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Moray

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Moray

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Day Tour to Maras, Moray and Salt Flats from Cusco
$59.00 per adult
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ATV Tour to Moray, Maras and Salt Flat in the Sacred Valley from Cusco
$40.00 per adult
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Moray Salinera de Maras Half Day
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Complete Sacred Valley Tour (Full Day)
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Maras Moray – Salineras Maras and Moray 1 Day Tour
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Maras, Moray and Chinchero Private Day Trip from Cusco
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Moray Valle Sagrado de los Incas, Maras 08655 Peru
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8-Day: Machupicchu, Maras-Moray, Rainbow Mountain,Humantay, Qeswachaka ||Group||
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8-Day: Machupicchu, Maras-Moray, Rainbow Mountain,Humantay, Qeswachaka ||Group||

The tour of Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Maras-Moray, Rainbow Mountain, Humantay Lake<br>and Bridge Qeswachaka take you through all the most important sites of Cusco.
$650.00 per adult
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LuizDutraNeto wrote a review Jul 2020
Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,108 contributions1,400 helpful votes
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After visiting the awesome "Salinas de Maras", we headed to nearby "Moray", a hidden archaeological site in the "Sacred Valley of the Incas"! At nearly 50km Northwest of Cusco, you will find the amazing and mysterious terraced circular depressions of "Moray". The area was probably used for agricultural purposes and advanced crop research by Incan scientists. Samples of the soils found on the different circular terraces suggest they were brought in from different regions. Its irrigation system, the position of the terraces as regards sun and wind, and the difference of temperature between the highest and lowest terraces, may give us a hint of how advanced agricultural research already was in the 15th century! Feeding an Empire is no easy task at any time! Visiting this remote area in the "Sacred Valley of the Incas" may still be quite impacting for travelers of the 21st century! Enjoy!
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Elsa Rodriguez B. wrote a review Jul 2020
Los Angeles, California30 contributions1 helpful vote
Great destination which I could visit without hiring any excursion, merely a guide who taught us the history of the place, very interesting indeed Moray comes from the Quechua language, "territory taken since the time of earthquakes" also it is said that the word of "Moray" also has to do with the Maize harvest, which was called Aymoray, in addition to May, therefore called the dehydrated potato known as Moraya, made just in May In each circle, specific microclimates were formed that were optimal for the study of Inca agriculture. They can be raised and lowered utilizing projecting stones called Sarunas (they are like bleachers)
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Date of experience: August 2019
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SeatOfMyPntsTravelr wrote a review Apr 2020
Washington DC, District of Columbia1,372 contributions250 helpful votes
Although not given special access like Chef Virgilio Martinez, it is still worth a visit. Thinking about 60% of the worlds' food crops can be traced back to the Andes makes a lot of sense when you see evidence of altitude and directional influence experimentation on food plants at this site. I'm convinced that the cure to all ills probably can be found in the Andes or the Amazon.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Edin Krnic wrote a review Mar 2020
Tuzi, Montenegro2,792 contributions122 helpful votes
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Awesome Inca civilization complex. They were true geniuses in building incredible complexes in the Andes.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Rafal W wrote a review Mar 2020
Leeds, United Kingdom1,004 contributions29 helpful votes
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Moray Archaeological Site was the next place I've visited after spending some time in Chinchero. Located to the west of Maras village, round Inca terraces has this nice note of mystery around them. Inca constructed them on high plateau ( around 3500 meters above sea level) and orientated them with respect to the wind and sun, creating interesting effect, not only visual, but also practical. Temperature difference between the top and the bottom terraces is 15 degree Celsius. Although the purpose behind building them is still uncertain, it is sometimes said that they use them for growing different varieties of potato. The site actually contains of two groups of terraces, bigger one called Simamuyu, and smaller one, called Intiwatanamuyu. The latter one is in visibly poorer condition. Damages to the terraces were caused by torrential rains often occurring during the rainy season. Interesting fact about Moray is that the soil on different terraces, are coming from different regions of former Inca Empire, which can be evidence for agricultural use of them. The area around Moray is so scenic that I'd quickly forgot about difficult access to the site. Speaking of which, there are some local buses from Cuzco to Maras. From the village one either can walk ( around hour and half on foot), or take a taxi. The site itself it's not big but I liked its atmosphere. Also, there were not many tourists, probably because site is located away of the main route from Cuzco to Urubamba.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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