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Half Day Tour to Moray and Maras Salt Mines from Urubamba, Perú

Discover the wonders of Peru on a half day tour to Moray and Maras Salt Mines from Urubamba. Immerse yourself in the rich culture and history of this beautiful region of the Sacred Valley
Half Day Tour to Moray and Maras Salt Mines from Urubamba, Perú
Trip Length
Half Day
Max Altitude
3,500 metres (11,500 ft).
Physical Level
Easy
Service Level
Private Service
Departure
Urubamba
Best Season
All Year Round
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Embark on a journey to explore the fascinating ruins of Moray and Maras Salt Mines in Peru with a tour from Urubamba. This adventure will take you through the stunning landscapes of the Sacred Valley of Perú, where you’ll discover the ancient Incan agricultural terraces of Moray and the impressive Salt Mines of Maras.

This new itinerary of the tour of the Sacred Valley starting from Urubamba, which no one else offers, takes you to the most beautiful landscapes and connects you with the real Perú. If you are planning to stay in Urubamba, this is the ideal tour for you, do not think twice.

Don’t miss the chance to go on this unforgettable adventure, as you witness the wonders that have captivated explorers and historians for centuries.

Book your trip today and make memories that will last a lifetime!

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Trip Advisor Reviews

Come See Peru has earned TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for consistently receiving 5-star reviews of our tours in Cusco, Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu tours. This recognition highlights our exceptional service and dedicated attention to our clients.

Private tour of moray, Maras, ollaytamtambo and pisac Highly recommend this company - Carlos was a great guide, perfect English, passionate about his work and gave us many insights during our two days of guidance. We liked the first day so much that we booked another day with him. Cristobal the driver was lovely & friendly too and drove safely and well. The ruins were so much more interesting and rewarding with Carlos' knowledge. He took us to the less touristy parts of the ruins and provides architecture insights and history background as well. We also got lots of good food tips from him too and information about Peru and the Cusco region. We were initially hesitant in booking as it seems a bit expensive; however we would recommend that you just go ahead and book your tour! It's great and really worth it!
Henry from New Zealand
Henry from New Zealand
2023-09-15
Outstanding Private Tour with Come See Peru We did a half day tour of the Sacred Valley, Moray, and Maras Salt Mines from Ollantaytambo with Carlos and Mario and they were outstanding and knowledgeable. Booking the tour was easy and they were very responsive to answer all my questions. They were right on time to pick us up from the hotel and their planning was perfect as we missed most of the crowd when we visited Moray and Maras Salt Mines. Carlos is professional, kind, passionate, and extremely knowledgeable. Having both of them who knew all the ins and outs of the area also take care to make sure we enjoyed ourselves made the entire trip memorable.
Victor P
Victor P
2023-08-24
Wonderful and Productive Private Tour Wonderful tour by Carlos and superb driving by Mario. We were looking for transportation options from Ollantaytambo to Cusco, so figured why not get a tour out of it. No regrets. Enjoyed seeing Ollantaytambo and Moray ruins, Maras Salt Mines, and Pisac. They were very flexible with the start time. And not to mention, Carlos is an excellent storyteller and an amazing photographer. I highly recommend tours by this operator. Cheers!
Palak P
Palak P
2023-08-17
Amazing tri to Rainbow Mountain What an amazing experience! I decided last minute to go see Rainbow Mountain and wanted it to be a special experience. Juan Carlos organized everything, making sure I was comfortable with the hike, the trip and the food for the day. My guide Matt was very knowledgeable, told me so many stories, shared traditions, essential oils and made the experience unforgettable. The drive was long but very comfortable, the food was really good and the views are just magical. The kindness of all people involved made the trip even more special. Thank you!
Laure C
Laure C
2023-07-11
Best tour ever! Best tour ever!! ComeSeePeru brought us around the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu over three days from Urubamba. Carlos, our guide, was excellent, informative and knowledgeable - he took care to plan our schedule so we visited each site at the least crowded times. Mario, our driver, was also very skilled, and the van was very spacious and comfortable. Carlos and Mario went above and beyond to make our Sacred Valley experience a great one. We were sadly down with food poisoning, and Carlos helped with altitude sickness medicine and tea and drove us to the nearest pharmacies to get medicine. When we were tired after having to walk to the Moray ruins due to a road closure, Mario also drove up by a separate route to meet us by the end point, so we wouldn’t have to walk back again. All in all, ComeSeePeru made our honeymoon experience in Peru an amazing one! 100% would recommend for anyone looking for a thoughtful, well planned and insightful tour in the Sacred Valley.
Sandra C
Sandra C
2023-07-08
Unforgettable experience with Come See Peru We had such a great time in Peru due to “Come See Peru”. Our guide Carlos and Driver Mario, took care of us like our family. We did 5 days tour with them from picking up from the airport till dropping us off it was just amazing! It was a very personalized experience.
Iman
Iman
2023-06-06
The perfect private tour experience The BEST way to tour is with a small private tour and the team at come see Peru made the experience absolutely incredible. Nothing was rushed and the whole experience was calm, fun and educational. I booked really last minute at 9pm the night before our tour, Julio was a great help and was able to accommodate all of our requests. He arranged a slightly later collection for us as we had just spent a day travelling by minibus. Carlitos our guide was superb, his English is great. He was full of knowledge and able to answer every question we had about the 2 sites we visited. We also made an extra stop in Moras at a local families store for products from the salt mines and an additional explanation of how the salt flats are used. Nothing was too much trouble for our driver Cristóbal who was glad to stop at additional view points along the way and even took us to a fantastic lunch spot before driving us back to Urumbamba. The whole team went above and beyond our expectations and I would definitely recommend them to anyone. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.
Elizabeth L
Elizabeth L
2023-03-31
Maravillosa Nuestra experiencia fue magnifica... Ir por primera vez a Cusco y conocer de la mano de mi guia Carlos ,las Maravillas de Cusco. Porque ,no sólo es Machu Picchu. En sì, todo Cusco es historia. Una Maravilla que debes de experimentar en tu vida. Super recomendado. Quede enamorada. Tanto asì, que quisiera irme a vivir a Cusco por siempre. Gracias por la bella experiencia COME SEE PERÙ.
Kathy P
Kathy P
2023-01-13
Valle sagrado e Humantay Ho fatto una bellissima esperienza, tutto ben organizzato consiglio Ho fatto la laguna di humantay e tutto valle sagrado de los incas COME SEE PERÙ TOURS
Kati L
Kati L
2023-01-10
Day tour from Ollantaytambo Carlitos was excellent! We did a private day tour from Ollantaytambo to Maras Salt Mines, Moray and Ollantaytambo ruins. Cristobal was our driver and Carlitos was our tour guide. It was very informative and seamless throughout! Would highly recommend.
Anjali R
Anjali R
2022-11-13
Overview

Overview

Maras Salt Mines and Moray tour from Urubamba – Overview

Urubamba is a charming town located in the heart of the Sacred Valley of the Incas in Peru, at an altitude of approximately 9,420 feet (2,871 meters) above sea level. The town is well known for its stunning landscapes and rich cultural heritage. It is also considered one of the best places in the Sacred Valley for altitude sickness due to its ideal elevation for acclimatization.

While acclimating, there are many activities to do in Urubamba that can help visitors fully immerse themselves in the Peruvian culture. Visitors can visit the nearby Inca ruins of Ollantaytambo, the ruins of Moray or visit the impresive Salt Mines of Maras.

Maras Moray tour from Urubamba or Moray and Maras Salt Mines tour from Urubamba is a half day tour designed for those visitors who choose to stay in the charming town of Urubamba in the Sacred Valley of the Incas in Perú, or for those who are on the way back to Cusco or the Cusco airport after visiting Machu Picchu.

Urubamba is a great destination from where you can also start your visit to Machu Picchu and many other places in Cusco and Sacred Valley. Do not think too much and take our Maras Salt Mines and Moray tour starting from your hotel in Uurbamba and enjoy your trip in the Sacred Valley to the fullest.

Why you’ll love this tour

  • Fascinating Inca agricultural terraces at Moray
  • Unforgettable and authentic cultural experience
  • Chance to learn about local history and tradition
  • Visit to the famous Salt Mines at Maras

Highlights:

  1. Breathtaking Landscapes: Our tour offers breathtaking views of Andean Mountains and the surroundings, making it an unique experience.
  2. History and Culture: You will learn all about the rich history and Peruvian culture from knowledgeable local guides.
  3. Personalized Experience: The service is personalized, we do not join other people in your group.
  4. Photo Opportunities: The tour offers stop offs en route. We give you great opportunities for beautiful and unique photographs.
  5. Convenient Transportation: The tour provides a private transportation from Urubamba, making it easy for our customers to access the destinations.
  6. Unforgettable Memories: Our tour to Maras Moray from Urubamba is an unforgettable experience that will stay with you for a lifetime.

Moray and Maras Salt Mines tour from Urubamba at a Glance

Our tour starts with pick up from your hotel in Urubamba at 8am. We start with a visit to the Moray ruins, which are believed to have been used by the Incas to experiment with different plants and growing conditions.

After exploring Moray, the tour continues to the Salt Mines in Maras town, which are located about 6 miles from Moray. The Salt Mines have been in use since pre-Inca times and are still operated today by locals using the traditional methods.
The tour provides visitors with a local guide with in-depth knowledge about the places you will be visiting. We offer private transportation and a very experienced driver who will make sure that you travel comfortably and safely during the entire tour.

Places you will visit on the Maras Moray tour from Urubamba

Embark on an exciting half-day trip from Urubamba to Maras Moray and experience the wonders of these enchanting destinations.

Moray ruins

The Moray ruins are a amazing archaeological site located near Urubamba, in the Sacred Valley of Peru. The journey to reach Moray ruins from Urubamba typically takes around 40 minutes.

The Moray ruins are an ancient agricultural site comprising several concentric circular terraces carved into a natural depression. The terraces have different microclimates, creating different temperature and humidity conditions, which helped plants grow even out of season. It is believed that the Incas used these terraces for agricultural research and to and cultivate diverse products.

moray inca ruins
Morray Inca Ruins

Maras Salt Pools

The Maras Salt Mines is located close tothe town of Maras in the Sacred Valley. The Maras Salt Mines are a fascinating attraction that showcases ancient salt production methods that date back to pre-Inca times. These Salt Mines have been in operation since pre Inca times and then by the Incas.

These Salt Pans, also known as “Salineras de Maras,” are constructed in a terraced manner, following the natural contours of the mountain. The salt-water comes from a nearby underground stream and is channeled into the pans and allowed to evaporate under the heat of the sun, leaving behind pure salt crystals.

salineras maras peru
Maras Salt Flats in Perú

Schedule:

  • 8:00 am: We pick you up from Urubamba
  • 8:50 am: Moray ruins (short hike)
  • 10.30 am: We visit a local family in Maras for a demostartion
  • 11.20 am: We visit Maras Salt Mines
  • 1:00 pm: Back at your hotel

About this activity

Languages

The tour is offered in English

Free Cancellation

Cancel this tour for a 100% refund if you cancel more than 72 hours in advance. After this time no refunds will be given.

Service

The experience is offered in private service, just for you and your group.

Pickup Included

Pick up service is from your hotel in Urubamba.

Duration

The duration of the tour is half a day (5 hours approximately).

Food

For our half day Maras Moray tour, lunch does not apply.

Physical Level

This tour has an easy difficulty level, it is available for everyone.

Max Altitude

The maximum altitude you will reach is 11,500ft (3,500 m).

Trip Details

Find out more about our half day tour to Maras and Moray from Urubamba

Tour Type: Our Maras and Moray tour from Urubamba is only offered in private service.
Tour Duration: This is half day tour (from 8:00am to 1:00pm). It can be extended as you add more activities or places into this itinerary. Contact us for more info.
Pick up location: You will be picked up from hotels ubicados in Urubamba or el Valle Sagrado.
Pick up Schedule: We typically start at 8:00 am from your hotel in Urubamba, however you can let us know when to start, this a private tour.
Physical Grading: ★☆☆☆☆ Designed for everyone (kids, teens, adults, seniors).
Need to book in Advance: Not necessarily, we accept last minute reservations. However, it is recommended to book at least 2 days in advance.
Drop-off location: The Maras and Moray tour from Urubamba typically ends in Urubamba, however you can also be dropped off in Cusco or the train station in Ollantaytambo.
Customizable: Of course, customize this tour according to your interests. Contact us for more information.

Trip Summary

This is the plan

Check out the plan below to see what you’ll explore during your Maras Moray tour, if you want to change or add more places just let us know when booking the tour.

Meeting point

We pick you up from your hotel in Urubamba

Maras

We will drive you from Urubamba to Maras where we will start our exploration, the ride offers a scenic and memorable experience through the picturesque landscapes of the Sacred Valley.

Moray ruins

After a 30 minute drive we will reach the ruins of Moray. Here you will learn the secrets of this ancient site, we will unravel its mysteries and delve into its historical and cultural significance of the amazing ancient site.

Maras Salt Mines

Learn about the fascinating history and the intricate process of salt extraction as you tour this unique and fascinating destination. Your guide will provide detailed information and enrich your experience in the salt mines of Maras.

Drop off

We will return to Urubamba and leave you at your hotel

Itinerary

Itinerary

Best Half Day Tour to Maras Salt Mines and Moray from Urubamba Full Itinerary

The Half Day Tour to Maras Salt Mines and Moray from Urubamba is a great option for those who want to experience the highlights of the Sacred Valley in a short amount of time. The tour takes visitors to two unique and fascinating destinations in the Sacred Valley of the Incas – the Maras Salt Mines and the Moray ruins. Find out more about our guided tour with our complete itinerary.

Urubamba - Moray ruins - Maras Salt Mines - Urubamba

Highlight of the day: This unforgettable experience offers a glimpse into the rich history and culture of the Sacred Valley of the Incas

Our tour begins at 8am and runs until 1pm approximately, allowing visitors to experience the highlights of the region in a short amount of time.
After picking you up from Urubamba, the first stop is the ruins of Moray. The terraces are pretty big and are arranged in concentric circles, while most visitors explore the site from the upper part (lookout points) we walk all the way around from the top of the ruins in order to have a better undestanding and view of the site. We forget about the time and make sure you have a wanderful time.
The views from the terraces are stunning and offer a glimpse into the rich history and culture of the region.

Them the next stop on the tour is the Salt Mines, which are located about 7 miles from Moray. The Salt Mines consist of thousands of small pools filled with saltwater that is left in the sun to evaporate. Visitors will learn about the traditional salt mining techniques used by the Incas.

During the journey from Urubamba to Moray and Maras, the tour also offers stop offs en route for pictures. Visitors can taste chicha, a traditional Peruvian corn-based beverage, and other local delicacies. We will have plenty of time to take photos and soak up the stunning landscapes of the Sacred Valley of Perú.

The tour is led by a knowledgeable and experienced local guide who will be providing in-depth information about the history and culture of the region.
The stop offs en route and chicha tasting provide an authentic cultural experience, making this tour an unforgettable journey through the heart of the Andes.

Our tour ends at approximately 1 o’clock, you can be dropped off back at your hotel in Urubamba or in Cusco.

Itinerary Notes

Please note that our itinerary for the Maras Moray day trip can be customized based on your needs, since this tour is a private service you can modify the itinerary, as well as the pick up time or the places you want to visit on your tour. Any requirements should be communicated directly with your travel agent during the reservation of the tour.

Inclusions

Included

English speaking guide
Explore the fascinating terraced ruins of Moray and the unique Salt Pools of Maras with an English-speaking guide. Our knowledgeable guide will provide insightful commentary, enhancing your experience as you visit these remarkable sites.
Private transportation
Experience the Sacred Valley in comfort and style with our private transportation service. Our highly experienced driver will ensure a smooth and safe journey as you visit the wonders of Moray and Maras Salt Mines. Relax and enjoy the breathtaking landscapes on the drive.

No Included

Boleto turistico
A partial tourist ticket or boleto turistico is required to visit the ruins of Moray. The partial ticket allows you visit this fascinating archaeological site, allowing you to explore the mesmerizing terraced circular depressions. Don't forget to get your partial tourist ticket on the site, take some cash (70 Peruvian soles).
Ticket to Salt Mines
To visit the Maras Salt Mines you must purchase a ticket which is sold on site. The ticket costs 15 Peruvian soles and must be paid in cash, cards are not accepted.
Tips
At the end of your tour, it is customary to tip your guide based on your level of satisfaction with his services. Tipping is not an obligation in peru, however it is a way to show appreciation.
What To Bring

What to Bring

What do you need to bring for the Maras Moray tour from Urubamba?

Here’s a more comprehensive list of items to consider bringing for our Maras Salt Mines and Moray tour from Urubamba, Perú:

Clothing:

  • Hiking boots or comfortable walking shoes
  • A Rain jacket (specially for the rainy season which runs from november to march
  • Take a hat for protection from the sun
  • Sunglasses to protect your eyes from the Salt Mines
  • Comfortable pants or shorts
  • Lightweight shirt

Gear and Accessories:

  • Carry a daypack to carry essentials
  • Water bottle to stay hydrated
  • Take some snacks such as energy bars, dried fruit, nuts
  • Camera with extra batteries and memory cards
  • Portable charger for your phone
  • Travel-sized sunscreen
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Any necessary medications
Pricing

Pricing

Half day tour to Maras Moray from Urubamba price

The price for our half day tour of Maras and Moray is 75 US dollars per person, the price is based on the size of the group, the more participants the cheaper the price.

The service offered is the private service which allows you to customize your tour according to your preferences and schedule.

How to book

To book our Maras and Moray tour from Urubamba a partial deposit of 100 dollars is required. For deposits, we use PayPal as the most secure payment method for our clients, PayPal charges a 7 percent commission which must be paid by the buyer, the remaining balance must be paid in cash before the tour or on the day of the excursion upon pick up.

Additional costs

To visit Moray ruins and the Salt Mines it is necessary to purchase entrance tickets which are not included in the tour price. These tickets must be purchased on site on the day of the tour. The payment method is only in cash and in Peruvian currency .Be sure to get cash before starting the tour.

  • Boleto turistico: S/ 70 (Peruvian soles) = 20 US dollars
  • Salt Mines ticket: S/ 15 (Peruvian soles) = 5 US dollars
2 Persons
Price
US $ 75
per person
3 Persons
Price
US $ 68
per person
4 Persons
Price
US $ 55
per person
5 Persons
Price
US $ 50
per person
6 Persons
Price
US $ 50
per person
7 Persons
Price
US $ 40
per person
8 Persons
Price
US $
per person
Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions

COME SEE PERU LEGAL INFORMATION

When booking a tour with Come See Peru, you agree to all our terms and conditions.

Come See Peru is a Local Operator based in Cusco city, located in Av. San Sebastian, Calle Independencia – B-4 Peru. Please email us at info@comeseeperutours.com or call our team at +9696760991
Legal name: COMESEEPERUTOURS E.I.R.L
RUC: 20608161156

THE BOOKING CONTRACT

Your reservation is confirmed and a contract exists when we have issued a written confirmation upon receipt of the corresponding deposit amount. Please check your confirmation carefully and inform us immediately of any incorrect or incomplete information.
You must be over 18 years of age to make a reservation with us. You agree to provide us with complete and accurate information if necessary.

DEPOSIT

We use PayPal as the most secure payment method for our customers. We need a minimum of 40 US dollars to secure your reservation. The cost of the tour does not include the PalPal commission which must be paid by the buyer. (PayPal charges a 7% feet).

FINAL PAYMENT

The confirmation we will send you will contain details of the final payment required for any reservation. Payment of the balance of the price of any tour booked must be paid in CASH 1 day prior to the departure date or on the day of the activity on which you are picked up.

CANCELLATION POLICY

You can cancel up to 48 hours in advance of the tour for a full refund. After this time, or in case you do not show up, no refunds will be given. For more information please contact us at info@comeseeperutours.com

Faqs

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions about Maras Moray Day Trip from Urubamba

find out more about the tour, here are the most frequently asked questions from our clients, if you don’t find the answer to your question, please contact us.

Of course, just add 20 dollars to the cost if you are a group of 2 people, if there are more than 2 people we will take you for free.

Our tour has a duration of approximately 5 hours, 5 hours is enough time to explore Moray and the Salt Mines, take your time there is no need to rush.

Of course, for this you must add an extra $20 to the total cost of the tour.

That’s right! we carry your luggage, we have enough space, don’t worry.

Our Maras Salt Mines and Moray tour from Urubamba can be enjoyed year-round, as the climate in the region is typically mild and pleasant.

You decide what time to start your tour, however if you want to beat the crowds we advise you to start at 8am.

Our half day tour of Moray and Maras Salt Mines includes: private transportation and English speaking guide, entrance fees are not included.

Of course, your children travel safe and comfortable. Our guide loves children

That’s right, all our transports offer a baby seat so you can travel with peace of mind.

Travel Guide

Helpful Information About Urubamba

Urubamba

The town of Urubamban is located in the heart of Peru’s Sacred Valley, is a charming town that serves as an ideal base for exploring the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu. Here’s some useful information to enhance your experience while in Urubamba.

Location

Urubamba is a Quechua town located in the Sacred Valley of the Incas in Cusco, Peru. Located approximately 50 kilometers (31 miles) northwest of Cusco, or 1 hour and 20 minutes from Cusco. Urubamba serves as the gateway to the world famous Machu Picchu.

Weather

Urubamba offers a mild and pleasant climate all year round due to its location in the Sacred Valley of Peru. The dry season, from May to September, offers sunny days with temperatures ranging from 20°C to 25°C (68°F to 77°F). The rainy season, from October to April, is typically characterized by more regular rainfall, with average temperatures between 15 °C and 20 °C (59 °F and 68 °F). It is recommended to bring warm clothing and rain gear when visiting Urubamba for the variable weather conditions.

Restaurants

In the Sacred Valley of the Incas, numerous gastronomic establishments cater to a full array of culinary preferences, offering a varied selection of both traditional Peruvian dishes as well as international cuisine.

  • Don Angel Buffet Restaurant
  • Muña Restaurant
  • Alhambra Hacienda Restaurant
  • El Chuncho – Ollantaytambo
  • 3 Keros Restaurant

Best things to do in Urubamba

There are many things to do in Urubamba, here are a few to consider. If you want to know more, link in the following link, best things to do in Urubamba

  • Visit Pisac from Urubamba
  • Explore the ruins of Moray
  • Visit the local Market
  • Sleep on the side of a cliff in a luxury capsule hotel on a mountain
  • Visit Moray with ATVs

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