Enjoy an exciting and fun excursion in which we’ll visit the village of Maras, the ancient agriculture laboratory of Moray and the spectacular natural scene of the salt mines of Maras, with its hundreds of pools of salt. In route we will have incredible views of snowy peaks, lagoons and huge mountains.
Summary travel plan
- Cusco – Moray Archeological Site – Maras Salt Pans
Itinerary Maras - Moray by quad bike half-day
Cusco – Moray Archeological Site – Maras Salt Pans
We’ll begin the tour after picking you up at your hotel in Cusco, between 8:30 an 9:00am. We’ll board our transportation and we’ll head to the town of Cruzpata. It will take us about 40 minutes to reach.
There, we’ll spend 10 to 15 minutes practicing with the quads. Soon we’ll be ready to start our adventure, first we’ll visit the archeological site of Moray with its experimental terraces in circular form, that the incas used to create different types of microclimates and adapt plantations of new products, as different segments are configured to simulate conditions at different altitude levels.
From there, we’ll continue our scenic route, heading to Maras salt pans. Along the way, we’ll have great views of the snowy peaks of Mt Verónica and Mt Chichón. When we reach the salt mines located on the slopes of a mountain, we will appreciate the wonderful nature, hundreds of small pools crossed by streams that feeds them with salt water and where the people harvest the salt.
At the end of our circuit we’ll return to Cruzpata in our ATV, where our transport will be waiting to take us back to the city of Cusco.
This tour includes
- Roundtrip Transport
- Quad bike (Honda TRX 250)
- Helmet & Gloves
- Bilingual Professional Guide (English & Spanish)
- First-Aid Kit
- Guide’s Assistant, for groups of 5 or more
This tour does NOT include
- Entrance to sites of interest