Maras Moray and Sacred Valley full day
We will enjoy a walk to the traditional villages and the culture of these amazing places, we are going to l visit the Moray acclimatization agricultural center, the salt mines of Maras, then we will have a traditional lunch in Urubamba town followed by the fortress of Ollantaytambo and the archaeological complex of Pisac and its craft markets.
Maras, is a small town located on the west of Cusco at 3300 masl, we will have a spectacular view of the ponds of bright white and yellow sulfur salt and observe the process of salt extraction. These old salt mines are used from the settlers to sustenance of their families from the Inca´s time.
Moray, an impressive circular agricultural center that demonstrates the ancient Inca knowledge of high altitude crop production, is the Archaeological zone of terraces and microclimates where crop experiments were carried out at different heights. The layout of their platforms produces a gradient of microclimates with the center of the concentric circular platforms having a higher temperature and gradually reducing to the outside at lower temperatures, thus being able to simulate up to 20 different types of microclimates.´
Then we will have a traditional lunch in Urubamba town to continue our trip to Ollantaytambo.
Ollantaytambo, a monumental architectural complex of the ancient Inca´s Empire, commonly called “Fortaleza”, due to its huge walls, was in fact a Tambo (city-lodging), strategically located to dominate the Sacred Valley of the Incas, ending our visit we continue our trip to Pisac.
Pisac, we will visit the typical market where we may appreciate the famous handicrafts fair that stand out in ceramics and alpaca textile looms, paintings, antiques and jewellery and then go to the archaeological center where the chroniclers indicate that it was the royal treasure of the Inca Pachacutec. The park includes ceremonial spaces and ancient houses spaces .
We will leave you at your hotel.
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We offer you the quad or bicycle tour of Maras and Moray