Salinas y Aguada Blanca National Reserve, Arequipa

(120+ reviews on the web)
National Park Nature / Park
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.
Create a full Arequipa itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Arequipa

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Arequipa by other users

16 days in Peru BY A USER FROM COLOMBIA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 17 days in Peru BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 42 days in Peru & Bolivia BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 21 days in Peru BY A USER FROM CÔTE D'IVOIRE October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 36 days in Peru, Chile & Ecuador BY A USER FROM CANADA May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Peru BY A USER FROM BRAZIL August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 18 days in Peru BY A USER FROM CANADA September, culture, outdoors, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 31 days in Peru BY A USER FROM BOLIVIA June, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 13 days in Peru BY A USER FROM PANAMA October, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 28 days in Peru BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 21 days in Peru BY A USER FROM ECUADOR September, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Peru BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • We drove from Arequipa to Salinas Huito in April 2017. The roads were in very bad condition. It took us 3 hours to get there and then the car (4x4) got stuck in the mud. There was no phone signal to c...  more »
  • 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 »
  • We went to Colca by way of this national park and its a great trip taking you to a high of 4.900 meters and offering views of active vulcanoes and other Andes summits and the elusive vicunas  more »