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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 19 August 2016 via mobile

See where that table salt cones from! In August and the rest of the warm season you can watch people actively piling up the salt. My sons reached down and popped a white grain into their mouths- and were very excited to confirm that it...More

Thank nycdoyle
Reviewed 19 August 2016

Make sure you go with a local bus or ask your driver for a fair price! Many people take advantage of tourist's ignorance to charge high fares. Oh, stay in Chinchero and go to Salinas and Moray.

Thank LiveinSunshine09
Reviewed 19 August 2016

You won't spent 4 hours on site but it is place has to be seen in Peru. It is actually amazing and beautiful. Totally worth it !!

Thank David D
Reviewed 18 August 2016

Went there after the Moray site. It is full of people if you arrive there mid-day. Very crowded. In addition, the place is not on the ticket of 16 sites so you have again to pay 10 Soles more at the entrance. Beside that the...More

1  Thank Julien R
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Very well kept; a little bit out of the way, close to moray ruins (recommended) but worth a visit. Its included in the tourist pass and has nice cultural vibe.

Thank Jose M
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

This place was amazing, bought salt here too and can't wait to get it home to sample it. I've never seen anything like this anywhere, couple it with a trip to moray and it was a great day out.

Thank Toby P
Reviewed 18 August 2016

It cost $7 per person and is a well-worthed place to visit. I bought cooking and medicinal bath salts to take home. Our tour guide was very informative and the place was beautiful and interesting. Definitely, a place to visit in the sacred Valley of...More

Thank Kathia H
Reviewed 18 August 2016

Though tucked away in a valley, this is a sight to see ! Hot volcano water with a high salt content fills these terraces. Salt is then dried and harvested. We started at the top and wandered to the base which is 2000 feet down....More

Thank lisakeg
Reviewed 18 August 2016

The Sacred Valley is one of the treasure of Peru. The Salineras of Maras were on my list for a long time before I got the chance to go. During the visit, I was guided by a man from a really tiny community called Media...More

1  Thank Emilie_VisitDotOrg
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

1 hour drive from the city, but worth it to get out of town. Entrance is 20 soles per person and the visit lasts about an hour. We went with private taxi for 140 soles, including other ruins.

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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
29 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?
4 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.