Arequipa: Excursion to Salinas Lagoon || All day ||

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Laguna de Salinas is a shallow water salt flat. This reserve is home to lagoons, hot springs, wetlands and spectacular scenery. Within the reserve you can see vicuñas, guanacos.

Highlights

  • Visit to the salt lagoon
  • Flora and Fauna Sightings
  • Visit to the thermal baths

Description

Itinerary We will pick you up at your hotel in Arequipa between 6:00 and 6:30 a.m. to start the trip to the Salinas Lagoon, located on the border of the Salinas and Aguada Blanca National Reserve. During the trip we will stop in Chiguata, a typical village of the area, for a continental breakfast consisting of juice, mate or coffee, cereal and toast. We will go into nature to discover the flora and fauna of the Arequipa region surrounding the Salinas Lagoon. We will only have to look up to discover that we are at the foot of the Misti volcano. Did you know that it is one of the 10 active volcanoes in the area? During the trip we will see an Andean forest formed by small trees and bushes, called queñuales in this area! Finally we will arrive at the Salinas Lagoon. If it is dry, it will welcome us with a snow-white color. And if there is water, we can approach the shore to see the large amount of salt that accumulates. Did you know that it is the only lagoon where you can see three types of flamingos? In addition, alpacas and llamas will accompany us during our walk around the lagoon. We will be able to explore the surroundings of the lagoon and the area of the Lojen volcano, as well as some thermal baths. After the hike, we will leave you free time for lunch and return to Arequipa. We will drop you off at your respective hotels around 4:30 pm.

Includes

Pick up at the hotel. Transportation by bus. English and Spanish speaking guide. Continental breakfast (at your hotel) On your return you will be dropped off near the Plaza de Armas.

Important Information

  • For last minute reservations, please check availability with the supplier by e-mail before booking. We will contact you via whatsapp two or one day before your tour to give you your pick up time.

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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