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Carreta a Maras | Urubamba, Maras 00051, Peru
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We drove by moto here but there are also options to take private taxis or to go with tours. Either way the price to enter is 10 Peruvian soles per person. It's interesting to see and walk above the salt pools as you aren't permitted to actually walk into them. You can take a
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All manner of salt, shades of white and pink, all fed from an underground sea of salty water deep within the mountains. Amazing, out of this world sight, looks so alien. You can taste the various salts and buy small quantities from the little shops at the entrance too.
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The area is as depicted in the photograph, where evaporation from relatively small pans is used to extract salt from a stream that comes from underground. I have seen salt pans before, but never on a hillside and never on this scale.
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The salt mines of Maras is one cool attraction not to be missed. Take your time to appreciate the spectacular site with majestic backdrop of the forested mountains.
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We stopped at the saltpans as part of our tour of the Sacred Valley. We were just at the beginning of the rainy season, so were lucky enough to still see the brilliant white of the saltpans. Unfortunately, you can't walk down to the saltpans themselves, but you can get some
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