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Salinas de Maras

Carreta a Maras | calle marquez 231 oficina115, Cusco 00051, Peru
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Carreta a Maras | calle marquez 231 oficina115, Cusco 00051, Peru
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Reviewed 1 November 2016

These amazing salt plateaus that were developed by the Incas are still in use today. Thanks to tourism, the people in the area now have lots more jobs related to this amazing wonder. This is not to be missed!!

Thank Jane M
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

IMHO this place is a must see if you are around Cuzco, It's also a good occasion to buy some real Inca Salt :-)

1  Thank grandealbax
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Salt ponds in the mountains? This is an interesting site to see. Make sure you learn where the salt is coming from! It is a bit of a drive out of the Sacred Valley, and I believe they are only active during the dry season.

Thank Tilman S
Reviewed 28 October 2016

In the middle of nowhere, you suddenly see a mountainside of white pools. Retrieving salt from Andes's waters as has been done for hundreds of years, Maras' residents provide an intriguing sight for visitors. Be prepared to walk, sometimes on muddy/unpaved and steep territory to...More

Thank susan j
Reviewed 28 October 2016

What a spectacle in a beautiful setting. This salt "mining" is still operated and is well worth the visit. Don't visit this site with a tour. Tkae a cab, have him drive you to the to and walk down to the valley where he can...More

1  Thank Ignace D
Reviewed 27 October 2016

I really enjoyed this. Most bus day trips don't visit here, but worth taking one that does. The drive gives you good views of the sacred valley from the other bank at an elevation.

Thank Michael T
Reviewed 27 October 2016

We visited the salt mines as a part of our Lares trek, booked through Alpaca Expeditions. Very interesting to see how the salt is collected and a very scenic drive to get there.

Reviewed 27 October 2016

A fascinating look at the harvest of salt, set in a marvelous landscape. It is reached by a narrow mountain road with a spine-tingling ride. It is a bit difficult walking between the salt pools and care needs to be taken.

Thank Chaschix
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Not many tourists go to the Salinas which is a pity as it's a very interesting place to see! They've been producing salt here since the Inca times.. It was also a nice change to see something different than just the Inca ruins on the...More

Thank Hanicka V
Reviewed 25 October 2016

The salinas shows an impressive spread of what they claim are more than 6000 salt ponds. The photography from above is quite spectacular and the crystal salt formations on the pond edges also quite stunning. It was part of our package tour in the area...More

Thank Maria2008Usa
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Natalie T
22 July 2017|
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Response from chad n | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are.
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
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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