The Maras Salt Mines in Peru's Sacred Valley are very intriguing and worth a stop if you're touring the area. The mines cover a whole hillside and you can freely walk through them but mind your step as they can often be muddy or slippery. They're mainly interesting for the sake of photography but you can also get some great products here which incorporate the harvested salt (edible salts, bath salts, chocolate with salt, etc).
Colin Roohan traveled to Peru courtesy of PromPeru, Travcoa, and LAN as part of AFAR’s partnership with The United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA), whose members provide travelers with unparalleled access, insider knowledge, and peace-of-mind to destinations across the globe. Hear more about Colin’s journey on the USTOA blog.