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Address: Carreta a Maras | San Isidro G-15, Cusco 00051, Peru
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Interesting and a must see (best inculded in a day-tour)

Salinas de Maras are old Inca salt mines and are with public transportation not easy to reach. We booked a day-tour together with some other sights and spent around 1h there which... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Vienna, Austria
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Vienna, Austria
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183 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Salinas de Maras are old Inca salt mines and are with public transportation not easy to reach. We booked a day-tour together with some other sights and spent around 1h there which was enough to hear about the history and to take some nice photos. We also bought some salt there which is really cheap and good for cooking and... More 

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Cusco, Peru
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69 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Amazing views, amazing concept, a bit too touristy with all the stuff for sale but def worth the trip. We took quadbikes and made a thing out of it.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We didn't go down to the bottom because it was so windy and raining some but, it was beautiful to see all the salt. Don't miss this site!

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Santiago, Chile
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The size of salt mines is the first thing that catches your eyes. Each section belongs to a family. Its amazing to see the slow and natural process of the mines, but you won't see much besides what you see in the photos. Good place to buy salt as a souvenir

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Said to predate the Incas this salt "mine" is built into the side of the mountain where water is evaporated in pools to leave salt. Still in operation this is living history.

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Thank Likesmifood
Copenhagen, Denmark
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Its a beautiful place but i will not go again cause ive seen places like this before, to me it was nothing new. There are Salt mines all over the world, and to me, it was nothing different.

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Thank malthaus005
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Salinas de Maras was beautiful pit stop on our road trip through the Sacred Valley. I'd budget probably 30-60 min to get through the area but don't think there's much to do there other than check out the unusual sight of the salt mines. The drive up was on steep, windy dirt roads so make sure your car can handle... More 

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Thank Helen W
Sydney
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful Salt Pans on the side of a Mountain Valley, open space salt mines, and lots of opportunity to walk the terraces. Very ingenious irrigation flows, colours (white, rust, clay, etc.) and worth the time and effort to get there!!

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Thank Leaddog83
Bocas del Toro Province, Panama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really really cool experience. It's unlike anything I've ever seen and the salt makes for great gifts. You get to walk all over the area (not in the pools of course, but all through the edges of them). It doesn't long to visit them so it's a nice quick stop where you can buy salt and take some super cool... More 

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St. Petersburg, Russia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

very interesting, exotic place to see.If you are in lima, you have join that tour certainly. dont forget to take rain cover and photo machine :)

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