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Salinas Lagoon Tour

¡Don’t miss this unique trip to the Salinas Lagoon and the best viewpoints in Arequipa!

The Salinas Lagoon Tour is a day trip that will be full of activities, especially recommended for those travelers who enjoy beautiful natural postcards.

The Salinas Lagoon is an important body of water located in southern Peru, constituting part of the Natural Reserve of Salinas and Aguada Blanca. This site is known for the sighting of many native species that have habitat in this reserve. Among them, you can find migratory birds and camelids such as alpacas, vicuñas or llamas.

On this trip you will also discover incredible viewpoints towards the volcanoes that surround the landscape and natural hot springs whose pools are considered medicinal. The town of Chiguata will be another attraction, whose colonial architecture and imposing buildings will provide excellent postcards to take pictures.

All this will be added to exquisite regional food and a first class professional guide service to ensure the best experience.

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Salinas Lagoon Tour Itinerary

06:15 – 07:30 AM: Pick up from hotels in Arequipa downtown

07:30 - 10:00 AM: Excursions and Breakfast

We will then head to the Chiguata Volcanoes Viewpoint and the town of Chiguata. We will make excursions to the main square of Chiguata, Espiritu Santo Church and then enjoy a well-deserved traditional breakfast.

Then we will continue our way and in a journey of approximately one hour, we will make a stop at Alto Simbral.

10:0 AM - 11:00 AM: Visit to the Salinas Lagoon

Our visit to the lagoon will take about an hour and a half. Here we will take the opportunity to visit its viewpoints, bird watching, vicuñas, llamas and alpacas, as well as its incredible water mirrors.

In dry season (April to December) we can have the opportunity to visit the salt extraction centers where you can get spectacular photographs.

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM: Visit to Lojen Minivolcano and Lojen Hot Springs

After visiting these incredible viewpoints, we will visit the Lojen Minivolcano and then the medicinal hot springs to relax our muscles before continuing on our way.

01:00 - 04:00 PM: Return to Chiguata, lunch and return to Arequipa.

After enjoying a relaxing bath, we will go to Chiguata to enjoy an exquisite regional lunch and then return to the Plaza de Armas around 4:00 PM.

Additional Information


The price of the Salinas Lagoon Tour includes:

  • Briefing one day before the tour.
  • Professional bilingual guide (English/Spanish, check availability for Portuguese).
  • Tourist Transportation
Not include

The price of the Tour to Laguna de Salinas does not include:

  • Entrance to the Salt Flats S/. 5
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
What to Bring

What to bring to the Salinas Lagoon Tour?

  • It is recommended to bring: comfortable shoes, light clothing, hat, wool cap, gloves, sunglasses, sunscreen, rain gear (especially in November - April).
  • Insect repellent
  • A clean set of clothes
  • Passport or ID card (required).
  • ISIC card if you are a student.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Camera.
  • Bathing clothes and towel (optional for the thermal baths).
  • Cash (local currency).

What considerations you should have when taking Salinas Lagoon Tour:

  • You can include the tickets to the attractions – as an additional – in the process of contracting the Tour, or purchase it on your own directly at the place with payment in cash and in local currency (the prices of entrance tickets may vary without prior notice).
  • Minors must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Due to environmental, climatic or other factors, beyond our control, the itinerary of the trip may vary. If so, it will be notified promptly.
  • Guru Explorers value your time and strive to respect the tour schedule; however, they could vary for reasons beyond our control (weather, natural disasters, field conditions, among other demonstrable reasons). We will do our best to provide efficient options and solutions for your enjoyment.

Not allowed:

  • Pets.
  • Smoke.
  • Suitcases or large bags.

Not recommended for:

  • People in wheelchairs.
Terms and Conditions

Cancellation Policies:

  • Within 3 days or less in advance, there will be no refund.
  • Between 4 and 7 days of notification, 70% is refunded.
  • More than 7 days, 90% is refunded.

Date changes:

  • Rates applied for change of date in group tours:
    • There will be no extra charge if you notify more than 5 days in advance.
    • If notified between 3 and 5 days in advance, an additional charge of 20% will apply.
    • If you notify within 2 days or less in advance, it will not be possible to make the change and it will not be subject to a refund.
  • Subject to availability.
  • There will be no refund in case of delayed flights, train delays, bad weather or other external factors.
Why choose us

The experience that makes you live the beauty of this mountain of colors is inexplicable, it is really a personal encounter between you and nature.

If you are still wondering why choose us? We would like you to read 7 outstanding characteristics of our service:


When you go to a teacher, it is because you want to answer all the questions. In a matter of travel, money, time and enjoyment, you have to choose the best options available and that is what “Guru Explorers” is all about, giving you the perfect balance for the adventure you DESERVE.


To become “Guru Explorers”, we are still world travelers, but experts in Cusco, Lima, and the most important destinations in Peru. We lived bad and good experiences, valuing that the main difference lies in the details, so we know what elements are essential for your trip. We are travelers and we strive to enhance your experience!


We are here to provide you with the best and most accurate information and description of our tours. We are not supporters of hidden costs, that is why we provide the necessary information so you can choose the inclusions or upgrades you are looking for.


You entrust us with your time, your money and your expectations and that is why we fine-tune every detail to guarantee the trip you dream of.


Although we have pre-established packages; they can be adapted to your needs and to make plans that are suited to you, so that you can visit any place in Peru, with the expertise of “Guru Explorers”. We adapt trips for special occasions such as your corporate trips, honeymoon, birthday, social, cultural or sports event during your visit to Peru, offering you complete advice to achieve and exceed your expectations.


Before being tour guides, we are travelers, explorers, adventurers; That makes us passionate about creating the best experiences in the time you invest for yourself and those you love.


We promote Responsible and Sustainable Tourism, not affecting the traveler, nor exploiting the communities that receive it or their environment. We create more human and respectful experiences of Heritage.

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What is the extension of the Salinas Lagoon?

The Salinas Lagoon has an extension of 354 hectares, being a true spectacle of nature. Thousands of visitors come to this site every year to enjoy it.

What is the importance of the Salinas y Aguada Blanca Natural Reserve?

The reserve seeks to protect the natural habitat of different species such as the vicuña, taruca, common parihuana, Andean parihuana and James parihuana. It also seeks to conserve the Queñual forests found in this region.

How many days are recommended to visit the Salinas Lagoon?

One day is enough to make the complete tour and enjoy all its natural landscapes.

What activities can be done in the Salinas y Aguada Blanca Natural Reserve?

Some adventure sports compatible with the conservation of the site are permitted within the reserve, such as trout fishing in authorized seasons, hiking, and biking.


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