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Maras Moray & Salt Mines Tour – Cusco Peru


Moray Maras & Salt Mines Peru Tour

Moray and the Salt Mines of Maras tours are one-of-a-kind. Explore two of Cusco’s most different and intriguing sites: the agricultural miracle of Moray and the ancient salt mines of Maras. This enlightening trip provides a unique look at the Inca civilization’s creativity and the region’s ongoing customs.


Your tour begins at 8:30 a.m. at our Cusco headquarters, where you will board a comfortable vehicle for a 1.5-hour drive to your first site, Moray. Admire the amazing circular terraces that the Incas cleverly created as a botanical laboratory, allowing them to acclimatize species from warmer locations to survive in the high-altitude Andean environment. Your professional guide will explain the historical and cultural significance of these mysterious terraces, followed by free time for you to explore and take amazing images of the region.


You will next proceed to the fascinating Maras, salt mines, a centuries-old site that is still in operation today as a small-scale salt-producing plant. Wander around the maze of salt pools as your guide explains the extraction method and the importance of salt in the local economy. Experience the texture of the salt pools and take advantage of the possibility to buy one-of-a-kind souvenirs made from this versatile mineral.


After this unforgettable adventure, you will be driven back to Cusco, arriving at approximately 3:00 p.m. Don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime chance to explore Cusco’s hidden gems and experience firsthand the magnificent legacy of the Inca Empire and the live traditions that continue to define the region today.

Highlights of Maras Moray & Salt Mines Tour

  • Visit the Incan agricultural terraces of Moray, which are extraordinary rings of stone terraces built almost like an amphitheater.
  • Discover the fascinating Maras Salt Mines with a local private guide
  • Explore the ancient wisdom of the Incas at the Moray terraces
  • Learn the ancient weaving techniques with the Women Weavers of Chinchero
  • Marvel at the fantastic views of the Sacred Valley Mountain Range
  • Experience this guided tour of Moray, Maras & Salineras with a local guide
  • Discover the history of the Incas under the management of experienced guides




We will organize a pick-up from your accommodation at 07:30 a.m. in our comfortable transportation for the Moray and Maras Salt Mines Tour. You’ll get the opportunity to appreciate the magnificent Andean scenery abounding with lush plants and different fauna as we go to Moray and the Maras salt mines.


Our first visit will be to the amazing Moray archaeological site, which is around 38 kilometers from Cusco. Moray, known as an Inca agricultural laboratory, displays its distinctive design in concentric rings. The site has four platforms, or circular terraces, with the deepest depression reaching a depth of 80 meters and the smallest terrace being 36 meters in diameter.


Temperature fluctuations per level range from 0.5 to 1.5 degrees Celsius on these terraces. Within the terraces themselves, this innovative architecture provides up to 20 different microclimates. Experts believe that this innovative design was meant to cultivate crops that would not normally grow in the surrounding area.


Maras Salt Mines tour

Then we’ll go to the Maras salt mines. These are salt mines, as the name implies, made up of around 3,000 tiny pools that produce 50 to 80 kg of salt per pool every season. These salt mines are claimed to have supplied salt to Cusco and its neighboring areas during the Inca period. An underground saline spring feeds the pools. Each pool takes around two months to fill with salt using this natural technique. The Maras salt is widely sought after, with the pink mineral salt being the best grade. This salt has therapeutic effects as well, so don’t forget to pick up some goods produced from it along the route.


Without a doubt, both of these locations are rich in history and intriguing information, which our guide will share with you along the way. After viewing these amazing monuments, our vehicle will pick us up and take us back to Cusco. The journey will complete at about 2:00 p.m., bringing our Moray and Maras Salt Mines journey to a close.




What Is Included For Maras Moray & Salt Mines Half Day Tour?

  • Pre-departure briefing: We’ll meet you at your hotel for an orientation before your Maras Moray Tour. The meeting will be at 6:00 PM the evening before the trip begins.
  • Experienced Guide: All our guides are graduates of the professional career of Tourism at the National University San Antonio Abad of Cusco. Our guides are chosen for their professionalism, experience, responsibility, seriousness, unbridled passion for exploring, and desire to share in the experience. They’ll make sure you are safe and happy.
  • Transportation: All your transportation is included in this half-day Maras, Moray & Salt Mines Private Tour. We’ll pick you up from your hotel to explore Moray and Maras Salt Mines. Once you complete the tour, we’ll take you back to the door of your hotel. The type of transportation will be provided based on the group size – SEDAN, MINI-VAN, or VAN.

What Is Not Included for Moray Maras Salt Mines Tour?

  • Entrance Fees: You must have a tourist ticket to enter Moray. The tourist ticket is currently 70 soles for a one-day ticket or 130 soles for a 10-day ticket. This one ticket will give you access to many other locations in the Sacred Valley, as well as some museums and places of interest in Cusco. Admission to the Salt Mines of Maras is separate of 10 soles
  • Meals: There are no meals served during this tour. You should be back in Cusco in time to enjoy lunch on your own. (most people prefer to eat at a restaurant of their choosing due to budgetary and culinary preferences.)
  • Items of a personal nature and souvenirs
  • A tip for your guide is optional



Moray and Maras Salt Pools half-day tour

Explore the Sacred Valley in a whole new manner with Magical Peru Expeditions, and don’t miss out on the Moray Maras Salt Mines, Ollantaytambo, or Chinchero. Our innovative spirit is only one of the many things that set our local business apart and makes us the best choice to guarantee you the vacation of a lifetime.


Things You Must Take for the Tour Moray and Maras Salt Mines

  • Sun hat.
  • Sunscreen cream (factor 35) is recommended.
  • Waterproof jacket or rainponcho.
  • Water.
  • Camera and video camera.


To visit the Maras Moray, you will require a visitor ticket. All of their information is provided below.


The only ticket that permits you to access the most major tourist attractions in and around Cusco is the Cusco Boleto Turistico. With this ticket, you may see Inca Ruins, museums, and traditional Peruvian dances every day at 7:00 p.m.  The tourist ticket does not need to be reserved in advance; simply purchase it at the first venue you visit. Only cash is accepted. There are two kinds of tickets.



The BTG is also known as the Cusco Tourist Ticket. (In Spanish, it is known as the Boleto Turistico Integral Cusco). This comprehensive tourist ticket to Cusco allows you to visit all 16 tourist attractions in the Cusco region: If you wish to tour sites in both Cusco and the Sacred Valley, the complete “General Boleto Turistico” is your best option.


  • 130.00 Soles is the price.
  • 70.00 soles for students

10 days validity



The partial Cusco tourist ticket only lasts one or two days. It permits you to explore select Inca archeological ruins, which are organized into tourist circuits. Students and children are not eligible for this partial Cusco tourist ticket. If you merely intend to see Maras Moray, But not the Cusco City Tour; the best alternative is the half-one.


  • 70.00 Soles is the price.



The straight admission ticket to the salt mine costs 15 soles (US $5).



Prices to Visit Moray Maras & Salt Mines.

There are two options:

1 option/private service.

  • The price will depend on the number of people and the season of the year.

Two options are group service.

  • $25.00 dolars per person.


Write us at info@magicalperuexpeditions.com

Also, we organize the Moray Maras Salt Mines and Pisac Archaeological Site and Market Tour, which appears in Private Services and is calculated by the number of participants and the location of the hotel. Please let us know.


Request a Quote: Magical Peru Expeditions can customize this private tour just for you. Any factor can be adjusted: activities, times, hotels, and other destinations. Call us at 51 941011519 or write us.


If you would like to begin your Moray Maras & Salt Mines Tour with Pisac Ruins from any hotel in the Sacred Valley, Urubamba, Ollantaytambo, or other locations, ask to be ready at least three days in advance; otherwise, we cannot Guarantee availability.”