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Review of Salinas de Maras

Salinas de Maras
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Maras Moray Half-Day Tour
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Maras
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Reviewed 23 April 2018

Maras salt mines start with a small stream from the mountains. The salty water is routed with narrow canals through the terraces of individual shallow salt pools of various sizes. The high altitude heat evaporates the water and the salt is collected from the surface. It is a back breaking labor to carry sacks of salt to the village with the help of donkeys.

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Reviewed 14 April 2018

We stopped here with our private driver.
It is so amazing that the local still using the pools, well worth to read about there history, although it was very useful to learn lots of interesting facts from our guide too.
Lots of shops on site and they are selling from cooking salt, baths salts and salted chocolates too.
Well, we bought from each and can tell they are really good, highly recommended!

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Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

This was a hidden gem that we happened to stumble across on our way to Machu Picchu! I was stunned at the amazing and natural beauty of this place. This is where the mine all their salt. You can walk through the mines and even see the workers mining. Truly a sight to behold. Make sure to take some cash as they have a great gift shop that sells all sorts of flavored salts! Great gifts to bring back for friends and family! It is scorching hot when we went so make sure to stay hydrated! Dress accordingly and wear comfortable shoes!!

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Reviewed 11 April 2018

Interesting to see how inventive the Incas were--they found a salty spring and built these pools to separate out the salt. They used the salt to preserve foods. The locals still use these pools, collecting the salt and selling it to tourists.

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Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

The salt mines are very impressive. We had never seen anything like it before. It is cool that they have so many extra flats of salt being mind that people from the community can come and take them for their own farms. We picked up tons of little bags of Himalayan sea salt to bring back as cheap gifts.

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