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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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  • Is to be impressed about Inca culture developed agriculture much before the arrival of the conquistadors.
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  • Our group of eight friends hired a van to take us from Cusco to Ollantaytambo. We stopped by Moray since it’s along the way. It’s a very interesting site. The 2 day tourist ticket (boleto partial; 70 ...  more »
  • As we live in Moray Scotland we felt we had to visit Moray Peru. We did the trip from Ollantaytambo in a taxi. We had passed by the day before from Cusco, not realising, if your route is to Machu Picc...  more »
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  • 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.
  • It is a remarkable place with a guide that was full of endless knowledge of all the workings and history.
  • Very cool! Definitely worth the walk down into the terraces and over to the terrace that has not been fully restored. It's neat to see the comparison. Our tour guide gave us great explanation of the history. Add Moray to your sightseeing list!
  • Amazing ancient science
  • Beatiful ruins. Great market!

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