Maras, Moray and Salineras are to be found on a high rolling plain above the Sacred Valley, reached from a road that comes off the main road from Cusco to Urubamba.
Maras is a nice little town that still keeps a good part of its architectural colonial beauty. You can see amazing facades made of thin stone, lintels with sculptures in bas-relief.
Moray ruins located at 3,450 m.a.s.l. we find the agricultural terraces of Moray with their complex system of irrigation and terraces. These terraces served as a natural green house to grow an extraordinary variety of crops at an altitude that they would typically only grow in the tropical Andes. It has also been suggested that they had a cosmological meaning.
Salineras is northeast are the Maras “Trabajos de Sal” which consist of 3,000 small pools roughly 5 square meters (53.8 ft²) in size. Every three days, during the dry season, workers fill the pools with salt water that comes from natural springs at the top of the Maras complex
We have Daily Departures: Mornings: 7:30 a.m. to 1:00 pm – Afternoons: 12:30 p.m. to 6:00 pm
We begin the tour when we will pick up our passengers from their hotels, and then go on our transport approximately 35 minutes to the town of Cruzpata, the starting point of our ATV tour, to Moray, then to the salt mines of Maras, on this tour we can appreciate the snowy Veronica and snowy Chichón then we headed to the town of Cruzpata where transport awaits us to take us back to Cusco.