Exploring the Salt Flats of Maras is a unique and unforgettable experience that everyone should have on their holiday in Peru. The Salinas de Maras, located in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, is a sight to behold, with thousands of shallow pools filled with salt water that are left to evaporate, leaving behind an incredible treasure of crystallized salt.
What makes the Maras Salt Mines so special is not only the stunning view of the pools in various shades of white and earthy brown but also the history and traditions that have been passed down through generations of local families who still mine the salt today. It is an incredible opportunity to witness first-hand the same techniques that were used over 500 years ago by the Incas, who carved over 6,000 salt ponds into the slopes of Qori Pujio mountain.
On our private tour to the Salt Flats of Maras, you will have the chance to walk through the salt mines with a knowledgeable local guide who will provide you with a deeper insight into how the mines work and the history behind this ancient practice. It is a fascinating experience to learn about the intricate process of channelling the water from a natural underground spring into the pools, where it is left to evaporate and create the precious Peruvian pink salt.
As you explore the Salt Flats of Maras, take in the breathtaking views of the Sacred Valley of the Incas and the surrounding mountains. The peaceful atmosphere and the sound of the saltwater flowing into the pools make it a truly serene experience. You will be amazed at the sheer scale of the salt flats and the beauty of this natural wonder.
A private tour to the Salt Flats of Maras is an absolute must-do on your holiday in Peru. The incredible history, traditions, and natural beauty of the salt flats make it a truly unique and unforgettable experience. Discover the magic of the Salt Flats of Maras for yourself.