The salt pans of Maras

The (sustainable) insider tip for a tour of the Sacred Valley of the Incas

What do you think about first when you hear “Peru”? Macchu Picchu? The Nazca lines? Lime? All right, but today we want to present a real insider’s tip that has so far managed to stay under the radar of the tourist crowds: the salt mines of Maras in the Sacred Valley of the Inca on the Urubamba River.

Hidden among winding streets, it suddenly opens up to hundreds of salt flats, which stretch down into the terrace-shaped valley, and the salt fields that originate in the pre-Inca times are still housed as they were almost 2,000 years ago. .

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