Salinas y Aguada Blanca National Reserve, Arequipa

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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. Use our Arequipa vacation generator to arrange your visit to Salinas y Aguada Blanca National Reserve and other attractions in Arequipa.
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  • nothing to say. This part of peru is truly spectacular and exciting. endless plateau with unique panoramic views. not only volcani but also Lakes ... and fauna ... vicuñas. alpacas.
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  • Went on a day tour from Arequipa. Saw hundreds of vicuna in the wild. One of the highlights of our Peru vacation.  more »
  • The Rota that runs through the national park class is tortuous and superb. The trays are, to borrow absolutely. Sublime ride aloft
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