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Address: Carreta a Maras | San Isidro G-15, Cusco 00051, Peru
Phone Number:
984857762
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USD 82.00*
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Moray, Maras and Urubamba Guided Tour from Cusco
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Private Maras Moray Tour from Cusco
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ATV Tour to Maras Moray from Cusco

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Salt Pools

Visiting Salinas de Maras was quite an event for my grandson, 9 years old. After climbing down the steps, you see the various pools where the water evaporates and salt is... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 June 2016
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Helena, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

Visiting Salinas de Maras was quite an event for my grandson, 9 years old. After climbing down the steps, you see the various pools where the water evaporates and salt is collected. It is a quite large operation. The water to fill the pools comes from an artisan spring from deep in the earth. You may taste the salty water... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

I was mesmerized by the terraces that seemed to go on and on and on. We stayed on Ollantaytambo and hired a driver to take us here. Definitely worth the trip!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

I did a half day horseback to the Salineras and it was wonderful! We rode in through the back so the pictures look pristine and we got to see local workers. Bring money so you can buy their various healing salts, and lotion if you plan to dip your finger in the water because your skin will chap. Also the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

We tooka a 1/2 day tour of Maras and Moray from Cusco through a guided tour arranged by our hotel Torre Dorada. These intricate evaporation ponds have been operating since Incan time. The guide explained how well the salt water is channeled from a stream into these various working ponds. A little bit of walk to the ponds and you... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

Saw Maras as part of a day tour from Cuzco, and it was an incredible site! It was cool to be able to see something so unique. However, it was sad that people were walking all over privately owned plots of land without any kind of direction or people ensuring that tourists stayed on the path.

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philadelphia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

This was an interesting side trip - cool to see how they did, and still do, make salt by evaporation of the run-off water. i would not make a whole trip just to see this, but it was linked to a sacred valley tour so worthwhile.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

The salinas were super interesting to visit for me! We did a day tour and stopped by a llama fabric place on our way, which was very interesting but overpriced.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

What an interesting spot if you want to arn an unusual way to make different types if salt. The water from the springs in this location is filled with all sorts of elements on the periodic table.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

An impressive site. Went via half day tour so slightly rushed. Functioning salt mine for 7 months of the year with shops. Worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

With our personal guide Oliver it was very interesting to know and understand the Salinas de Maras. Of course we brought a lot of salt back home! ;)

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