Maras Moray Tour – Moray Maras Peru

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Maras Moray Tour Details
Moray Maras Peru

The highlands cradle a special secret. Just a short journey from the bustling heart of Cusco lies a testament to the unparalleled genius of the Inca civilization. This testament is the Maras Moray. 

At Magical Cusco Travel Agency, we take pride in our work. We curate a day trip experience that uncovers the wonders of the Maras Moray Tour. Our tour offers an intricate look into the feats of ancient Peruvian agriculture and architecture.

The ruins of Moray, distinct for their captivating circular terraces, stand as iconic remnants of Inca times. These terraces, carved into vast natural depressions in the landscape, aren’t just awe-inspiring works of construction. They are a sophisticated system representative of the Inca’s in-depth understanding of agriculture at high altitude. 

Theories suggest that the Moray terraces might have been an agricultural laboratory. Each level represents a different climatic condition for growing crops. It’s a peek into the past that illustrates the Inca’s innovative spirit.

A stone’s throw away lies another treasure: the famed salt mines of Maras. This intricate irrigation system, still in use today, turns the mountainside into a cascading mosaic of reflecting pools. 

Unlike the expansive ruins of Machu Picchu or the winding paths of the Sacred Valley, Maras stands apart. It offers an intimate glimpse into daily life during the Inca empire. It showcases the tradition’s endurance through time.

Exploring Maras and witnessing the meticulous craft of the Moray terraces is nothing short of revelatory. As your tour guide leads you through the twists and turns of this historical landscape, you’ll gain insight. You’ll come to understand the significance of these sites within the context of the Valley of the Incas. Additionally, you’ll grasp their continued relevance today.

Why choose us for your Maras Moray Tour?

Your journey with Magical Cusco Travel Agency ensures you won’t miss a beat. We’ll handle transportation, guide you through obtaining the necessary tourist ticket. We will also ensure you have all the insights needed to appreciate the magnitude of Maras Moray’s historical wonders.

In essence, the Maras Moray Tour from Cusco isn’t just another day tour; it’s a voyage back in time. The tour is a step closer to understanding the brilliance of the Incas and their enduring legacy in Peru’s Sacred Valley. Join us, and let’s journey through history together.


  • Hotel Pickup and Drop-off
  • Professional Tour Guide
  • Transportation
  • Briefing on Inca Agricultural Practices
  • Visit to Salineras
  • Photo Stops


  • Meals
  • Tips
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses:
  • Tourist Ticket
Moray Maras Peru Itinerary

Maras Moray Tour

Your adventure on the Maras Moray Tour begins at 8:00 am. We will collect you directly from your hotel in Cusco. Our drive will take us through the stunning landscapes of the Sacred Valley. Along the way, we’ll stop for you to take photos, ensuring you capture the essence of the Andean highlands.

By 9:00 am, we’ll find ourselves in Maras. It is a town with enchanting colonial doorways that offer insights into the region’s history. Here, you’ll spend an hour absorbing the local ambience and delving into its past.

At around 10:15 am, we’ll shift our focus to Moray. As this historical site unfolds before you, the concentric terraces will captivate your attention. They range in depth from 500 to 1500 feet (150 to 450 meters). 

We will allocate an hour for you to wander through the terraced marvels. During this time, you can appreciate the agricultural innovation of the Incas.

By 11:30 am, our journey takes us to the Salineras, Maras’ ancient salt mines. Spanning an area of 3 square miles (7.8 square kilometers), these salt pans are vast. They have served the region since the days of the Inca.

Here, you can walk between the pans, familiarizing yourself with the age-old salt extraction methods. An hour at the Salineras allows for exploration and ample photographic moments.

Come 12:30 pm, we will commence our return to Cusco. As we drive, take a moment to reflect on the day’s discoveries. We aim to return you to the comforts of your hotel by 2:30 pm. With this, we will be concluding a memorable half-day tour of Moray Maras Peru.

Tour Statistics:

  • Distance Covered: Approximately 50 miles (80 kilometers) round trip from Cusco.
  • Highest Altitude: Moray’s terraces stand at about 11,500 feet (3,500 meters) above sea level.
  • Lowest Altitude: Maras town nestles at roughly 11,090 feet (3,380 meters) above sea level.
  • Level of Difficulty: Moderate, considering short hikes and high-altitude locations.

1How long is the Maras and Moray tour?

The tour encompassing Maras and Moray spans the duration of half a day. It usually begins around 8:00 am and concludes by approximately 2:00 pm.

2Do I need to be in good physical shape to join the tour?

The excursion does necessitate a modicum of pedestrian activity. However, it is not strenuous and is suitable for people with an average level of fitness. However, please keep in mind that these sites are at high altitude. So it’s important to allow time to acclimate before the tour.

3Is the tour suitable for children?

Absolutely, the Maras and Moray tour is a wonderful experience for visitors of all ages, including children. The history and culture of the sites can be very educational and inspiring for young minds.

4What should I bring on the tour?

You should bring comfortable walking shoes, a hat, sunscreen, and a bottle of water. Also, don’t forget your camera to capture the stunning landscapes!

5Can I book a private Maras and Moray tour?

Yes, you can arrange private tours. This option allows for a more personalized experience, tailored to your specific interests and needs.

6What if the weather is bad on the day of the tour?

The tour generally operates in all weather conditions. However, in case of severe weather, your safety is our priority and we may need to reschedule the tour.

7Is the Maras and Moray tour guided?

Yes, our knowledgeable and enthusiastic guides will accompany you, providing historical context and answering any questions you may have.

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Olivia Anderson

Couple Traveller

The salt pans of Maras and the fascinating concentric terraces of Moray showcased the ingenuity of the Incas. A unique and enlightening experience for history and nature enthusiasts alike.

June 1, 2023