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Salinas de Maras

Carreta a Maras | San Isidro G-15, Cusco 00051, Peru
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Private Maras Moray and Chinchero Tour from Cusco
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“salt pans” (160 reviews)
“salt mines” (245 reviews)
“salt pools” (116 reviews)
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Carreta a Maras | San Isidro G-15, Cusco 00051, Peru
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Reviewed yesterday

We loved our visit here. It was a beautiful drive in and gorgeous at the site. Makes for really unique photos. We were even able to buy salt directly from them. I also thought it was unique that this is one of two salt mines...More

Thank Saraburristravels
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A must if you come to Cusco. Do not forget to buy your pink salt that's the best. You won't regret to visit these site.

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Due to time constraints we wanted to see sacred valley and salinas de Maras in one day. We found an agency for a decent price of around 50 usd and were not disappointed. We liked it a lot wandering around the pools!

Thank mmueller83
Reviewed 2 days ago

i did this tour with a great agency fro cusco, the guide was so nice with good information and very knowledgeable.

Thank tiffanywKker
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a fascinating place. The Incas made pits to store water that is saturated with salt. Very unusual.

Thank LovingLifeNM
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

These are the salt mines where salt is extracted from the water coming out of the mountain. Very interesting. Great photo opportunity. The people are very nice.

Thank drl_smit-may
Reviewed 3 days ago

We weren't able to spend much time here, but it was incredible to see this pre-Incan salt mine that had been fought-over centuries before the Inca's time. We were on a "tour" that stopped at other locations the same day, and for that we were...More

Thank Stephanie M
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The salt mines are a cool place to stop on your way from Cusco to the sacred valley. Not a whole lot to do here but look at the salt mines. But would definitely recommend stopping here and seeing how massive this place and also...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Worth visiting and didn't cost very much. This one is on its own and wasn't combined with others into a ticket (those are kind of a waste because only a few sites are worth visiting).

Thank Inlook
Reviewed 6 days ago

The salt mines are so cool. The view from the viewpoint above the mines is just breathtaking! There are so many salt pans that you can see from up there-it is just unbelievable! Then when you go down to the actual site and can walk...More

Thank Korrene R
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Hi, you said you purchased salt. How much did you pay for 500g of salt? Did you buy both course and fine salt? They sell it in Lima in 500g bags for about 6 Sol each. Thanks
29 March 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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christo f
Salut, Je compte vers inverse Cusco- Mara-Ollanta Pouvez me dire vous on prend le collectivos pour Maras ( descendre pres de restaurant.)ainsi que les tarifs . J'ai cru comprendre qu'on pouvait arreter au restaurant avec un collectivo de Cusco direction Ollanta > Et de reprendre le autre collectivo depuis le resto vers Ollanta. Merci d'avance
23 January 2017|
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Response from Bill H | Reviewed this property |
My son and I did a ATV(4wheeler adventure) to the Morays and had a awesome time. The company took care of picking us up from Cuzco and taking us back. This is the way to go, plus you take in the scenery at your own pace and... More
How long a trip from Cusco? What would a taxi cost.? How long should we plan to stay? We will only have about 4 hours the day of our departure Is that cutting it too tight?
4 November 2016|
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Response from Pussdee B | Reviewed this property |
4 hours!!! Forget it. No point of rushing around. I bought a tour and can't remember that how much I paid for.