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Salinas de Maras: Tours & Tickets

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Carreta a Maras | Urubamba, Maras 00051, Peru
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All manner of salt, shades of white and pink, all fed from an underground sea of salty water deep within the mountains. Amazing, out of this world sight, looks so alien. You can taste the various salts and buy small quantities from the little shops at the entrance too.
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The area is as depicted in the photograph, where evaporation from relatively small pans is used to extract salt from a stream that comes from underground. I have seen salt pans before, but never on a hillside and never on this scale.
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The salt mines of Maras is one cool attraction not to be missed. Take your time to appreciate the spectacular site with majestic backdrop of the forested mountains.
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We stopped at the saltpans as part of our tour of the Sacred Valley. We were just at the beginning of the rainy season, so were lucky enough to still see the brilliant white of the saltpans. Unfortunately, you can't walk down to the saltpans themselves, but you can get some
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Connor and I were super excited on our days in Cusco after we already had such a blessed time in Brasil. South America embraced us from the very beginning. It was unfortunate that we could not enter the mines themselves as I wanted to have some nice pictures, but let me tell
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