Salinas y Aguada Blanca National Reserve, Arequipa

4.8
#1 of 13 in Wildlife in Arequipa
Drive up to Salinas y Aguada Blanca National Reserve, almost 5,000 m (15,000 ft) above sea level, to witness a large variety of landscape and an abundance of wildlife. The reserve was created in 1979 with the purpose of preserving the natural surroundings of the Andean plains and the species that inhabit it. As you ride along the well-maintained road, absorb views of snow-capped mountains, lagoons, wetlands, and volcanoes. Watch for high-altitude species such as llamas, alpacas, vicunas, or the rare guanaco. Visit the Lake Salina area for sightings of various colorful birds, including three different species of flamingo. A visit to Salinas y Aguada Blanca National Reserve represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Arequipa trip planning website to plot your vacation.
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  • I came to Arequipa for Colca Canyon like most everyone else. Decided to make the most of our free day and made our way to this reserve on an organized tour. We had no idea there were beautiful salt fl...  more »
  • All along the way you will marvel at the landscapes and herds of flames, alpacas and vicuñas, but the Reserve is more than that, they are its people, with its people, its traditions, its customs, are the impressive volcanoes that you can see from there, it is the clean and cold air , are the mirrors of water that leave you in awe. To be able to enjoy at least you must do the tour of two days, a single day is very tiring and fast, you stop seeing many beautiful things.
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