Maras Moray Tour
Guided tour during the morning (English and Spanish) in a group with convenient transportation. The route takes the visitors to the agricultural experimental center of the Incas in Moray and to the salt panes of Maras. These are impressive testimonies of science and technology of the great ancient civilizations.
This tour allows to get to know the impressive testimonies of science and technology of the large pre-Colombian civilizations, all within a beautiful and stunning scenery around Maras. This town extends in front of the spectacular scenery with snowy mountains such as the Sahuasiray (5.818 m), Veronica (5.682 m) and Chicón (5.530 m).
The complex of Moray is situated 7 kilometers away from the town of Maras. During the tour the group will take a look at traditional indigenous communities, which are surrounded by beautiful landscapes. At the furthest point we will visit the complex of Moray, which during Inca times used to be an agricultural research center, where experiments for selection and adaption of crops to different geographical altitudes were carried out.
Then the tour continues, in order to visit the Salt panes of Maras. Those are assembled by more than 3 thousand pools (saltpans) of several dimensions. They belong to local families, which in time of drought benefit from the salt. This is previously treaded with iodine and is sold on local markets. The Salt panes offer a unique and spectacular site, especially for photographers.