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The half-day Maras, Moray, Salineras Tour visits a colonial town, circular Inca terraces, and salt mines, located in the Sacred Valley of the Incas.

This tour is a lovely way to begin acclimatizing to the high altitude of Cusco and get ready for a trek if you have booked one. On this day you will experince the ancestral textiles of the incas visiting local families in Chinchero town. 

Maras is a beautiful little town that maintains some of its architectural colonial charm. You can see amazing facades made of thin stone, lintels with sculptures in bas-relief and learn about textile weaving. 

At the Moray ruin site, located at 3,450 m (11,319 ft), you can explore circular agricultural terraces with a complex system of irrigation. 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 a vast salt mine set in a breathtaking little valley in the Andean mountains. This tour has become quite popular recently and can be added on to any other treks or tours to have the complete Cusco experience!

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Adventure Rating

Gentle walking at each site

Solitude Rating

Has become quite popular

Best Time to Visit

Year round

Cost Per Person (USD)

6-10 people: $90
3-5 people: $105
2 people: $120

Is This Trek Customizable?

Private, custom, add-ons all available.


Textail center in Chinchero

Circular Terraces

Salt mines

Colonial architecture

Beautiful mountain views


Gentle trails
Dirt paths
Grassy fields
Cobblestone streets


A great way to acclimatize to Cusco’s altitude in prep for a trek


Half Day Tour


A short, gentle walk at each site


3450 m (11,319 ft)


Daily departures with 2 or more people



Cusco often experiences all seasons in one day so it is a good idea to take a warm hat and gloves as well as a sun hat when you leave in the morning in order to be prepared for all weather.


  • Pick-up from your hotel in Cusco

  • Private Transport to Chinchero, Maras, Moray, Salineras, and back to Cusco

  • Professional English-speaking guide

 who will provide the guided tour

  • One Day Tourist ticket to Maras, Moray & Salineras

  • Bottle of water and snacks

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