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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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  • This was a very educational stop as well with our guide and we learned all about adapting plants to high altitude and creating biomes in each level...not to mention the lovely scenery surrounding the ...  more »
  • They had recommended me to visit her and so I did, paid access $70 soles for visiting 4 attractive (archaeological areas only) and is that you visit 4 places 1 pay the same, there is no difference or deference a visit which, alone, is it done in 15 min since I don't walk all 1 hour, around this place if you cover all the terraces, it is very small and not deserves more time as in Machu Picchu
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  • Allow yourself the time to visit this place, it's worth it. The Inca's and ancient Peruvians were ingenious in their engineering and agricultural design. The proportions and vista of this place was gr...  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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