Maras is a small village located 40 km from Cusco, taking a detour on the road to Urubamba.
Its unique appeal, besides its colonial church, are mine salt or salt mines, located near the town, that captivate observers and, above all, photographers.
Moray (3,500 meters) is located only 7 km from Maras, although dirt road that leads to it’s not always in good condition. It is famous for its sunken amphitheater, made up of four circular terraces which seem to disappear into the interior of the puna l, like an artificial crater. Apparently, the place was an Inca agricultural research center devoted to testing agriculture fields around the different altitude levels of their land (some more than 100 meters deep).