Salineras de Maras
Visit the famous Salineras de Maras with the local owner of the pools. You’ll have unique photos, take home a taste of Peru, and have a delicious snack with refreshments on the grounds of a stunning horse ranch in the heart of the Sacred Valley.
This tour begins on our beautiful ranch where you’ll receive a warm welcome and get to meet the team. As we are located directly at the foot of the hill under the Salineras de Maras site, this is only a 30-45 minute moderate and stunning hike. The views are worth it, and you get to see Salineras from a perspective that most don’t get to experience.
Once there, you’ll learn directly from the families who have been doing it for generations - about these fascinating salt pools and the process of producing salt. This is the secret salt which makes the Peruvian dishes so delectable, and since the profits are going back to local salt pool owners, not only will it taste great, you can also feel great about it.
After the activity, we’ll walk back down to the Ranch, where our horses roam, and all sorts of native organic vegetables are grown. Here you can relax surrounded by majestic mountains of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, and enjoy a sandwich (cheese, avocado, or chicken), a side salad from our gardens, and sodas or fresh fruit juice.
Ticket for Salineras de Maras
English speaking guide and a local owner of the salt pool
Sandwich, salad, and juice
Price: $35 USD per person
(discounts for groups of 4 or more)
Duration: 2.5 hours