Quad Biking & Maras Moray

Duration

Full day

Altitude

3,385 msnm

Distance

47.6 km

Difficulty

Level 3: Moderate

Tour Guide

ES / EN

Destination

Moray and Maras

Overview

Maras and Moray are two archaeological sites located near the town of Urubamba in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, Peru. Maras is a pre-Colombian site, made up of thousands of salt pans that have been used for salt production since pre-Inca times. Moray is an archaeological site consisting of several large circular terraces carved out of a depression in the earth. Both sites are believed to have been used by the Incas for religious and ceremonial purposes.

Maras is composed of thousands of salt pans, each of which is less than three meters in diameter, filled with salty water from a natural spring. The salt is harvested by evaporating the water in the pans, leaving behind a layer of salt. The salt pans are still in use today, and the salt produced is used in many traditional dishes.

Moray is an incredible archaeological site that consists of several large circular terraces carved out of a depression in the earth. The terraces are believed to have been used by the Incas to experiment with different microclimates, as the terraces were built at different depths and angles, creating different temperatures and conditions for crops.

Maras and Moray are two unique and fascinating archaeological sites that provide insight into the history and culture of the Incas. These sites are a must-see for anyone visiting the Sacred Valley of the Incas.

Why explore Maras & Moray with us?

Andean Trekking Peru is a travel agency located in Cusco, Peru, that specializes in providing travelers with the best of local knowledge and experiences. They offer a variety of services, from trekking and camping to cultural tours and guided hikes. With their experienced team of guides, they can provide visitors with an unforgettable journey through the majestic Andes.

Whether you’re looking for a multi-day trek through the Andes, or a cultural tour of the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu, Andean Trekking Peru has you covered. All of our tours are designed to provide travelers with an intimate experience of Peru’s unique culture, wildlife, and landscapes. Our knowledgeable guides will take you to places that you never knew existed, giving you an opportunity to explore this spectacular region in a safe and comfortable way.

Departure & Return location:

Cusco hotel transfer

Departure Time:

 7:00 am or 1:00 pm

Recommended to carry

  • Original passport.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Peruvian soles in cash.
  • Water bottle and snacks.
  • Camera.

Included/Excluded

  • Cusco hotel transfer.
  • Transportation in our private vehicle.
  • ATV vehicles.
  • Helmets and gloves.
  • Professional tour guide First aid kit.
  • Hotel in Cusco.
  • Lunch.
  • Breakfast.
  • Dinner.
  • Entrance tickets to Moray and the Salt Mines of Maras.
  • Any private expenses.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Tips.

Tour Plan

Full Day Quad Biking & Maras Moray

Depending on your preference, our half-day tour can start at either 7:00 am or 1:00 pm. We'll pick you up from your Cusco hotel. Then, we'll drive you in our private vehicle to Cruzpata Town, a tiny community situated in the Andes mountains.

We will give you a brief security orientation regarding the ATVs and the trip once we get to Cruzpata. After that, we'll ride our ATVs to the Moray archaeological site. When we get there, we'll get off the ATVs and walk over to the site, where you'll get a quick tour. You will examine the distinctive Inca circular terraces of Moray architecture.

Then, we will then carry on with our journey to the Maras Salt Mines. You'll be able to see the stunning peaks of the Vilcanota mountain range while traveling. These summits include the Verónica and Waqaqwillka mountains.

We must exit the ATVs once we reach Maras in order to access this spot. You'll have time to savor the distinctive setting that the numerous pink water ponds have produced. Additionally, locals will sell some souvenirs that you can purchase.

At last, we'll head back to Cruzpata, where we'll take you back to Cusco.

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