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Maras Moray Hike – Sightseeing views from Snow Mountains

Maras Moray Hike – Sightseeing views from Snow Mountains

Price from: $ 68.00 USD (See: Pricing)
Maras Moray Hike – Sightseeing views from Snow Mountains
Tour Type
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Maras Moray Hike – Sightseeing views from Snow Mountains
Maximun Altitude
3,500m (11,482 ft.)
Maras Moray Hike – Sightseeing views from Snow Mountains
Physical Level
Moderate
Maras Moray Hike – Sightseeing views from Snow Mountains
Recommended Season
April to December

Maras Moray Hike – Sightseeing views from Snow Mountains

Price from: $ 68.00 USD (See: Pricing)

Make this your most adventurous holiday ever! Challenge yourself with a one-day Moray to Maras hike through stunning landscapes and fascinating ruins.

Tour Plan: Cusco | Moray | Maras | Inca Salt Flats | Urubamba River

Breathtaking Maras Moray and Salt Mines Hike

Moray Maras Hike: Excellent semi-flat trail with some light ascents up some hills, plus a spectacular descent from the town of Maras towards the salt mines! Beginning with the walk-in Moray and then continuing to Maras, ending in the salt mines.

The Maras Moray Hike offers a unique opportunity for adventurous travelers to connect with nature, history, and the local communities. Escape the crowds with a rewarding hiking experience through Peru’s magnificent Sacred Valley.

The Moray and Maras Salt Mines Hike routes have stunning landscapes, ancient ruins, and traditional culture. The Moray to Maras hike is a fantastic day hike in Peru that takes you through beautiful landscapes and ancient archaeological sites.

The Maras to Moray Ruins trail in the Sacred Valley is a must-see. This stunning trek will take you through picturesque landscapes, ancient ruins, and breathtaking vistas that will leave you in awe of the natural beauty of Peru.

Overview

Maras Moray Hike Overview

It is a breathtaking adventure that takes you through the stunning Andean landscapes of Peru. You’ll hike through the rolling hills, past traditional Andean communities, through the ancient Incan terraces of Moray, marvel at the salt mines of Maras, and take in panoramic views of the snow-capped mountains surrounding you.

Is the Moray to Maras Hike right for me?

AT A GLANCE

  • Excursion departure time: 09:00
  • Travel time from Cusco to the start of the excursion: 1 hour and 30 minutes. The tour can start in Urubamba, “Sacred Valley.”
  • Private transfer to the start of the walk to Moray, and all transfers
  • Walking distance: 06 km/3.7 miles
  • Walk duration: Approximately 3 hours of walking between Moray and Maras
  • The difficulty of the trek: The Maras Moray Trek is classified as easy to moderate
  • Location of the excursion: Moray and Maras are located next to the Sacred Valley in the high plains of Urubamba
  • Places to explore:
    • Raqchi viewpoint.
    • Moray Inca site.
    • Maras Town
    • Salineras Mines
Maras Moray Hike Highlights
  • Explore the majestic landscape of Maras Moray and Salt Mines Hike on this breathtaking hiking trip! Follow our guide for an unforgettable adventure in Peru.
  • Discover two spectacular archaeological sites on one extraordinary hike! Join us as we explore Moray and Maras Salt Mines Hike on a fun-filled one-day excursion.

Itinerary

Maras Moray Hike Itinerary

The Moray to Maras Hike offers an extraordinary blend of history, nature, and culture. As you traverse the ancient salt ponds, marvel at the ingenious agricultural terraces, and connect with the vibrant Andean communities, you’ll undoubtedly feel a profound sense of wonder and appreciation for this mystical corner of the world.

DAY 1

Incredible Hike from Moray to Salineras

At 9 in the morning, we started the vehicular trip towards the excursion from Moray to Maras. We begin the walk with a guided visit to the ruins of Moray, walking its Inca trails that then start the official walk to the town of Maras, which goes through the pre-Hispanic colonial path. The panoramic views are incredible with every step we take until we reach the village of Maras.

The town of Maras has beautiful colonial mansions with stately portals and heraldic shields that give them family ancestry from colonial times to the present day.

We continue the walk towards the salt mines of Maras; we have incredible views in the distance before reaching the salt flats. Moras Moray is known as the balcony of the Sacred Valley for having great views of the Andes, glaciers, and mountainous valleys of the Sacred Valley.

Embark on an unforgettable adventure in Machu Picchu’s countryside! Go on a beautiful hike from Moray to Maras and explore Peru’s ancient ruins and majestic mountains.

Unveiling Maras Moray Hike: A Journey Through Time and Nature

The Maras Moray Hike is a captivating expedition that unveils the incredible agricultural prowess of the ancient Incas while showcasing the stunning natural beauty of the Peruvian highlands. This extraordinary journey takes hikers on a path of discovery, providing insights into the region’s historical significance and ecological diversity.

The Agricultural Marvel of Moray

The hike further leads to the enigmatic archaeological site of Moray. This site, consisting of concentric terraces, served as an agricultural laboratory for the Incas. Each Inca terrace boasts its own microclimate, ingeniously designed by the Incas to cultivate diverse crops.

Exploring the Andean Splendor: Scenic Landscapes of the Highlands

The Maras Moray Hike offers an ever-changing panorama of natural beauty that will leave you in awe. As you meander through the Andean highlands, you’ll be greeted by snow-capped peaks, lush valleys, and cascading waterfalls, painting a picture of pure magnificence.

Meeting the People: Cultural Immersion in Local Communities

The hike provides an extraordinary opportunity to engage with the warm and welcoming local communities in the Peruvian highlands. From interacting with farmers in the traditional Andean villages to witnessing age-old customs and traditions, cultural immersion enriches the overall experience.

Food

None

Physical Level

2, Moderate

Walking Distance

6km (3.7 miles)

Hiking Time

3. Hrs.

Starting Altitude

Moray Ruins: 3,500m (11,482 ft)

Minimun Altitude

Urubamba River: 2,871m (9,419 ft)

Inclusions

Maras Moray Hike INCLUSION

  • Guided tour service in English
  • Private transportation and driver.
  • Partial entrance ticket to Moray
  • Entrance to the Moray salt mines
  • First aid kit and portable oxygen cylinder for the guided tour
  • All local taxes that produce the tourist circuit of the Maras Moray walk

Note: The vehicles to use “see the photo in prices.”

Moray and Maras Salt Mines Hike: NO INCLUSION

  • Hotel in Cusco or Sacred Valley for excursions
  • Lunch
  • Snacks: Take some snacks with you or buy snacks at local stores during the hike.
  • Water: A minimum of 2 liters of water per person is excellent, and more water can be purchased from local shops during the tour.
  • Tips at your discretion: “local tour guide and vehicle driver.”

What to Bring to the Moray to Maras Hike

  1. A good daypack: Eagle Creek Afar Backpack—appropriate packs (carry your personal belongings)
  2. Lighter trekking boots or any other comfortable shoe with ankle support for the hiker
  3. A rain jacket or rain poncho; the rainy season is from January to March, and the dry season is from April to December in any of the seasons; bring a rain poncho just in case.
  4. Insect-repellent cream with 30% DEET
  5. Sunscreen is essential to avoid the solar radiation of the Andes since the higher we are located, the sun’s rays are more intense, so excellent sunscreen is recommended.
  6. Extra money.

Travel Guide

Enjoy breathtaking views while exploring the ruins of Maras Moray and Salt Mines. Hike on this fantastic hiking trip. Let the spectacular beauty of Peru captivate you!

The Maras Moray Tour is a popular tour in the Sacred Valley of Peru that includes visits to the Moray ruins and the Maras Salt Mines.

The tour usually takes half a day, an average of 4-5 hours.

The Moray ruins are an Incan archaeological site in the Sacred Valley that features a series of circular terraces that were likely used for agricultural experimentation.

The Maras Salt Mines are a series of salt evaporation ponds used since pre-Incan times to produce salt.

Most tours will provide transportation from Cusco or the Sacred Valley to the Moray and Maras Salt Mines.

Yes, it is possible to visit the sites on your own. However, it is recommended to go with a tour guide for a more informative experience.

Wear comfortable clothes and shoes suitable for walking on uneven terrain. Bring a hat, sunscreen, and a jacket or sweater, as temperatures vary.

Yes, the tour is suitable for children. However, it may not be ideal for those with mobility issues.

Restrooms are available at the sites and designated stops during the tour.

Most tours are in English or Spanish, but some tour companies may offer other languages upon request.

The morning is the best time to visit to avoid crowds and the day’s heat.

Food is not usually included, but some tour companies may offer snacks or drinks.

Vendors sell souvenirs and local crafts at the Moray ruins and the Maras Salt Mines.

Other nearby attractions include the town of Chinchero and the Ollantaytambo ruins.

Yes, the Maras Moray Tour is worth it for those interested in Incan history and culture and those wanting to explore the beautiful Sacred Valley of Peru.

What’s it like?

  • Uniquely explore Peru! Plan your next holiday to take on the Maras Moray and Salt Mines Hike Expedition, a remarkable one-day trek that takes you through beautiful landscapes and ruins.
  • The imposing grandeur of the Inca theaters in Moray and the unforgettable walk of a show day in Maras Salineras
  • Immerse yourself with Kondor Path Tours in nature while visiting historic sites on the Moray to Maras hike. Get ready for a fantastic trek through stunning Peruvian scenery!

Pricing Breakdown

Maras Moray Hike Full-Day COST

Season 2024

Number of persons Price per person
1 $ 256.00 USD
2 $ 159.00 USD
3 $ 123.00 USD
4 $ 101.00 USD
5 $ 92.00 USD
6 $ 84.00 USD
7 $ 77.00 USD
8 $ 72.00 USD
9 $ 68.00 USD

Get off the beaten track and explore one of the most incredible hikes in Peru: the Moray and Maras Salt Mines Hike! This spectacular adventure offers picturesque views, ruins, and traditional villages.

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Ani T
Ani T
2023-12-21
Wonderul site, great tour operator and excellent guide We had an evening flight so wanted to do something during the first half of the day, really glad we picked this half-day tour of the Sillustani ruins. The tour agent (Kondor Path Tours) was very flexible about our pickup time and dropoff options, so that really helped. We were able to arrange a later pickup in the morning that included all our luggage and then they dropped us off at the Juliaca airport after the tour. But the Sillustani towers themselves are a real treat to see and learn about all their history. The site itself is very serene and beautiful, with the lake in the background from the main viewpoint. Our tour guide (Richy/Ricardo) was excellent and very helpful and knowledgeable. He gave us not only the ancient history of Sillustani and the adjoining areas, but also a more contemporary history of Peru and the Puno region I have to add that he went over and above by even helping us to check our bags in at JUL airport!
ladyshalyn
ladyshalyn
2023-10-22
Maras and Moray + Pachamanca Easily the best tour experience I had during my trip to Peru. I highly recommend Kondor Tours as the customer service is top-notch. James responded to my queries almost instantly each time and was very helpful. We were even treated to a can of cusquenia beer each when we visited the office! Our guide Alfredo was absolutely amazing and we were fortunate to have him as our guide for the tour. He is very passionate about his job and shared so much valuable information with us. He has a very candid character and we were very comfortable throughout! I highly recommend requesting for him as your guide (the best we had while touring Peru for 3 weeks). Also, I would say opting in for and additional traditional peruvian pachamanca meal experience must not be missed. The community people were very warm and gracious hosts and it is eye opening to witness the preparation of such a traditional feast normally done only for special occasions like weddings. We even had time for dancing! Two thumbs up for sure!
Niels K
Niels K
2023-08-10
3-day Choquequirao Trek We took a three-day private group trek to Choquequirao as a family of five. Kondor Path Tours organized a pick-up and drop-off in Urubamba instead of Cusco and did an extra stop at the Saywhite archeological site. Everything went very smoothly during the entire trip, meals and accommodation were as expected or better. The trek itself is quite demanding (particularly in three days), but the nature/ views/ Choquequirao/ dearth of tourists largely compensate. Anyway, we were looking for a physical challenge! Our guide Oron was great. Explaining, motivating, solving potential problems/ demands. We would definitely recommend Kondor Path Tours.
Anja
Anja
2023-08-05
Proffecional company and perfect guide Kondor Path Tours are so proffecional and easy to work with. We went with them on the 2 days short Inca trail to Machu Picchu with our three children. The correspondence was great and everything was perfectly planned in every detail. Our guide Alfredo was so friendly, knowledgeable and pleasant to be around! Thank you Kondor Path Tours - we couldn’t have asked for more!!
Khadija
Khadija
2023-07-26
Trip to Rainbow Mountain Excellent experience!! Our guide Odon was prompt with pickup time and extremely friendly. The drove to rainbow mountain was smooth. We did the horseback ride up the mountain, and Odon was right there with us. The actual hike up, he provided support, laughter, and information about the region. Amazing experience with an awesome guide. Thank you so much for the wonderful experience.
Jamee Marshall
Jamee Marshall
2023-07-07
Amazing experience, incredible guide! We had an incredible tour experience with Alfred and our driver Diosmio. They took such good care of us. Alfred was so knowledgeable, kind, and really felt like a friend. Highly recommend this company for your future visit! Awesome experience.
Kristi V
Kristi V
2022-05-05
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!
Anthony O
Anthony O
2022-05-05
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!!!
ReDA
ReDA
2020-01-14
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!!!
theras2000
theras2000
2020-01-09
Excellent guide who stays with you for the entire day The Vinicunca one-day horse tour was fantastic. The friendly and informative Freddy guided us for the entire bus ride and mountain trek. He knew where to stand to get the best photos and made everything fun and accommodating. The horse ride up made it much easier to enjoy the final hike. Lunch was large and tasty. Door to door service.
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