MORAY & SALT MINES BUS TOUR
You will meet at the office at 8:00am then proceed to the bus to begin the journey to the Sacred Valley, starting in Moray, which is about 38 km. northwest of Cusco. This is a very unique archaeological site in the region. Here you will see enormous natural depressions or hollows in the ground in which were used for constructing irrigated farming terraces around them. What is surprising is the difference between the average annual temperature at the top and bottom. The main depression is about 30 mts (100 feet) deep. In these natural formations, nature has created environmental conditions, or microclimates, that modern day people create in greenhouses or hothouses.
Towards the northwest of the Maras village, are the famous "salt-mines," where a considerable volume of solid salt is obtained. That solid granulated salt is then packed in sacks and sent to the region's markets; in modern times the salt has begun to be treated with iodine, thus, its consumption is not dangerous. In the late afternoon we will return you to Cusco near the Plaza San Francisco.
- Tourist Bus.
- Tourist ticket to Moray and salt-mines.
- Professional guide in English or Spanish.
You should bring:
- Tourist ticket, water bottle, camera, sunscreen, hat, rain jacket or poncho, money for entrance fees, lunch/snacks and souvenirs (Soles), comfortable walking shoes or runners, warm jacket or sweater.