MARAS MORAY SALINERAS
Duration: Half day.
Departure: Every day from Cusco
The circuit begins with the gathering of hotel Cusco in our private car to go to the town of Maras, passing through very typical populations and beautiful natural landscapes that we see in our journey, we arrive and visit the following places:
Located in the province of Urubamba at 3,300 meters above sea level from there you can appreciate the Cordillera Vilcanota and the snowy peaks: "The chikon" (5530 masl), "Putukisi" "Veronica" (5682 m). Today this picturesque village stores attractive pre-Hispanic, colonial and republican period, emphasizing in the town colonial streets and doorways with coats of nobles and chiefs of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
One is about 7 km southwest of Maras and 53 km from Cusco altitude of 3,385 meters above sea level. is a unique archaeological group of its kind in the region. It is gigantic natural holes that were used by the Incas who built farming terraces with their irrigation canals, it is therefore a prototype greenhouse, the largest hole has depth of 150 meters and average platform height is 1.80 meters. between each.
The structures found here are Incas, is also estimated that fund is on a natural rock formation that facilitates leakage to inside the earth, so no flooding occurs in the rainy season. What is striking is the difference in average temperature between the top and bottom, it is a difference that reach up to 15 ° C. Here is where amazing progress was made in agriculture.
SALINERAS O SALT MINES
Located northwest of the village of Maras are constituted by about 2000, which were already exploited since Inca times as a means of economic exchange small wells and is still being exploited by locals.
After our visit we return to Cusco.
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