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Salinas de Maras

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Salinas de Maras

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Day Tour to Maras, Moray and Salt Flats from Cusco
$59.00 per adult
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ATV Tour to Moray, Maras and Salt Flat in the Sacred Valley from Cusco
$40.00 per adult
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Moray Salinera de Maras Half Day
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Maras Moray Day Trip
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Maras, Moray and Chinchero Private Day Trip from Cusco
$104.00 per adult
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 Maras Moray (Day Trip)
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Carreta a Maras, Maras 08655 Peru
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Best of Sacred Valley Day Tour Small Group: Pisac, Maras, Moray & Ollantayambo
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Best of Sacred Valley Day Tour Small Group: Pisac, Maras, Moray & Ollantayambo

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Experience more of Peru’s Sacred Valley in just one day than you would on most tours during this comprehensive full-day excursion ideal for travelers with limited time in the region. Alongside a small group and local guide, visit Maras, Moray, Pisac, and Ollantaytambo in an unconventional order to avoid other tour groups and enjoy a more intimate experience.
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LuizDutraNeto wrote a review Jul 2020
Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,118 contributions1,402 helpful votes
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On our second day on the "Sacred Valley of the Incas", we visited the "Complejo Arqueológico de Chinchero" and headed, right after it, to the "Salinas de Maras", at nearly 40 kms North of Cusco. The salt mines have been explored even in pre-Incan times and represent indeed a successful "case" of co-operative work since ancient times. There are over 5,000 salt ponds explored by different local families. The salty water flows from underground streams and, through an intricate system of channels, runs into the different ponds. After evaporation, the salt is removed and the process starts again. The ponds can be only seen from afar and the ponds' colors - from the crystal white to the reddish and brownish shades - are really amazing. As at any other tourist site, small gift shops sell typical Peruvian souvenirs and salt samples, including the rare pink salt from the Andes! Entry fees at reasonable 10 "soles" per person. After the visit, we reached again the "Sacred Valley of the Incas" route, as "Moray" and "Ollantaytambo" were also on our day schedule. Enjoy!
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Elsa Rodriguez B. wrote a review Jul 2020
Los Angeles, California30 contributions1 helpful vote
A beautiful place, an impressive contrast of colors, and even more impressive is the amount of salinity that the water emanating from within the mountain has, it is even saltier than sea water, you can see the crystal formations of the salt and you can also buy different types of salt, including pink salt and various therapeutic salts.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Papaleadfoot wrote a review Apr 2020
Cave Creek, Arizona378 contributions135 helpful votes
An unuasual sight in route to other palces. We stopped there from Cusco in route to the train to Machu Picchu. Don't need much time to see it, but takes time to get there. Awful roads but worth the visit.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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SeatOfMyPntsTravelr wrote a review Apr 2020
Washington DC, District of Columbia1,372 contributions250 helpful votes
I have a passion for ancient things that still function. Many sources like to call this place "Inca" and I know that they did use the site but the site is much older than their presence. I'm also a recreational chef so salt is very important to me. The stunning views cannot be adequately captured in images. It's breathtaking.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Edin Krnic wrote a review Mar 2020
Tuzi, Montenegro2,839 contributions123 helpful votes
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This place is impressive. Although the road is very bad, everyone longs to come and see this incredible wonder of human hands.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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