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Salinas de Maras

Carreta a Maras | Urubamba, Maras 00051, Peru
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“salt pans” (185 reviews)
“salt mines” (308 reviews)
“salt pools” (142 reviews)
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Carreta a Maras | Urubamba, Maras 00051, Peru
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"salt pans"
in 185 reviews
"salt mines"
in 308 reviews
"salt pools"
in 142 reviews
"sacred valley"
in 297 reviews
"inca times"
in 46 reviews
"interesting place"
in 49 reviews
"local families"
in 28 reviews
"dry season"
in 32 reviews
"worth the trip"
in 35 reviews
"amazing site"
in 29 reviews
"water evaporates"
in 26 reviews
"day trip"
in 72 reviews
"atv tour"
in 21 reviews
"walk around"
in 28 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 24 reviews
"unique experience"
in 22 reviews
"harvest salt"
in 24 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday

We came here on a guided tour in the dry season, so the salt wasn't quite as plentiful as you see in post cards, but it was still very impressive! You can walk along some parts of the terraces, though it is a bit dangerous...More

Thank cindyBerTravels
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was part of our day with a private guide, and was so interesting. Its not like anything you will see in the U.S. The road is a little scary, but we had a great driver! You wont need all day, but definitely take the...More

Thank Michelle B
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We did a day trip here from Cusco, leaving around 8am. I highly recommend hiring a local taxi to take you out here rather than going with a group. Two of us paid 150 soles total, and got a taxi to go from Cusco to...More

Thank Tim A
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Salinas de Maras is in a valley with the most amazing mountain scenery!!! as we ascended the valley on a dirt road. we had great views of the beautiful mountain scenery. amazing. as for the valley the cliffs we passed, were shear drops, a little...More

Thank bgerber948
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I wrote a review about visiting Moray and bundling it with visiting the Salinas. Basically, it is necessary to plan in advance and see other sites because you won't want to just stay here all day. It would not take more than one hour to...More

1  Thank Dmitri K
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great view of the ponds when you drive in. There are over 5000 of them going down a hill, fed by a salt water stream. However, tourists are treating the ponds with disrespect, walking in them and writing their names in them. Most of the...More

Thank Fiona1110
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The salt flats are amazing and even more so when you hear that the individual pools are owned by different people who form a cooperative. One person could own one pool, another person ten for example. The different colours of the salt and the work...More

Thank Robert S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was part of a day tour with our private guide to Pisac, Moray and here. It was a brilliant day out in the Sacred valley with all three sites worth visiting. The view of these salt pans is amazing. They could be Inca. They...More

1  Thank Phil R
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the salt mines early in the morning and had a private tour with our own guide. The mines are beautiful and filled with history, there is something almost magical about them. Well worth a visit for anyone in the sacred valley area.

Thank K9TrailTime
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The view of the salt mines is Instagram worthy. However altho it doesn't seem so, you have to be prepared to climb up and down stairs which for older folks might be a challenge. Going down the mines there are some curio/gift shops.

Thank betty l
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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.
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Natalie T
July 22, 2017|
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Response from chad n | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are.
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tpishdad
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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