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ATV Tour to Maras Moray

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Tour Details

If an adventure trip entices you, then our ATV tour to Maras and Moray is for you. This fun-filled half day tour in the Sacred Valley of Incas will take you to two prime sites Maras and Moray. 

Maras:

Maras is the salt mines in the Sacred Valley of Incas. These salt terraces known to exist from pre Inca time. It has been passes from generation to generation. However the technique they use here is still the traditional one.  They let the natural spring water into these geometric shaped puddle and let it sit for days. As it evaporates it leaves behind the crystals of salt. The salt farmers scrape the out manually. 

These salt have a distinct nutritious value, texture, colour and taste. 

Moray:

One of the most raved site in the Sacred Valley of Incas is Moray. Moray agricultural terraces are circular terraces with different levels. It resembles the Roman amphi theatre. They are dug into the ground into different layers. It is said that each of these levels have different temperature. Infact, there is a difference of 15 degrees celsius from the ground to the bottom of the terrace. This is a testament to the advancement of farming techniques during Inca civilization. The Incas experimented the growth conditions of different crops in different temperate zone in these terraces. 

Why Encuentros Peru Adventure?

We have an excellent team of local guides who will be guiding you on this ATV Quad Bike Tour to Maras Moray. They are tourism professional with an extensive knowledge about the history and culture. 

We have our own Quad Bikes which are quite new. They are in excellent condition, we service them regularly. Moreover, we will be providing you all the basic kits that you will be needing on this tour. 

Departure & Return Location

Encuentros Peru Office in Cusco

Departure Time

0700 AM or 1200 Noon

Price Includes

  • Round Trip Transport
  • Personal ATVs
  • Safety equipment helmets and gloves
  • Fuel
  • Professional tour guide
  • First aid kit

Price Excludes

  • Tourist Ticket (70 Soles Partial or 130 Soles full)
  • Entrance to Maras Salt mines 10 Soles
  • Any Private Expenses

Recommended To Carry

  • Sunglasses and Sunscreen
  • Snacks and Water
  • Some Peruvian Soles in cash
Itinerary

Day 1Cusco - Maras - Moray - Cusco

We will start the tour from our office next to the main square, Plaza De Armas. Then we will embark on a rad trip to Cruzpata. It will be a 45 minutes drive. Our guide will give you a short briefing and instruction on riding the bike. 

Once you feel confident enough, we will gradually start with a downhill ride. Passing through the picturesque Hyaupo Lagoon we will be on a dirt rode amidst a beautiful setting. The route offers enchanting views of Andean farmlands. 

We will then reach Moray archaeological site. Our guide will give you a guided tour. On this tour, you will understand the purpose of these strange agricultural terraces and how it impacted the farming of Incas. Once you have had your fill of te history, we will then start our Quad bike ATV ride to Maras. 

The ride from Moray to Maras is an experience on its own. We will be travelling through some scenic views of snowcapped peaks and farm lands. 

Upon reaching Maras, our guide will walk you through the geometric shapes salt puddles. You will be introduced to the traditional method of extracting salt. At times you will also get to see the locals working there. 

After the tour, we will ride on the Quad Bike back to Cruzpata. Here our driver will pick you up and transfer you back to Cusco. We will drop you at Plaza Regocijo, a block away from the main square, Plaza De Armas. 

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