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Moray, Maras

4.7
#22 of 55 in Historic Sites in Cusco Region
Historic Site Landmark
Marvel at Inca farming expertise and ingenuity at the mysterious Moray, the ruins of a farming complex used to cultivate a variety of plants in the Andes. Reminiscent of crop circles, the three depressed circles that form decreasing terraces over one another were in fact created thanks to the dexterity of Inca hands and tools. Seeds farmed here likely made their way through to the empire itself, in order to improve crop yields in difficult Andean conditions. Read up about the processes involved before arriving to enhance your visit with greater understanding. If you're feeling activre, take advantage of a guided mountain bike tour to the site. Plan to see Moray and other attractions that appeal to you using our Maras trip itinerary maker.
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  • Great archeological site to visit. We walked around the 3 bowls where the terraces are all amazingly in tact. It was a shame you can't go down into the bowls any more but understandable to preserve th...  more »
  • Enjoyed a half day at this beautiful site. It was a very hot day and there is little shade here so keep that in mind. Amazing to see the salt terraces and how they have been there since Inca times. It...  more »
  • Beautiful place to visit family. Surprisingly, the maintenance of the place, by seniority and excellent state of preservation. This place is a 'laboratory' of Agriculture of the Incas, where did tests of crops at different temperatures, as its location at levels of circular terraces, prior to sowing in mass, so it is a very advanced technological advance for the time. Highly recommended to take plenty of water, sunscreen, hat and sunglasses, especially if they travel during the months of July, in the morning it's cold, but after 10 AM sunlight is strong. A guide is a good choice, may encourage a service more personalized hiring a taxi to travel at your own pace the Sacred Valley of the Incas, to enjoy their times these beautiful places. 100% recommend!
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  • Awesome! Moray was an Inca lab for agriculture, and each step in the terraces could grow plants in different temperatures. When you walk down the terraces, you can even feel some difference in the temperature. Unless you already know all the history, try hiring a guide to explain everything. The visit becomes much more interesting when you learn what was all of that.
  • It is a remarkable place with a guide that was full of endless knowledge of all the workings and history.
  • Very cool! Definitely worth the walk down into the terraces and over to the terrace that has not been fully restored. It's neat to see the comparison. Our tour guide gave us great explanation of the history. Add Moray to your sightseeing list!
  • Amazing ancient science
  • Beatiful ruins. Great market!

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