Updated October 21st, 2019.
Full Day Small Group Day Trip to Salinas Salt Lagoon
You will be picked up from your accommodation in Arequipa at 7.00 before making the three hour trip to the Salinas Salt Lagoon. 4X4 Transport will be provided as the roads are rocky and untamed! Owing to the lack of public transport to the surrounding areas of the Salt Lagoon, you will avoid the crowds that characterise so many of Peru’s top attractions.
You will head towards Baños de Jesús and Chiguata, taking in the views of the surrounding volcanoes and mountains. There will be a stop at a local town (which sees few tourists) and also at several viewpoints. Your guide will point out medicinal plants and the native wildlife which includes, flamingos, vicuñas, alpacas, geese and llamas.
Once you arrive at the Salt Lagoon, you will enjoy a scenic hike around the area. As these hikes will take place at altitude, it is recommended that you allow yourself some time in Arequipa first to acclimatise.
As this is a small group tour, you have flexibility with the schedule and can request photo stops wherever you would like. Snacks will be provided as well as a packed lunch for you to enjoy. You will return to Arequipa for around 17.00.
Tour includes: English speaking guide, return transport and snacks (including packed lunch).
- Hiking shoes
- Binoculars for bird watching (these can be requested in advance)
- Layers – it can get cold at these altitudes!
- Rain jacket