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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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  • Inca civilization at that time that they had agriculture on the terraces. Each digit is creating a different climate. Agricultural technology to the highest level. This is written in 3-4 around here from the terraces.
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  • It's a very interesting place. And the best part is that you can walk from here to the Salinas, in a couple of hours trekking. It's a beautiful scenery, where you go soon a mountain. It's an easy trek...  more »
  • I saw photos of this around Cusco, but wow, the size is amazing. Also you get the chance to see two smaller ruins that are in the process of being restored. It would be wise to by the 10 day pass to t...  more »
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  • Guide told us that this was a site where meteor has made the indentation and that’s why in 15th Century they built this site for agricultural exploration. The difference in temperature between lowest point and highest point is 15 degrees and that helped farmers experiment with different crops here. It’s 3 sites like this this one and was farmed by about 100 people per site. Lots of hard work and good amount of restorations have brought this site back to life. Worth a visit.
  • On the ancient valley tour, worth a visit, make sure you get a good guide. Follow the proper trail. You’ll see a lot more than just standing at the top.
  • Amazing place with such an incredible energy. It is an experimentation site where the Incas were developing agricultural experiments as each step of it replicates a different climate. The lower the hotter the temperature.
  • 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.
  • This I recommend to visit with a tour guide (should be about 20-25soles with a group). This place has so much history and details. This place has 3 pits. One big that's 95% restored and 2 that are still quite original for now. According to our tour guide: this place grew three different root veggies, each level has it's different temperature. Different veggies have different colors due to minerals in the ground. Big pit was for people with high status and small ones for people with lower status

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