Full Itinerary: Maras & Moray Tour
Places that are visited:
- Inca terraces of Moray: This site is not the ruin of a city or a fortress, it is an earthwork. The ancient people of the region took four huge natural depressions in the landscape and sculpted them into levels of agricultural terraces that served, hundreds of years ago, as an experimental agricultural station for the development of different crop Straits. This was possible due to the Discovery of a fascinating phenomenon: the climates of many different ecological zones were present at a single site.
- Salt mines of Maras: The nearby Salinas de Maras (salt mines), dating back to Pre-Columbian times, are in stark contrast. The natural salty water is channeled into 3,000 man-made wells and Leith to evapore in the sun. Hundreds of miners work on the site even now, demonstrating their ancient working techniques.
- Maras Village: It is a colonial town, quite large but smaller than it was years ago when it thrived on mining the SALT deposits in the in the cliffs to the north. The salt deposits are still being worked, but nowadays most of Cusco's salt comes from the coast.