This picturesque town, located 46 km from Cusco, contains beautifully preserved colonial architecture against a delightful backdrop of nature’s colorful caprices.
salinerasThese natural Salt fields have been harvested since Incan times, throughout the colonial period, and even today. They are composed of a large number of pools where the pink “Maras Salt” is produced, one of the few salts in the world that has its own flavor. Today the Pink Maras Salt is among the four most outstanding gourmet salts in the world.
Is an imposing archeological site, made up of an impressive system of terraces laid out in the form of a giant amphitheater. These terraces functioned as a gigantic agricultural lab, where ancient Peruvians experimented and obtained improved crops. These terraces also hold religious importance in the Andean spirituality, as they inspire great mysticism, and are still preserved as a site to give ritual offerings to the Pachamama, or Mother Earth