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Address: Carreta a Maras | San Isidro G-15, Cusco 00051, Peru
Phone Number:
984857762
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08:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:00
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USD 76.00*
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Moray, Maras and Urubamba Guided Tour from Cusco
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USD 150.00*
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Private Maras Moray Tour from Cusco
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USD 173.00*
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ATV Tour to Maras Moray from Cusco

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Interesting but what you see in the photos is all there is

The size of salt mines is the first thing that catches your eyes. Each section belongs to a family. Its amazing to see the slow and natural process of the mines, but you won't... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Marisol A
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Santiago, Chile
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Santiago, Chile
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The size of salt mines is the first thing that catches your eyes. Each section belongs to a family. Its amazing to see the slow and natural process of the mines, but you won't see much besides what you see in the photos. Good place to buy salt as a souvenir

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Said to predate the Incas this salt "mine" is built into the side of the mountain where water is evaporated in pools to leave salt. Still in operation this is living history.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Its a beautiful place but i will not go again cause ive seen places like this before, to me it was nothing new. There are Salt mines all over the world, and to me, it was nothing different.

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Thank malthaus005
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Salinas de Maras was beautiful pit stop on our road trip through the Sacred Valley. I'd budget probably 30-60 min to get through the area but don't think there's much to do there other than check out the unusual sight of the salt mines. The drive up was on steep, windy dirt roads so make sure your car can handle... More 

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Sydney
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Wonderful Salt Pans on the side of a Mountain Valley, open space salt mines, and lots of opportunity to walk the terraces. Very ingenious irrigation flows, colours (white, rust, clay, etc.) and worth the time and effort to get there!!

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Bocas del Toro Province, Panama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Really really cool experience. It's unlike anything I've ever seen and the salt makes for great gifts. You get to walk all over the area (not in the pools of course, but all through the edges of them). It doesn't long to visit them so it's a nice quick stop where you can buy salt and take some super cool... More 

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

very interesting, exotic place to see.If you are in lima, you have join that tour certainly. dont forget to take rain cover and photo machine :)

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Salt mines in the mountains? You bet! Never seen anything like it before. It is a bit of a drive to get there, I did rent a private cab from Urubamba to take me here and to Moray. You can walk thru the edges of the salt fields and you can purchase packages of table salt and bath salts on... More 

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Thank JR E
Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's an awesome place, it seems off this planet.It is and Inca mine where Pure salt is extracted. It is located in a flat area of the valley of Chinchero and the Valley of the INkas. Take some salt it, they say it brings luck. Maras Cusco Peru

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Vitoria, ES
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The scenery is amazing, with all these terraces of drying salty water. I tried the water filtering through the mountains and it is saltier than the sea water! We stopped in the city and visited a shop in which all salt-related products are sold. Very interesting!

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