Moray Maras Salt Mines Tour

1 Day from US $ 19.00
Moray Maras Salt Mines Tour
1 Day from US $ 19.00
Cusco - Moray - Maras Salineras
Max Altitude
Trip Length
1 Day
Group Size
Min 2 Persons
Physical Level
Trip Style

Moray and Salt Mines of Maras Tour

The Moray and Maras 1 Day is a renowned cultural and natural excursion in Peru, particularly within the Cusco region of the Sacred Valley. This tour seamlessly combines visits to the ancient Inca agricultural terraces of Moray and the mesmerizing salt mines of Maras.

This excursion offers an enriching opportunity for visitors to delve into the captivating history and culture of the Inca civilization, while also marveling at the breathtaking natural beauty of the Sacred Valley. Often complemented with other popular attractions like the town of Ollantaytambo and the archaeological wonder of Machu Picchu, the Maras Moray Salineras tour promises an unforgettable exploration of Peru’s cultural and natural heritage.

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Highlights for 1-Day Maras and Moray

  • Learn about agriculture in Moray and the salt mines in Maras from local guides who share their vast knowledge of the region and customs.
  • See Sacred Valley many faces, potato and corn plantations, Inca sites, the Andes and more.
  • Explore stunning archaeological site and the salineras in the back Sacred Valley of the Incas.
  • Participate in the Maras and Moray tour, visit the highest part of the Sacred valley, and shop at a Quechua salt market.

Details About 1-Day Maras and Moray

  • Activities: Cultural Exploration, Trekking Adventure
  • Difficulty Level: 3 of 5
  • Maximum Altitude: 3,700 masl / 12,139 ft
  • Departures: Daily Departures
  • Sites to Visit: Moray Terraces, Maras Salt Mines
  • Hike Distance: 2 km
  • Minimum Altitude: 3,000 masl / 9,842 ft
  • Maximum Altitude: 3,200 masl / 10,498 ft
  • Tour Type: Classic Tour

🤝🏻 Meeting and briefing

Some days before the tour, our team will contact you via E-mail or whatsapp and will coordinate the meeting time at your hotel to provide you the all tour details and answer all your questions.

🏁 Starts from your accommodation in Cuzco at 08:30 A.M.
🔚Ends to the center of Cuzco at about 3:00 P.M.


DAY 1:

Cusco – Moray – Maras Salineras

🕗 Duration activities: 6 hours
🚐 Van Transportation
📈 Maximun elevation: 3550m. – 11644ft.
📉 Minimun elevation: 3000m. – 9840ft.

Your incredivble day out of the city begins us our team collect you from your accomodstion at 8:30am. will drive for about 1 hour crosiing beautifull villages such us Chinchero where you will be treated to a demonstration of textiles that local women handmade with all natural dyes, then we will continue driving to Moray that is a unique archaeological site, featuring a series of circular terraces that were used by the Inca for agricultural experimentation. The terraces are thought to have been used to test different crop varieties at varying altitudes and microclimates, helping the Inca to develop more efficient agricultural practices.


After our guiding tour we will continue to Maras, on the other hand, is a town famous for its salt mines, which have been in use since pre-Inca times. The salt mines consist of thousands of small terraced pools, where salty water from a nearby spring is channeled into the pools and left to evaporate, leaving behind salt crystals. The salt is then harvested by hand, a process that has been practiced for centuries, then we will continue our way to back to Cusco.


💡 Important to know

– The price of the tour is in group service of up to 15 people, but if you like a private tour, contact us and request a quote according to the number of people. Contact us.
– If you do not have the tourist ticket (Boleto Turístico), no problem, you can buy it at the control of the first archaeological site to visit cost 70.00 soles (U$D. 20.00).
– Lunch on the tour is not included but our guide will show you some options where to have lunch prices are between 40.00 and 60.00 soles (U$D. 15.00) buffet lunch

🚫 Cancellation policy

If you cancel more than 24 hours before the start of the tour you will receive a refund of the total amount of the reservation except the bank transfer fee . After this time, or in case of no-show for the tour, you will not be entitled to a refund.


What’s included

  • Informative briefing the day before we coordinate with you the time
  • Pick up from your hotel in Cusco
  • Transportation
  • Professional bilingual guide

Not included on the 1-Day Maras and Moray

  • Lunch
  • Boleto Turístico (Entrance ticket to Sacred Valley 70 soles or U$D. 20.00)

What to Bring

What to bring for the Maras Moray Salineras tour

  • Small Backpack
  • Waterproof jacket or rain poncho
  • Sneakers
  • Water bottle
  • Sunblock
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Passport

Travel Guide

Recommendations Moray and Salt Mines of Maras,:

  • Book in Advance: Secure your tour in advance, especially during peak seasons, to ensure availability.
  • Respect Local Customs: Follow guidelines and respect the cultural practices at Moray and Maras Salt Mines.
  • Stay Hydrated: Bring sufficient water to stay hydrated throughout the tour.
  • Support Local Communities: Consider purchasing souvenirs or products directly from local vendors at Maras Salt Mines to support the community.

Weather on Moray and Salt Mines of Maras,:

  • Dry Season (April to October): Generally sunny days with cool nights. Daytime temperatures can range from 15°C to 25°C (59°F to 77°F).
  • Rainy Season (November to March): Expect occasional rain showers. Temperatures range from 10°C to 20°C (50°F to 68°F).

Tips to visit Moray and Salt Mines of Maras,:

  • Start Early: Begin your tour early in the day to avoid crowds and make the most of your time at Moray and Maras Salt Mines.
  • Photography: Bring a camera or smartphone to capture the stunning landscapes and terraces at Moray and the salt pools at Maras.
  • Learn from Guides: Listen to your guide to learn about the history, culture, and significance of the sites.
Moray and Maras 1 Day
Moray and Maras 1 Day

How to Dress:

  • Comfortable Clothing: Wear lightweight, comfortable clothing suitable for walking and hiking.
  • Layers: Bring layers to accommodate changing temperatures throughout the day.
  • Sturdy Footwear: Wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes or hiking boots with good traction for walking on uneven terrain.


  • Environmental Respect: Follow designated paths and respect the natural surroundings to preserve the integrity of the sites.
  • No Smoking: Smoking is typically prohibited at archaeological sites and natural reserves.

Physical Preparation for the tour Moray and Salt Mines of Maras:

  • Moderate Fitness: The tour involves walking and moderate hiking, so a moderate level of fitness is recommended.
  • Altitude Consideration: Be aware of the altitude (up to 3,700 masl / 12,139 ft) and take necessary precautions if you are sensitive to altitude.

Prepare for an enriching experience exploring the ancient terraces of Moray and the traditional salt mines of Maras, immersed in the natural beauty of the Sacred Valley.

Moray and Salt Mines of Maras
Moray and Salt Mines of Maras


The Maras Moray tour starts from Cusco?

Yes indeed the tour of Maras Moray Salineras starts from Cusco and leaves for the north west towards the back of the Sacred Valley, if you are in Chinchero you can be picked up on the way but if you are in Urubamba, Pisac or Ollantaytambo You would have to take a private tour.

Is it possible to visit Maras and Moray without an entrance ticket?

The entrance ticket is mandatory to visit Maras or Moray, the Tourist Ticket is used to enter Moray and even for other archaeological remains of the Sacred Valley and Maras has its own entrance, both tickets can be bought at the entrance controls.

Can I do the Maras Moray Salineras tour on my own?

Yes, you can do this tour on your own, the problem would be the transportation that takes you to these two places, is not there public transportation that takes you directly to these tourist attractions, so it is highly recommended to take the services of an agency and take the group or private tour.

With the Maras Moray Salineras tour, can I connect to Machu Picchu?

Yes, you can make a connection with Machu Picchu, but you would have to take the tour in private service since this tour returns to Cusco and the train station is in Ollantaytambo.

Where does the tour begin and end?

The tour begins with the pick up from your hotel or other accommodation, we also transfer you back to the hotel at the end of the tour. It is necessary that the hotel is located in the historic center or surroundings, in case your hotel is outside the historic center the pick up point will be the Plaza de Armas (main square).

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