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MorayMoray

Terraces with retaining walls in large natural depressions up to 150 m deep. The concentrically arranged, approximately 1,80 m high terraces give the impression of a gigantic amphitheater. A complex system of artificial irrigation canals enclosing all terraces indicates agricultural use. The large temperature difference of up to 15 C from the upper edge to the lowest point creates its own microclimate for each terrace. It is therefore believed that the site was an important agricultural laboratory for the Incas.
Moray
Geographical location

38 km northwest of Cusco.

Altitude

3500 m.

Climate of the nearby village of Maras

Average temperature

January: 12 C, February: 12 C, March: 11,9 C, April: 11,8 C, May: 10,6 C, June: 9,5 C, July: 9,2 C, August: 10,2 C, September: 11,4 C, October: 12,7 C, November: 12,8 C, December: 12,3 C.

Average high and low temperature

January: 18,5 C / 5,6 C, February: 18,2 C / 5,8 C, March: 18,4 C / 5,5 C, April: 19,2 C / 4,4 C, May: 19,0 C / 2,3 C, June: 18,8 C / 0,2 C, July: 18,4 C / 0,1 C, August: 19,6 C / 0,9 C, September: 19,4 C / 3,5 C, October: 20,6 C / 4,9 C, November: 20,3 C / 5,3 C, December: 19,0 C / 5,6 C.

 

Average rainfall

January: 149 mm, February: 106 mm, March: 92 mm, April: 42 mm, May: 4 mm, June: 2 mm, July: 4 mm, August: 11 mm, September: 26 mm, October: 49 mm, November: 86 mm, December: 109 mm.

Source of statistical data:es.climate-data.org.

Photo: ANDINA. 

 

Travel programs:
Moray   PTW-CUS003

Maras – Moray – Chincheros

Whole day

Maras: salt is extracted from saline spring water in a terraced system by evaporation. Moray: Inca agricultural laboratory in the form of a circular terrace that deepens towards the centre.

     










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