We will pick you up from your hotel in the morning at 8:00am, and then drive approximately 90 minutes in our private van to Cruz Pata where we have a short briefing about the mountain bike ride. We begin our ride through farmlands enjoying the fresh air of the Sacred Valley of the Incas and the landscape of the Andes mountains. We arrive to the Moray, which was an experimental agricultural site built in the form of an ampitheatre with different temperature at each level which grows different types of crops. These levels of terraces were carved before the Incas and then used by the Incas. There are theories that it was used by the Incas to discover the optimal growing conditions for their crops and they produced over 250 different types of crops in Moray.
We continue our Bike Ride to the Maras Salt Mines which is all downhill, where the pre-Inca salt mines are located. Over three thousand salt ponds have been used to extract salt since before Inca times and still supply Peru with over 90% of its salt. A hot spring at the top of the valley trickles a stream of salty water, which fills the salt ponds and evaporates to produce a salt that is used in our food.
Finally, we continue cycling downhill to Urubamba where we meet our private van to head back to your hotel in Cusco, arriving around 3:30pm – 4:00pm.
WHAT IS INCLUDED
- Private transportation
- All mountain Biking equipment
- English-speaking guide
- Tour in Moray & the Salt Mines
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED
- Entrances to the Salt Mines (10 soles)
- Entrance to Moray – boleto turistico (tourist ticket) needed (70 soles for one day – 130 soles for 10 Days). This ticket is almost obligatory if you are visiting sites in and around Cusco and / or the Sacred Valley
Please note: The Cusco City Tour is only offered to our clients doing atleast 2-day tours or treks to Machu Picchu.
The Mountain Bike Tour to Moray & Salt Mines is available on any day as long as there are at least 2 people.
|No. OF PEOPLE||PRICE|
|2 people||$ 91 USD per person|
|3 to 4 people||$ 77 USD per person|
|+5 people||$ 57 USD per person|
The Boleto Turistico (tourist ticket )
You have the Option to Purchase a 1 Day or a 10 Day Boleto Turistico.
The partial ticket, or 1-Day ticket costs 70 soles (about $20 USD) and is valid for 1 day. You can visit as many sites as you like in one day with no further charge. There are no discounts with this ticket.
Both tourist tickets, 1-day or 10-day, allows the access to different archeological sites in and around Cusco, the Sacred Valley, various museums in Cusco, the Main Cathedral, the Qoricancha and more. This is the best way to visit all the archeological sites of the region and the Sacred Valley. Most of the main archeological sites are not accessible for free.
The general ticket, or 10-Day Ticket is 130 soles (about $38 USD) and is valid for 10 days. This is the cheapest and most convenient way to plan to see different sites in a few days.
Here is a list of sites where you can use your Boleto Touristico:
- Pachacutec Monument
- Cusco’s Native Art Center
- Museum of popular Art
- Museum of contemporary Art
- Museum of Regional History
Note : The entrance ticket to the main archeological sites such as Sacsaywaman, Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Chinchero, Tipón and Moray cannot be sold individually; you Must buy the Boleto turístico to visit them. You can get it in Avenida el Sol near our office or at the time you enter the first site that you are visiting. YOU MUST PAY IN SOLES, NO CREDIT CARDS OR US DOLLARS ARE ACCEPTED.
Important: These entrances are not included in the Boleto Touristico.
- The entrance to Qoricancha or Santo Domingo Convent (10 soles)
- The entrance to the Cathedral (25 soles)
- Animal Sanctuary (10 soles)
- Salt Mine (10 soles)
WHAT TO BRING
- Small daypack
- Sun hat/cream
- Comfortable shoes
- Rain poncho – just in case (Provided by Orange Nation)
- Original passport if purchasing a tourist ticket
- Soles if purchasing tourist ticket, (do not accept credit card or dollars)