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The salt flats are worth a quick visit but the real value was the market area! Our total walk around the salt flat area was 15 or 20 minutes and it was interesting to hear about the underground ocean generating salt and how the natural...More
Pick a salt pond and go to town. This place is interesting because it has been in continuous use since pre-Inca times, making salt for your table. So simple, yet so cool. Salty water flows from the hillside, is diverted to flat basins and worked...More
This trip was included on the intoner of a trip to Peru. We did not pay much attention to the mention of this stop and were not sure what we were going to see. This turned out to be one of my favorite memories of...More
We were debating whether or not to go to the salt mines, but decided to do so at the last minute. So glad we did. The salt terraces were massive! I did not expect them to take up such a large area of the hillside....More
The salt pools were both beautiful and interesting. It’s quite difficult to get to if you’re a single traveller on a budget — I had to walk the six kilometres from where the local bus dropped me off on the highway. It’s annoyingly not part...More
The salt mines were unlike anything I’ve ever seen which is why I found them fascinating and quite beautiful. We stopped by on a 3 stop tour and found that was the right amount of time needed. Our guide explained the mines are all white...More
Nice place with extensive possibilities of walking around the Salinas with many interesting point of view.
Take the time to have a look at the various installations to see drying salt etc.
We were there by ourselves (just a driver, no guide) and it proved...More
I had a driver, Angel, from Let's Travel Peru, who explained the workings of the salt pools here along with the Inka traditions in the surrounding area. His knowledge was vast because he descended from the Inka, and spoke Quechua as well. I learned more...More
It's important to have either read up about this place or have a guide who can answer all of your nosy questions. People own individual pools and mine the salt for profit. The water comes from the mountain and gets dammed off in different sections...More