1-Day Maras Moray Horseback Ride: Discover Sacred Sites

Saddle up and ride through the Sacred Valley, visiting the iconic Maras and Moray on horseback.

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Location

Cusco, Peru

Duration

1 Day

Difficulty

3/10

Availability

Year Round

Tour type

Adventure

Overview

Embark on a journey like no other with our 1-Day Maras Moray Horseback Ride, designed to immerse you in the rich history and stunning landscapes of Peru’s Sacred Valley. Starting from the ancient city of Cusco, this day-long adventure promises a unique blend of cultural exploration and natural beauty. Ride through age-old salt mines and marvel at Inca agricultural terraces, all while being surrounded by the majestic Andes Mountains. This tour offers an intimate experience of Peru, making it perfect for history enthusiasts, nature lovers, and adventurers alike.

The carefully curated itinerary is packed with activities that capture the essence of the Sacred Valley. Whether you’re traversing scenic trails on horseback, soaking in the views from the Maras Salt Mines, or exploring the innovative terraces of Moray, each moment is designed to inspire awe and curiosity. Ideal for families, groups of friends, and solo explorers, this tour promises a day of unforgettable experiences and meaningful connections with the land and its ancient heritage.

Departure & Return Location Your Hotel in Cusco
Departure Time 9:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Estimated Return Time 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Guide Languages Available Guides fluent in English and Spanish
Key Attractions Maras Town, Maras Salt Mines, Andean Landscapes, Moray Archaeological Site
Price
FromUSD 150
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  • Standard Large GroupGroup Size: 2 Min – 16ppl MaxStart Time: 09:00
  • Standard Small GroupGroup Size: 2 Min – 8ppl MaxStart Time: 09:00
  • Private GroupGroup Size: CustomizableStart Time: 09:00
  • Deluxe Private GroupGroup Size: CustomizableStart Time: 09:00
  • Solo TravelerGroup Size: 1 personStart Time: 09:00
  • Deluxe Solo TravelerGroup Size: 1 personStart Time: 09:00

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Tour Itinerary

Explore our expertly designed itinerary below, crafted to showcase breathtaking views and provide unique adventures every step of the way.

Begin your adventure with a 9:00 am pickup from your Cusco hotel, setting the stage for a memorable day ahead. We’ll drive to the picturesque town of Maras, where our skilled rider guides and horses await. After a brief orientation, we’ll saddle up and make our way to the historic Maras Salt Mines. Marvel at the intricate salt pools, which have been in use since Inca times, as sunlight dances on their crystalline surfaces.

The journey continues along the rustic trails of the Sacred Valley, offering panoramic views of the majestic Andes Mountains. Along the way, we'll pass through charming villages and lush farmlands, providing a snapshot of local life. The highlight of the tour is a visit to the Archaeological Complex of Moray. Known as an ancient Inca agricultural laboratory, Moray's concentric terraces offer a glimpse into ingenious farming techniques that varied by altitude.

We aim to return to Cusco by approximately 3:00 pm. This day-long experience, rich in cultural insights and natural beauty, is an ideal outing for families and friends alike. Come discover the historical gems and scenic landscapes that make this 1-Day Maras Moray Horseback Ride an unforgettable Peruvian experience.

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Tour Highlights

  • Scenic Horseback Ride: Experience the beauty of Peru’s Sacred Valley on horseback, offering a unique and intimate connection with the landscape.
  • Maras Salt Mines: Witness the dazzling patchwork of salt pans and learn about ancient salt extraction techniques still used today.
  • Moray Terraces: Explore the enigmatic circular terraces of Moray, an Inca archaeological site that served as an agricultural testing ground.
  • Multilingual Guides: Benefit from the expertise of professional guides who speak English, Quechua, and Spanish, enriching your cultural understanding.

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Payment Terms

Payment Terms & Cancellation Policy

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Payment Terms

Beginning Your Adventure - Booking Confirmation and Deposit

Your journey starts with a commitment: a 30% deposit of the total tour cost. This initial investment is pivotal in activating the extensive preparatory process, ensuring every aspect of your tour is curated to perfection.

Final Payment: The Last Step Before Your Journey Begins

The remaining 70% of the tour cost is due no later than 48 hours before the commencement of your tour. This timely payment is critical to finalize all logistical arrangements, guaranteeing a hassle-free start to your adventure.

Expansive Payment Options for Ease and Flexibility

In line with our commitment to your convenience, Huaynas Expeditions accepts a variety of payment methods, including bank transfers, credit cards, and PayPal. Please be aware that additional fees may apply depending on the payment method selected. Detailed payment procedures and potential fees can be found on our dedicated payment page.

Implications of Late Payments - Protecting Your Reservation

Adherence to the payment schedule is crucial. Late payments can unfortunately lead to the cancellation of your reservation, with the deposit being retained as a non-refundable fee. We urge you to maintain timely payments to safeguard your tour plans.

Policy for Last-Minute Adventurers

For those inspired to join this tour on short notice, namely less than 15 days before departure, full payment is required at the time of booking. This ensures that we can expedite all necessary preparations for your inclusion.

Cancellation Policy

Flexible Cancellation Options for Clients

We understand that circumstances can change, sometimes unexpectedly. If you find the need to cancel your booking, you have the flexibility to do so up to 30 days before the tour start date. In this case, you will receive a full refund minus a 10% administration fee, acknowledging the efforts and resources already invested in planning your tour. Any additional balance paid will also be refunded, ensuring a fair and transparent process.

Understanding Cancellations Within 30 Days

We wish to draw your attention to our policy for cancellations made within 30 days of the tour departure. Given the advanced stage of preparations and commitments made at this juncture, we are unable to offer refunds. This policy is in place to balance the significant logistical arrangements and reservations made on your behalf.

Navigating Through Force Majeure

In the event of extraordinary and uncontrollable circumstances, such as natural disasters or significant political unrest, Huaynas Expeditions adopts a flexible approach. We prioritize your safety and satisfaction, offering to reschedule your trip or provide a credit for future travel, subject to availability.

Strong Advocacy for Comprehensive Travel Insurance

We cannot overstate the importance of securing comprehensive travel insurance. Such insurance plays a critical role in safeguarding your investment against unforeseen cancellations, emergencies, and other unexpected scenarios. It is a proactive measure to ensure peace of mind throughout your journey. Huaynas Expeditions is not responsible for any expenses arising from incidents not covered by your insurance policy.

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Discounts

Special Discounts

 

  • Adult (12+ Years): Standard rates apply for travelers over 12 years old.
  • Group Discount: Automatically applied during online booking.
    • Save USD 10/person for groups of 5-7 people.
    • Save USD 15/person for groups of 8-10 people.
    • Save USD 20/person for groups of 11+ people.

Please note that the applicable age is considered at the time of completion of the trip.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

Dive into our in-depth guide on what’s included and not included for all package options on the 1-Day Maras Moray Horseback Riding Tour. With these carefully put-together lists, you’ll know exactly what to anticipate when booking the journey of a lifetime.

Standard Inclusions

Our Standard package offers a range of amenities and services for a comfortable and enjoyable trip experience. All package options include the following:

Not Included

The following items are not included in our trek packages. Please consider these additional costs when preparing for your trek. Note that some exclusions may be included in the Deluxe package, as mentioned in the Additional Inclusions section:

Additional Inclusions (Deluxe Package)

Upgrade to our Deluxe package for an enhanced and luxurious trekking experience. The Deluxe package includes these premium amenities and services, which can also be added individually to the Standard package:

What to Pack

When embarking on the 1-Day Maras Moray Horseback Riding Tour, it’s crucial to pack the right items for a successful and enjoyable experience.

Packing List

Packing Tips

  • Light but Practical: Since it’s a 1-day tour, pack light but make sure you have all essentials for a day outdoors.

  • Layer Up: Weather in the Sacred Valley can be unpredictable. Dress in layers that you can easily add or remove as needed.

  • Comfort is Key: Make sure your shoes are comfortable for walking and safe for horseback riding. Break them in before the trip if they’re new.

  • Protect Against the Sun: The high altitude intensifies the sun’s rays, making sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses crucial.

  • Hydrate: Bring a refillable water bottle to stay hydrated during the ride. Extra water may also be purchased, but it’s good to start with some.

  • Cash is King: Always carry a small amount of cash in Peruvian Soles as not all places accept credit cards, especially for small expenses like tips or snacks.

  • Camera Ready: Don’t forget your camera or smartphone to capture the scenic vistas, but ensure they’re secured during the horseback ride.

  • Identification: Keep a copy of your ID and essential documents in your backpack and leave the originals in a safe place.

Frequently Asked Questions

Got questions? We’ve got answers! Dive into our FAQ section for detailed responses to common queries. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, our team is just a click away to assist you.

What is the altitude of the locations visited?

The altitude of Maras is approximately 3,380 meters above sea level, and Moray is around 3,500 meters. If you’re concerned about altitude sickness, consult your healthcare provider before the trip.

Can I book last minute?

While we recommend booking in advance to secure your spot, last-minute bookings are possible subject to availability.

What is the best time of year to take this tour?

The tour operates year-round, but the dry season from May to September offers the most reliable weather conditions.

How are the horses cared for?

Animal welfare is a priority for us. Our horses are well-trained, well-fed, and regularly checked by veterinarians.

Do I need to tip the horse manager?

Tipping is optional and entirely at your discretion.

How can I confirm my booking?

Once you’ve made your booking, you’ll receive a confirmation email with all the necessary details.

How qualified are the tour guides?

All our tour guides are certified professionals with extensive knowledge of the area’s history, culture, and geography.

Is the tour suitable for all ages?

The tour is open to all ages, but children under 12 should be accompanied by an adult. Please note that the tour involves horseback riding and moderate physical activity.

Do I need prior horseback riding experience?

No prior experience is required. Our horses are well-trained, and we provide a short orientation before the tour starts.

What happens if I am late for the tour?

If you are running late, please contact us immediately. We may be able to make accommodations but cannot guarantee it.

What's the difference between the Standard and Deluxe package?

The Deluxe package includes additional amenities such as private transportation, a restaurant lunch, and included entrance fees to Moray and Salineras, among other benefits.

Where does the tour start and end?

The tour starts and ends in Cusco. We provide pickups and drop-offs at your hotel in Cusco.

Do you offer dietary accommodations?

Yes, please let us know at the time of booking if you have any dietary restrictions or allergies, and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Is there a weight limit for horseback riding?

Yes, there is a weight limit of 220 pounds (100 kilograms) for horseback riding to ensure the safety and well-being of both riders and horses.

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