Mountain Bike tour to Moray and Maras Salt Mines Day Tour

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$57USD Per Person

1 Day

Max. Altitude: 2730 m.s.n.m
Group Size: 8 person(s)
Service: Group
Transportation: Hike, Bus, Train
Duration 1 Day

Go for a bike ride off the beaten track and enjoy the fresh air stunning scenery of surrounding mountains, fresh air in while pedaling through the Sacred Valley to visit the unique agricultural terraces of Moray and the Salt Mines of Maras.

Your guide 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 Moray, which was an experimental agricultural site built in the form of an amphitheater with different temperature at each level which grows different types of crops. These levels of terraces were carved before the Incas took control of the Sacred Valley and then used by the Incas to discover the optimal growing conditions for their crops. Archeologists have found that they produced over 250 different types of crops in Moray!

We continue our bike ride to the Maras Salt Mines, the Salineras which is all downhill. 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 salt.

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.


  • Private transportation
  • All mountain biking equipment, including protective equipment
  • English-speaking guide
  • Tour in Moray & the Salt Mines
  • Taxes


  • 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 obligatory if you are visiting sites in and around Cusco and / or the Sacred Valley. YOU MUST PAY IN SOLES, NO CREDIT CARDS OR US DOLLARS ARE ACCEPTED
  • Food
  • Tips

Please note: The Mountain Bike Tour its available on any date that its best for you as long as we have a minimum of 2 people to run it.

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 $35 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:

  • Sacsayhuaman
  • Q’enqo
  • Puca Pucara
  • Tambomachay
  • Pisac
  • Ollantaytambo
  • Chinchero
  • Moray
  • Tipon
  • Piquillaqta
  • 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

ImportantThese entrances are not included in the Boleto Touristico.  

  • The entrance to Qoricancha or Santo Domingo Convent (15 soles)
  • The entrance to the Cathedral (40 soles)
  • Salt Mine (10 soles)


  • Small daypack
  • Water in reusable bottles (please do not bring disposable)
  • Camera
  • Sun hat, sunscreen
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Rain poncho – just in case (Provided by Orange Nation)
  • Original passport if purchasing a tourist ticket
  • Soles if purchasing tourist ticket, (they do not accept credit card or dollars)
  • Snacks

Mountain Bike tour to Moray and Maras Salt Mines Day Tour
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Christian B

10/10 Amazing experience

If you’re thinking about which agency to use, look no further- Ray and Jimmy went well above and beyond and made this a memorable, safe, fun, and professional experience.

Ray is the most knowledgeable guide I’ve ever had in any country for any excursion - during both the Short Inka Trail and the actual tour of Machu Picchu, Ray’s expertise shined through in his ability to give us a detailed background on every aspect of the history, climate, nature, flora, animals.. anything!

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Thank you both so much and I will definitely book with you again if (when) I come back!

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Awesome experience!!

Did the 2 day Inca trail with Ray and Jimmy they were great and knowledgeable. Ray not only guided us along trail to Machu Picchu but also was an excellent photographer and taught us the history. It was a group of 10 and we had a great time. Even everything going on in Peru, we always felt in good hands.

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This tour was the perfect experience for our (group of 10) short trip to Peru. The trail was sometimes challenging, but the views and history made it all worth it. Ray and Jimmy were our guides and imparted sooo much knowledge about the history of Peru, Inca, and beyond. I would definitely recommend!

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Daniela Rabito

It was perfect! On the first day we had a great time exploring the Sacred Valley and see the main attractions and learn about the history of this beautiful place.

I would definitely recommend the short Inka trail, I think it was the best way to get to know Machu Picchu and the surrounding area. We arrived at Machu Picchu when most of the crowd was gone and it felt really special.

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4-day trekking option seemed too intense for us, but we still wanted to experience the entrance to Machu Picchu through the ancient Inka trail, so we opted for Orange Nation’s combination of Sacred Valley & Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. I couldn’t be more happy about our decision.

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You won’t regret booking with this tour company, especially if Liz Montesinos is your guide. My boyfriend and I did the 4 day Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu and Rainbow Mountain (private) tour. The tour covered everything; from transportation, hotels, meals, tickets and entrance fees, to stops at local places we would’ve never known to go or check out. We did a private tour because for us we felt this would help us get the most out of our time and experience in Peru. This tour had so many incredible things and places packed into 4 days.

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November 29, 2018
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Wow, what a wonderful trekking experience! My trip to Peru was amazing thanks to this awesome tour that i took with Orange Nation. I did multiple tours with this company. I'm a solo traveler and everyone in my group was always still friendly and did not make me feel left out. I loved going off the beaten track with this company. It's much better to pay extra to go off the path for the quality experience of this amazing guided tour They definitely helped guide us and gave us a quality experience with a small group and paid special attention to each one of us. I highly recommend using Orange Nation for your next tour in Peru!

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