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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  • Very nice area ne of Arequipa with wonderful views of the volcanoes Chachani, Ampato, El Misti, but also the Hualca Hualca Sabancaya and. Numerous Vicuna's along the course in the fields.
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  • It is very nice to go to this beautiful place, beautiful view and you can see flames alpacas and vicuñas in its natural state, the only thing to take into account is the date of the visit since it can be a little dangerous for the climate.
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  • It's of the beaten track, so it's a bit more expensive! Take a tour/car to this lake, it's beautiful! A lot of llama's en alpaca's, no tourist and a nice view. It's 2 hour drive, and you can mountainb...  more »