Biking Maras Moray Salineras 01 day
This beautiful bicycle tour will allow you to discover the high part of the Sacred Valley of The Incas. This tour combines magnificent views of the Sacred Valley and the mountains snow overlooking, the discovery of archaeological sites, and the freedom that comes with the practice of mountain biking on small roads, and also having a view of the traditional agricultural life.
Maras: Maras is a district of the Urubamba province, possible to be reached through a paved road from kilometer 50 on the road Cusco – Chinchero – Urubamba. It is located towards the west of Cusco at an altitude of 3300 mts. (10824 feet); over a plain that in prehistoric times was a huge plateau, from which it is possible to observe the range of mountains of Urubamba including the snow capped mountains of Weqey Willka (today “La Veronica”, 5682 mts., 18641 ft.) and ” Chikon” (5530 mts., 18143 ft.). Moray: About 7 kms. (4.3 miles) away southwest from Maras;
Moray is a very unique archaeological site in the region. It is possible to reach it by car through the dusty road and the path departing from the town. Those are enormous natural depressions or hollows in the ground surface that Inkas used for constructing irrigated farming terraces around them. What is surprising is that the difference of average annual temperature between the top and the bottom reaches even about 15°C (59°F) in the main depression that is about 30 mts (100 feet) deepTowards the northwest of the Maras village is the famous “Salt Works”. The Maras “salt works” to which some people call “salt mines” are constituted by about 3000 small pools with an average area of 5 m² (53.8 ft²), constructed in a slope of the “Qaqawiñay” mountain. People fill up or “irrigate” the pools during the dry season every 3 days, with salty water emanating from a natural spring located on the top of the complex, so that when water evaporates the salt contained in it will slowly solidify. Biking Maras, Moray, Salineras Itinerary:
We leave Cusco by bus at 9:00 a.m., with the direction to Chinchero (30 minutes to get here), small village that retains the layout of the streets of the Inca edge, and several buildings dating from this time. From here we go by bike in the direction of the Lake Huaypo, before discovering the agricultural site of Moray, the Maras colonial village and then the salt mines of Maras, where we will see the process of salt recollection, precious mineral during the Inca edge and then at the time of the colony. Later we will complete our circuit by a beautiful descent to the village of Urubamba, at the bottom of the Valley, by the sacred river Vilcanota. Finally we find our car that will bring us back to Cusco at 5:00 pm.
This easy excursion of about 35 km bicycle, in small paths without difficulties will leave you an unforgettable menorym
Biking Maras, Moray, Salineras
Included / No included
- English speaking guide for the archaeological sites. • Gloves, helmet, bike, box lunch, round trip transportation.
- the ticket entrance for the archaeological sites.
DEPARTURES: Every day from 9:00 am untill 5:00 pm.
Cancellations regarding the company determines the amount to be deducted by the various expenses incurred in case of cancellation will be deducted as follows:
Cancellations and requests for refunds must be submitted by email and include all relevant information and will be answered within before 48 hours.
If a cancellation is received until and including 45 days before the date of arrival in Peru, the total payment will be refunded in full, minus the full administrative costs. (25% of the contract price)
- Cancellations 30 – 20 days before departure you have pay the 50% of the total expenses
- Cancellations 20 – 10 days before the departure you have pay the 60% of the total expenses
- In case of No – Show or cancellations 6-1 days before days before the start of your trip there will be no refund. you will be required to pay 100% of the total cost.
Itineraries may suffer, for technical reasons of force majeure beyond the control of the operator change without notice.
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- Price: $88.00 per person
PRIVATE SERVICE: To open a NEW “FIXED DEPARTURES DATE IN A PRIVATE SERVICE” We only need 2 paxs
- 2 person group US$ 140.00 each
- 3 person group US$ 100.00 each
- 4 to more person group US$ 96.00 each
To confirm the reservation, it is necessary to make an advance payment of 50% of the total amount of your tour. This payment can be made through Wester Union (4.5% fee), VISA card (6% fee) or Paypal (8.6% fee). The rest must be paid in our office in Cusco, in american dollars or peruvian soles, in cash only.