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During our trip, we will enjoy impressive landscapes surrounded by the snow-capped mountains of the Andes Mountains. We will pass through small towns and fields of crops that serve as subsistence for the inhabitants. From there we will go to the Archaeological Complex of Moray (3200 m.a.s.l.) which we will visit, and then we will go to the salt mines, which local families are still exploiting organized in a cooperative, there you will be able to learn about the artisanal and traditional process of obtaining salt.
At 9:00 a.m. we pick up you from your hotel in Cusco and drive towards the village of Maras where we will meet our horseman and the horses. We have a small chat before we mount our horses and begin our journey. We begin by passing through the Maras salt mines that are situated at the foot of mount Qaqawiñay, where thousands of small stone pools re filled with salty water coming from inside of Qaqawiñay as they have done since the Incan era.
This way of producing the salt creates a sight that impacts the vision with its various tones and textures due to the fact that the light of the sun reflects different levels of salt. The salt mines are administrated on balance by the village of Maras. During our tour on the road in the Valley we can enjoy impressive landscapes surrounded by the snow-capped peaks of the Andes mountain range. Passing through small villages and cultivating fields that serves as a livelihood for the native people. From here we steer towards the archaeological site of Moray (3200 m.a.s.l.) which was used as an agricultural laboratory where they experimented with seeds and cultivating development. Every circular terrace has a different microclimate. We return to Cusco around 15:00 p.m.
Horseback riding in Maras & Moray