Do You like speed? Well, you will love this tour, we have designed this trip especially for all those lovers of adventure sports who do not have much time but nevertheless want to make the most of it, our half-day tour on ATVs will take us to see the agricultural terraces of Moray , the town of Maras and its picturesque colonial-style streets and to close with a flourish we will visit the salt mines of Maras whose more than 5,000 natural pools are used to capture water from the subsoil and by evaporation to extract natural salt.
Responsible Travel.By booking this trip, you will be helping provide a special Christmas breakfast for low income children in Cusco.
We will know in a different way the agricultural laboratory of Moray and the Salineras de Maras, adding a little speed and adventure to our vacations, we will have a previous time to practice on the Honda 250 ATVs and then together with our guide discover the magical destinations near the Sacred Valley of the Incas.
**** In case you consider that you cannot drive one of our ATVs on your own, you can take the option of going 2 people in one!
Day 1: CUSCO – MARAS, MORAY, SALINERAS – CUSCO
Before 7 in the morning our staff will go through your hotel with our transport to start the trip leaving the city towards the town of Cruzpata which is located about 50 minutes from Cusco.
Once at our base, our guide will give you an informative safety instructions and will explain the correct use and handling of the ATV. You will have approximately 25 minutes to practice prior to leaving the tour. The ATVs that we use are HONDA 250 AUTOMATICS, this will facilitate handling since it will not be necessary to have previous experience in the use and handling of these machines.
Our first place to visit will be the salt mines of Maras, we will drive for an approximate time of 30 minutes until we reach the top of the place and then take the transport that will take us to the very entrance of the place since it is not possible to enter with ATVs . In the salt mines we will receive a broad explanation of the process of extracting natural salt from this place, which is very famous since it has a pink color in its composition and is used in the best restaurants in Peru.
We will continue the tour to the agricultural terraces of Moray, this place was an agricultural laboratory where formerly the inhabitants of ancient Peru took advantage of the place to adapt their plants to different ecological levels, thus improving the genetics of the native plants of the area.
And to finish returning to our base we will have a brief stop at the Huaypo lagoon where we will take the opportunity to take some photos since from the place you have a view of what is the Vilcanota mountain range where the Chicon and Veronica snow-capped mountains stand out.
Our return to the city is projected for 2 in the afternoon.
WHAT IS INCLUDED FOR THIS TREK?
- Pick up from your hotel by our Guide
- Private Tourist transportation round trip
- English speaking professional guide
- Honda 250 Atvs
- First Aid kit
- Helmet and gloves
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED?
- Entrance Tickets to Moray and Salt mines ( boleto turístico)
- Tips for the driver, guide
BENEFITS OF TRAVELING WITH TERRA PERU AVENTURAS
- Assistance 24/7 a week in English.
- Qualified professionals on all tours
- Professional Guides in English on all tours
- Free transfer from the airport to the hotel
Please read the following information carefully. This will help you resolve your doubts and/or questions about our services
ARRIVAL IN CUSCO
All our services start at the airport of the city of Cusco where our driver will be waiting for the arrival of your flight to be able to drive you to the hotel of your choice, this service has no additional cost.
For which it is necessary that you provide us with your flight details and confirmation 1 or 2 days before your arrival in the city, our staff will be waiting with the Terra Peru Aventuras sign which you have to locate.
The briefing is the information that is provided to our clients prior to a trip, this will be done one night before the selected activity at the hotel of their stay. In general, the schedule will depend on the other activities that you have planned to carry out, but many times it usually takes place between 6 and 7 at night.
HOW CAN I BOOK THE TOURS OF ATVS TO MORAY AND SALT MINES?
To start a reservation, the first thing we request is your personal data along with the details of the date you would like to do the walk, then we will request an advance payment of 40% of the total value of the walk in order to generate the purchase of the necessary tickets for the tour.
After the deposit, our reservation staff will send you the confirmation of the reservation of the Tour which will include the DATE, NAME OF THE TOUR, PERSONAL DATA OF THE CLIENT, AMOUNT DEPOSITED AND AMOUNT PENDING PAYABLE UPON ARRIVAL IN THE CITY.
Terra Peru Aventuras offers you different payment methods depending on your needs, from bank deposits, transfers via Wester Union, as well as PayPal (consider +8% to the deposit to be made for reasons of bank commissions)
WHEN DO I MAKE THE FINAL PAYMENT OF THE TOUR?
In general, the total payment must be made upon arrival, we recommend making the payment in cash, due to commission issues from international banks that may be unfavorable to you in case you want to make a payment with your credit card. Our staff gives you more details about it.
CAN I CHANGE THE DEPARTURE DATE AFTER I HAVE PURCHASED THE TICKETS?
For all our tours with the exception of Machu Picchu, Inca Trail, Salkantay, yes! is possible to modify the date without any cost, this must be communicated to our staff as soon as possible in order to carry out the procedures for the modification with a new date.
WHAT HAPPENS WITH ALTITUDE SICKNESS?
Any good experience will depend on a good physical condition, if you practice any physical activity regularly you should not worry about a possible altitude sickness, however as an additional recommendation we suggest acclimatizing, in this sense you should consider spending at least 3 days to do some walk and 1 day to be able to carry out some activity or cultural tour.
There are medications that could achieve better acclimatization, but since we are not doctors, we suggest you drink plenty of water and coca infusions to achieve better acclimatization.
WHEN THE TOUR ENDS, DO YOU TAKE US TO THE HOTEL?
Everything will depend on the style of travel that you chose. Our clients who travel in a private service have the option of ending the tours at their hotel. However, those who opt for a group tour, our tour ends in the Plaza Regocijo or close to it so that you can walk without any worries to your hotel.
WHAT DO YOU NEED TO BRING?
- A small and waterproof backpack
- Resistant mountain shoes
- Warm clothes and mountain pants, not jeans
- Clothing for variable temperatures
- Camera with charged batteries
- Sunscreen: sunscreen, sun hat, sunglasses
- Thermal, wool socks, gloves, scarf, wool cap
- Waterproof clothing and/or rain poncho
- Water bottles
- personal first-aid kit (if you have any personal medication, you must take it with you)
- Extra money for souvenirs, drinks, tips
- Toilet paper
- Personal documents (Passport)