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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.

  • Lima: 9-Day Peru Express with Ica, Cusco, and Puno

    4. Lima: 9-Day Peru Express with Ica, Cusco, and Puno

    Day 1: Arrival in Lima, City Tour Your tour will begin as you are picked up from the airport, after which you will begin a city tour. That evening you will stay at the Miramar Hotel or similar in Lima. Day 2: Paracas, Ica, and Huacachina with Buggies and Sandboarding Visit the Ballestas Islands, Candelabrum, before a wine and Pisco demonstration in Ica city. Later that day, take part in riding buggies and sandboarding in Huacachina. That evening you will once again stay at the Miramar Hotel or similar in Lima. Day 3: Arrival to Cusco On your third day you will arrive to Cusco, where you will have a free day for acclimatizing. That evening you will lodge in the Cusco Jungle Hotel or similar. Day 4: Chinchero, Maras, and Moray in the Sacred Valley of the Incas Begin with a visit to the Chinchero textile center, b...

  • From Cusco: 2-Day ATV Tour to Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu

    5. From Cusco: 2-Day ATV Tour to Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu

    Day 1: Start the first day with pickup from your hotel in Cusco and travel to the first destination, Cruzpata. This is the ATV base camp, where you will be able to practice using your ATV, which you will drive to the first two destinations of the tour. Set out on your ATV with your guide to Moray in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. See the terracing system and irrigation using aqueducts, indicative of the ingenuity of the Incan civilization. Next visit the Maras Salt Mines. The salt mines, or the famous "salt pools" are located in the rural community of Pichingoto. This site is highly recommended for photography lovers because of its impressive landscape. After visiting the salt mines, enjoy lunch in one of the local restaurants of Urubamba. Next, make your way to Ollantaytambo to hop onboard the train to Aguas Calientes. Depart at 3:37 PM and enjoy a scenic 1.5-hour jo...

  • Cusco: 7-Day Inca Jungle Multi-Sport Adventure

    6. Cusco: 7-Day Inca Jungle Multi-Sport Adventure

    Day 1: Arrival to Cusco Upon your arrival to the airport in Cusco, you'll be picked up and transferred to your hotel in the charming historic district of San Blas. The hotel is only a few minutes walk from the Plaza de Armas, and at 5:00PM you will meet your expedition group. Day 2: Chinchero, Maras Salt Mines, and Moray Your second day will begin with pickup from your hotel, from where you will head towards the colorful town of Chinchero. Once there you will be able to explore the Inca walls as well as a small colonial church which contains a lot of history. Continuing your visit, you will go to the famous circular cultivation terraces of Moray, before descending towards the Maras Salt Mines, which make for the perfect photograph. Finally, you will travel back towards Cusco to rest. Day 3: Cusco and Santa Maria (Biking and Rafting)

  • Cusco: Maras Moray Biking Tour

    7. Cusco: Maras Moray Biking Tour

    You will leave Cusco by bus at 7:00am, heading to Chinchero (Cruz pata) where you will stop and get your bikes and equipment. Then you will cycle for around 2 hours and arrive at Moray, the ancient Inka agriculture laboratory located in a rare topographical depression which the Inkas developed into unique circular terraces. You will learn how this entire area was also watered by a well-engineered irrigation system. Then, get back on your bike and cycle to the Maras' colonial village salt mines, where you can see the process of salt recollection and the precious minerals from during the Inca era. Later your car will bring you back to Cusco at 5:00pm.

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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.