Early in the morning, we will pick you up from the hotel to
start this fascinating tour to Maras Moray Chinchero Tour. First, we will
visit the salt mines of Maras located on an open hill in Urubamba’s valley.
This place has an impressive process created by Incas, where a subterranean
stream evaporates salty water and it emerges at a spring. The flow is then
directed into an intricate system of tiny channels constructed so that the
water runs gradually down onto the several hundred ancient terraced ponds. The
water, which is exposed to the sun, leaves salt on the land.
After visiting the salt mines near Maras, head to the Moray
ruins, which are made up of three coliseums thought to have been used by the
Incas as a sort of open air crop laboratory. The coliseums consist of several
enormous terraced circular depressions, the largest of which is about 30 meters
(98 feet) deep. Admire these terraces which are arranged in concentric circles
and are reminiscent of an ancient Greek theater. After the tour you will return