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Moray, Maras

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. Take a look at our Maras trip planning website to schedule your visit to Moray and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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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...  more »
  • The Moray terraces embody the spirit of Inca agricultural research. Multi-layered circular terraces simulate different environmental differences: elevation, directions of sunlight, temperature...  more »
  • An ancient Inca food growing place. Both original and remanufactured parts are available. One of the places that shows how advanced Inca agriculture has really been.  more »
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  • Really beautiful Inca ruins. Interesting how the Incas experimented. Wonderful experience including trivia on how name places changed over the years.
  • The site contains unusual Inca ruins, several terraced circular depressions, approximately 30 m deep. They did this to see how crops grew at different temperatures. As you get deeper, the temperature increases.
  • Very nice place. If you have the time, it's worth it. Little off the track. I liked the views around.
  • Nice place with an very interesting history. Make sure that you arrive early in the morning to avoid the crowd.
  • Good place, its kind of far from Cusco, but its worth it. Don't forget to take your sunscreen with you. 😉

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