Maras Moray Peru – Maras and Moray

Daily Tour 1 day
Valle Sagrado, 08670, Perú Tours Around Cusco

An Enchanting Overview of Maras Moray Peru Tour

Explore Peru’s charming landscapes and storied history with our exclusive Maras and Moray Tour, set within the Sacred Valley. These two remarkable sites provide a fascinating look into Incan civilization and the Andean countryside’s natural splendor, perfect for history enthusiasts or anyone wanting a memorable travel experience! Whether your interests lie in history, nature, or just travel, our tour guarantees an incredible journey to Maras Moray, Peru, through time and culture!

Sightseeing from Maras to Moray: Most tours from Cusco or the Sacred Valley start with trekking towards Maras through the spectacular Andean landscape, offering views of snow-capped mountains and rolling hills along their journey.

When you arrive in Maras, your first stop should usually be the salt mines. Here, you can stroll among its pools, watch harvesting unfold, and gain insight into traditional techniques handed down through generations. Local communities run salinas; visits often include interactions with salt miners who share their stories and experiences during your visit.

Next, the tour heads towards Moray. The drive itself is lovely, offering opportunities to observe local farmers working their fields. Once at Moray, a guide will typically outline its historical significance and explain the ingenious engineering that went into creating its terraces – walking down into their center is truly remarkable and gives a true understanding of this Inca creation!

Most tours include a a lunch break with traditional Peruvian cuisine – offering visitors a chance to sample local specialties crafted with ingredients in the Sacred Valley.


Cultural and Environmental Effects

Tourism to Maras and Moray provides crucial support for local communities. Visitors are expected to respect these historical sites by staying on designated paths and not touching anything they encounter, such as salt pools or ancient stones from Moray. Tour guides emphasize the significance of protecting these historical sites for future generations.


  • Round Trip Transportation from Cusco or Sacred Valley to Maras and Moray.
  • Connect guides Insightful guidance through Maras Salt Mines and Moray Terraces.
  • Visit Maras Salt Mines to experience traditional salt extraction processes.
  • Moray Terraces Exploration to explore circular Incan agricultural terraces!
  • Landscape photography provides incredible photographic opportunities.
  • Visits may include local markets or scenic points of interest.
  • Look for tour options that are available both as group and private options.


  • Entrance Fees: Separate fees apply for Maras Salt Mines and Moray Terraces.
  • Meals and Beverages: Food and drinks typically need to be covered.
  • Personal Expenses: Souvenirs, snacks, or any personal purchases that arise. Travel Insurance: Although typically not included, it is recommended to travelers.
  • Gratuities for Guides/Drivers are optional and not included.
  • Special Equipment may include professional photography gear or hiking poles.

What you need to bring:

  • Clothing
  • Footwear
  • Sun Protection
  • Snacks
  • Camera or Smartphone
  • Small Backpack
  • Personal Medications
  • Rain Gear
  • Cash

Frequently Asked Questions 

What are the Maras Salt Mines?

The Maras Salt Mines have been around since pre-Incan times and are known for their picturesque scenery and historical significance. Additionally, Moray Terraces provide another point of interest.

What Special About Moray Terraces?

Moray Terraces are circular Inca terraces used as agricultural laboratories for crop experimentation and showcase advanced Incan agricultural techniques. 

How long is a Maras-Moray tour, and what’s included?

Tours typically last 4 to 6 hours and include visits to Maras and Moray with a guide and transportation, but do not include meals or entrance fees. 

Is There an Entrance Fee to Maras and Moray?

Both sites charge varying entrance fees; please consult your tour operator to stay abreast of current rates. 

What items should I bring on my tour?

Bring sunscreen, a hat, comfortable shoes, water, snacks, and a camera; dress in layers depending on temperature changes. 

Are Maras and Moray accessible to all visitors?

Due to uneven terrain, these sites may not be fully wheelchair-accessible; viewing areas require minimal walking, while lower levels could pose challenges for those with mobility issues.

We will embark on our Maras Moray Tour at 8:00 am. After picking you up from your hotel, we will leave from Cusco and head towards the enchanting town of Maras. As we journey through the breathtaking Sacred Valley, we’ll take in the spectacular views of the surrounding mountains, fertile fields, and the meandering Urubamba River.

Arriving in Maras at around 9:30 am, we’ll spend time exploring the town’s charming streets and discovering its local market. It is a treasure trove of colorful textiles, handmade ceramics, and regional delicacies.

After soaking in the atmosphere of Maras, we’ll make our way to the nearby Salt Mines at 10:30 am. We’ll marvel at the intricate network of terraced pools that have been used since pre-Inca times to extract salt from a natural spring.

Spanning over 13 square kilometers (5 square miles) and featuring more than 3,000 shallow pools, the Salt Mines of Maras showcase the ingenuity of the ancient irrigation system.

At 12:30 pm, we’ll leave Maras and venture towards the fascinating archaeological site of Moray. Upon arrival at 1:30 pm, we’ll delve into the history of the Inca civilization as we explore the ruins. It consists of a series of circular terraces that served as an agricultural laboratory for experimenting with crops and microclimates.

Having immersed ourselves in the captivating Inca ruins of Moray, we’ll head back to Cusco at 3:00 pm. The drive through the picturesque Sacred Valley will offer one last opportunity to savor the stunning landscapes that have accompanied us throughout our unforgettable day.

We’ll arrive back in Cusco at approximately 5:00 pm, bringing our Maras Moray Tour to a close with cherished memories of visiting Maras and Moray. We will leave you  with an even deeper appreciation for the rich history and culture of the region.

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