This half-day visit to the admirable agricultural laboratory of Moray and the salt mines of Maras, with more than 3,000 salt pits, are very special places that are part of the Sacred Valley and even the trip from Cusco offers spectacular and beautiful views with its mountain chains. You can see the mountain range of URUBAMBA among other mountains this half day excursion is an outdoor activity outside the city of Cusco it is a wonderful tour. Maras and Moray are incredible places. The salt mines of Maras are impressive salt exploitations that can be found in the landscape of Qoripujio 4 km from the town of Maras. It has salt mines that have been exploited since the Inca era as a form of exchange of economic value. From Maras you can visit the salineras via a narrow path, here you can find mules that still carry the salt that is extracted from the natural salt mines.
Moray is a beautiful Inca Agriculture Laboratory for the purpose of acclimatizing all the different crops. The purpose of these depressions is uncertain, but its design of depth and orientation with respect to the wind and the sun creates a temperature difference of up to 15 ° C (27 ° F) between the top and the bottom. It is possible that this great difference in temperature was used by the Inca to study the effects of different climatic conditions on crops.