The Maras, Moray and Salt Mines is the most famous mountain biking tour in Cusco, very popular for all local cross country bikers which is a mix of impresive landscapes of white mountains, andean towns, Inca ruins, salt mines and moderate mountain biking adventure. 4 to 5 hours mt biking approximatelly. (36 Km approx).
Pick-up from your hotel at 08:50 am then 1 hour private van drive following northeast direction from Cusco to “Chancadora” located before Chincheros town. From this point we start our mountain biking adventure. 1 hour of warming up ride in a flat dirty single road with spectacular views of crops of potatoes, barley, impressive andean landscapes and views, snow capped peaks around, small lakes and local friendly people, you will have another perspective of views of the sacred valley, then we reach to Cruzpata. From here we continue 1 hour riding of gradual riding up to Maras town. Another hour of moderate up and flat dirty road and country cross biking till the ruins of Moray, time to visit this impressive Inca experimental agricultural terraces mainly used as a farming laboratory in Inka´s time, then we return down hill for 50 minutes to Maras town. Finally we ride for 20 minutes downhill to Salineras (the salt mines) after visiting and pictures we descend for 30 minutes to Pichingoto then cross a small bridge to end our trip at Urubamba where our transport is waiting for us to return back to Cusco or take you to your hotel in Urubamba. A pack lunch is provided here.
08:30 We pick you up from Hotel
09:00 Transfer to Chancadora (Head trail) - Chinchero
10:30 Starting the mountain biking from Chinchero to Moray
11:40 Guided tour of Moray
12:00 Continue by bike to Maras small town
13:30 Guided tour of the Maras Colonial town
13:40 Box Lunch on Maras
14:00 Downhill to Salt Mines
14:30 Salt Mines guided tour
15:00 Downhill to Pinchingoto
15:40 Continue the mountain biking to Urubamba
16:20 Take the tourist bus to Cusco
Departure Point: Cusco - We pick you up from your hotel.
Departure Time: 09:00
Briefing Point: Our guide will visit your hotel 2 or 1 day before the trek
Briefing Time: Between 17:00 - 18:00
Return Point: Cusco - Near to the main square
Service Level: Comfortable tourist-class tourist transport and professional guide English or Spanish.
Physical Rating: 3 - Demanding -
Age requirement: 2+ / All travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Maras & Salt Mines Tour Operator: Tierras Vivas Travel
Crew: A Tierras Vivas Representative in Cusco and a profesional Tour Guide on the Moray & Salt Mines in Cusco.
Transportation: Tourist bus.
BOLETO TURISTICO GENERAL - TOURIST TICKET
This ticket is not included on the tour, you must purchase a tourist ticket. A full tourist ticket costs S/130 (U$ 41)or S/70 (U$22) for students with a valid ISIC card. The full tourist ticket is valid for 10 days and allows entry to the Inca sites such as Sacsayhuam, Quenqo, Pukapukara, Tambomachay (City Tour), 4 museums in Cusco, Inca Pachacutec monument's, Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Chinchero, Moray (Sacred Valley of the Incas) and the Centro Qosqo (It's a theater where you can appreciate the tipical dance of the Cusco - 125 dances) This is a better option if you plan on also combining the City Tour, Sacred Valley and visit and explore the Cusco city.
BOLETO TURISTICO PARCIAL - TOURIST TICKET
This ticket is a partial tourist ticket, the price for this ticket is S/70 and it is valid for 1 day. Only you can visit City tour, Sacred Valley or Moray with this ticket. Not included the Cusco museums, Pachacuted Monument and the Centro Qosqo (It's a teatre where you can appreciate the tipical dance of the Cusco)
Please Note: In this general tourist tickets. Not Include Entrence to Qoricancha or the Cathedral of the Cusco. Entrance To Qoricancha Is S/15 Or S/10 for student. Entrance to The Cathedral is S/25 Or S/12.50 for Student.
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