ATV Maras and Moray Half Day
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A Maras and Moray ATV tour is an exciting and adventurous way to explore two fascinating destinations in the Sacred Valley of Peru. Here’s what you can expect from such a tour:
- Maras Salt Pans: Your ATV tour will likely begin with a visit to the Maras salt pans. These centuries-old salt ponds create a mesmerizing landscape of white rectangles against the brown mountains. You can learn about the traditional salt extraction process and even taste some of the salt.
- Moray Archaeological Site: After Maras, you’ll head to Moray, which is known for its unusual Inca agricultural terraces. The circular terraces were used for agricultural experiments, creating different microclimates for crops. You can explore these unique structures and learn about their historical significance.
- Scenic ATV Ride: The journey between Maras and Moray is an adventure in itself. You’ll ride on ATVs through the picturesque landscapes of the Sacred Valley, passing through fields, small villages, and enjoying the stunning views of the surrounding mountains.
- Cultural Interactions: These tours often include visits to local communities, allowing you to interact with Quechua people and gain insights into their traditions, daily life, and cultural heritage.
- Professional Guide: A knowledgeable guide will accompany you, providing information about the history, culture, and significance of the places you visit.
- Adventure and Adrenaline: Riding an ATV through the Andean countryside is an adrenaline-pumping experience. It’s a thrilling way to explore the region and enjoy the natural beauty.
- Photography Opportunities: The Sacred Valley offers numerous opportunities for stunning photographs, from the salt pans and terraces to the panoramic views of the valley and surrounding mountains.
- Local Cuisine: Depending on the tour, you may also have the chance to enjoy a traditional Peruvian meal at a local restaurant.
USD35.00 per person
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ATV Tour Maras and Moray Itinerary
ATV tours of Maras and Moray typically last around three hours and cover a distance of about 25 kilometers (15 miles). The tour begins with a safety briefing and a quick training session to ensure that everyone is comfortable operating their ATV. Once everyone is ready, the tour sets off on a thrilling ride through the Sacred Valley.
The first stop on the tour is the Maras Salt Mines. Here, visitors can explore the terraced pools that have been used for salt production since Inca times. The tour guide will explain the history of the salt mines and demonstrate how salt is harvested from the pools. Visitors can also purchase locally made salt products, which make great souvenirs.
After visiting the salt mines, the tour continues on to the Moray archaeological site. Moray is famous for its concentric agricultural terraces, which were used by the Inca to experiment with different crops and growing conditions. Visitors can walk among the terraces and learn about the Inca’s innovative farming techniques.
The ATV tour of Maras and Moray is a thrilling and unforgettable experience that provides a unique perspective on the natural and cultural wonders of the Sacred Valley. The tour is suitable for all ages and experience levels, and is a great way to get off the beaten path and explore some of the region’s hidden gems.
what’s included in the maras and moray tour
- Cutrimoto with fuel
- Professional guide
- Round trip transportation
- Entrance fees to places of interest
what to bring to Moray and Maras Salt Pools
- Trekking boots
- Warm clothing