Used since before the Incan period, Salinas de Maras represents a patchwork of shallow geometric salt pools that cascade down the slopes of a canyon. These saltpans--still harvested by the local people using traditional methods--are feed by a natural spring. Geologists believe that salt-water spring originates from the halite deposits left from the ocean that covered the area some 110 million years ago. The salt owes its soft pink hue to the traces of various minerals, such as potassium, magnesium, calcium, and silicon. Put Salinas de Maras on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Maras trip planner .
Tours to Salinas de Maras
ATV Tour to Moray, Maras and Salt Flat in the Sacred Valley from Cusco BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $40
Duration: 5 hours
Maras, Moray and Chinchero Private Day Trip from Cusco BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $104
Duration: 7 to 8 hours
Salinas de Maras Reviews
Bem legal observar o pessoal trabalhando nas salinas. Linda vista Acredito que o passeio fique ainda mais rico com um guia explicando sobre o local. Aproveite para comprar sal aqui. Achei que fosse ma... more »Pretty cool watching the people working in the salt pans. Beautiful view I believe the ride is even richer with a guide explaining the location. Enjoy to buy salt here. I thought it was more expensive, but it really was worth more in the salt pans than in markets afterwards. We also buy chocolates with various flavors.
Aproveitem a visita pra comprar flor de sal, sal rosa, sal negro, sal defumado etc, coisas que custam os olhos da cara e lá estão a preço de banana more »Enjoy the visit to buy salt flower, pink salt, black salt, smoked salt etc, things that cost the eyes of the face and there are at the price of banana
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