Tour of Maras & Moray
1/2 Day | $180+ per group | 3 sites | easy walking
Why this tour?
Tour the two most famous sites in the Sacred Valley
Maras: thousand year old salt pools
Moray: Best preserved example of the Ina terrace farming technique
Cultural and historic experience
Great option to add onto any trip
Entrance fees included
What is included?
All transportation for tour
All professional guides and staff
All permits, tickets, taxes, and fees
Pick up and drop off from Cusco hotel
When is the best time to go?
Short answer: "shoulder seasons", the Spring and Fall of North America. These months provide the best combo of good weather and lower crowds.
How do I adjust to the altitude?
High elevation effects everyone differently. Two general pieces of advice: take it easy on your first day in Cusco and hydrate
Let's get specific...
Meals Included: None
Entrance Tickets: Included
You will be picked up from your hotel between 8-8:30AM. From Cusco you will take a 1.5 hour drive through part of the incredible Sacred Valley to Moray. During the drive, you will see incredible mountain peaks, farms and other natural wonders. Our first stop will be Moray, which is is one of the best preserved examples of the terraced farming technique the Incas used to thrive in the Andes.
In Moray you will observe the concentric circles that made up an Inca agricultural laboratory. Your tour guide will lead you on a 5-10 minute hike down into the archaeological site. Once you reach the bottom, you will receive a guided tour of the ruins that served as one of the main amphitheaters for the Incas where they performed rituals and ceremonies.
After touring Moray, you will re-board the van and drive a few miles down the road to Maras. This area is a collection of over 3,000 salt pools carved into a mountainside. These pools have been here for over 1,000 years and are fed daily by a stream of water from the mountain. It is truly a breathtaking site.
After the tour of Maras, you will have a private van ride back to your hotel in Cusco, arriving around 1PM.