MARAS SALT PONDS + MORAY’S CIRCULAR TERRACES
This is a fantastic half day tour to explore three popular tourist attractions of the sacred valley: Maras salt ponds, the inca terraces of Moray and a quick stop at Chincheros.
You will travel through the Sacred Valley of the Incas until you arrive to Chinchero. We will make a quick stop at an artisan center and view some inca ruins from the distance. From here, we will descend to the Village of Maras and visit the Maras Salt Pools to discover how the Incas ingeniously tapped a natural salt water stream to create evaporating pools for collecting salt, a system that is still used to this day.
We will continue to the archaeological remains of Moray, popular by its circular terraces, some as deep as 98 feet (30 meters), that once offered a testing ground for agricultural products. Each terrace has a unique microclimate which subsequently experiences its own temperature. Without even having to leave the valley, the Inca had created an agricultural laboratory which mimicked the temperature throughout the empire.
After the tour, you will be dropped off at San Francisco square, two blocks from main square.