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ATV tour in Cusco

ATV tour in Cusco

Visiting Cusco is always a great adventure. Imagine walking through its beautiful high Andean landscapes and the most iconic areas offered by the capital of the Inca Empire. Through this trip you can do it, but in an more exciting way, rided into a metal beast with four wheels.

 

This adventure is lived just an hour from the city of Cusco. You do not need any driving experience to participate in this magnificent activity, as we have automatic and semi-automatic motorcycles that will let you appreciate and be in contact with nature, local people, agricultural lands, high mountains, snowy peaks and unforgettable views. Plus, you will also have the option of visiting the archaeological center of Moray and salt mines of Maras.


Quick Itinerary:

08:30We pick you up from Hotel

09:00 Driving to Cruzpata

10:00Starting the ATV tour in Cusco - Driving Lessons

10:10Driving to Maras

11:00 Guided tour to Maras

11:20 Driving to Moray

11:50 Salt Mines guided tour

12:30 Return to Cusco

Important info about your Tour:

  • Maras, picturesque community with beautiful landscapes, has a church made of mud, typical of the religious architecture of the town. Inside the church, are kept canvases of the Cusquenian School.
  • We will see in Moray gigantic natural depressions or pits on the surface of the land, used to built terraces or agricultural platforms with their respective irrigation channels, compose moray. Therefore, it is a prototype of a greenhouse or biological experimental station, quite advanced for its time. This helped the antique American man to produce 60% of the vegetable products he used to consumed, in addition to a thousand and a half of diverse varieties of potatoes, one hundred and fifty varieties of corn, and many other products.
  • Salt mines are constituted by 3,000 small wells with an average area of about 5m². During the dry season, they are filled every 3 days with salt water that emanates from a natural source located at the top of the wells. Therefore, when the water evaporates, the salt contained in it gradually solidifies. Later, the salt is granulated to be packaged and sent to the markets of the region. Today that salt is being iodized, which is why its consumption is not harmful.

Packing List:

We recommended take a small rucksack with:

  • Copy of the passport,
  • Original ISIC (an international student card if applicable)
  • Tourist Ticket
  • Cash
  • Rain Clothing (waterproof jacket and trousers),
  • Also warm clothes for cold nights.
  • Sun hat and sun protection cream
  • Camera and its charger/batteries (please note that batteries are consumed quickly under cold conditions),
  • Handkerchiefs
  • Snacks (biscuits, energy bars, chocolate, fruits, muesli, etc.)
  • Two Bottled water.

Interesting Information


Cruzpata - Maras - Moray - Salineras - Cusco

We pick you up from your hotel at 9am in our private transport to take you to the community of Cruzpata located 40 minutes outside the city of Cusco, in the Sacred Valley of the Incas.

 

Arriving at Cruzpata, we will start the  practices before the excursion and the instructions to operate the four-wheel machines, safety explanation by our guide, distribution of equipment and finally we start our adventure. We will be driving approximately 2 and a half hours to 3 hours, during this time you can appreciate the daily life of people who live there and where you can admire the typical facades of the houses. We will stroll through spectacular places where few people access and where the nature reflect its greatest splendor to impress us at every moment. We will visit the Huaypo and Piuray lagoon located in Chinchero, enjoying the beautiful landscapes of the area; on the route we can also observe the local agriculture closely, you will have the option of visiting the archaeological site of Moray, known as the "Inca agricultural experimentation center" and the salt mines of Maras, with its amazing salt pits. We will also admire the snowys and mountains, considered sacred for village people. Among the highest peaks, you will be able to distinguish the "Waqaq Willka", with 5,682 meters of height, known as the Veronica, as well as the guardian of the Sacred Valley of the Incas: "El Chicón", that has 5, 530 meters of height. You will also have a panoramic view of the "Vilcanota" mountain range, then we will return to our base where we will take our transportation back to Cusco.

Included

  • Pick up from your hotel
  • Tourist transportation
  • Personal ATVs
  • Safety equipment: helmet and lenses
  • Visit to Moray
  • Visit to the salt mines of Maras
  • Bilingual professional mechanical guide
  • First aid kit

Not Included

  • Income to Moray S / 70 (US $ 25.00) and Salineras S / 10.00 (US $ 3.00)
  • Meals
  • Tips to local staff.

Highlights of the ATV tour in Cusco

  • Guided tour to Maras village
  • Discover the Moray Inca terraces
  • Appreciate the salt mines and the process of production of natural salt
  • Enjoy the best landscapes of the Sacred Valley of the Incas
  • Taste the roasted corn with salt

Useful Information

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 transport and professional bilingual guide (Spanish - English).

Physical Rating:1 - Demanding - Easy

Age requirement: 2+ / All travellers under 18 age must be accompanied by an adult.

Tour Operator: Inca Trail Machu

Doubts and Frequent Questions about ATV tour in Cusco

What is the appropriate clothing for this tour?

Wear comfortable clothing, hiking pants and T-shirts during the day, and sweaters, raincoat and jackets for night. Remember in Cusco the weather changes easily and rains can suddenly occur.


Where to buy the Cusco tourist ticket?

These are the places where you can buy the Cusco Tourist Ticket:

  • COSITUC main office: Tourist Galleries, Avenida Sol No. 103 (Monday to Friday 8 am to 5:30 pm and Saturday from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm).
  • OFEC branch offices: Calle Garcilaso s/n (Monday to Saturday 8 am to 5 pm and Sunday 8 am to 8 pm).

Differences between the general and partial tourist ticket

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 Sacsayhuaman, 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 (A theater where you can appreciate the typical dances of Cusco - 70 dances). This is a better option if you plan to combine the City Tour, Sacred Valley and visit and explore the Cusco city.

Partial Tourist Ticket

The price for this ticket is S/70 (U$22) S/40 (U$13) for students with a valid ISIC card. It is valid for 1 day. Only you can visit City tour, Sacred Valley or Maras with this ticket. Not included the Cusco museums, Pachacutec Monument and the Centro Qosqo (It's a theatre where you can appreciate the typical dance of Cusco)

 

Please Note: In this general tourist tickets. Not include entrance 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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