Traditional handicrafts in Maras

From: $36.00

Learn the traditional art of Maras with local artisans.

Every day in two shifts
Morning shift 9.00 am. – 1:00 pm
Afternoon shift 2:00pm -6:00pm.

Price US$pp min 2 pax.
Ages 5 and older: $36
Children under 5 years old: free

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What will you do?

Maras is much more than its famous salt mines. That is why I will invite you to meet and share experiences with local craftsmen and women. We will start by walking through the traditional streets of the town, I will tell you its history and we will have a chicha in a typical chichería of Maras. Then we will start the three workshops I have prepared for you. The first one is salt handicrafts, where with the help of a craftswoman you will shape your own salt block. Then we will do a corn pankas craft workshop, where we will make a keychain with ecological materials. And finally, the clay pottery workshop with mold technique, I invite you to get to know Maras like no one else ever did!

Meeting Point


Every day in two shifts
Morning 9.00am. - 1:00pm
Afternoon 2:00pm - 6:00pm


How to get there

Main Square of the Maras District.
In a private car, arrive at the Maras district square via the Cusco-to-Urubamba route.
In a public car, take interprovincial car from the bus stop, Cusco-to-Urubamba route, get off at the turnoff to Maras, and take a colectivo car to the Maras Plaza de Armas.

What is included in the price

Teaching in the different workshops.
The works fashioned by the participant will be souvenirs of the experience.

Does not include:
Food, transportation, other souvenirs.



Language in which the experience is offered


Things to consider

Bring a rain jacket, sun block and hat. Pets are welcome.

Learn about Host Yuri

Hello, nice to meet you! My name is Yuri and I am an artist graduate from the School of Fine Arts of Cusco. I was born in Maras and I created the central sculpture of the square of my district. I am currently the President of the Local Council of Artisan Promotion of Maras (COLOFAR), from where we direct cultural, artistic and artisan activities for our community.

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Cancellation Policy

24 hours before scheduled time