1 days
duration
3/10
physicality
Cusco – Salineras Maras
location
14+
age
Jan-Dec
dates

Mountain biking in Maras – Moray – Cheqoq, This package is technically organized in the upper area of ​​the Sacred Valley of the Incas, which allows to visit the handicraft and traditional market in the village of Chinchero, the agricultural Inca sector of experimental Moray terraces and salt mines in the village of maras A magnificent view combining landscapes, cycling and cultural knowledge in a single day. The bike route is about the ascent of roads and trails of a single descending technique.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Cusco – Salineras de Maras
DEPARTURE TIME 4:00 A.M.
INCLUDED
Pick up at hotel.
Transportation to the town of Cruzpata.
The professional bilingual tour leader.
Tickets from visited places.
Box lunch.
Full suspension bikes and safety equipment (helmet, gloves, elbows and knees for protection).
NOT INCLUDED
Pick up at hotel
Transportation to the town of Cruzpata
The professional bilingual tour leader
Tickets from visited places
Box lunch
Full suspension bikes and safety equipment (helmet, gloves, elbows and knees for protection)
RECOMMENDATIONS (THINGS TO BRING)
Breakfast
Tips for the crew (group leader, disk drive)
Water, Snacks, Drinks
Tennis shoes and shorts
Waterproof clothing or poncho
Outerwear
Insect repellent
Sun blocker, sunglasses and no hat
Water bottle
Snacks (chocolates, sweets cookies, etc.)
Personal medical kit
Parasites or in national currency (soles)
Original passport

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Chinchero Tipycal Market

The traditional chinchero market itself takes every day cable. In fact, that huge and interesting market organization every Sunday is where people all come together in the city. Market itself is in the main square.

2

Moray

The site contains the unusual ruins, mostly formed by several huge circular depressions terraces, the mayor of which is about 30 m (98 ft) deep. the purpose of these depressions is uncertain, but their depth and orientation with respect to the wind and the sun creates a temperature difference of up to 15 ° C (27 ° F) between the upper and lower instances. The large temperature difference was possibly used by the Incas to study the effects of different climatic conditions on crops. in other words, de Moray was a perhaps Inca agricultural experimental station. as with many other sites. It also has United Nations system of sophisticated irrigation.

3

Maras Mines

During pre-Inca times, beginning with the culture of Tahuantinsuyo, salt itself has been obtained in maras by evaporation of salt water (provided by a nearby underground source) in the sun, salt leaving behind. salt water has been highly state from this flowing brook nearby for hundreds of years. a channel manager flows through the mountain and in itself drains down one all the pools below. as the water itself becomes supersaturated salt, precipitating salt crystals start out of the water. Farmers then scrape the salt of the united nations aside and pick it up once a considerable postagedue itself has gathered. A little salt is sold at the nearby gift shop.

Salt mines are available for anyone wanting to salt it. There are many unused saltwater pools that are available to be grown. Any prospective farmer need only find the United Nations group of unemployed paragraph to begin work. More than 3,000 salt pool hay, when the light itself reflects in the pools, the effect is quite impressive.

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