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Moray, Maras

Categories: Historic Sites, Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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4.7/5 based on 170+ reviews on the web
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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  • Very beautiful and mysterious... Too bad our experience was ruined by the side the site scam. Cusco Agency told us that the ticket cost 10soles on-site for this site. Off, once on site, we were forced to buy the "partial bolleto" to 70 soles! (prices for foreigners) and obviously this biased boletto did not include any of the other planned sites to visit around Cusco (beautiful technique of Peruvians to make us pay again and again..) So 70 soles... A fortune for the time spent on the site. I fatten always the same, however the inhabitants of the region, are certainly not! The ancestors of the incas should be ashamed!
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  • The place is very interesting, I recommend a tour to get a sense of what's going on in that place. The attraction requires a ticket.
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  • The visit since Maras (where you can find charming hospedajes, and small local restaurants) is really beautiful! Attention, count two good hours, and not a time as will tell you probably some local. We went so late (and we were a bit wrong) we arrived at dusk and we could not descend in terraces. But fortunately, we were brought back to Maras by a bus of tourists for free! The ride alone was worth unquestionably :-)
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  • Once you see machu picchu, the rest is not much different. The road to get here is dusty and semi rough. Is it worth the money to see, i dont think so.
  • An impressively large complex of salt water drying ponds. Significant walk down to the ponds. The overlook on the way there is a good picture spot.
  • Waouuuu!!! How incas are incredible !!! They thought about everything, and this "laboratory" is the proof.. Really impressive work! And visually cool too ;)
  • Nice Inca site that was used to cultivate crops. Little information to be found, but apparently the temperature difference between the top and bottom terraces is about 5C (9F). In the three circular natural indents, the terraces the Incas brought soil from jungle, Highlands and local areas to cultivate potatoes, corn and many other crops.
  • Magical Moray. Amazing Incan archeological site. The terraces are amazing to see. Stunning actually....looks like an ancient greek theatre. Worth the drive.
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