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Salinas de Maras

Carreta a Maras | Calle Marquez 231 Oficina115, Maras 00051, Peru
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Peru Off-the-Beaten-Track: Maras, Moray, and Salineras from Cusco
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Moray Terraces and Maras Salt Mines Day Trip
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Private Maras, Moray and Chinchero Full-Day Tour from Cusco
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“salt pans” (185 reviews)
“salt mines” (308 reviews)
“salt pools” (142 reviews)
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Carreta a Maras | Calle Marquez 231 Oficina115, Maras 00051, Peru
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"salt pans"
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"salt mines"
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"salt pools"
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"sacred valley"
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"inca times"
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"interesting place"
in 49 reviews
"local families"
in 28 reviews
"dry season"
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"worth the trip"
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"amazing site"
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"water evaporates"
in 26 reviews
"day trip"
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"atv tour"
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"walk around"
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"entrance fee"
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"unique experience"
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"harvest salt"
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Reviewed yesterday

Maras salt mines start with a small stream from the mountains. The salty water is routed with narrow canals through the terraces of individual shallow salt pools of various sizes. The high altitude heat evaporates the water and the salt is collected from the surface....More

Thank 4historyandculture
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here with our private driver. It is so amazing that the local still using the pools, well worth to read about there history, although it was very useful to learn lots of interesting facts from our guide too. Lots of shops on site...More

Thank su12345
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a hidden gem that we happened to stumble across on our way to Machu Picchu! I was stunned at the amazing and natural beauty of this place. This is where the mine all their salt. You can walk through the mines and even...More

Thank Nitasha J
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting to see how inventive the Incas were--they found a salty spring and built these pools to separate out the salt. They used the salt to preserve foods. The locals still use these pools, collecting the salt and selling it to tourists.

Thank travelswithkidsSoCal
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The salt mines are very impressive. We had never seen anything like it before. It is cool that they have so many extra flats of salt being mind that people from the community can come and take them for their own farms. We picked up...More

Thank Christina W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did this exploration with EXPLORA, it starts in the town of maras and goes all the way down to the salt pools and finishes on the river, it is really a must of the sacred valley.

Thank Eduardo R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The scenery driving into and framing this sight is incredible. I was astounded by how close we were allowed to get to the salt mines; we were even permitted and encouraged to walk on the thin terraces among them. So many amazing photo ops. It...More

1  Thank waverider681
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's amazing that these salt mines have operated in essentially the same way since nearly 700 BC! We tasted the water from the natural spring and were amazed at how salty the water is where it comes out of the ground. Visually, it is a...More

Thank JenniferDierks
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing salt mines... go early as it gets crowded, easy drive from Cusco. We enjoyed a guide who explained how the salt mines came to be. Gorgeous views of the Sacred Valley.

Thank MexChilanga
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The structure, the way it is operated and the view are very interesting, especially as part of a day tour of the sacred valley. In western standards it is not completely safe (you can slip into a salt pond).

Thank Danny S
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Michelle K
29 September 2017|
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Response from Jasper1800 | Reviewed this property |
A couple miles north of the city of Urubamba is a bridge over the Urubamba river. Cross the river and walk up to the Salt Pans. The trail is well worn and easy to follow.
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Natalie T
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Response from chad n | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are.
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tpishdad
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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