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Moray & Maras Salt Mines Tour From Ollantaytambo

Moray & Maras Salt Flats From Ollantaytambo
Moray & Maras Salt Mines Tour From Ollantaytambo
Moray & Maras Salt Mines Tour From Ollantaytambo
Moray & Maras Salt Mines Tour From Ollantaytambo
Kate T
Kate T
2022-10-08
Friendly and knowledgeable guide! We did a tour from Ollantaytambo to Maras salt mines and Moray with Carlitos and Cristobal. Carlitos was very knowledgeable and tailored the tour to what we already knew which was great. They also made the recommendation to start early which was a challenge but well worth it for the absence of crowds!
David S
David S
2022-09-19
A perfect way to spend the day! This was an excellent tour! Carlitos is a great guide and my wife and I really enjoyed spending the day with him. He was friendly and very knowledgeable, too. We recommend this tour to anyone exploring the area!
Kasia (Poland)
Kasia (Poland)
2022-09-05
Great experience with a local guide I highly recommend this agency. We booked a trip with them from Ollantaytambo to Cusco visiting many unique sites of Sacred Valley on our way. Everything was well organised even though we contacted the agency quite late. The agency was very responsive and we kept in touch on WhatsApp all the time. Our guide Carlitos came on time and he was the nicest person ever, very patient with us and ready to take a lot of pictures. We learned a lot about Inca history from him. The whole day was a pleasure. Thank you guys for taking care of us! Thanks to you we fell in love with Peru even more.
Karen Moreno
Karen Moreno
2022-09-04
Machu Picchu and Sacred Valley My friend and I took the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu tour from Cusco with Come See Peru and the whole trip was fabulous. We had an amazing trip and everything went as planned. Highly recommended!
CCB
CCB
2022-08-29
Kickass personalized tour experience for a solo traveler, A++¥ Awesome company!! I am a solo woman and staying in Ollantaytambo and I wanted a tour package created just for me and they were able to do it. I saw the Maras salt flats, Moray, Pisac market, and Sacsayhuaman and it could not have been a more perfect day! The driver was a very safe driver and the guide spoke excellent English and took great pics. 10/10 recommend, you will not be disappointed!!
Sara V
Sara V
2022-08-23
Great trip! Carlitos is an excellent guide!! He made our day trip fun and entertaining, he told us many facts from the site and it was amazing, to say the least. I would highly recommend taking a tour with Carlitos! He takes great pictures as well!
cong
cong
2022-07-11
Thanks Carlos! Carlos is great tour guide and an excellent photographer. He told many interesting stories during the tour, also made many extra stops at beautiful view point. We really enjoyed the half day private Tour.
Auris López
Auris López
2022-06-27
Un sueño hecho realidad Estar dentro de la ciudadela es una experiencia irreal, además de poder observar el maravilloso paisaje que hay al rededor, es una mezcla perfecta entre el poder humano y la naturaleza. Todo el recorrido de la mano de nuestro guía Juan Carlos, excelente! Siempre atento y súper profesional 👌
Carla M
Carla M
2022-06-21
Wow! I totally didn't think we could do Machu Picchu in a day, but it is! The trip was EPIC! It was a full day but it was a blast! Macchu Picchu was incredible - I was weary that it was built up in my head (wonder of the world and all that) it was just wow. and made even more incredible by our guides - they knew the history, stories, and fun facts. They also made it feel like we were just traveling with friends - we loved our guides. highly recommend
Campo C
Campo C
2022-06-15
The Best Day EVER! My friends and I did a private tour with Come See Peru Tours 1 day to Machu Picchu. It was a fantastic day! We definitely were moving all day (we got all of our steps :) ) But we didn't feel rushed at all - we truly got to enjoy machu picchu and aguas calientes. I enjoyed our tour guide and their stories both fact and myths about Machu Picchu. Highly recommend this tour company
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Are you in Ollantaytambo or Urubamba and you want to explore the Sacred Valley? we can help you, we will send you a private car and one of our best local guides who will take you on a private tour through the Sacred Valley and will show you these wonderful places.

Discover Moray and Maras Salt Mines on this half day tour from Ollantaytambo or Urubamba, which also includes a visit to the alpaca farm if the tour is done in Cusco. Come See Perú makes it easy to explore less-frequented tours from Ollantaytambo. This half day tour experience to Moray & Salt Mines offer stunning scenery of snow-capped mountains of the Andes during the whole trip.

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Overview

The first stop on your tour from Ollantaytambo will be Moray Inca ruins, an enigmatic Inca ruin in the beautiful Sacred Valley of the Incas, composed of several terraced circular depressions that descend 490 feet or (150 meters) from the highest terrace to the lowest.

Then you will be heading to the Salt Mines driving through the town of Maras, a picturesque colonial town surrounded by beautiful mountains and Andean landscapes.
These salt mines or or salt pans are evaporation ponds that have been used to produce salt since pre-Inca times. Each of them produces about 150 kg of salt per month. Learn more in-depth from our local guides with best private Moray and Maras Salt Mines tour from Ollantaytambo.

Moray & Maras Salt Flats tour from Ollantaytambo

Make the most of your time if you are staying in Ollantaytambo with a half-day excursion to the Sacred Valley from Ollantaytambo.

This tour is ideal for visitors who want to escape the crowds of the Classic Sacred Valley tours from Cusco or returning from visiting Machu Picchu.

We start from Ollantaytambo or Urubamba to the agricultural terraces of Moray to learn about the “farming laboratory” that the Incas used to grow different crops in the mysterious circular terraces. Then we head to the Salineras or Salt Mines, in Maras a center for salt production dating to pre-inca times. In the end we visit the Alpaca farm in Chinchero. (Only if you plan to be dropped off in Cusco in the end of the activity).

Discover one of the most stunning Inca heritage sites in the Sacred Valley of Perú with local experts. secure your spot now with the best team.

What to Expect: Moray and Maras Salt Mines tour from Ollantaytambo

These experiences are best for tours from Ollantaytambo. Discover with us the history that the ruins of Ollantaytambo hide since ancient times, visit the sun temple and the amazing farming part wander round the ruins with local experts.

The Maras Salt Mines and Moray tour can start from Urubamba or Ollantaytambo, if you are staying at the Amak hotel or similar in the Urubamba Valley we can also pick you up from there.

The Salt Mines of Maras and Moray Inca ruins are one of the best attractions not to be missed while in the Sacred Valley, learn about these salt mines and the complex system of channels that feed the ancient terraced ponds. The salt pans are harvested by numerous local families and sold on the site.

After visiting the Salt flats of Maras explore the Inca site of Moray, you can go all the way down to the bottom and take the most beautiful photos, these ruins are unique circular pattern that sinks into the earth. Local people think the original purpose of Moray was an agricultural lab to test different species of crops at different elevations.

The tour ends in Cusco but if you are staying in the Sacred Valley we can drop you off at your hotel at the end of the tour. On the way back to Cusco we will visit a local family in Chinchero that will give us a demonstration of the textile process.

Why you’ll love this tour

Enjoy a private Moray and Maras Salt Mines tour from Ollantaytambo or Urubamba in a half day trip. For the Maras Moray tour from Ollantaytambo you pick the places you want to visit or include into the tour when booking.

  • You choose when you want to start the tour
  • Personalized service
  • Make stops at your will
  • Take your time to take pictures
  • Avoid the 30+ people bilinguial group services
  • Avoid the shopping stop tours to the Sacred Valley (We ask first).

Trip Details

Important Information for Moray Maras Salt Mines tour from Ollantaytambo

We focus on the organization of tours in the Sacred Valley and ensure that our clients have a memorable and unique experience while learning about the culture of the Incas. That’ s why it is important for us that you get as much information as possible about this activity.

  • Tour Type: Cultural & History
  • Schedules: We pick you up at 8:00 am from Ollantaytambo or Urubamba / Drop off in Ollantaytambo or in Cusco.
  • Meeting Place: At your hotel in Ollantaytambo Or Urubamba
  • Duration of the tour: From 8am to 1 pm
  • Physical Grading: ★☆☆☆☆ Designed for everyone, (kids, Teens, Adults and Seniors).
  • End of the Tour: Based on your preference Cusco or Ollantaytambo
  • Group Size: Minimum 02 people to confirm departure
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Need to book in Advance: Not necessarily, you can book this tour up to 24 hours before the tour, please contact us by WhatsApp for an immediate response.

Places to explore

  • Moray ruins
  • Maras Salt Mines
  • Chicha tasting
  • Chinchero Alpaca farm (Only if the tour ends in Cusco)

Advantages of booking with us.- This MORAY & MARAS SALT MINES TOUR FROM OLLANTAYTAMBO offers a safe and well-organized experience, transfer during the entire tour is in sprinter. The service also includes the tour guide service in English or Spanish.

EXCLUSIVE SERVICE COSTS: We operate this tour without joining other tourists from other agencies. We only serve our customers. We know that traveling to the Sacred Valley demands time and money that’s why we want your experience of visiting MORAY INCA SITE & SALT FLATS OF MARAS TOUR to exceed your expectations.

Detailed Itinerary of Moray Ruins & Maras Salts Pools From Ollantaytambo or Urubamba

Itinerary

This is a wonderful half-day tour to explore part of the Sacred Valley. You will see incredible views of the Urubamba Mountains, and the Andes mountain range. On this half-day trip, you will be taught about agriculture, textiles, and the history of the Incas.

The Maras Salt Mine and Moray tour begins with a pick up at 8:00 a.m. sharp. You will be picked up at the hotel lobby in Ollantaytambo or Urubamba, by your guide. You will be taken on a road that winds around the mountains north of the Sacred Valley. On the way, we will stop at a lookout point. From there, we will be able to see the Urubamba Valley and gain some insight into Inca culture.
You’ll then be taken to Moray ruins, where a mysterious Inca archaeological site is located. A fascinating and unique ruin, a fabulous green house, composed of circular agricultural terraces that was used as an agricultural experimental laboratory site by the Incas. Here they produced new varieties of their crops at different elevations.

When you have finished exploring Moray, you will head about 2.5 miles away to the Salt Mines of Maras. Believe it or not there are over 6,000 salt pans carved into the mountain side, that are filled daily by a stream of water.

Note: (According to the regulations established by the Maras community, it will no longer be possible to enter the Salt Pond area due to contamination. It will only be observed through a lookout poitn).

Perú Moray Ruins from Ollantaytambo
Perú Moray Ruins from Ollantaytambo.

At the end of the tour if you wish to return to your hotel in Ollantaytambo we will drop you off there but if you wish to be dropped off in Cusco then we will visit a local family on our way to Cusco, there, you will see a demonstration of how to make beautiful natural alpaca wool sweaters. (Optional).

Our tour ends at 1pm at your hotel in Ollantaytambo and at 2pm if you wish to be dropped off in Cusco.

Included

Private transportation
For our tour of Salt Mines and Moray from Ollantaytambo we offer private transportation for 2 people. Type of transportation (Hyundai-Elantra). For 3 people and up a van is offered. (Hyundai - H10).
English-speaking guide
Our English speaking guide will be with you throughout the tour. All our guides have more than 10 years of guiding experience.
Local Taxes
As a legally registered travel agency we pay taxes when we sell a tour. Your trip is safe with us.

No Included

Tourist ticket pass
The entrance fee to the archaeological sites are not included. Please note that you will need to purchase a "boleto turistico" to enter the sites. You can purchase this tickets on site. the partial ticket pass (Boleto Turistico Partial) costs is 70 Peruvian soles (about USD 20 per person) which allows you to visit only the Inca ruins stated in the itinerary (Moray).
Entrance ticket to Maras Salt Mines
To visit the Salt Mines a separate ticket is required, this ticket costs 10 Peruvian soles per person and can also be purchased on site.
Lunch
For our Maras Salt Mines and Moray tour from Ollantaytambo lunch is not included, as the tour is a half day tour. However, you can have lunch at the end of the tour on your own (in the town of Ollantaytambo or Cusco).
Tips
There is no exact amount to tip, if you tip at all, the tip is based on the quality of service received from your guide.

What to Bring

Take note of what to bring for Private Maras Salt Mines and Moray tour from Ollantaytambo

We want you to enjoy this tour to the fullest, that’s why we want to provide you with as much information as possible so that you don’t have to worry about anything. Note that in Cusco 2 seasons exist throughout the year, the wet season and the dry season.

  • A daypack to carry your personal belongings
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Hat and sunglasses to protect you from the sun
  • Rainwear or rain poncho in case you travel during the rainy season (December to March).
  • Water and snacks
  • Windbreaker Jacket (optional).
  • Camera with extra batteries.
  • Extra money to buy souvenirs, lunch, for the Boleto turistico and Maras Salt Mines tickets.

Pricing

Price for: Maras Salt Mines and Moray tour from Ollantaytambo

The cost for our Moray Salt Mines tour from Ollantaytambo is in private service, only for you and your party.
The tour of Moray and Salt Mines from Ollantaytambo is not a very common tour, as all day tours to the Sacred Valley depart from Cusco, not from Ollantaytambo. That is why this tour is only offered on a private tour.

Important: Note that this is a “half day” tour NOT a full day. Our tour does not include the visit to Ollantaytambo ruins, if you want to include it to the tour pay 5 USD extra per person.

Book our private Maras Salt Mines and Moray tour for 40 US dollars and pay the rest the day of the activity. Once you have made the deposit you will receive a confirmation email for the tour that you made a deposit. The total balance must be paid in cash at your hotel before the start of your trip.

If this is a last minute reservation, you can pay in full on the day of the tour.

Free Cancellation: For a full refund, you must cancel at least 48 hours before the tour.

2 Persons
Price
US $ 88.00
per person
3 Persons
Price
US $ 76.00
per person
4 Persons
Price
US $ 69.00
per person
5 Persons
Price
US $ 59.00
per person
6 Persons
Price
US $ 55.00
per person
7 Persons
Price
US $ 50.00
per person
8 Persons
Price
US $ 50.00
per person

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    Terms and Conditions

    Departures

    We need a minimum of 2 people

    Solo traveler?

    If you take the tour just for yourself, note that the price of transportation and the guide are assumed by you.
    Contact us to know the price for a solo traveler.

    Flexibility

    If you buy the tour and your plans change you have the option to postpone the tour for another date or get your money back under our cancellation policy.

    Please let us know if you are planning to take a train to Aguas Calientes after the Sacred Valley day tour.
    We offer 100% flexibility for private tours.

    Deposit

    Book your Sacred Valley tour from Ollantaytambo for up to 40 US dollars. The deposit should be paid via PayPal.

    We use PayPal as the most secure method for our customers. When you pay with PayPal, your financial information is never shared with the vendor, and you can pay using only your email address.

    PayPal charges a 7% fee which must be paid by the traveler. The PayPal fees will be automatically added to the total cost during the transaction.

    Remaining Balance

    The remaining balance can be paid upon your arrival to Cusco before the start of the tour. the total balance must be paid in ” CASH “You can pay the remaining balance with Peruvian Soles or Dollars.

    (Bills must be in good condition – no torn bills are accepted).

    CANCELLATIONS with Come See Perú

    When booking a tour with Come See Peru Tours, my team and I will work hard to make sure you have the best experience of your life. Our team will make sure that you are safe, and that you are having a good time. However there are some facts outside of our control that may affect your trip. Therefore we suggest that you take a look at our cancellation terms. The terms of your cancellation are based on how far in advance of your trip you notify us. We understand that there are many unexpected issues that will make you cancel your tour.

    Refunds will be only provided for DAY TOURS Not for Machu Picchu tours since the deposit of the total cost is used to buy the Machu Picchu tickets, the train tickets and bus tickets which by the way are not refundable.

    Please note that when we make the deposit for the refund paid for the tour you are cancelling. Paypal will charge a commission, commission that will be paid by you and if the refund is 100% there is a $12 fee to be paid (penalty fee).

    • 100% refund of the deposit if we receive notice of the cancellation at least 30 days before the date of the day tour.
    • 70% refund of the deposit if we receive notice of the cancellation 20 days before the date of the day tour.
    • 50% refund of the deposit if we receive notice of the cancellation 15 days before the date of the day tour.
    • No refund of the deposit will be provided we receive notice of the cancellation less than 10 days before the date of the day tour.

    Notification of cancellation must be made in writing to info@comeseeperutours.com

    To protect your travel investment, we strongly recommend the purchase of travel insurance. Obtaining travel insurance before leaving home is highly recommended and very easy.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    1) When is the best time to visit the Sacred Valley?

    The dry season (April to October) is the best time to do the Sacred Valley tour. The days are sunnier and there is less chance of rain during those months.

    2) How to book the tour to the Extended Sacred Valley tour?

    You can pay with PayPal
    Make the payment (at least 40% of the value of the tour).
    Once in Cusco (at least 1 day before), complete the entire price of the tour.

    3) Can I suffer from altitude sickness on this Sacred Valley tour?

    Our Sacred Valley tours in Cusco are the best option to acclimate to the altitude

    4) Are the schedules flexible?

    Yes, we believe every traveller is different so make your trip your own “WE LIKE YOUR TRAVEL STYLE”

    What you will see on the tour

    You will explore Maras Salt Mines and Moray ruins from Ollantaytambo.  Visit part of the Sacred Valley on a half day tour, our tour is private service so you are in control, we will make stops at the best places to take pictures.

    Peru Salt Ponds from Ollantaytambo

    Visit this amazing place located in the heart of the Sacred Valley, on the half day tour of the Maras Salt Mines from Ollantaytambo you will witness the amazing work done by man with nature. The Maras Salt Mines were built by pre-Inca civilizations and reused by the Incas during the peak of the Inca empire.

    Moray Inca Ruins from Ollantaytambo

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