at about 3380 m.a.s.l. They are made up of more than 3,000 5 m² pools in the Qaqawiñay ravine, they are fed by an underground saline spring of more than 110 million years during the formation of the Andes mountain range. Giving it an impressive landscape with the ravine and the mountains. This salt is marketed by the residents in different presentations, including chocolates.

What is its location and altitude?

It is located 46 km from Cusco, in the Sacred Valley of the Incas; on the slope of the mountain called Qaqawiñay, with an altitude of 3380 meters above sea level.


Conformed by more than 3 thousand natural salt wells.
Each well measures about 5 square meters.
Pink salt can be found.
They are 110 million years old.
The wells are distributed among 400 families.
The wells are not sold, they are inherited.

How is the climate?

It has a temperate climate with temperatures between 22 °C to 2 °C; in the place, there are strong winds, therefore, it is necessary to be forewarned.


Finally, we will visit Chinchero, located 24 km from the city of Cusco, at 3722 m.a.s.l. This site is known as the land of rainbows, in this place we can see mansions and temples on the remains that were the royal house of the Inka Tupac Inka Yupanqui. Likewise, Chinchero is also known for its Sunday fair, internationally recognized for its work and beauty, since in this place some Inca ceremonies and customs are still intact.

Maras Moray tour

What is its location and altitude?

It is located 28 km from the city of Cusco, in the province of Urubamba, and has an altitude of 3780 meters above sea level.


The village is composed of 12 communities with an organization system called “Ayllu”, this organization is from Inca times and is still governed in Chinchero.
They are dedicated to agriculture and livestock and are incorporating tourism as one of their activities.
It highlights its main square, since you can see the Inca and Colonial styles combined.
You can find the palace of the Inca Tupac Yupanqui.

To get to these attractions offered by the Maras Moray Tour, there are several ways to get there: by car, by hiking, Maras Moray tour by ATV. And of course by bicycle.


The entrance to Moray costs 70 soles or 18.70 USD, on the other hand, the entrance to the salt mines of Maras costs 15 soles or 4 USD for nationals and 20 soles or 5.40 USD for foreigners.

Tour Detail:


  • Start of the Tour: Our tour begins at 08:00 with the pick up at your accommodation
  • Tour Duration:  The tour lasts approximately 5 hours
  • We finish the tour at approximately 3:00 p.m. in the main square.

The languages ​​we offer on our tour are:

  • English
  • French
  • Portuguese

Our transport is 100% tourist with air conditioning, first aid equipment.

PRICE (Shared Tour)

  • Price per person 20 dollars
  • Yes, there are more than 4 people ask for special rates


Reservations are canceled 48 hours in advance, otherwise No Show is charged


  • We are tour operators in the city of Cusco
  • We work professionally
  • We offer 100% tourist vehicles
  • We care about the safety of our visitors
  • We make your trip the best experience
  • We are 100% responsible
  • We take care of the environment
  • We are committed to the quality of service


  • Pick up from your hotel at 7:00 am.
  • Transfer to Moray.
  • Time to pack your backpack and recommendations from the guide.
  • We will start with our walk and explanation of the archaeological site of Moray (cost 70 soles, partial ticket).
  • We will return to our transport so that we can go to the Maras salt mines.
  • Walk inside the salt mines of Maras, photos and explanation (cost 10 soles).
  • In the middle of the journey, we will stop to be able to eat (Snack).
  • Transfer from Maras to the craft market of Chinchero.
  • Transfer from Chinchero to the city of Cusco, 1 hour approx.


  • Tourist transport
  • Professional guide
  • Appetizers

Not included:

  • Feeding.
  • Tips.
  • Beverages.
  • Moray tickets (70 Peruvian soles), salt mines (10 Peruvian soles).


  • Mountain clothing
  • Rain gear or short wind
  • Trekking shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Water bottle
  • Appetizers
  • Photographic camera
  • Sunglasses
  • Extra money

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