Maras
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  • From Cusco: Moray and Salt Mines Quad Bike Tour

    1. From Cusco: Moray and Salt Mines Quad Bike Tour

    Get back to nature in the dramatic landscapes of the Andes Mountains and experience the amazing scenery of the Sacred Valley by Quad Bike. Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in Cusco, and then journey through typical villages to reach the colonial town of Maras. Admire the pretty church and rustic buildings of the pretty town center and watch the locals going about their everyday lives farming the surroundings. Visit the archaeological site of Moray to see the incredible terraced holes that form an amphitheater-like depression on the surface of the land. Learn how the holes were used by the Incas in ancient times to acclimatize seeds from the Andes Mountains. Next, visit the salt ponds that the locals continue to work to obtain salt at the mines, just as their ancestors did in the days of the Inca Empire.

    It was well organized and the guides explained throughly the operation of the quads. Safety first. Beautiful scenery.

  • Sacred Valley: Maras & Moray by Quad Bike from Cusco

    2. Sacred Valley: Maras & Moray by Quad Bike from Cusco

    Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in Cusco, and then travel to Cruz Pata in the heart of the Sacred Valley. Get a briefing and training session on how to drive a Quad Bike to make sure you feel comfortable and confident before you set off. Venture onwards to the archaeological site of Moray to look closely at the remains of the terraces built by the Incas to experiment with adapting crops. Continue to the town of Pueblo de Maras and get beautiful views of the Urubamba mountain range. Gaze in awe at the peaks of the Veronica and Chicón mountains before going down to the historic Salineras salt mines. Take a different route back and enjoy a snack on arrival.

    The ATV to the Circular terraces was awesome!!! And the circular terraces itself was amazing!!! Edgar did a great job explaining the history of the terraces. He also was very patient and kind, staying with me as I huffed and puffed going back up. The same was true of our other guide, whom I missed getting his name. He stayed with me as well during the uphill climb from the salineras. Both of them also took awesome videos of us, making the videos look like it was taken by a drone. Thank you guys for an awesome experience!!!

  • Sacred Valley: Huaypoo Lagoon and Maras by Quad Bike

    3. Sacred Valley: Huaypoo Lagoon and Maras by Quad Bike

    Enjoy this amazing experience by quad bike. Begin with a private transfer from Cusco, then arrive in the community of Cruz Pata in the heart of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. After a few minutes of training, you will be ready to get going. Your first stop will be the imposing Laguna de Huaypo, about which many stories and legends are still told. Feel the adventure as you head out along the path that will take you to Moray, the Inca agricultural experimentation center. Then, you head to Pueblo De Maras, from where you can admire the best views of the Cordillera Urubamba and the mountains Veronica and Chicon. From there, you will descend to the salt mines known as Salineras, where your experienced guides will surprise you with a new route back.

  • Cusco: Full-Day Horseback Riding Tour to Maras & Moray

    4. Cusco: Full-Day Horseback Riding Tour to Maras & Moray

    Enjoy a full-day tour on horseback around the stunning landscapes of the famous Sacred Valley. Ride amongst snow-capped mountains and historic farmlands as you make stops with your guide to visit the archaeological site of Moray, the town of Maras, and the spectatcular Maras salt pans.  Get picked up from your hotel in the morning and en route to the ranch receive an activity briefring from your guide. At the ranch, receive a brief introduction to how to control and steer your horse. You will be given a horse based on your experience and activity level.  Ride towards the archaeological site of Moray with incredible views of the stunning scenery composed by snowy mountains and serene farmland. At Moray your guide will explain the importance of this archaeological site, where the Incas adapted the farming of plants and foods to different altitude levels.  Jump back on your horse and co...

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What people are saying about Maras

The ATV to the Circular terraces was awesome!!! And the circular terraces itself was amazing!!! Edgar did a great job explaining the history of the terraces. He also was very patient and kind, staying with me as I huffed and puffed going back up. The same was true of our other guide, whom I missed getting his name. He stayed with me as well during the uphill climb from the salineras. Both of them also took awesome videos of us, making the videos look like it was taken by a drone. Thank you guys for an awesome experience!!!

Good times! It was my first time on a quad and my friends are all very experienced. We all had a great time. Very dusty so definitely bring sunglasses.

It was well organized and the guides explained throughly the operation of the quads. Safety first. Beautiful scenery.

I had a really good time the guide was really nice and told us a lot about the history of the places !

Very nice tour. Thank you Carlos for being such a wonderful guide.