Sacred Valley ATV Tour – ATV Maras Moray

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Sacred Valley ATV Tour is the best half day adventure experience in Sacred Valley of Incas. The ATV Maras Moray tour is best to experience while you are acclimating in Cusco. Accompanied by our local English speaking tour guide, you will discover many lesser known facts about the archaeological sites of the two iconic tourist destinations on this ATV tour to Moray Maras and Salt Flat. 

Both Maras and Moray played an important role during the Inca civilization. 

Maras Salt Flats have been in use since Pre Inca times. It has been passed down in the line of succession. Farmers in the town of Maras, continue to practise the traditional salt farming method as their ancestors. 

They let in the natural spring water into the geometric shaped salt puddles and wait for it to evaporate. It then leaves behind crystals of salt which they scrape out manually. 

The circular farming terraces of Moray are quite distinct. It has different levels dug into the ground. Each of these levels have different temperature zones. The Incas used it to experiment the growth conditions of crops. Thanks to this, Peru now produces over 800 different varieties of potatoes among other crops.

Departure & Return Location

Cusco Hotel Transfer

Departure Time

0900 AM and 0100 PM

Price Includes

  • Professional English speaking Tour Leader.
  • Pick-up from and drop off at your hotel
  • ATV Quad Bikes
  • First aid kit

Price Excludes

  • Entrance to Maras and Moray
  • Meals
  • Any Private Expenses

Recommended To Carry

  • Original Passport
  • Protect & hydrate sunscreen lotion (factor 60 or 70+ is recommendable)
  • Camera and film, fully charged & extra batteries (batteries drain quicker in the cold)
  • Some Peruvian Soles in cash
Useful Info
  • Maximum Altitude: 3500 metres | 11,500 feet
  • Tourist Ticket is required to visit Moray
  • Entrance to Maras salt mines is 10 Soles
  • Tour Availability – Daily departure with minimum 2 people
  • Weather – Dry season from May to October, Wet from November to April
Itinerary

Sacred Valley ATV Tour

We will begin the experience with a pickup in the historical center of Cusco. Then we will be driving you to Cruz Pata where the Quad Bike experience begins. Here our local expert will be sharing some safety tips before we begin the experience. 

Then we will start cruising down the hill through the beautiful countryside to Maras. Here our guide will give you a detailed tour of the complex. To prevent contamination at the site, authorities now restrict visitors from getting closer to the salt flats. However, you will be able to get a panoramic view from the viewpoint.

Once you have had your fill of this beautiful site, we will continue the Sacred Valley ATV Tour to Moray. 

Moray is home to circular farming terraces. They are dug into the ground with different levels. It resembles the Roman Amphitheatre. Here our guide will be sharing some insights on how these terraces were used by Incas to experiment the growth condition of crops.

After the great experience, we will be riding back to Cruz Pata. Here we will be meeting our driver for our journey back to Cusco City.

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