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Address: Carreta a Maras | San Isidro G-15, Cusco 00051, Peru
Phone Number: 984857762
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Small Group
$189*
and up
Sacred Valley Overnight Tour from Cusco
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$245*
and up
Day Trip to the Sacred Valley: Chinchero, Maras, Moray and...

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If you go on your own, take a bit of time to get there. Once here you can hire a local taxi. I recommend this, because the driver gives you about 45 minutes or so to visit the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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Mount Vernon, New York
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Mount Vernon, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

If you go on your own, take a bit of time to get there. Once here you can hire a local taxi. I recommend this, because the driver gives you about 45 minutes or so to visit the area. You can arrange this through a travel agency, but unless you book it as a private tour, you will not have... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Its a very interesting place and the way they continue to produce the salt. But please do not eat any of the plantain chips, dry lima beans or corn people offer you with the different salt flavors! My husband and my daughter got sick after eating this, they both ended with an stomach infection. We had to call the doctor... More 

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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We were surprised how interesting this attraction turned out. On the side of a hill salt is produced. The hill is terraced with small ponds which contain salt water, the water evaporates until the intense summer sun leaving salt to be harvested, quite amazing. This is only a short drive from Moray and well worth a visit.

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Certainly worth a visit, as they are quite interesting, but once you have sen them and satisfied your curiosity, the rest is just a 'tourist experience'.

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Toronto Ontario
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

In a car, this site adds about 30-45 minutes to the drive from Cusco to the towns of the Sacred Valley. The setting is a canyon in the plain high above the Sacred Valley, so just driving to the Salinas adds something to the experience as you see a different view. The salt pools themselves are both beautiful and interesting.... More 

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Bangalore, India
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

It's an hour away from Urubamba, we paid around 100 soles for the taxi+guide. The best part is the journey itself, with beautiful landscapes and breathtaking views of Andes. Salted corn at Salinas de Maras was mouth watering

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Lima, Peru
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489 reviews 489 reviews
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210 helpful votes 210 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

and incredible intresting place to visit, is very important to know this is a cooperativa , from the times of the Incas , and they do an excellent job

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Long Island City, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

You would think that salt harvesting could only be so interesting...and you'd be wrong! This entire site is breathtaking. From the rapid descent down to the pits, to the ability to explore, to the grand view of the mountains, the Salinas de Maras has been a highlight of our trip thus far. The ingenuity displayed by the developers of this... More 

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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

My husband and I spent quite a while trying to come up with an adequate word to describe the beauty of the Sacred Valley and the area around the Salt Mines (Maras, Moray) and we finally settled on sublime, as awesome and spectacular weren't strong enough. We paid our excellent taxi driver (Raul) a little extra to detour through this... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Kind of brownish in the winter months (December-February) due to the rainy season, but very well worth a visit. One can get directly in the fields, taste the water and salt and enjoy awesome views! Go there!

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