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Salinas de Maras

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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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This is an amazing salt production facility, in constant use since pre-Inca times. The 3,000 salt pans are laid out in the valley and provide a fascinating spectacle. It is very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This is an amazing salt production facility, in constant use since pre-Inca times. The 3,000 salt pans are laid out in the valley and provide a fascinating spectacle. It is very difficult to take photographs which do justice to this site.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Quite difficult to arrange on your own. The best way to have a driver from Cuzco or olantaytambo. Or get the car on the junction with the Cinchero Urumaba road (many cars waiting). The place is amazing and worthwhile to take the effort to get there. Also the road to the place is interesting and offering wonderful views. Recommended to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I went on tours bike ride from Chincheros to maras then to Salinas ,all is good road but the final to salinas i wont recomended is a down hill ride . need a lot experience on bike ride also tours busses are often on the road.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We're not so much into ruins and decided to visit the salt basins. We left our bikes at the entrance (10 soles pp) near Urubamba and then hiked up. People at the Salinas were just doing their job and not very involved with the tourists which is understandable. Would've been nice if they gave visitors a wee salt probe though... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Another beutiful atraction in cusco is the village of maras and the colonial church but the most beautiful was its salt mines where extract the valued product pink salt

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Amazing to see! You can walk a little bit in the salines. You do have to go through a lot of souvenirs stands ot get there though.

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Cusco, Peru
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Amazing site in the middle of the mountains around the Sacred Valley. There wasn't much happening when we were there but it is still amazing. You are free to walk around and explore by your own.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Seeing pictures doesn't prepare you for the stunning first view of this place in its highland valley - sometimes also called Salineras, we found. Make sure you find time to visit and wander around a little when you go to the Sacred Valley The best photos - and this place is incredibly photogenic - are from the road across the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This was such a wonderful and interesting place. We hired a taxi from Ollantaytambo to drive us here and Moray (3 hrs total at the very least - this was with only 30mins or so in each location). For 3 hours our taxi was 80 soles. We walked around the Salt pans and picked up a few packages of salt... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

This place is incredible! It's hard to believe that a very small stream fills all of these little pools. Watching the locals work gathering the salt is soo cool!

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