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
$40 BOOK WITH VIATOR ATV Tour to Moray, Maras and Salt Flat in the Sacred Valley from Cusco
Duration: 5 hours
In the cultivation laboratory of the Incas, these depressions in the earth were used to investigate the yield of crops in different types of climate, thus determining where certain crops could be... more »
After visiting the awesome "Salinas de Maras", we headed to nearby "Moray", a hidden archaeological site in the "Sacred Valley of the Incas"! At nearly 50km Northwest of Cusco, you will find the... 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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