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Address: Carreta a Maras | San Isidro G-15, Cusco 00051, Peru
Phone Number: 984857762
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US$221.00*
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Private Maras Moray Tour from Cusco
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ATV Tour to Maras Moray from Cusco
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Private Tour: Maras and Moray Bike Adventure

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This was part of our Sacred Valley tour between Cusco and Ollantataytambo, and it's definitely worth a stop. The salt ponds are still being mined, and locals were actively working... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was part of our Sacred Valley tour between Cusco and Ollantataytambo, and it's definitely worth a stop. The salt ponds are still being mined, and locals were actively working during our visit. Be aware that there is a pretty steep walk between the parking lot and the ponds.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

a tiny trickle feeds this great expanse of terraces from which water evaporates leaving a yellowish salt, unique wonder of its kind

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

More than 3500 salt pans blanket the hillside from which salty water flows out of the salt mines. A spectacle in the wet summer, it glistens white in the dry season.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The salt mines are very interesting, and you should definitely go while in Cusco! They also sell salts for bathing and cooking, which are inexpensive and make great gifts.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Salineras are not just spectacular, but part of the geographic and agricultural history of Peru. Salineras are not on the way of the typical Sacred Valley tours, and perhaps this is why often not part of them. Included, however, in the Boleto touristico. The most comfortable is a halfday tour from Cusco (14-17 Soles), also visiting Moray what I highly... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Something deceivingly simple -where does salt come from? Archaeologists theorize that the salt remains from an ocean that once filled this area. A small stream of warm water runs out from the mountain, saltier than ocean water (I tasted it). We were told that salt has been harvested here continuously, at least since the time of the Incas. Each pan... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I never imagine drinking from a stream that was salty instead of fresh water. With a good guide that explained the process and ownership of the salt pools, it will be just a matter of when! some entrepreneur will make more out of them. An interesting visit along the way to other highlights to Sacred Valley or Cusco

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The salt mines are an incredible site – where else in the world can you find a salt mine nowhere close to the ocean on a hill side? The white salt mines make a great photo opportunity. The photos are like Santorini where you have the white houses built on the caldera hillside. They shops there sell fresh salt for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An interesting place, something unique is different from other archeological centers With microclimates and the village is something unique with Inca walls our guide Daniel was great.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting set up of natural salt gathering process by the Inca - a bunch of puddles, with different stages of salt making - you get to walk right on it - but not step in the puddles; 30 mins is enough to see the whole place. Pretty cool!

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