Growing Salt: The Salineras


Cathy Fulton

Are you a big fan of Sal de Maras? So were the pre-Incan societies! Learn more about the Salineras and how to hike the salt road on your own.

The Salineras is a fascinating site where salt has been harvested for over 500 years and maybe even for millennia. Most people approach the site from the village of Maras in a vehicle, but the trail up from the Sacred Valley is a rewarding hike.

After about 45 minutes of climbing, occasionally using the excuse to look back down the valley to catch your breath, you will come upon the site of the Salineras '