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Salinas de Maras

Address: Carreta a Maras | San Isidro G-15, Cusco 00051, Peru
Phone Number: 984857762
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Ranked #4 of 82 Attractions in Cusco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Geologic Formations, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
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Type: Historic Sites, Geologic Formations, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks

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Stratford, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

Amazing site! Still using the technology and tools developed by the Incas to extact salt from the mountains there

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Dołuje Mierzyn, Zachodniopomorskie, Poland
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4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

I like the scale of this object and its location, but I spent there 10 minutes only, because it is one of this places where you only go to take some pictures. I rode there on a quad and it was a great feeling to see such beautiful place after a long trip. You should deifinitely go there. The entrance... More 

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Pasadena, California
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10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

We weren't really expecting much here, but this was definitely a new experience for us. We touched the stream, and you will get salt EVERYWHERE. Plus, great chance to get some useful souvenirs for family and friends! We also tried chicha de jora with strawberry juice in it from one of the stalls. Probably not the smartest thing to do,... More 

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Winslow, United Kingdom
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43 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

As others have said, the Salinas are around 1.5 hours from Cusco, and plenty of agencies in Cusco offer an excursion offering Salinas, Moray and Chinchero (and the fantastic views of the Sacred Valley during the journey). We went with Expediciones Waynapicchu (based just left around the top end corner of Av. del Sol above a shop) and their service... More 

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Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Maras is about a 15-minute taxi ride from Urubamba in the Sacred Valley; we arranged a taxi through our hotel. (See Note re hiking at bottom). There is a booth located on the road at which you will pay an entrance fee; the booth is a few minutes before the road turns and descends to the salt pans. The entrance... More 

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New York City, New York
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We hired a taxi for 150 soles or $50. We paid in dollars. It is 1.5 hours away from Plaza de Armas in Cusco. On the way there, our taxi driver stopped by 3 miradors or look out points for us to take pictures. It is a very scenic drive. It is also on the way to Mach Picchu. When... More 

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North Palm Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Certainly a testament to the native industry. The thought and effort involved in making this project work is impressive. Also colorful to view.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

The Salinas salt pans were one of the highlights of our trip to Peru, and should be added to your list of things to do when in the Cusco area. I won't go into detail about the attraction itself (if you're reading about it here, you already know what it is). But I will describe our trip out there so... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

beautiful sight... we hired a taxi directly with Marco by email; on nov 28th, he picked us up at cusco airport at 6.30am and drove thru Moray, Maras and these salineras before dropping us at Ollantaytambo. Salineras are some 3000 small pools with an average area of 5 m² (53.8 ft²), constructed in a slope of the "Qaqawiñay" mountain. People... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

When planning my trip to Machu Picchu, this was on my list of things to see. It did not disappoint, even though I went with a terrible tour operator. They are only farmed during certain months and I was there during off season. During farming time, the pools are white. When I went (December), the pools were brown. But, still,... More 

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