Tour Chinchero, Moray, Salineras 1/2 Day
This tour begins with the pick up of our passengers at their respective hotels approximately 8:30 am, the first place we visit is Maras a tourist attraction by the number of colonial portals that have their homes and by having a magnificent view of the Mountains and snowy mountains continuing to visit Moray, a place that captivates by the number of circular terraces that in the Inca times served as a center for agricultural experimentation of plants and seeds. Continuing with our visit, we arrive at the salt mines known as the Salineras, wells of which the peasants still carry out the extraction and export of the Salt of Maras.
- Pick up from hotel
- Tourist transportation
- Official Guide English / Spanish
- Entrance tickets BTP
- Aditional extra ticket to salineras
- Meals and drinks
Views: Moray (Agricultural Experimentation Center), Salineras, Chinchero market.
Scheadule: 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Chinchero.- This city is 28 km. From Cusco, on the asphalt road to Urubamba, where the remains of what was the "Royal Treasury of Tupac Inca Yupanqui", is like a beautiful colonial temple built on Inca foundations, its greatest asset. However, it is their Sunday market, originally dedicated to the exchange of agricultural products between the villagers of the valley and the upper end. Currently, the market is a spectacle of color and movement that provokes the fascination of tourists with its range of handicrafts and textiles made of pure pre-Columbian style. End of services
Moray.- It is about 7 km southwest of Maras, This is a unique archaeological site of its kind in the region. One of them is the gigantic depressions or natural hollows on the surface of the earth that were used to construct in its contours terraces or agricultural platforms with their irrigation canals is because a prototype Greenhouse or outpost experimental biological station, enough for his time that helped the American man of antiquity inherited humanity 60% of plant products it consumes, the Andean man consumes a thousand other products and the average of several varieties of potatoes, corn , and more.
Salineras.- They located northwest of the town of Maras are constituted by about 3000 small wells with an average area of â€‹â€‹about 5 m², during the dry season every 3 days are filled or "water" with salty water emanating from a natural spring located in the part upper wells so that when water, the salt contained in this evaporate, gradually solidifies. then the salt is struck and granulated therefore salt later pocketed in plastic bags and shipment to markets in the region, while today that salt is being iodized reason, its use is not harmful.
At the end of the tour we come back to Cusco.