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Address: Carreta a Maras | San Isidro G-15, Cusco 00051, Peru
Phone Number: 984857762
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Sacred Valley Overnight Tour from Cusco
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Beautiful place!!

Salinas are amazing! We mountain biked from maras which was really fun but I would only recommend it if you are an avid biker. The return trip is 6km straight uphill! We just... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Salinas are amazing! We mountain biked from maras which was really fun but I would only recommend it if you are an avid biker. The return trip is 6km straight uphill! We just explored them on our own and enjoyed the sunset. They have a small restaurant is you get hungry with sandwiches and pastries as well.

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Lyon, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

We visited this place and walked from the top to the Urubamba valley (in less than one hour). Incredibly true and historic. The incas used this "salinas" 5 centuries ago and it is still in operation

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

What a unique site to visit! This was a beautiful place to see, and it was so interesting to see the steps in how salt is processed. It was also a good test of balance to walk between the individual salt pools....it's not recommended to do that walk if someone has poor balance. Overall, I'm so glad we visited Salinas... More 

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northland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

I had seen the photos but I was amazed at the clear saltwater running out of the hillside and the simplicity of the lakes. Definitely paid to come in the dry season to see the workers on pools at different stages of harvesting. lots of free food samples, gift shops to buy souvenirs, the restaurant served great food and the... More 

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Breda, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

These salt mines are so beautiful, it's a must see when you're in the sacred valley in the dry season. The only downside is that the infrastructure is not equipped for so many people in the high season, the road is narrow and it's a challenge with two way traffic. Once in the mine it's similar, the walking path is... More 

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Waukee, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Scary drive on bus, but bus drivers are phenomenal in this country--probably greatly underpaid! This place is just a wonder.... make sure to purchase the sal rosada while you are there (best cooking salt there is!) a little goes a long way, need to let it cook into the food, but awesome!

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Kailua, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

You really can't tell the size and scope of the enginering that went into this amazing place. You need to get down into it to really get it.

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Gainesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

My jaw dropped when we turned a corner and the massiveness of this blew my mind. It was a remarkable structure and was more than I expected. You must dip your hand in the water... you won't believe it!

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Lima, Peru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Most beautiful place I've ever been to, a must if you are in cusco. Bring tons of water, sunscreen and make sure you have time to walk around. Try the chocolates with maras salt, soooo good.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This was a great stop during our visit. It was fascinating. It was amazing to see all of the pools and the little shopping area had great salt products very reasonably priced.

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Address: Carreta a Maras | San Isidro G-15, Cusco 00051, Peru
Phone Number: 984857762
Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Cusco Region  >  Cusco

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