The Terraces of Moray
Tours of the Sacred Valley, and the entire Cuzco area, almost always feature walks in the countryside, through gorgeous landscapes that offer almost too many photo ops, as at Moray, an archaeological site with remarkable concentric agricultural terraces. It’s believed the Inca used these terraces—whose temperatures vary 59 degrees Fahrenheit from top to bottom—as a way to acclimatize non-regional crops for highland cultivation. Even if you don’t find that fascinating, it’s hard not to appreciate the beauty of the spot and, given that it’s not so heavily visited, it’s a nice escape from tourist hordes. The Boleto Turístico covers this admission.
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