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.
We are a fully locally owned tour operator based in Cusco. Our guides are passionate about the history and culture of Peru. They have years of experience.
We offer this half day tour both in private and as a small group tour.
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It is highly recommended that you to spend 3-4 days in Cusco before the trail to avoid altitude sickness.
Cusco Hotel Transfer
0900 AM and 0100 PM
We will begin the experience with a pickup from your hotel in Cusco. If you are not staying within the historic centre of Cusco, we will be picking you up at a meeting point. 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 agricultural 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.
No, it is not possible to get an ATV from Maras Moray. Most tour companies store their Quad Bikes in Chinchero. The experience begins at Cruzpata which is a few miles away from Chinchero. The tour operators bring just the required number of ATVs to the starting point.
We had a great tour with Machu Picchu Tours company. The Quad Bikes were well maintained and was smooth to ride. Our guide, John, was amazing. He knew a lot and was ver accommodating and patient.