MARAS – MORAY AND SALINERAS TOUR
Maras is a picturesque community with beautiful landscapes; Moray it has an agricultural research center and Salineras, where we find a source of salt water that we get thanks to the evaporation process.
Day 1: CUSCO – MARAS – CUSCO
- Maras: The town of Maras will be our first point of visit; this place used to be one of the most important towns during the colonial times, and being called San Francisco de Asís village (it was the main provider of salt in the southern highlands), Its church and the large houses that still preserve the shields of indigenous nobility on their facades are unique and another attraction that show us the colonial traces.
- Salt mines : The salt mines, our second point of visit, belongs to the town Maras, the Salt Mines surprise the visitors with more than three thousand wells over the place, and that currently are still being worked by more than 360 families, who have inherited this custom and artisanal extractive work; The marketing of salt is in charge of the Maras Sal association, in charge of looking after the interests of the community since the late 1980s.
- Moray: Our visit ends by explore the circular terraces of Moray, which are a sample of how Andean man defied nature and took advantage of its geographical environment to use it for their advantage, these circular platforms served as an agricultural laboratory that allowed to get a great variety of species of potato, corn, among other products.
Included / Not Included
- Professional bilingual tour guide
- Box lunch
- Ticket entrances
DETAILS OF THE TOUR
- DAYS: 1D
- PLACES: Cusco – Maras
Detalles del Tour
- Dias: Full Day
- Lugares: Cusco - Maras