52 km from Cusco. It is located at an altitude of 3,380 meters above sea level. This is a small village famous for its salt mines, which consist of about 3000 small wells with an average area of about 5m² from which salt is extracted after a drying process.
The Salt mines, better known as “Salineras de Maras”, where a salt water spring gushes forth from these high altitude mountains and tumbles down the mountainside into individual evaporation chambers which have been fully operational in bringing the people of the highlands salt, have been exploited since Inca times as a means of economic exchange.
Is famous for its embedded amphitheater, formed by four circular terraces which seem to disappear into the interior of the puna, like an artificial crater. Evidence seems to suggest that Moray was an important center of Inca agricultural research on crops, which was carried out on different sized plots located at various altitudes (some of which were at more than 100 m underground).
The Andean terraces, built on retaining walls filled with fertile soil and watered via a complex irrigation system, offer up more than 250 different types of vegetables and cereals, such as corn, quinoa and kiwicha.
Is a charming town, with colonial style buildings and was a major agricultural center during the Tawantinsuyo. Here you can appreciate the stone walls with trapezoidal niches and a traditional market where locals still practice bartering. The women of Chinchero are easily recognized for their very distinguishing clothing and braided hair.
At 7:45 am. Our staff pick passengers up from hotels in Cusco, to head to Maras approximately 1 hour to reach our base (Cruz Pata); We will have time to receive the necessary instructions about practical knowledge and correct use of the machines (ATVs), the equipment, safety explanation by our specialist tour Guides who are trained to give you an unforgettable day.
We started with our ATV adventure, the first stop will be in Moray; Archaeological site of the Inca times, where will appreciate agricultural terraces in circular shape.
We continue with our ATV adventure, this time heading to the Zip line area, which is just 5 minutes from Moray, Upon arriving at our base, begin the practical knowledge and necessary explanation by the instructors of this sport and the teams to start the adventure in Full adrenaline, having enjoyed the flight on the four wires, we again took the quad to descend visiting the church of Tiobamba to reach the salt mines (salt pans), then we returned to the base in Maras and return to Cusco.
|07:45 a.m.||Pick up from hotels of Cusco – head to the Base de Cruz Pata.|
|09:15 a.m.||Begin our ATV adventure.|
|10:00 a.m.||visit the archeological site of Moray.|
|11:00 a.m.||Zip line "The Flight of the Condor".|
|12:30 p.m.||Visit the church of Tiobamba and the salt mines of Maras.|
|02:00 p.m.||we return to our base in Cruzpata and return to Cusco.|
|03:30 p.m.||Arrival to Cusco City.|
- Advice one day before the tour.
- Practical knowledge and necessar explanation by profesional guide.
- Complete equipment zip line.
- Complete equipment for ATVs (helmet and gloves).
- Adventure Professional tour guide Spanish / English.
- Specialized instructors.
- Pick up from the hotel in Cusco.
- Transport - Hotel Cusco - Base Cruz Pata - Cusco.
- Others not mentioned in the program.
- Lunch (Optional, adicional cost (S/40 PEN).
- Personal Accident Insurance and material tips.
- Bilhete de entrada (ingresso Tourist partir S / 70 Soles) Moray.
- Entrance ticket to Salt Mines (S/15 PEN).
This ATV adventure, is highly recommended for all people who are looking for something different from traditional trips in Cusco; visiting the tourist destinations of Moray, Maras, Tiobamba and Salt mine, currently the landscapes of Maras Moray is considered one of the most unique and beautiful landscapes of the region of Cusco; including Zip line "The Flight of the Condor" which has 04 lines of full adrenaline, especial when you ride our longest line of 4,100 feet.
- Camera, Toilet paper and extra batteries.
- A bottle of water (a liter).
- Sunscreen, lip balm, sunglasses, sun hat.
|1 People||$ 67.00 USD|