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Salinas de Maras

Carreta a Maras | Calle Marquez 231 Oficina115, Maras 00051, Peru
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Carreta a Maras | Calle Marquez 231 Oficina115, Maras 00051, Peru
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We visited as part of an extended sacred valley tour and this was without a doubt the highlight of our trip. The road down is windy but there is a great viewpoint to see all the salt pools and terraces up top. It is an...More

Thank AusDonny
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I stopped over at this site on my way to Ollantaytambo. It was 5 sols entry. It’s great for photography and interesting to see the vastness of these salt mines. However I would only recommend this as a stop over on your way to another...More

Thank j m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is nothing like the Salineras in Maras. The views were exceptional and there are places to sneak away from the crowds. Although the drive in is a bit treacherous, it is worth it!

Thank hammka01
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were on a taxi tour from Ollantaytambo to Moray and Chinchero when the driver asked whether we wanted to see the salt mines, we agreed, the site definitely worth a visit and the cost to get in is 10 soles about £2.50p or $3.40...More

Thank Eddie P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are so glad our wonderful guide, Mr David Choque of Cusco Top Travel and Treks took us to the Maras Salt mines! As we approached the road that leads down to it, we got a magnificent bird's eye view of the many small lagoons....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Who would of thought there would be a Salt Mine far from the ocean. This mine sits in a Valley. Terraced hills support the ponds. The stream comes in at the top and they fill the ponds and let them dry. They are manually harvested...More

Thank Carrie R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a very unique place to visit as part of a day where we hired a driver to show us around. The history and location of the salt pools was amazing and well worth a visit. lots of photo opportunities to be had.

Thank BRDman7
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I made a deal with taxi driver from Cusco and he drove me there. It was great to see all from the top of the mountain road as we where going dow to the salinas. Interesting site, something like I never had have seen before....More

Thank Paulina K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Salineras is a must visit when staying in the Sacred Valley. You can hike there in less than 2 hours and is an easy walk to do. The place is very unique and has a beautiful views over the valley.

Thank Bed-and-Breakfast-SV
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

this was definitely a highly recommended ecological site. Natural salt mines! And they are exquisite. There are host a vendors set up around the entrance selling all sorts of great salt products that you will sure want to purchase but the road into and out...More

Thank Roquita C
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Michelle K
September 29, 2017|
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Response from Jasper1800 | Reviewed this property |
A couple miles north of the city of Urubamba is a bridge over the Urubamba river. Cross the river and walk up to the Salt Pans. The trail is well worn and easy to follow.
Natalie T
July 22, 2017|
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Response from chad n | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are.
March 28, 2017|
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Response from Alaoa | Reviewed this property |
There is 3 types of salt. One for consomption, the second also for your kitchen but larger and the third for your body and health. Bought the 3 rd catégorie 10 soles for 3 kg.
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