Tour to the Salinas salt flat and lagoon + Lojen hot springs

If you’re heading to Arequipa, don’t miss the Salinas Lagoon and salt flat, along with the famous Lojen hot springs located in the Salinas and Aguada Blanca National Reserve. This excursion will treat you to the finest Andean landscapes: volcanoes, alpacas, vicuñas, salt flats, and top it off with a mirror-like effect photo at the Salinas Lagoon.


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6:00 Meeting point
  • We will pick you up from your hotel at about 6:00 – if applicable.
  • You should read the Details Tab so there are no misunderstandings at all.
Arequipa to the Chiguata Volcano lookout point

By vehicle.

Volcano lookout to the Queñoales and Yaretales forest
  • By vehicle.
  • Queñoales and Yaretales trees are native to the Peruvian Andes.
Transfer to Salinas lagoon

The bus ride lasts approximately 1 hour.

Explore the Salinas Lagoon — The Arequipa salt flats

This lagoon is located within the Salinas and Aguada Blanca National Reserve, you will discover the natural beauty (flora and fauna) surrounded by volcanoes and mountains.

  • From January to March: You will see the Flamingo birds and Water Mirrors effects.
    From April to December: You will visit the salt extraction centers.
  • You can see llamas and vicuñas all year round.
Salinas Lagoon to the Lojen hot springs

By vehicle.

Explore the Lojen hot springs

The are also known for their medicinal properties, the high temperature of these  hot springs is due to their proximity to the Lojen mini volcano.

Return to Arequipa city
13:30 Ending point

The tour ends near the Plaza de Armas in the historic center of Arequipa.

Price

The prices shown in the table are:

  • Per person in US dollars ($).
  • Pple. = people.
  • Group = group service, shared.
Pple.GroupPrivate
1$32$300
2 $32$150
3 $32$120
4 $32$100
5 $32$90
If your group is bigger, contact us.

Details

DetailsGroupPrivate
Schedule6:00 to 13:30You decide
DaysEvery dayEvery day
Languagees/en simultaneouslyes or en
SizeSmall group: 6 to 15 pax.You and your friends
IncludedGroupPrivate
Pick up from your hotel
Breakfast
Lunch, dinner
Professional Guide
Driver
Tourist vehicle
Tickets for the lagoon: 10 soles pp
Tickets for the hot springs (optional): 5 soles pp
Personalized service
Drop off at your hotel
Tickets to the lagoon is normally free, but sometimes the community usually charges 10 soles pp.

Accessibility: Not suitable for people with reduced mobility.

What do I bring?

  • Sweaters
  • Rain ponchos
  • Anti-slip shoes
  • Caps or hats
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • A bottle of water
  • Local currency in cash for your entrance tickets
  • * Dollars, Euros and cards are not accepted
  • * You can buy the entrance tickets the same day of your tour

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Notes

Pick-ups and timings:

Group tours:

  • Pick up times and tour ending times are approximate.
  • Bus stop times to visit the attractions, to eat (if applicable) or other activities are always approximate, never exact.
  • Arrival times to the attractions on foot are approximate.
  • We will pick you up as long as you are in the historic center; otherwise, we will coordinate another meeting place.
  • If your hotel doesn’t have a car access, the streets are one-way only or there is a lot of car traffic, then you will walk some blocks to get in the bus.
  • We may not pick you up for some tours due to schedules, festivals and strikes.
  • When being picked up, we will call for your name, lastname and tour destination; otherwise, don’t get on the bus.
  • We will coordinate all pick-up time details one day prior your tour.

Private tours:

  • Your pick up time is sharp on time.
  • We will do our best to pick you up from your hotel regardless your hotel location.
  • We will coordinate all pick-up time details one day prior your tour.
  • Your tour ending time is still aproximate; however, we will do our best to end the tour on the scheduled time.

Vehicle type and seats:

Vehicle types — group tours and private tours:

  • We implement vehicles authorized by the Ministry of Transportation of Peru.
  • The type and size of vehicle will always depend on the group size.
  • We implement modern vehicles with air conditioning: H1, Van, Renault and Sprinter.

Seats — group tours:

  • You book a seat in the bus — you don’t necessarily book a specific number of seat.
  • If you are picked up first from your hotel, then you can can choose some seats.
  • Your pickup time will depend on your hotel location.
  • Travel partners or couples seat together to 95%; however, we don’t warranty this will happen to 100%.

Road type:

  • Much of the road is paved track.
  • The last part of the road is a dirt road (compacted earth) with bumps, therefore:
    • Dust comes in through the windows
    • The vehicle ride is sometimes bumpy

Operability and itinerary:

This tour is subject to variation without any prior notice, due to weather conditions, strikes and any other event that doesn’t allow the normal tour operation.

Cancellations

The cancellation is free as long as you do it 48 hours in advance; otherwise, a fee of 100% of the tour cost will apply.

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