Maras Moray Chinchero
We tailormade our programs!
Maras Moray and Chinchero in the Sacred Valley became part of those places “off the beaten path” that one must visit. A mix of Andean landscape enjoyment and cultural awareness make of these a great experience. It is not just the traditional visit to an archaeological complex or a touristic place, the visit to Maras give us a better sense of the ancient traditions related to salt and how this resource still is considered important in the Andes. The Moray visit will amaze us with the agricultural engineering ability and adaptability of the Incas and, our Chinchero visit besides the archaeological complex visit will give us more information related to agricultural practices and textile production in the region.
Our activities will begin with our travel to the Sacred Valley by the morning. Our first spot will be Moray, known as a probable agricultural center for sowing and plant adaptation.
After this visit, we will drive to the saltpans of Maras. These saltpans have been used since pre-Inca times. In Maras, there exist at least five thousand saltpans administrated through the community and inherited through families. Similar to the pink salt of the Himalayas, the salt from Maras is recognized worldwide because of its great flavor obtained at 11,000 ft. above sea level.
One of our last visits in this excursion will take place in Chinchero. A perfect visit where we will appreciate the blend of Andean and European religion with a colonial temple and an archaeological complex. In addition, during this visit, we will learn more about the local textile production and all the traditions that surround these ancient techniques.
At the end of the day, depending on our next adventure, we will return to Cusco or stay in the Sacred Valley.
What is Included:
- Professional English speaking guide
- Entrance Tickets and fees
What is not included:
- Personal expenses
- Gratuities and Tips
What should I bring?
- Water bottles
- Sunglasses, Sun block, Sun hats.
- Warm and light clothes - Tends to get windy sometimes