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Salinas de Maras

Carreta a Maras | Calle Marquez 231 Oficina115, Maras 00051, Peru
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Peru Off-the-Beaten-Track: Maras, Moray, and Salineras from Cusco
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Moray Terraces and Maras Salt Mines Day Trip
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“salt pans” (185 reviews)
“salt mines” (308 reviews)
“salt pools” (142 reviews)
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Carreta a Maras | Calle Marquez 231 Oficina115, Maras 00051, Peru
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"salt pans"
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"salt mines"
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"salt pools"
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"sacred valley"
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"inca times"
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"interesting place"
in 49 reviews
"local families"
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"dry season"
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"worth the trip"
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"amazing site"
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"water evaporates"
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"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 3 February 2017

We arrived at maras and then to the salineras, it is included in the tourist ticket, it is an old Inca place where they extracted the salt and now it is still used for it, very beautiful

Thank Natalia T
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Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

It was really cool to see how the salt mines were built by the Incans. The architecture and engineering was really fascinating. But I would recommend seeing other sites before this one

Thank Carole T
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Reviewed 2 February 2017

Can't leave Cuzco without going to the salt mines. It's amazing to see the whole process, the story and hierarchy behind this. And you must bring some saltfor your bbqs back at home!

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Reviewed 1 February 2017

Our tour was a private one arranged through the place we were staying nearby. We found it to be an interesting site, and even the trip through this area of Peru was interesting to us, very different landscape. We spent about 1 hour walking the...More

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Reviewed 1 February 2017

Very nice and unique attraction, not to be missed, It does not need advance planning. It takes half a day but worth time spent.

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Reviewed 26 January 2017

Salinas is a very unique place, and was much larger than I thought from pictures. Combined with a visit to Moray, made a nice half day trip from Urubamba

Thank matt h
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Reviewed 25 January 2017

These salt pools are truely amazing to see, the number of pools was much more than I had thought before going, it's amazing that they are all fed from a tiny 6" wide stream. We got a taxi from Urubamba to see here and Moray,...More

Thank matt h
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Reviewed 25 January 2017

In advance of our trek to Machu Picchu we gave ourselves a couple of days to acclimate. As part of our "down" days, we navigated a day trip to Salinas de Maras via collectivo busses from Cusco. Instead of hiring a guide we 'self guided'...More

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Reviewed 25 January 2017

Very interesting and amazing white pools full of salt that come from the soil. Very nice pictures and you can walk around

Thank Cayetana
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Reviewed 25 January 2017

My family and I hired a driver in Urubammba to take us to Moray and Salinas De Maras. Six of us packed in his late model Toyota Yaris and headed for the salt flats. The drive in is lovely and very rural. You are on...More

Thank JPRamsey
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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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