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Moray & Salt mines – Full Day Hike

Moray, Maras, Salt Mines Tour

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The Moray & Salt Mines Tour  is a great option for people looking to experience the fascinating and spectacular Inca agricultural laboratory. We will enjoy the beautiful mountain scenery in the proximity of the Sacred Valley with stunning views of Vilcanota mountain range. Moray is an extraordinary archaeological site, located approximately 50 km (31 mi) northwest of Cusco on a high plateau at about 3,500 m (11,400 ft.)

The trails around Moray have been used for many centuries by locals the to connect Moray – Salt mines with Urubamba Valley and in the present day travelers use it as the best hiking trail to visit Moray itself, Maras the picturesque colonial town and Salt mines walking like in the ancient times. To the end of the hike travelers can continue to Machu Picchu, or come back to Cusco.


  • Maras town.
  • Amazing mountain scenery.
  • The astonishing  Moray.
  • The exceptional salt mines.
  • The Majestic Sacred Valley of the Incas.
  • The weaver´s home at Chinchero.


  • Day 1.- Moray- Maras- Salt pans – Cusco



Tour ChincheroAt the beginning of Moray & Salt mines tour  we’ll pick you up from the Hotel in our private transportation, after 40 minutes of travelling with direction to the Sacred Valley, we will arrive to the fertile plain of Chinchero full of potatoes fields & cereals (optional to stop here to see the locals weaving centers), enjoying the scenic view of the area we will continue our drive to the town of Maras, which has nice colonial doors with its out-standing Spanish door arches unique around Cusco, a little while after we will arrive to the Inca ruins of Moray called “the Inca laboratory”. The guide will explain us all the history of this wonderful place, we will explore around (walking).

We leave Moray and then start our gentle hike towards Maras town, passing by many farming fields the trail lead us to the salt pans of Salineras, where  visitors can observe the fascinating salt mine own by the locals, with more than 3000 pools still in production, since pre-Inca times. Finally we will walk down to Urubamba for lunch. In the afternoon our Transfer will take us back to Cusco or you can connect to Aguas Calientes.

Meals included: box lunch


Moray & Salt Mines Tour Includes:

  • Private transportation to the beginning point of the hike
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Box lunch is included
  • Transfer back to Cusco

Moray & Salt Mines Tour Not Includes:

  • Drinks and snacks.
  • Tips for the crew (guide and driver)
  • Entrance fees to the sites

Recommended things to bring for the Moray & Salt Mines Tour

  • Water bottle, camera, sun block, hat
  • Rain coat or rain poncho
  • Money for tips and souvenirs
  • Comfortable sturdy walking shoes or runners
  • A warm clothes to return to Cusco
  • Small or medium size backpack.

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