QUAD BIKES AND VISITS TO THE MARAS SALT MINES & MORAY
What better way to explore the Sacred Valley than on a Quad Bike ATV?
We offer this exciting trip, designed for adventure lovers like you to explore the Andean mountains of Cusco. We provide daily departures to ride quad bikes and visit Moray and the Maras’ salt mines. To start the day, we will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco and provide transportation to our first destination Maras.
We will drive by the Andean villages and the picturesque city of Maras. This colonial city has preserved mansions and churches from the time of the Spanish conquest but is also surrounded by typical and rustic buildings, where the locals live dedicated to agriculture.
One of the main Moray‘s attractions is the gigantic natural holes in the surface of the land, that the Incas used to successfully grow the Andean seeds. On our journey, we will also visit the Maras’ salt mines, where the local people continue to work with salt like their ancestors.
PACKAGE DETAILS | Quad Biking in Cusco and visits to MORAY and to the MARAS – SALT MINES
Join this adventure of riding quad bikes through the Sacred Valley of the Incas combined with visits to two of the most important sites: Maras Salt Mines and Moray.
This tour departs from Cusco and heads straight to our base in Maras (50 minutes ride approximately) where you’ll carefully receive the instructions of how to drive the quad bikes safely and the equipments you’ll need for the tour.
Once all our group is ready we start our adventure riding through the roads across the Sacred Valley, surrounded by amazing landscapes and snow-capped sacred mountains until we reach Moray archaeological site to have a quick visited with your guide inside the ruins.
After the first visit, we’ll continue driving the quad bikes and having more fun until we get closer to the road that will brings us to the Salt Mines. For safety reasons, we’ll park the quads and take the van to visit Maras Salt Mines, before getting back to our quad bikes to continue our adventure back to the base.
This is a half day tour that can be done in the morning or in the afternoon.
For the morning slot your pickup will be around 06:30 – 07:10 am, depending on the location of your hotel and we will arrive back in Cusco around 1 – 1:30 pm.
For the afternoon slot your pickup will be around 12:50 – 01:00 pm at our Willka Travel office, and we will arrive back in Cusco around 7:30 pm.
It is included
- Round trip transportation from Cusco to our base in Cruz Pata
- Honda 250cc quad bikes
- Equipment (helmet and gloves)
- Professional bilingual guide.
IT DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- Personal accident and material damage insurance – strongly recommended! Not offered by us though.
- Entrances to the archaeological complexes: Moray 70 soles – Maras’ Salt Mine 15 soles. ONLY CASH IN SOLES
What to Bring?
WHAT TO BRING AND WEAR
- A small backpack
- Closed in shoes
- Raincoat or poncho (December to April)
- Complete change of clothes (The ride can let you very dirty)
- Water and snacks – We do not stop for food.
- Sun hat, sunscreen and sunglasses
- Insect repellent
- Extra cash in soles. – Card and other currency are not accepted.
Why is the tourist ticket not included?
The Boleto Turístico (tourist ticket) is a personal ticket and is not sold in advance. It must be purchased in Cusco or at the entrance of the visited sites where this ticket is required.
Check our guide with all the information about the tourist ticket.
Is previous experience in riding quad bikes necessary?
No. Before the beginning of the tour your guide will give you instructions on how the machines work and time to practice and feel confident for the tour. Even so, in case you do not feel safe to drive, you can ride with your guide or companion.
Can children take this tour?
Yes, as long as they are accompanied by their parents and are over 17 years old to ride the quad bikes.
Does this tour include insurance?
No. The quad bikes are not insured and in case of accidents the traveler is solely responsible for paying for any damage to the equipment. The traveler is also solely responsible with any hospital expenses and any physical damage caused by accidents. By booking the tour the traveler agrees that they are solely responsible for their safety and the preservation of the equipment.
Flexible cancellation/ change
- Cancel your tour 48 hours in advance and be reimbursed for the full amount
of the tour. If you cancel the tour after these 48 hours prior to your tour no
refund will be processed.
- The policy to reschedule or to make any amendment allows the update to be
made no more than 5 days prior to the date of your tour and it is valid until
December 30th, 2023.
- The itinerary may be subject to changes due to unforeseen circumstances,
beyond the control of the operator, changes without prior notice.