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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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very scenic

Got amazing pictures, very intriguing and cute souvenir shops in the area. I bought some adorable lil llama key chains and a cute knapsack for my sister. A must go if in the area.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Got amazing pictures, very intriguing and cute souvenir shops in the area. I bought some adorable lil llama key chains and a cute knapsack for my sister. A must go if in the area.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

these terracing Inca systems are perfect, there are 3 big ones, but one it the most astonishing, there are complete perfect round.

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Caen
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

The road to visit the Salinas is worth the trip to see them. The Salinas are in a valley, and the view from the road above is great. The organization of the Salinas is interesting to see. It is a good way to discover the region with a visit of Moray site before going to pick the train to the... More 

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Arequipa, Peru
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

The salineras are a nice place. So you see where these people get different kinds of salt. The ones you can puchase after the visit.

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Tarpon Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Interesting to see how salt has been produced by channeling a small stream for hundreds of years by the local peoples. Hard to imagine at this elevation that part of this was a great sea. You walk right along the evaporation ponds, can put your hand in the stream and when your hand dries it will be white with a... More 

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Port Alberni, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

My trip into Salinas de Maras was at the recommendation of a friend who had been there before. As we were on motorcycles, the ride into the site was fun and the scenery was beautiful. The salt pools are interesting and the hike around the area allowed me to experience the sights and smells of the pools. If you're heading... More 

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Brampton, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Since pre-Inca times, salt has been obtained here by evaporating salty water from a local subterranean stream. The flow is directed into an intricate system of tiny channels constructed so that the water runs gradually down onto the several hundred ancient terraced ponds. The cooperative system that was established during the time of the Incas, if not earlier, is still... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Hundreds of Salt pools on a mountain side overseeing Urubamba. It's a little ways out of the town of Maras, but can easily get there with a tour, taxis in Cusco or private transportation, biking or even walking. You walk around these awesome salt pools and get to taste, touch, see, smell, and just indulge in the process of processing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

if you like places where the nature is unique , this place is for you because, not many tourist goes there, the place is amazing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Very unique landscape and easly accessible. Never seen salt production in the mountains cliffs, very picturesque

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