Moray and salt mines are located in Maras, a district of the Urubamba province, It is located towards the west of Cusco.
Over a plain that in prehistoric times was a huge plateau; a great place part of our sacred valley day tour, to have nature fun and for physical activity lovers.
It is one of the best places for biking activities. from this area you’ll be able to see, the great range of mountains of Urubamba including the snow capped mountains of WaqayWillka (“La Veronica”, 5682 m.a.s.l, 18641 ft.) & ” Chicon” (5530 mts, 18143 ft.).
The departure is every day, enjoy some other different activities and make from nature a magical experience.
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To start this wonderful day mountain biking tour around Maras Moray and salt mines, we will pick you up from your hotel at 8:00 am. and drive 45 minutes to arrive in Cruz Pata (it is a part of the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu tour route) where we will start the bike tour.
We will pass by a local farm and small villages where the local people are doing their daily life, after 1 hour and a half of riding we will arrive at Moray, a unique archaeological site in the region.
It consists of enormous depressions or holes in the surface of the ground, where Incas built gigantic terraces to use as a center for agricultural experimentation.
What is surprising is that the average annual temperature is different between the top and bottom.
After visiting Moray we continue towards (DownHill) to the northwest of the village Maras and arrive at the famous “Salt Mines“.
The “salt mines” consist of about more than 4000 small pools with an average surface of 5 m², built on a slope of the mountain “Qaqawiñay”.
People fill or “water” the pools with saltwater emanating from a natural spring located at the top of the complex, then we continue to Urubamba, where we take a transport service to return to Cusco (6 p.m.).
The biking tour around Moray is one of the best options to acclimatize your body, it is highly recommended doing physical activities before traveling to Machu Picchu by train or for longer adventures such as the Inca Trail, Salkantay Trail or lares trek to Machu Picchu.
This service in a GROUP TOUR means that you will do the tour with other people, This standard service has 6 to 12 participants, that doesn’t mean you have to get that quantity of people to do the tour, we have confirmed departures every day, so, If you are only one or two people do not worry, you can join some of our groups.
BEST PRICE PER PERSON: US$ 60.00
This service is an exclusive way to carry out this activity, where the service is much more personalized, prices vary according to the number of people in your group, please consult email@example.com or our Whatsapp +51 971 245 714 with Beto
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To book this Mountain biking tour, please complete the booking form DOWN HERE or send data of all the travelers to firstname.lastname@example.org as full name, passport number, nationality, date of birth, or a copy of passports, indicating the exact date of travel; Our privacy policies are strict, INKA TIME will use this information exclusively to nominate the reservation tickets, we never share this information with third parties.
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STEP 3: TOUR CONFIRMATION
Upon receipt of all passenger(S) data and once we received information of your payment, we will send you your receipt (VOUCHER OF RESERVATION), at this moment your reservation will be guaranteed 100%. (this will be sent at most in the next 8 hours, considering our business hours GMT – 5).
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