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  • Address: Maras, Peru
  • Admission: Adults: 5 Nuevos Soles

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Maras Salt Pools

Nestled in the Sacred Valley of the Incas is the remote town of Maras, known throughout Peru for its thousands of worked salt pans.

Salt has been collected here since before the time of the Inca, rising to the surface from a subterranean stream and evaporating in the Andean sunshine.

You can gather your own handful of salt or buy some packaged to take home from Maras’ gift store.

The terraced saltwork pools dotting the Andean hillsides look quite stunning, glittering like bright white snow in the sunshine, so bring your camera.

The town of Maras was quite important in colonial times, and you’ll see some out-of-place ornate Spanish homes and the mud-brick colonial church.

Practical Info

The town of Maras lies off the 28B Highway, between Cusco and Ollantaytambo in Urabamba province. Cusco is 40km (25 miles) away. The saltworks are northwest of Maras along a dusty road.

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Day Trip to the Sacred Valley: Chinchero, Maras, Moray and Ollantaytambo, Cusco, null
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Day Trip to the Sacred Valley: Chinchero, Maras, Moray and Ollantaytambo

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Explore Peru’s Urubamba Valley on this day trip from Cusco! Visit the Andean village of Chinchero, see the former salt-producing town of Maras, view the ...  Read more

Location: Cusco, Peru
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $244.99
8-Day Tour from Lima: Machu Picchu and the Amazon Jungle, Lima, Day Trips
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8-Day Tour from Lima: Machu Picchu and the Amazon Jungle

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Go on an 8-day adventure in Peru and enjoy your vacation to the fullest as you visit incredible places. Travel to Cusco and wander through the cobblestone ...  Read more

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ATV Tour to Moray, Maras and Salt Flat in the Sacred Valley from Cusco

This tour on ATV is designed for families group, friends etc, whose look for adventure visiting the most typical and traditional places in Cusco city such as ...  Read more

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Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

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Maras, Moray and Chinchero Private Day Trip from Cusco, Cusco, 4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours
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Location: Cusco, Peru
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ATV Tour to Maras Moray from Cusco, Cusco, Day Trips
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ATV Tour to Maras Moray from Cusco

Vitsit Moray archaeological park and Maras' salt mines, beautiful landscapes and natural formations in this ATV tour.

Location: Cusco, Peru
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

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Maras Moray Half-Day Tour

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Location: Cusco, Peru
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $75.00
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Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

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Sacred Valley Overnight Tour from Cusco, Cusco, Cultural Tours
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Duration: 2 days (approx.)

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10-day Tour from Lima: Amazon Jungle, Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca, Lima, Overnight Tours
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