MARAS MORAY AND SALINERAS: (9:00am – 2:00pm)
Our tour begins with pick up from hotel in the city of Cusco in our private, to go to the town of Maras, through very typical populations and beautiful scenery that we enjoy in our route, arrival and visit the following places:
Located in the province of Urubamba to 3300 m.s.n.m from there you can appreciate the Cordillera Vilcanota and the snow: "El Chicon" (5530 m.s.n.m), "Putukusi" "Veronica" (5682 m.s.n.m). Today this pictures village keeps attractive pre-Hispanic, colonial and republican, highlighting people in the streets and colonial doorways with coats of nobles and chiefs of the XVII and XVIII.
It is about 7 km southwest of Maras and 53 km from Cusco altitude of 3,385 meters above sea level, is the unique archaeological site in the region. It is natural gigantic holes that were used by the Incas who built farming terraces with their irrigation canals, is it a prototype greenhouse, the hole has depth greater than 150 meters and average height is 1.80 meters platform. , between each of them.
The structures found here are Incas, is also estimated that fund is on a natural rock formation that facilitates internal leakage to earth, so there are no floods in the rainy season. What is striking is the average annual temperature difference between the top and bottom, is a difference that reaches up to 15 ° C. Here is where you get incredible advances in agriculture.
Salineras o "Minas de sal”
Located northwest of the town of Maras are constituted by about 3000 small wells, measuring 5m2, which were already exploited since Inca times as a means of economic exchange and is still being exploited by locals.
Indicate that the mountain has inside salt mines, a saltwater manante emanating from this mountain, served during the dry season to fill the wells as "irrigation" every 3 days with salt water for a month, for that gradually solidifies, then the process is the consumption of the region.
After our visit we return to the city of Cusco.
• Professional bilingual guide (English / Spanish).
- • Private transportation.
• Tourist Ticket
RECOMMENDED TO BRING:
• Sunglasses, sunscreen, hats or caps.
• Lightweight, warm clothing
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