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.
Tours To Moray
ATV Tour to Moray, Maras and Salt Flat in the Sacred Valley from Cusco BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $44
Duration: 5 hours
Maras, Moray and Chinchero Private Day Trip from Cusco BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $104
Duration: 7 to 8 hours
You learn so much about the Incas by going here with a guide. Everywhere we went to Inca sites we were amazed by their knowledge. This is an interesting site because it explains how they learned so.... more »
While this site is amazing in itself, with the precision of geometry and the advancement of this agricultural practice - I do believe that the pictures do this one justice in a sense. As some other..... more »
Really beautiful Inca ruins. Interesting how the Incas experimented. Wonderful experience including trivia on how name places changed over the years.
The site contains unusual Inca ruins, several terraced circular depressions, approximately 30 m deep. They did this to see how crops grew at different temperatures. As you get deeper, the temperature increases.
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