The Astonishing Salt Ponds of the Incas: Las Salineras de Maras

A guided tour from the Sacred Valley to Chinchero or Cusco usually stops in the community of Maras. In one of the great hydraulic engineering projects of the world, the Incas built an intricate system of 5,000 salt ponds fed by small aqueducts¬†of salt-laden spring¬†water, a remnant of ancient seas that were trapped high and... Continue Reading →

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