Get your walking boots on and get ready for a hike through the stunning Arequipa countryside. The trails surrounding the Misti volcano will take us to Laguna de Salinas, a lake where saltwater combines with nature, and the only onlookers are llamas and alpacas!
Laguna de Salinas Day Trip
After picking you up from your accommodation in Arequipa, we'll start our journey towards the Laguna de Salinas, or Lake Salinas as it is also known in English, located on the edge of the Salinas & Aguada Blanca Natural Reserve.
The journey will take around three hours, during which you'll see the Jesús hot springs and we'll also make a stop at the town of Chinguata. Finally, we'll reach our destination. Once there, we'll delve into the incredible natural setting and discover the flora and fauna in the region of Arequipa.
You'll only have to look up to see that we're just behind the majestic volcano Misti. Did you know that this is one of the region's ten active volcanoes? We'll also be able to take a trail and walk up one of the sides of the Pichu Pichu volcano.
As we walk, you'll explore the Peruvian forest with small trees and shrubs. The native Polylepis shrub, only found in mid to high altitude areas in the Andes, grows in abundance here. Not only that, but we'll be able to get close to the Laguna de Salinas lake to admire its beauty and surroundings.
If the lake is dry, it will be as white as snow. And, if there is water, we'll be able to get closer to see the large amount of salt it accumulates. Plus, we'll be accompanied by the local alpacas and llamas that live here.
After this wonderful experience, discovering the natural beauty of this region of Peru, we'll make our way back to Arequipa and the day trip will come to an end.
Hotel Pick Up
- We'll pick you up from your hotel in Arequipa if it's in the centre of the city. If your hotel is a bit further out, we'll be in touch with you to establish a meeting point.
- At the end of the tour, we'll return to Arequipa and we'll drop you off in the centre, between the streets Zela and Santa Catalina.
Per personUS$ 156.25
This is a bilingual (English/Spanish) guided tour.
English and Spanish speaking guide.
Hotel pick up from hotels in the centre of Arequipa.
Drop off in the centre of Arequipa.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
If there are still places available, you can book until the previous day (local time in Arequipa).
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).