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Salinas de Maras

Carreta a Maras | San Isidro G-15, Cusco 00051, Peru
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Maras Moray and Salt Mines Half-Day Tour Including a Picnic
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Carreta a Maras | San Isidro G-15, Cusco 00051, Peru
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The Salineras or salt mines, still functional after being created by the Incas, are best taken together with a visit to Moray since they are close together. These two attractions are not normally included in most tours since they are not easily accessible: the road...More

Thank didierchong
Reviewed 4 days ago

A chance to see how the local people use the salty water which comes from the mountains to distill out a wide selection of salt products. I can thoroughly recommend both the rose salt and the health salt.

Thank Linda P
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a little bit off the beaten track but well worth the bumpy ride through little (rarely seen) villages and fields. Located in the middle of a large ravine, you can walk right next to these wonders of the world- basins of salt situated...More

Thank Binky_610
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I was sorprised with this place. Its really nice and you can learn how the incas used to make salt, how they prepared the ground in order to get this natural salt, incredible!. You can buy it, 3 bags of 1 kilogram each for $3.(really...More

Thank Paobell
Reviewed 6 days ago

We stopped at the Maras Salt Mines on our way back to Cusco from the Sacred Valley - I am so glad we did! What a process - each of these "pools" is individually owned and worked by local families. These pools are near the...More

Thank italytraveler2
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Salt Mines or Salinas de Maras on the same day we visited Moray. The road to reach it was rough and unpaved, but our tour guide knew the way and it was worth it. The incredible salt mines, dug into the mountainside...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here as part of a tour that included nearby Moray. By itself not worth the drive from Cusco, especially given the unpaved roads in the area. However, if you are nearby it is well worth the 10 soles admission. Only takes 30 minutes but...More

Thank 99mkw
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful trek up from Urubamba. The salt mines are incredible to look at, and understand how the workers produce salt. They work so hard, and do not stop throughout the day.

Thank Lozalex94
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Moray and Salinas are a little far from everywhere but definately worth visiting on the way from Cusco to MachuPicchu. If you do not have a rent car, you will need to take a taxi that can take you to both places for 50 soles....More

Thank Alexandra S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting. Spring water rich in salts comes out of the rock in the hills, gets channelled here and flows over big flat beds. The water evaporates and leaves the salt which is collected by manual labour. A fascinating process to watch and a very...More

Thank LeeStJohn
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Hi, you said you purchased salt. How much did you pay for 500g of salt? Did you buy both course and fine salt? They sell it in Lima in 500g bags for about 6 Sol each. Thanks
28 March 2017|
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Response from Alaoa | Reviewed this property |
There is 3 types of salt. One for consomption, the second also for your kitchen but larger and the third for your body and health. Bought the 3 rd catégorie 10 soles for 3 kg.
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christo f
Salut, Je compte vers inverse Cusco- Mara-Ollanta Pouvez me dire vous on prend le collectivos pour Maras ( descendre pres de restaurant.)ainsi que les tarifs . J'ai cru comprendre qu'on pouvait arreter au restaurant avec un collectivo de Cusco direction Ollanta > Et de reprendre le autre collectivo depuis le resto vers Ollanta. Merci d'avance
23 January 2017|
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Response from Bill H | Reviewed this property |
My son and I did a ATV(4wheeler adventure) to the Morays and had a awesome time. The company took care of picking us up from Cuzco and taking us back. This is the way to go, plus you take in the scenery at your own pace and... More
How long a trip from Cusco? What would a taxi cost.? How long should we plan to stay? We will only have about 4 hours the day of our departure Is that cutting it too tight?
3 November 2016|
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Response from Pussdee B | Reviewed this property |
4 hours!!! Forget it. No point of rushing around. I bought a tour and can't remember that how much I paid for.