For those who missed out on this part of the Sacred Valley this is your best alternative enjoying a comfortable private trip to visit the complex of Moray, the picturesque village of Maras and its salt mines (Salineras) and Chinchero, the palace town.
We will pick them up from Ollantaytambo to transfer them to Moray, a beautiful architectural complex located 38 kilometers from Cusco. For scholars of this place, Moray was possibly an Inca agricultural research center where crop experiments were carried out at different heights. Moray may have served as a model for calculating agricultural production not only in the Urubamba Valley but also in different parts of Tahuantinsuyo.
We will continue to Maras which is a small town, where to the northwest are "Las Salineras de Maras", which is located between the crossroads of Cruz Mocco, LlullyMocco and Chupayoq, at an altitude of approximately 3,200 m.s.n.m. The salt mines have approximately 3000 thousand salt wells, exploited by 360 families or partners, the same ones that come from Maras Ayllu and Pichingoto. The dimensions of the wells fluctuate between approximately 2 to 5 meters, being these fed by a main eye of salt water. In Maras this activity as is the artisanal extraction is complementary to the agriculture, being this one passed from generation to generation from Inca times, where the exploitation was in smaller scale due to the small population of that time.
And finally visit Chinchero that was the place chosen by the Inca Tupac Inca Yupanqui to establish his residence. He had beautiful palaces built for his personal use and that of his panaca, we can also observe the colonial temple built on the foundation of the civilization, especially the typical doors or windows wider and narrower upwards, which was a characteristic of the architecture . Finally we will return to the City of Cusco where we will leave them in their respective hotels or airport.
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CAR with 4 seats
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VAN with 10 seats
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Profesional guide (english or spanish): USD 60.00 per group