Salt Mines, Moray & Textiles Workshop visit – Half Day
Salt Mines-Moray & textiles Workshop
Tour Type: Half Day Tour.
Start Time/End Time: Pick up is at 8AM returning back to Cusco before Lunch.
Consideration: Please remember comfortable shoes and water.
Highlights: Maras salt mines, Moray farming laboratory & Original inca´s textiles.
We will pick you up from your hotel at 8:00am. This tour introduces to some of Cusco’s most interesting Inca sites. It starts with a visit to the Colonial town of Maras and its church. From Maras, continue to the nearby Inca site of Moray, a magnificent series of terrace circles set into the ground that were once used by the Incas for experimentation with crops, then we will visit the salt mines, which have been in use since Pre-Incan times. Water from a subterranean stream is channelled through pools where it evaporates and leaves behind pure salt crystals. With thousands of stark white pools stretching down the valley, the views are stunning.
Finally, we will travel to Chinchero where we will then walk through the beautiful village and visit the Textiles workshop where we will watch a demonstration of local weavers who are still using traditional Inca patterns and techniques for dyeing fabric. Here you will have time to browse the shop which sells Inca style purses, tablecloths, wall hangings, and many other colorful and exquisitely patterned artisanal goods.
Private transport back to your hotel in Cusco.
- Professional Tour Guide.
- Private Tourist Transportation.
- Salt mines’ ticket.
- Entrance Fees – boleto turítico S/130 or $43 (Include visit to Moray, pisaq, Ollantaytambo and some museums in Cusco).
USD 60 per person