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Moray, Maras

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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  • Inca civilization at that time that they had agriculture on the terraces. Each digit is creating a different climate. Agricultural technology to the highest level. This is written in 3-4 around here from the terraces.
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  • It's a very interesting place. And the best part is that you can walk from here to the Salinas, in a couple of hours trekking. It's a beautiful scenery, where you go soon a mountain. It's an easy trek...  more »
  • I saw photos of this around Cusco, but wow, the size is amazing. Also you get the chance to see two smaller ruins that are in the process of being restored. It would be wise to by the 10 day pass to t...  more »
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  • All the ancients places in Peru are worth to have five stars. It is so many historical knowledge that you got when you walk around them and so many beauty for your eyes. It's definitely amazing how this people were intellectual, getting as example Muray, that was a agricultural laboratory where they test a lot of techniques to improve their agriculture. If you go to Peru, walk through the sacred valley.
  • Large archaeological site to view how past cultures farmed. There are 3 large sites to view here with different trails to walk to view each one. Each trail gives a different view of the site and offers nice views of the landscape. Can be difficult to reach due to the small road and large hills surrounding the site. Be sure to honk if you are driving to warn other drivers of your presence on the road. To enter, you much purchase a tourism ticket which will also permit you to enter other archaeological sites in the surrounding areas.
  • Impressive place to view something that no one seems to know anything about! Imagination can go free for the visit, good exercise.
  • Very beautiful place, known as an Inca Laboratory, is incredible the history and meaning of our past. Highly recommended!
  • A very nice place to visit and interesting history if you go there with a guide. You need a tourist pass for either 130 soles (valid for many places in Peru) or one for 70 soles which is only valid in 4 places and for two days. Still worth to go, but with the small pass a bit expensive.
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