COMPLETE EXCURSION TO RESERVA NACIONAL DE AGUADA BLANCA Y LAGUNA SALINAS $155 USD Per Person

Full Day Private Trip To Andean Wildlife Reserve

Reserva Nacional de Salinas Aguada Blanca on the northeast of Arequipa (2350M) on the backside of Volcan Misti, Chachani Mount and Picchu Picchu Peak – This national reserve is divided between Arequipa and Moquegua department on the area of Lagunas de Salinas (4317M) which is behind Picchu Picchu Mount and volcan Misti (5825M) and the entire reserve cover big area up to 936 hectares and it is located between 3500M and 6000M.
Salinas and Aguada Blanca is part of the National System of protected Natural Areas and is representative sample of the dry Puna on the southern Peru - In the past the man was identified as nomadic hunters and gatherer (Vicuñas, Huanacos, eggs, seeds and amphibians) that inhabited the vast area of the reserve, they has left many historical evidences reflected in different representations in Mollepunku, Sumbay and Tarucani caves paintings.
Geomorphologically the National Reserve is presented in three zones: the plains and plateaus, rounded hills and low hills and volcanic cones, which are part of the western chain of the Andes and the natural boundary of the Reserve. The latter have originated by volcanic activity during the Tertiary and Quaternary Superior, and glacial and pluvial erosive action during the Upper Cenozoic.
This range of ecosystems offer great opportunity to bird watcher lovers from over the world the possibility to study the 144 bird species that exist in this Reserve, as well as 24 species of mammals, 4 reptiles, 4 amphibians and 3 fish species, the than 2 are endemic in the south. The reeds, the Andean grasslands and wetlands (typical and characteristic of the high plains environment): Also six life zones comprising three plant formations are located. Another natural wonders of the Reserve is the observation of celestial phenomena, stars and constellations in the clear sky that shelters Reserve in any season and for lovers of extreme adventure, the reserve offer many possibilities as mountaineering, rock climbing, mountain biking, river fishing, and trekking around active volcanoes over 5000 meters above sea level.
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Andean Flamingos Laguna De Salinas

TOUR ITINERARY TO RESERVA MACIONAL OF AGUADA BLANCA Y LAGUNA DE SALINAS

The trip begins from your hotel or from airport of Arequipa not later than 8AM – This trip includes a private transport for better development and covers all the reserve on a bumpy and dusty road.
From Arequipa to Lagunas de Salinas takes around 3 hours, this is a paradise for Flamingos and all bird watcher lovers are welcome to enjoy this amazing view – The lagoon is full of waters from January till June/July and then normally is dry with not possibilities to watch Andean birds – The trip includes 1 hours of walking around the lagoon (4317M) on the way to town of Salinas Huito.
The next stop will be between Andean valley of San Juan De Tarucani and Huayllacucho (4440M) – This place to find lot wetlands with Andean camelids as Llamas, Alpacas and luckily is possible to see deer and Andean fox. Some kilometers more driving we stop on the top of the mountain to see the dam of “El Fraile”, this one of water source for Arequipa River as known as Rio Chili.
Puruña Rock Forest Tour
Around 1PM we arrive to rock forest of Puruña, this is located in middle of PamPas Cañahuas and behin Chachani Mount (6070M) – This place has a lunar appearance with formations of strange human figures – Here you can walk for about 40 minutes through the forest and along Sumbay River – Picnic next of the rock forest.
We drive for about 40 minutes crossing part of the National Reserve as known as Pampas Cañahuas (4000M) which is natural home for Vicuñas grassing next of the road.
The last place to visit today will a recognize place of Sumbay Caves – This is one remote remaining of the first habitants of the region (14000 year ago) – To get the caves we have to drive on not good road passing the ghost town of Sumbay (4100M) and from the nice downhill walk for about half hour to the cave paintings located next of river – The caves offer carved figures and paintings of hunters and gatherer.
Around 4PM we drive back to Arequipa taking the asphalt route by the northwest of Arequipa - After 2 hours of driving you will be drop off at your hotel around 6PM and end of service.
Sumbay Rock Arts

TOUR TO RESERVA NACIONAL INCLUDES

  1. English-Speaking tour guide
  2. Private transport for whole trip
  3. Plenty snack and drinking water
  4. Oxygen bottle and first aid kit for the participants and our camp staff
  5. Walking sticks or poles (Under request only)
  6. All prices stated above are subject to change
  7. Exchange rate $1 USD = S/. 3.40 (rate may vary daily)

RECOMMENDATION
If this is your first time going to the Andes or High Mountains we recommend getting information about the ALTITUDE SICKNESS, see below some websites recommend by High Mountain doctors and scientists from over the world.
ISMM – International Society For Mountain Medicine
MEDEX – Medical Expeditions

TOUR COST FOR RESERVA NACIONAL DE AGUADA BLANCA Y LAGUNA DE SALINAS
DATE TOUR COST
Any day between April to December

During raining season under request only
COMPLETE EXCURSION TO RESERVA NACIONAL DE SALINAS Y AGUADA BLANCA $155 USD Per Person

Full Day Private Trip To Andean Wildlife Reserve
Backpacker Service (Join a group)
No available

Private Service (Private 4x4/guide)
2 participants $155 USD each
3-4 participants $120 USD each
5 to more participants $105 USD each
Discount: $5 USD of discount for South American Explorers Club Members
Discount 3%: Tour Operators or Travel Agencies Only
Students: $5 USD of discount only with valid green ISIC card
Organized Groups: We offer private service at anytime departure
Group size: 4 participants per guide - We need two participants minimum to develop this tour
BOOK HERE: We highly recommended to book space prior your arrival to Arequipa

EXCLUDED

  1. Pick up from airport or bus station (this can be arranged at booking time with additional charge)
  2. Travel insurance
  3. Alcoholic drinks
  4. Binoculars
  5. Hotel in Arequipa
  6. Tip for guide and camp staff

WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING/CARRY

  1. Small backpack 35Lt to carry your personal things
  2. Windproof jacket just for raining season (December/March)
  3. Hiking boots if is raining
  4. Hat or cap and sun block to be protected from the strong sun
  5. Toilet paper
  6. Camera, plenty of film and spare batteries
  7. Sunglass is strongly recommended to protect your eyes from the snow and sun
  8. Your personal medications

DEPARTURES & BOOKING

The tour is available every day from Arequipa at 8AM - Last moment booking can be arrange in our office of Arequipa one day in advance but this service will be possible ONLY if we have available transport and tour guide.
We really recommend to book this tour in advance through our booking form and guarantee your place with a first deposit via PayPal - The final balance of the trip has to be paid in our office of Arequipa ONE day prior the trip - The booking form and payment instruction will be sent to you under request only.

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