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Address: Carreta a Maras | San Isidro G-15, Cusco 00051, Peru
Phone Number: 984857762
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Private Maras Moray Tour from Cusco
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ATV Tour to Maras Moray from Cusco
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Very interesting!

The salt mines are very interesting, and you should definitely go while in Cusco! They also sell salts for bathing and cooking, which are inexpensive and make great gifts.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The salt mines are very interesting, and you should definitely go while in Cusco! They also sell salts for bathing and cooking, which are inexpensive and make great gifts.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Salineras are not just spectacular, but part of the geographic and agricultural history of Peru. Salineras are not on the way of the typical Sacred Valley tours, and perhaps this is why often not part of them. Included, however, in the Boleto touristico. The most comfortable is a halfday tour from Cusco (14-17 Soles), also visiting Moray what I highly... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Something deceivingly simple -where does salt come from? Archaeologists theorize that the salt remains from an ocean that once filled this area. A small stream of warm water runs out from the mountain, saltier than ocean water (I tasted it). We were told that salt has been harvested here continuously, at least since the time of the Incas. Each pan... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I never imagine drinking from a stream that was salty instead of fresh water. With a good guide that explained the process and ownership of the salt pools, it will be just a matter of when! some entrepreneur will make more out of them. An interesting visit along the way to other highlights to Sacred Valley or Cusco

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The salt mines are an incredible site – where else in the world can you find a salt mine nowhere close to the ocean on a hill side? The white salt mines make a great photo opportunity. The photos are like Santorini where you have the white houses built on the caldera hillside. They shops there sell fresh salt for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

An interesting place, something unique is different from other archeological centers With microclimates and the village is something unique with Inca walls our guide Daniel was great.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Interesting set up of natural salt gathering process by the Inca - a bunch of puddles, with different stages of salt making - you get to walk right on it - but not step in the puddles; 30 mins is enough to see the whole place. Pretty cool!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

So much fun get out of cusco city and come to maras beautiful view, take the four wheelers all the way to the salt pools, if you like to cook get all the amazing salty mixtures and the chocolate. They also sell bath salts and aromatherapy products real good!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

20 minutes driving from urubamba, the view from the top is unique. Also you can buy pink, and medicinal salt.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very interesting and picturesque place. You could probably spend around 30-45 mins here, nothing more to do. Hold on to your cameras, we dropped ours in the saline water and it doesn't work anymore.

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