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Salinas de Maras

Carreta a Maras | Urubamba, Maras 00051, Peru
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“salt mines” (314 reviews)
“salt pans” (187 reviews)
“salt pools” (146 reviews)
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Carreta a Maras | Urubamba, Maras 00051, Peru
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"salt mines"
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"salt pans"
in 187 reviews
"salt pools"
in 146 reviews
"sacred valley"
in 303 reviews
"inca times"
in 47 reviews
"interesting place"
in 49 reviews
"local families"
in 28 reviews
"dry season"
in 33 reviews
"worth the trip"
in 36 reviews
"amazing site"
in 29 reviews
"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

Salinas de Maras - the salt ponds, is a must visit place in Cuzco Region. Very interesting place and impressive views. The narrow road add the sense of adventure.

Thank Joseph K
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was one of my most favorite visits while in the Sacred Valley. Everything about this site was fascinating and beautiful. Do not forget before leaving to purchase some small bags of pink salt to bring home for yourself and as gifts! A must see...More

Thank Michelle R
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Strange Maras can also be found via Google spelled Moras, whatever, do NOT miss the opportunity to experience these salt ponds. We used Ollantayatmbo as our base during the 4-Days in Sacred Valley, visiting the Incan Ruins, Maras and Moray. Don't forget to take salt...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

While it may not sound like an interesting site, the engineering and history of the mines is impressive. You travel down a winding mountain road which is not for the faint of heart but well worth the time and small admission fee to enter. There...More

Thank whatsnext2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quite a fascinating site, seeing the salt pans and the intricate network of canals. Went on a wet day, so muddy drive down in the tour bus. Gets quite busy so go early.

Thank Graham F
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Accessing this site requires driving through winding mountain roads. You can begin to see the salt mines from high on the mountains, and there are several photo spots where you can stop. There is an admission fee associated due to it being a private company....More

Thank Grace C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Glad we got to visit this unique Inca area. While now in the hands of private ownership, it was valuable to see and learn the process going back in time to the important process of gathering salt. Very unique and worth your visit. The Incas...More

Thank StevePeggy
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Harvesting salt by evaporation has been carried out at this site since Inca times. Access is via an unsealed road and the scenery is spectacular. There are countless small evaporation pools filled by a well designed irrigation system. Brine is extremely concentrated. Salt samples and...More

Thank rex b
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of those places someone could explain to you, but you have to go there to get the full scope of how the process works. It is a bit of a ride on rough roads, but it is worth it. I was fascinated...More

Thank Beachdeac
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I probably would have passed on this but for the TA reviews. I got a taxi from Urabamba and he stopped on the way to show me the overlooks and then waited while I walked the salt mines. I went late afternoon and the light...More

Thank Nemokota
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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
23 July 2017|
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Response from chad n | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are.
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tpishdad
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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