The 3 ways to visit and explore Maras and Moray
Hello traveler, If you are thinking of visiting Maras and Moray and do not know the routes to go, you're in luck! In this post we will explain you which are the 3 ways to get there and which one to choose for the visit to these two places that you should not miss if you are in the city of Cusco in Peru.
Where are Maras and Moray located?
Maras and Moray are two places with a lot of history behind them. Each of them special and different, the archaeological sites are located in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, Maras and Moray is located 1 h 25min from the city of Cusco by bus as shown in a map.
How to get from Cuzco to Maras and Moray?
To get to Maras and Moray we must make 3 stops, the first stop will be in the textil market of Chinchero, the second stop will be in the salt mines of Maras and another in the archaeological site of Moray, so we will give you the 3 best options we have for you to make your visit to the places mentioned.
Chinchero Textile Center
The salt mines of Maras
Moray Archaeological Center
The 3 ways to visit Maras and Moray
By bus: The first way which is the most common way to visit the archaeological sites is by bus, which is approximately 40 minutes to reach our first point The textile market, after the visit we will go are direction to the salt mines for about 25 to 30 minutes and then culminate in the last point which is Moray, After the guided tour we will have at each point we will have to return to Cusco to arrive approximately at 3:30 pm.
The second way to go to explore the archaeological centers is with ATVs, for which we will have 2 departure times which are: 7:30am until 12:30pm and 13:30pm until 6:00pm, the trip consists of leaving for 40 minutes by bus to the town of CruzPata where the tour of the ATVs will begin after a brief driving instructions. We will begin the tour with the ATVs towards Salineras (salt mines) for 40 minutes where we will enter to a certain point with the motorcycles and then go by bus for 10 minutes to explore the salt mines. After the exploration we will return to the point where we left the motorcycles to conclude with our last point which is Moray, we will have time for the guide and photos etc. then we return to Cusco.
By bicycle: The third way to go to explore the archaeological centers is with bicycles, for which we will have to leave at about 8:30am until 05:30pm, the trip consists of leaving for 40 minutes by bus to the town of CruzPata where we will start the tour with the bikes after a brief driving instructions and practice. We will have a guided tour and time to explore on our own. After the exploration we will go to the last point which is the Salineras (salt mines), we will have time for the guided tour and photos etc. then we will get in the car to return to Cusco.
NOTE: Please note that this option is not very popular with travelers because for the reasons this will be done in private with an expert guide.
As you can see 3 options you can choose to visit Maras and Moray and although one may be more comfortable than the other, all are equally valid.
So don't think twice! Choose the option you like the most and head for these two incredible places.
Reserve one of these options now: