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Salinas de Maras

Carreta a Maras | Calle Marquez 231 Oficina115, 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 | Calle Marquez 231 Oficina115, Maras 00051, Peru
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"salt pans"
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"salt mines"
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"salt pools"
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"sacred valley"
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"inca times"
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"interesting place"
in 49 reviews
"local families"
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"dry season"
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"worth the trip"
in 35 reviews
"amazing site"
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"water evaporates"
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"day trip"
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"atv tour"
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"walk around"
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"entrance fee"
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"unique experience"
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"harvest salt"
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Reviewed February 13, 2018

Peruvian salt mine situated high above the valley which entails a 30 minute detour. Very interesting how the water from one small flows from inside the mountain and is captured in small dams. Parked at the top and walked down the dusty roads to walk...More

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Reviewed February 13, 2018 via mobile

We went to book our trip to Machu Picchu in Cusco and ended up at a travel agent. She recommended that we hire a driver to take us to Urubama (where our lodgings were). It cost us 130 soles and the driver took us to...More

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Reviewed February 11, 2018 via mobile

Incredible views and awesome to see how the regional folk still use these salt reservoirs to live and sell! Try out the chocolates with local salt, the soaps, shampoos, etc etc

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Reviewed February 5, 2018 via mobile

went here with a tour and it was a last minute thing. as a tour, this and the Moray ruins are included. Along the way, they will stop at a handmade clothing shop. The salt mine is kinda neat in the fact that the s./10...More

Thank Teresa V
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Reviewed January 31, 2018

If you ever wanted to see how Peruvian Salt is being made and how big the terraces actually are, you need to go here! Fed by only one little stream of water, each salina produces up to 250kg of salt in 30 days. Simply amazing...More

Thank Christian G
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Reviewed January 29, 2018 via mobile

Very cool and the smoke salt it amazing to cook with. Should have bought more. The trip was combined with ATVing and moray so it was def worth the trip.

Thank Rachael F
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Reviewed January 14, 2018

These salt pools and related manual processing is an excellent depiction of the ancient practices as salt was once used as a currency. Today, the pools are still maintained and managed in a co-op organization with the families benefiting from the salt and tourism.. The...More

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Reviewed January 13, 2018 via mobile

Salt mines situated close to the town Maras. It is private property of three towns, each of those baths are family heritage. They are producing three different types of salt, also depends of the season (rainy/dry). The system of water channels and terraces with small...More

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Reviewed January 13, 2018

Salt Pans cascading, terracing down a hill side. We had the chance to taste the stream that feeds this hillside, guess what, It's salty. Excellent stop on our visit with Inkayni Tours. They sell different sized bags of various qualities/types of salt so we did...More

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Reviewed January 10, 2018

If you're in the Sacred Valley, I don't see how your tour can be complete without visiting Maras & Moray. they can easily be done in the same day and are both so fascinating and such a part of Peru, even today. The Salinas are...More

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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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