Visit to the Salt Ponds of Maras

A stunning and yet almost unbelievable landscape, the saltpans or salineras of Maras cannot be missed on a journey through the Sacred Valley. The community of Maras have been harvesting salt since the days of the Incan empire and their geometric salt ponds cascade down the slopes in the Urubamba mountain range. 

You can either explore the area by vehicle or on foot, as you learn about the ancient stone houses in Maras and see how the people farm the land in such challenging terrain. The white ponds starkly contrasted against the stunning mountain backdrop is a sight you won’t see anywhere else.

This experience was created by
Ana Sofía Cuba
The go-to specialist for Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley, Ana Sofia provides a personal invitation to the land of the Incas.
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