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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. Maras is one of the unmissable tourist destinations in Cusco.

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 archaeological sites of 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 are an outdoor adventure our company based in Cusco. We have an excellent team of local guides who will be guiding you on this ATV Quad Bike Tour to Moray Maras and salt flat. 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. This is the best ATV tour Cusco has to offer.

If ATV tour is not your thing, then check out our classic half day tour and tour to Maras Moray on bike

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 to Site of Moray 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 be picking you up from your hotel in Cusco. Then we will embark on a rad trip to Cruz Pata. 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 a great 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. 

Please Note: We highly recommend you to carry a bottle of water. 

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Shirley

Group Traveller

I booked this experience for me and 3 of my friends during our week stay in Cusco and was extremely satisfied with the service and the flow of activities! We began with an early morning ride on the ATV’s and rode them all around to see Moray and Maras and the salt mines!

March 3, 2020