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Salinas de Maras

Carreta a Maras | Calle Marquez 231 Oficina115, Maras 00051, Peru
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Carreta a Maras | Calle Marquez 231 Oficina115, Maras 00051, Peru
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Reviewed 25 September 2016

The salineras is a nice place to know, there are little shops to buy some souveniers and salt. Is nice to go with a guide, because they explain how the place works, the types of salt produced there and a lot of nice stuff more.

Thank Ricardo S
Reviewed 25 September 2016

I had no idea what to expect here but was pleasantly surprised. These salt pans go back to the days when the Incans ruled. It is very interesting to see how the salt is harvested.

Thank ppark0927
Reviewed 25 September 2016

The salt mines are amazing to visit. It's a learning experience and you get to walk on the salt but be careful not to fall in. There are many salt items for sale at the location and it's really amazing to see what they make...More

Thank Tobagomagik
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Cool place. Do not go when it's raining or has recently rained. Get a tour guide to explain this location and the types of salt mined.

Thank Sandra M
Reviewed 24 September 2016

The inca have been harvesting salt here for 800 years. It is amazing to see how these families work the salt pans.

Thank UALiz
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

I loved the salt pans and the patchwork effect. Very interesting to see how the salt extraction takes place. Quite quiet but loved views including residents grafting to collect the salt.

Thank boaster
Reviewed 23 September 2016

You just have to come see this place, i doubt you'll see anything like it. Great photos, great thing to see while you are out in the sacred valley

Thank Y22GQ2
Reviewed 23 September 2016

I had no idea what to expect when I went to the Salinas de Maras. I was truly amazed though when I reached the area and saw how large of an area this covered. We were able to walk around the salt ponds which can...More

1  Thank TremontRaven
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Breath-taking salt mines located about an hour outside of Cusco centre. Easy to visit by hiring a taxi or as part of a Sacred Valley day tour, along with nearby Moray & Chinchero. Beautiful views, great photos & the opportunity to buy some local salt....More

Thank lrnnnn
Reviewed 23 September 2016

These are Inca salt pans cut into the hillside which are still in use after over 400 years. As you approach and look across the mountain backdrop, the terraces stand out as a dramatic white landscape. When I went it was bright sunshine which made...More

Thank JohnP72
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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.
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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