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Chinchero, Maras, Moray

Chinchero, Maras, Moray

Enjoy a private guided trip to Chinchero village, Maras salt mines and the circular terraces of Moray. On the way you will see some of the most scenic spots in the Sacred Valley. First, visit a traditional Andean village called Chinchero located in the highlands of Anta. The visit combines Inca archeological sites, typical Andean community, a colonial church, and a colorful market which to date, on its “market day” practice the tradition of “barter” goods.

After Chinchero visit the ancient salt mines near the village of Maras, where salty springs emerge from the hillside and the Incas built terraces to capture the flows and harvest salt. Continue the excursion to Moray, where huge circular agricultural terraces were built by the Incas on limestone sinks served to plant various crops. It is said to have a cosmological significance, however, the Incas used the terraces as an agricultural laboratory to determine the optimum conditions for each species in varying altitudes.

  • Difficulty Level: II
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Schedule: Morning
  • Attractions: Native skills, Agriculture, Photos

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