Maras – Salt Mines 1 Day
PROGRAM: Our tour begins with the gathering from the hotel to 9:00 a.m. in our mobility, to direct turism bus to the population of Maras, happening through very typical populations and beautiful landscapes that we will be able to enjoy in our route, arrival and visits the following places:
MARAS.- Located in the province of Urubamba to 3300 m.a.s.l. then we will be able appreciates the snow-covered mountain range of the Vilcanota and summits: “The Chikón” (5530 m.a.s.l.), “the Veronica” (5682 m.a.s.l.). At the east present time attractive colorful town guard of the pre-Hispanic, colonial and republican period, emphasizing in the town colonial streets and covers with shields of the noble and caciques of centuries XVII and XVIII.
MORAY.- One is to about 7 km to the southwest of Maras; it is unique archaeological group in its sort in the region. It is about an enormous terrace that are superposed concentrically in a gigantic hole, these beautiful terraces that served at the Inca time like an agricultural laboratory “Prototype as Conservatory” in which old quechuas experienced and obtained improvements. Place where incredible advances in agriculture were obtained.
SALINERAS or “SALT MINES”.– Located to the northwest of the town of Maras are constituted for about 2000 small wells with an area average of about 5 mts², operated from the time Inca, Colonial time and that even continues being exploded by the villagers. They indicate that the mountain has in its interior salt mines, a manante of salt water that arise from this mountain, serves during the time of drought to fill to the wells in form of “irrigation” every 3 days with salt water during a month, so that it is solidified gradually, then has the process for the consumption of the region.
After our visit we will return to the city of Cusco.
- Entrance fee
IT IS RECOMENDED TO TAKE:
- Camera or video camera (Optional), sunglasses, sunscreen, caps or hats, Snacks, Light and warm clothes.