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“Unlike anything I have ever seen”
Review of Salinas de Maras

Salinas de Maras
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Peru Off-the-Beaten-Track: Maras, Moray, and...
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Maras
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 8 April 2018

The scenery driving into and framing this sight is incredible. I was astounded by how close we were allowed to get to the salt mines; we were even permitted and encouraged to walk on the thin terraces among them. So many amazing photo ops. It was especially cool to be able to touch the waters in the couple designated pools (others are still functioning and being cultivated by local families so we were sure to respect these and only touch the indicated ones). This is a great place to buy edible souvenirs like the pink salts from the mines and various varieties of quinoa - all on offer at very reasonably prices.

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Reviewed 6 April 2018

It's amazing that these salt mines have operated in essentially the same way since nearly 700 BC! We tasted the water from the natural spring and were amazed at how salty the water is where it comes out of the ground. Visually, it is a beautiful spot- and we purchased some of the salt to take home. Very cool experience!

Thank JenniferDierks
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Amazing salt mines... go early as it gets crowded, easy drive from Cusco. We enjoyed a guide who explained how the salt mines came to be. Gorgeous views of the Sacred Valley.

Thank MexChilanga
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

The structure, the way it is operated and the view are very interesting, especially as part of a day tour of the sacred valley. In western standards it is not completely safe (you can slip into a salt pond).

Thank Danny S
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Our Guide advised that the Salt Terraces look different at different times of the year and we didn’t visit at the best time, but it was impressive nonetheless.
They are typically a bright white and reflect the sun. Worth a visit.

Thank Ross M
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