- Pick up at 8am at your Hotel and drive to the trailhead
- Visiting the “Greenhouses” of the Incas in Moray
- Visiting the unique Salt mines in Maras
- 5 to 6 hours of riding with amazing scenery
- Bus back to Cusco
We pick you up at your hotel and then drive in our private van towards Cruz Pata. There, we will receive instructions about safe bike riding. Afterwards, we start with our mountain biking through the local farmlands enjoying the spectacular scenery of the Sacred Valley of the Incas and the Andes mountains. We arrive at the archeological site of Moray also known as “The Greenhouses of the Incas” which is unique and fascinating. Different levels of terraces are carved into a huge bowl, part of which was further excavated by the Incas. The terraces have varied microclimates depending on how deep into the bowl they are. They were thought to have been used by the Incas to discover the optimal growing conditions for their crops.
After time to enjoy and explore this beautiful Inca sight, we continue with our ride towards the colonial town of Maras, then we cycle downhill towards the pre-Inca salt mines. Thousands of saltpans have been used for salt extraction since before Inca times. A hot spring at the top of the valley discharges a small stream of heavily salt laden water, which is diverted into saltpans and evaporated to produce a salt that is used for cattle licks. Finally, we continue cycling downhill to Urubamba then take our van back to your hotel in Cusco.
Please note: The Mountain Bike tour is only offered to our clients doing a 2, 3, 4 or more days tours or treks to Machu Picchu.
What is included for the Mountain Bike tour?
- Private transportation
- All equipment
- English speaking guide
- Tour in Moray & the Salt Mines
What is not included for the Mountain Bike tour?
- Entrances to the Salt Mines (10 soles)
- Entrance to Moray – boleto turistico (tourist ticket) needed (70 soles for one day)
Please note: The mountain bike tour is only offered to our clients doing a 2, 3, 4 or more days tours or treks to Machu Picchu.
The mountain bike tour to Moray & Salt Mines is available on any day that suits your schedule, however we need a minimum of two people in order to book.
2 people:$91 USD per person
3 – 4 people:$77 USD per person
5 or more people:$57 USD per person
WHY CHOOSE SAM TRAVEL
SAM Travel Peru is a family owned travel agency and a local tour operator based in Cusco with personal experience over many years of trekking. SAM Travel Peru is a 1oo% Cusquenian Company without any shareholders.
Our dream as a locally based company is to create small personalized tours & treks strictly and only operated by local professional staff catering in PERSONALIZED and HIGH QUALITY SERVICE.
We take pride in having a reputation as being a RESPONSIBLE & SUSTAINABLE tour operator. Our staff are our extended family. We ensure they are supported financially by offering them a fair salary. We are proud of our team without them , we wouldn’t be able to offer the best service and lifetime experiences to our clients.
SAM Travel Peru knows how important it is to trust in a reliable honest operator to create your adventure of a lifetime while in Peru. Check out our reviews and certificates of excellence on, TRIPADVISOR for yourself! Also we are highly recommended on Conde Nast Travelers, Lonely Planet and by many blogs like: Salkantay/Inka Trail ! July 14th to 20th 2016 Trek de Lares 4 hours, “It’s the journey, not the destination…”, Lares Pass – Day 3, Trekking in the Sacred Valley, Alli and Ellie hike to Machu Picchu
In an effort to provide a more personalized service to our passengers, we at SAM Travel Peru have a policy to keep our groups small. With private tours we do 1 to 6 person and a larger group of 7 to 12 if requested. By keeping our groups small, this sets us apart from other companies that operate departures with much larger groups.
OUR TOP TOUR GUIDES
We are proud of our guides! Highly professional, speaking fluent English, very knowledgeable and passionate for Incan heritage and history. Our guides are dedicated to steady personal development, learning to ensure that you receive accurate and recognized theories in Incan and Andean culture. Fun loving, great sportsmen and well – educated crew, as well as, holding degrees in one of the following: Archaeology, Tourism, Botany, History or Anthropology.
OUR SOCIAL PROJECTS
SAM Travel Peru have always believed that we should “give back” to the local isolated communities. Therefore, as part of our commitment to responsible tourism, we always do many social projects and hire locally.
SAM Travel Peru is so proud to be able to support these people, not only employing them but go back to our grassroots as they share with their families. It makes us happy to have this holistic approach with our highland employees and their families!
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 ($20 USD) and is valid for 1 day. You can visit a many sites as you like in one day with no further charge. There are no discounts with this ticket.
Both tourist tickets, of 1 day or 10 day, allows the access to different archeological sites around Cusco, and Sacred Valley. 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 allows you over the next 10 days to enter16 archeological and cultural sites in Cusco, the south valley and the Sacred Valley. The price of this ticket is 130 soles (about $40 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. The cost for students under 25 (with the presentation of a valid ISIC card) and for teenagers under 18 (with the presentation of an identity card) is 70 soles ($20 USD). Children under 11 are free.
Here is a list of sites where you can use your Boleto Touristico:
Note : The entrance ticket to the main archeological sites like 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 nearby Peru office or at the time you enter the first site that you are visiting. YOU MUST PAY IN SOLES, NO CREDIT CARD 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)
WHAT TO BRING FOR THE MOUNTAIN BIKE TOUR?
- Small daypack
- Water bottle
- Sun hat/cream
- Boots or Sturdy walking shoes
- Pants are recommended not shorts
- Rain poncho in case of rain
- Original passport if purchasing a tourist ticket
- Valid University card for the 10 day ticket if applicable
- Soles if purchasing tourist ticket, (do not accept credit card or dollars)