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Moray, Maras
(4.7/5 based on 220+ 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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  • The site is an amazing glimpse into the wisdom of the past lost to us. It's geometric symmetry and 15-degree temperature difference the topmost and bottom terraces may hide more mysteries we are yet t...  more »
  • This archaeological site recently restoration show were the ancient agricultural terraces Incas. For those with mobility difficulties already from the top you can enjoy a nice view, but it is also interesting to go down and see them from below. Overall the path is pretty straight forward
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  • This site, in Peru, was used by the incas to the experiment of several agricultural crops, such as corn, potato, quinoa, etc. On each floor, there was growing a local spice, by entering natural water conduit between the floors. In addition, there were stairs made of natural stones in the region. Many toy with several monuments of the incas were built by aliens, so fascinating they are, being here easily considered by more outgoing as an "airport of aliens". Once again, I say that the incas were one of the most intelligent people and visionaries of all time!
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  • Amazing ruins. Really show how smart the incas were. Beautiful mountainous view!
  • Incredible Inca site of circular terraces. Hire a guide or use a good guidebook to understand the significance.
  • Beautiful ride there and really nice Inca ruins. We went there on a motor bike, mainly off-road from cuzco
  • 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.
  • These are salt mines. They are fascinating and beautiful. Walk through them.