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Sacred Valley: Huaypoo Lagoon and Maras by Quad Bike

4.8 / 5

15 reviews

Sacred Valley: Huaypoo Lagoon and Maras by Quad Bike

Activity provider: Peru Andes Top

From US$ 40 per person

Be part of this amazing experience on four wheels in the imposing Laguna de Huaypo and Maras Salineras.

About this activity

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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
If your hotel is outside the historic center of Cusco or your hotel is not accessible by vehicle, the closest meeting point will be provided.

Experience

Highlights
  • Be part of this amazing experience on four wheels
  • Meet the community in Cruz Pata in the heart of the Sacred Valley of the Incas
  • Stop at the imposing Laguna de Huaypo
  • See the famous Salineras de Maras
Full description

Explore the Huaypoo Lagoon and Maras on this Sacred Valley quad bike tour from Cusco. Spot the snow-capped mountains of Verónica and Chicón and reach a viewpoint to see the Maras salt mine. Get trained on how to operate your bike for a safe adventure off the beaten path.

The tour begins with the pickup from your hotel or chosen meeting point in Cusco. Take off on a 50-minute ride to the community of Cruz Pata in the heart of the Sacred Valley of the Incas.

In Cruzpata, join a 15-minute bike training, then officially start your adventure. Drive to the imposing Laguna de Huaypo, a location that has inspired many stories and legends.

Feel the adventure from head to toe as you venture down the path that will take you to Riobamba, then take the bus to the salt mines of Maras. See the mines from a viewpoint and choose to buy some of the salt products that are offered there.

On the tour route, you'll also see the mountains of Verónica and Chicón. Later, return from the Salineras de Maras to the city of Cusco.

Includes
  • Pickup from hotels and establishments in the center of Cusco
  • Quad bike tour (single or double rider)
  • Professional guide (bilingual)
  • Return to Plaza de Armas Cusco or a nearby place
  • Transportation in a tourist vehicle
  • Safety equipment
  • Tickets to attractions - Salineras ticket (S/10)
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 15 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Rain gear
  • Long pants

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Due to preservation issues of the salt mine, it is not possible to access inside the mines
  • If you choose the single-rider option then you will drive the ATV yourself. If you choose the double-rider option then you and a partner will share one ATV, with one person driving and the other enjoying the ride
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 15 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    4.5/5

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The tour is very good, but you have to take 10 Peruvian soles to enter Maras. Before arriving in Maras, the guide takes you to a store that has products made with Maras salt. Laguna Huaypo is Beautiful but simple. The agency staff takes it by van to Maras. ATV ride is just the ride to the Laguna and the way back through mixed land. Guides give ATV instruction and students practice before taking the tour. Instead of visiting Laguna, you can visit Moray (it is the best tour). However, talk to the guide beforehand, the ticket to Moray can be bought in advance or on site for 70 Peruvian soles. Very good ride. The guide picks you up at the Hotel but on the way back leaves you at the Plaza de Armas.

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May 2, 2022

Beautiful everything, the views, the photos that they helped us take, the explanations, a great experience

March 21, 2022

Great short trip

March 13, 2022

Product ID: 223224