Inka Explorer Viajes

Sacred Valley Bike Tour (Maras and Moray Tour)

Our half day Sacred Valley bike tour to Maras and Moray is designed to offer you the best and the most of the two iconic sites in the Sacred Valley of Incas. This is one of the best activities you can participate in as you reach Cusco and are acclimating before visiting Machu Picchu.

Accompanied by our local expert, you will be experiencing the best of the Peruvian countryside as you will be cruising on our brand new mountain bikes to see the circular terraces of Moray and Salt Mines of Maras.

Both Maras and Moray played a significant role in the life of Incas. Today, these are the most visited and photographed sites in the Sacred Valley of Incas.

Moray:

Moray is home to the circular farming terraces that somewhat resemble the Roman amphitheatre. The terrace is a massive hole dug into the ground with different levels. Each level bears a different temperature. Infact, there is a difference of 15 degrees celsius from the top of the terrace to the bottom.

Incas experimented with the growth conditions of crops here. This helped them to determine the best temperature needed to grow vegetables and grains. Thanks to this, Peru now produces over 800 varieties of potatoes.

Maras:

Maras is a beautiful Andean village tucked under the snow capped Andean peaks. It is home to the salt mines that nestles on one side of a hill. These geometric shaped salt puddles have been used to extract salts since pre Incan civilization.

It is passed down generation after generation. People still use the traditional Solar evaporation method to extract salt. They let in the natural spring water and wait for it to evaporate. Then they manually scrape out the salt from the puddle.

Salt of Maras is pinkish in colour and has a distinct taste. Locals say that it also has rich nutrients.

Why Inka Explorer Viajes?

Inka Explorer Viajes, is a fully locally owned tour operator in Cusco. We are certified local guides with an excellent knowledge of Incas history and culture. As natives, our guides will be sharing some of the astonishing facts on this half day Sacred Valley bike tour to Maras and Moray

We offer this Maras and Moray Tour both in small groups and as a private tour.

Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu 2 Day Tour

Cusco Sacred Valley Tour

Cusco Sacred Valley Tour or Super Sacred Valley Tour is one of the most preferred full day trips from Cusco. It takes you to all archeological sites in the Sacred Valley of the Incas including Maras Moray.

This full day Sacred Valley Tour starts with a visit to the archaeological site in Pisac and continues to different Inca sites in Urubamba, Ollantaytambo, Maras, Moray and culminates with a visit to the ancient inca ruins in Chinchero.

This is one of our signature tours. To offer you the best of this full day experience, we include authentic Peruvian buffet lunch at a local restaurant in Urubamba.

We recommend signing up for the Super Sacred Valley Tour while you acclimate in Cusco as the tour offers the best introduction to Inca civilization. This will be useful on your trip to Machu Picchu.

Why Inka Explorer Viajes?

Inka Explorer Viajes, is a fully locally owned tour operator in the city of Cusco. We are certified local guides with an excellent knowledge of Incas history and culture. As natives, our guides will be sharing some of the astonishing facts on this Cusco Sacred Valley Tour.

We offer Cusco Sacred Valley Tour, both as a small group tour and as a private tour. We invite you to take a moment to check out our reviews on Tripadvisor.

Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu 2 Day Tour

Sacred Valley Tour from Cusco – Sacred Valley day tour from Cusco

Our full day Sacred Valley Tour from Cusco is a popular day trip, just as to Rainbow Mountain or Humantay Lake. This is the best tour to start with on your trip to Cusco before visiting Machu Picchu.

As the name suggests, the valley was sacred to Incas. It was here that they carried out most of their farming work. Having mentioned that, Sacred Valley generated the prime income to Incas, some sites in the valley still continue to.

This full day tour from the city of Cusco takes you to the prime sites of Sacred Valley of the Incas. Accompanied by our local English speaking professional guide, you will be visiting archaeological sites like Chinchero, Ollantaytambo and Pisac.

The tour offers an insight to Inca history. You will be visiting some of the prominent Inca ruins and agricultural terraces.

To offer you the most, we will be serving a typical Peruvian buffet lunch at a local restaurant in Urubamba.

Why Inka Explorer Viajes?

Inka Explorer Viajes is a fully locally owned tour operator in Cusco. We are certified local guides with an excellent knowledge of Incas history and culture. As natives, our guides will be sharing some of the astonishing facts on this full day trip to Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain.

We offer the  Tour, both as a small group tour and as a private tour. We invite you to take a moment to check out our reviews on Tripadvisor.

Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu 2 Day Tour

Maras Moray Tour

Get an insight to the history and culture of Incas on our half day Moray Maras & Salt Mines Tour from Cusco. This is one of our signature tours. Accompanied by a local English speaking guide, you will discover many astonishing facts about the Inca civilization.

This half day Moray Maras & Salt Mines Tour offers an introduction to the life and culture of Incas. We highly recommend doing this tour while you are acclimating in the city of Cusco before your trip to Machu Picchu.

Do check out our Sacred Valley and Maras Moray full day tour package if you want to opt for a full day guided tour of Sacred Valley of Incas.

Moray:

Moray is home to the most photographed circular farming terraces. They resemble the Roman amphitheatre. The farming terraces of Moray are a testament to the advancement to the Incas farming techniques.

This was more of an agricultural laboratory to Incas. As the terraces bear different temperatures at each level, it helped Incas to determine the best weather condition required to grow crops. This is the reason why the country now produces over 800 varieties of potatoes.

Salt Mines of Maras:

The Salt mines of Maras have been in use since pre Inca times. It is passed down in the line of succession. The Salt flats are owned by locals, from the community. They maintain their age-old traditions and continue to extract salt using the traditional Solar evaporation method.

Salt of maras is known for its pinkish colour and has a distinct taste.

Why Inka Explorer Viajes?

Inka Explorer Viajes, is a fully locally owned tour operator in Cusco. We are certified local guides with an excellent knowledge of Incas history and culture. As natives, our guides will be sharing some of the astonishing facts on this Moray Maras & Salt Mines Tour.