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Moray Maras Salt Mines Tour – Half Day
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Moray Maras Salt Mines Tour – Half Day
Tour Type
Scenic Walking Tours
Moray Maras Salt Mines Tour – Half Day
Maximun Altitude
3,500m (11,482 ft.)
Moray Maras Salt Mines Tour – Half Day
Physical Level
Moray Maras Salt Mines Tour – Half Day
Recommended Season
April to December

Moray Maras Salt Mines Tour – Half Day

Price from: $ 33.00 USD (See: Pricing)

Enjoy this half-day tour & visit the village of Maras, the Moray tour, the farming laboratory with its terraces, and the spectacular salt mines of Maras Cusco. Moray Tour is an outdoor activity outside the city of Cusco.

Tour Plan: Cusco | Raqchi viewpoint | Inca Salt Flats | Maras | Moray

Salt Mines Moray Tour Half Day

Moray Tour Peru – Maras Salt Mines Tour Half Day – Visit the charming terraces of Moray Cusco. “The overlapping concentric circular stone rings widen as they rise” Moray’s half-day tour. In these natural forms, nature creates the environmental conditions for greenhouses. Moray ruin is an essential center for domestication, an adaptation of wild vegetable species for human consumption.

These Maras salt flats are evaporating ponds. We can see all their glory from the viewpoint. The nearby Salinas de Maras (Salt Flats Peru) dates back to the pre-Columbian period. After thousands of years, the Inca’s salt mines still produce with the same old techniques. There are 5,300 wells and 480 members belonging to 03 cooperatives in the valley. The output of Maras salt mines in Peru is between May and October, which is the dry season. The landscape here is awe-inspiring, especially when the light is lovely in the afternoon. However, for photography, it is better to come in the morning.

Maras Salt Flats Peru – Be sure to carry your camera and capture your visit with fantastic shots of this one-of-a-kind landscape. Whether it’s the vast array of pools filled with evaporation water or the vibrant hues of salt marshlands in the distance, take time to explore and document this fantastic location in your photographs.

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Moray Tour Salt Flats Peru, Overview

Explore the stunning natural wonder of the Cusco Maras salt flats on this guided tour. Located in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, these salt flats have been used for salt production since pre-Incan times. Your knowledgeable guide will take you on a journey through the history and culture of the area, as well as the unique geological formations that create the salt flats. You’ll also be able to see local artisans at work and taste some of the delicious salt produced here. Take in the stunning views of the surrounding Andes mountains and learn about the importance of these sites to the local communities.

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  • Meeting point: Hotel or Cuzco airport.
  • Time of pick-up: 9:30. You can choose whether the tour will begin in the morning, the afternoon, or at another time.
  • Traveling by car from Cusco to the first attraction location takes an hour.
  • This half-day tour lasts for four hours.
  • Finale: We drop you off at your hotel, Cusco Main Square, or another location in Cusco.


  1. Moray Inca site.
  2. Maras Town
  3. The lookout of Salineras
  4. Maras salt flats, a walk around the salt. “The water from the salt mines is a natural resource that emanates from the subsoil of Maras.”
  5. On the way back to the Cusco hotel, Stop at the Raqchi viewpoint to enjoy the views.
Maras Salt Mines Tour Highlights
  • Explore the attractions of Maras salt mines, Peru
  • Enjoy the adventure to the legendary circular terraces of Maras, a new tourist destination.


Itinerary of Half Day Moray Tour Maras Salt Peru

Maras, a quaint village in Peru’s Sacred Valley, is home to an awe-inspiring natural wonder—the Salt Flats of Maras. These surreal salt terraces have captivated visitors for centuries with their stunning beauty and historical significance. Kondor Path Tours delves into the magic of the Salt Flats of Maras, sharing valuable insights and practical tips for a half-day exploration. Join us as we uncover the secrets of this remarkable destination.

Half Day

Explore the Maras Salt Flats

A fantastic tour has incredible locations. The Half Day Maras Moray Salineras is the new itinerary of Cusco; enjoy its remarkable history.

At 9:30, pick up from your Cuzco hotel.
10:10 Raqchi viewpoint.
10:45 Explore the Salt Mines of Maras.
11:40 Visit of Moray
12:40 Return to Cusco
13:30 Arrival at Cusco

Note: The hours are approximate.

A Scenic Drive to Maras

Embark on a picturesque drive through the Sacred Valley’s breathtaking landscapes to reach the Maras village. Marvel at the majestic Andean mountains and immerse yourself in the natural beauty surrounding you.

The Village of Maras: A Glimpse into History

Step into the past as you explore the charming village of Maras, which dates back to pre-Incan times. Learn about its rich history and cultural significance from knowledgeable local guides.

The Salt Flats of Maras: Nature’s White Jewel

Witness the awe-inspiring spectacle of the salt flats, where a network of over 3,000 terraces glistens with crystalline salt deposits. Discover the traditional salt production techniques passed down through generations.

Sustainable Tourism and Preservation Efforts

Discover the efforts made by local communities and organizations to preserve the natural beauty and cultural heritage of the Salt Flats of Maras for future generations.

Explore the Moray Tour near the Inca Salt Mines

The Sacred Valley is home to the Moray salt mines. Each terrace has a unique microclimate. The Incas could determine the optimal growing conditions for different crops.

Significant depression does not contain destroyed buildings, surrounded by a large covered terrace; each level has its own microclimates. It is a very atmospheric place, which, some claim, has mysterious power.

Information travel agency Moray Tour Peru Half Day Tour
  1. The tourist attractions of Salineras are a new expedition alternative on the way to Machupicchu.
  2. Our adventure begins from north to south between the plains.
  3. The tour guide speaks English, and “driver and park rangers speak Spanish.”
  4. In Salineras, try the natural beer of the Incas made of corn.
  5. The inhabitants of Maras own one or eight salt pits; they sell their products to Cusco and the sacred valley. The meals prepared with Inca salt are tastier “Salinas de Maras.”
  6. The agricultural activities of Maras consist of harvesting enough salt from the wells every three weeks.
  7. The Inca complex stands out for the shape of its platforms or terraces in concentric circles or terraces. Moray is 3,500 meters. The complex would contain twenty or more ecological zones at scale.
  8. Would you please read our reviews on Tripadvisor? We are a legal company.
  9. Kondor Path Tours’ travel agency confirms the visits only one day in advance.


Physical Level

1, Easy

Walking Distance

A light walks

Hiking Time

5 to 25 minutes

Starting Altitude

Cusco: 3,350m (10,990 ft)

Minimun Altitude

Inca Salt Flats: 3,385m (11,105 ft)

Highest Altitude

Chinchero Ruins: 3,800m (12,467 ft)


Salt Flats Moray Tour Peru INCLUSION 

  • Active itinerary with unique cultural features.
  • Excellent English-speaking tour guide.
  • Private tourist transport and A Professional Driver
  • All Local taxes.

The photo in the price section shows the vehicles to be used for this circuit and others.

Exclusion to Maras Salt Mines Tour Half-Day

  • Hotel or Airbnb.
  • ENTRANCE TICKET. The price of this ticket, which entitles you to access the Moray Circuit and other locations within the Valley of the Incas and Cusco, costs 130 Soles (roughly US$45). The admission ticket is valid for ten days after it is issued.
    • PARTIAL TICKETS. Cost S/ 70 Peruvian Soles (approx US$25). You can buy separate tickets if you don’t have the time or inclination to visit all the attractions on the “General Ticket” listed above.
  • Maras entrance fees cost 10 Soles.
  • PACHAMANCA: Using hot stones, Pachamanca is a traditional Peruvian dish.
  • Items of a personal nature.
  • Tipping.

These are the things to bring on this half-day Maras Salt Flats Tour.

  • Adventure tennis shoes.
  • Rain poncho (Rainy Season December to March)
  • Windbreaker
  • T-shirts, Sunhat.
  • In the Andes of Maras Moray, the sun is intense from April to November. Sun protection cream with an SPF of 45 or higher is advised.
  • Water “Bring water in aluminum bottles, or Camelbak helps preserve nature.”
  • Camera/film.
  • Cash in local currency to purchase items.

Travel Guide

Nobody is entirely sure of what occurred at Moray during the Inca era. The three agricultural coliseums for farm experimentation include irrigation canals and numerous terraces. Each level is thought to have a different microclimate and may have been used to acclimate various crops.

Unique salt extraction facility called Maras. There is a bridle path that leads to it. As they have done for countless years, the locals continue to scoop salt from the pans. As they continue this time-consuming task, families pass the pans down from generation to generation.

The Maras Salt Mines are an ancient network of terraced salt pools that have been used since Inca times, located near Maras in the Sacred Valley of Peru.

The Maras Salt Mines are approximately 40 km (25 miles) northwest of Cusco and can be reached by car or bus in about an hour.

Yes, visitors can explore the Maras Salt Mines on their own, but taking a guided tour is recommended to learn about the history and production process of the salt.

Due to the typically sunny and clear weather, the dry season lasts from May to October, the ideal time to visit the Maras Salt Mines.

There is an entrance fee to visit the Maras Salt Mines, which is paid on-site.

Yes, guided tours of the Maras Salt Mines are available on-site, and it’s recommended to take a guided tour to learn about the history and production process of the salt.

Since it is offered to tourists in small bags as souvenirs, visitors can taste the salt from the Maras Salt Mines.

Depending on how much time is spent touring the site, a trip to the Maras Salt Mines typically lasts between 30 minutes and one hour.

A short walk downhill from the parking area to the salt pools is not a strenuous hike most visitors can do.

Several small shops and stalls at the Maras Salt Mines sell trinkets, including salt-related items.

Depending on the Maras tour company, a Maras Salt Flats tour includes a private driver and vehicle.

It is best to dress comfortably for the short walk required. Bringing water, a hat, and sunscreen is also good since the Maras and Moray can get hot and sunny.

The Maras Salt Mines are not wheelchair accessible, as the site has stairs and uneven terrain.

Yes, children are welcome at the Maras Salt Mines, but it’s essential to keep an eye on them as there are steep drops and pools of water.

Visiting the Maras Salt Mines is worth seeing the unique and stunning terraced salt pools and learning about the traditional salt production process.

It’s a little challenging to get to each location. The simplest way to get to Moray from Cusco or Urubamba is by car. From Urubamba, you can hike to Maras for several hours. Obtain the best route by asking locals. Another option is traveling from Cuzco or Urubamba on horseback or mountain bike.

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What’s it like

  • Each group of visitors is private for the best service around the Maras Salt Mines Tour Half-Day with their guides in the English language.
  • The realistic view of the agricultural center of Moray is the most surprising.

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Maras Inca Salt Mines Tour Half-Day COST

Season 2023 – 2024

Number of persons Price per person
1 $ 125.00 USD
2 $ 80.00 USD
3 $ 62.00 USD
4 $ 49.00 USD
5 $ 45.00 USD
6 $ 40.00 USD
7 $ 36.00 USD
8 $ 33.00 USD

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Alittle bit of everything We had a last minute change of plans when it came to our tour. We were supposed to visit the rainbow mountain but with the recent protesting we called to see if we could change last minute and they were very accommodating. Odon and Fernando were amazing! They took us to see multiple attractions and made us feel very at home. And kudos to Renee for the amazing driving. I would highly recommend using this company for a tour. We will definitely use them if we ever come back!
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Atv Tour Odin and Fernando were great as well as our driver Rene. Very informative about the city of Cusco. Enjoyed our tour with this company and these individuals who took us around. Great time! Highly recommend!!!
Family vacation Kondor path tours arranged a couple of private tours on our last vacation in Peru. Our first tour was the Rainbow Mountains and the next day we did the sacred Valley Tour.The administrative services were excellent, we met at our hotel the day before our tours and our head guide, Fredy, explained everything perfectly, including what to wear and bring for each tour. On the tour days, our guides (Fredy and Juan Carlos) and driver (Juan Carlos) were great! very knowledgeable, considerate about our party, always helpful and ready to answer questions and meet the expectations (completely different expectations because we had different ages in our party (from 11 to 69 years)) of each party member.The rainbow mountain is awesome and is is really helpful to go with a guide that knows about the area, but also about hiking!!!
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Awesome Service and Tours Fernando and Patricia were SUPER responsive - usually responded to emails within 10 minutes!!. The arrangements they made for Cusco, Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley, and surrounding areas were awesome.They were waiting for us at the airport and did everything we asked them. Our guide for the four days was Herberth and driver was Juan Carlos. Both were SUPER SUPER great. Juan Carlos was such an amazingly pleasant driver with cute stories. He also was a very safe driver. Herberth was very knowledgable and helpful. Took us all over the places with details about the history and details. We had friends who were not able to climb much and they accommodated us all.On the day we had planned to do rainbow mountain we did not feel great and emailed Fernando at 5am and he responded within 5 minutes with other options for us to do that day. Overall, if you are going to Peru and want to visit the historic sites, you SHOULD go with these people. They are SUPERB!!
Great memories for our family We went for a tour to the rainbow mountain, service was excellent and then we decided to go for another tour on the next day to the sacred valley, it was also excellent. Our guide was Fredy and our driver was Juan Carlos, two excellent people, honest and respectful. I recommend them. Gracias por todo, lo pasamos increíble.
Rainbow Trek and Horseback Riding A group of 7 of us did a One Day Rainbow Trek and Horseback Riding. Freddy was our guide and he was prompt and with us every moment of the journey. They were so accommodating to move the debrief meeting the night before because we had a food tour that evening. Freddy had so much energy, knowledge, and excitement to share with us about his native homeland. In addition, he made sure that we were well taken care of when one of us was actually sick from the altitude. It was such an amazing experience and Freddy made sure we got the best of it. Thank you! Highly recommend Kondor Path Tours.
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