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Salinas Salt Lagoon Private tour - Day Trip from Arequipa
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Salinas Salt Lagoon Private tour - Day Trip from Arequipa

By Arequipa Tour Operator Peru
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Ages 13-75
Duration: 10h
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Live guide: English
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  • Private transport
  • Snacks
  • Hotel pickup/drop-off
  • Hiking around the area (3 km maximum)
  • Specialist guide
  • Entrance fee/Admission - Salinas y Aguada Blanca National Reserve
  • Entry/Admission - Salinas y Aguada Blanca National Reserve
What's not included
  • Food and drinks (unless specified)
  • Gratuities


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • We pick up from all hotels that are located in centre area of Arequipa city - downtown
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 29430P11

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
        • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
        • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
        • Vegan and vegetarian options are available
        • Hiking shoes, pants and a jacket for wind and cold are recommended
        • Minimum age is 13 years old
        • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
        • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
        • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        How much is Salinas Salt Lagoon Private tour - Day Trip from Arequipa?
        Salinas Salt Lagoon Private tour - Day Trip from Arequipa price starts from $194.98. Discover and book Salinas Salt Lagoon Private tour - Day Trip from Arequipa on Tripadvisor
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        • 1
          First, you will be picked up from your hotel in Arequipa at 7:30 am, then you will enjoy a scenic 3-hour drive to the Salinas Lagoon. You will take a paved road, heading towards Baños de Jesús and Chiguata (3000M) and then uphill, following dirt roads and bumps in the slopes of Pichu Pichu. You will then visit Salinas Luicho, where you might find native wildlife, such as South American camelids, llamas, alpacas and various bird species. You might also enter Salinas Salt, if there's enough water in the lagoon. You will take in the sights of Ñuñu (a little volcano) and the Ubinas volcano. Your visit will also include a hike (3 km maximum). You will return to Arequipa by 17:00h approximately.
        About the operator
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        • Arequipa Tour Operator Peru
          48
          Arequipa, Peru
          Joined in September 2016
        • robmW7764PR
          0 contributions
          3.0 of 5 bubbles
          NOT A SMALL GROUP TOUR.
          The itinerary was OK but to call this a Small Group tour is absolutely misleading. We were in a double decker bus!!!. We avoid larger group tours because everything takes longer and sure enough in this large group we had some very selfish people who thought it was OK to start a quad bike ride after everyone else was on the bus and ready to leave our last destination. We go back 50 minutes later than expected and as a result missed getting into a restaurant that we were planning to dine at.
          Written 1 May 2024
        • Gumucio
          0 contributions
          2.0 of 5 bubbles
          Only Juanita matters
          The main attraction in this small museum is "Juanita" which is not a mummy as many have written, but a frozen corpse of a 12-14-year-old girl that was sacrificed at the top of mountain Ampato, around 500 years ago. The corpse is shown inside a three-layer glass box to keep it frozen. It is removed to a dark place every six months and replaced by "Sarita", another frozen corpse which is not as impressive. The six remaining rooms in the museum contain small objects that are kept as they were found, with little or no restoration. They are mostly of interest to specialists. No photos are allowed, even without a flash. This can be understood for "Juanita" or "Sarita" for obvious reasons, but not for the rest of the museum. The entry price paid by foreigners is high for what there is to see in the small museum, moreover, you can only visit with a tour guide (payment not included). You could eventually skip the visit.
          Written 11 December 2023
        • Jet38214403968
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Dreams come true.
          Very nice stay lovely staff very helpful, warm arrival with a nice welcoming drinks, everything was very well explained to be able to start my holidays, a very helpful person Vinay, food at the restaurants was very good specially the msuritian buffet with the local danse sega, we got to buy a dress like that for our daughter, we will surely come back.
          Written 3 May 2023
        • Grcutter
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Nice, low cost half day tour of Arequipa
          This is a very economical half day tour of Arequipa. There was great communication from the organizer via WhatsApp. We were told what to pack and exactly what the cost of the extra admissions would be. We were met at our hotel on time and escorted to the bus pick up location which was a 2 block walk. The bus is double decker with a cover. We had reserved seats which is nice. There are 5 stops. In my opinion, the first 4 are worthwhile, especially the 3rd one, but the last one, which is supposed to be a museum (contains 2 artifacts) is not worth the 10 sols entrance fee unless you want your picture next to a 200 year old willow tree and want to see a very large fighting bull. The tour covers a lot of ground in a short time and does not stay in any one location for very long. The guide was really great. I benefitted from the English portion. The bus sound system is not so good so it can be difficult to hear the guide while the bus is moving. The guide goes with you into each of the locations to further explain what you ate seeing. The tour ends a few blocks from the Plaza de Armes so you are not brought back to the pickup.
          Written 28 October 2022
        • M7861HNjustinc
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Better then expected
          Beat my expectations, thought it'd be much worse but was definitely worth it for how cheap it is. Better then expected.
          Written 16 May 2022
        • 700dimac
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing lanscape with professional crew
          What an amazing trip. Peter our guide and Persi our driver were very professional. The guide explained as alot about the story of the area and is quite interesting. You have more than enough stops to do pictures, shopping an brakes. Be ready for a long drive. The tour starts from arequipa with posibility to end in Puno or back to arequipa
          Written 6 May 2022
        • Yvonne28F
          0 contributions
          1.0 of 5 bubbles
          Don't book this tour
          This was a no go! Way too far in a crappy bus for only two viewpoints. The tourguide spoke mostly Spanish so half of the time we had no clue what was going on. We had to pay €25 pp to get into Chivay and lunch was not cheap either. Someone had to throw up in the van and we also felt sick ourselves. Not worth it.
          Written 17 November 2019
        • cosconstantinou1
          0 contributions
          3.0 of 5 bubbles
          Full day trip to Colca Canyon
          An ok trip but a few too many stops to buy local trader’s gifts. Also the optional thermal baths looked uninviting so we gave that a miss. The breakfast was average at best and the optional buffet lunch was expensive for what was provided. Nice to see the canyon and condors though.
          Written 27 October 2019
        • wilsonalex09
          0 contributions
          3.0 of 5 bubbles
          Depends What You’re Looking For...
          My girlfriend Tori and I went on this tour. We got picked up at the hotel on time and the bus was nice. Driver and the host were nice and knowledgeable however we found it to be a very long day for what you get out of it. The ‘breakfast included was just coffee/tea and a couple bread rolls with jam and you had to pay 2 soles more for a small portion of eggs. And then when you get to the various stops you have 10-15 minutes for the view and pictures and an hour for the main condor viewing. We went to the hot springs as well and they were relaxing although very unclean and didn’t look like they were maintained well (you get 45mins total). We are a very easygoing couple and it wasn’t the worst day however we just found that it’s A-LOT of sitting on the bus for a couple views and you’re gone from 2AM to 5PM which in hindsight we feel it would’ve been better to do other things around Arequipa or a shorter tour for what we got out of it.
          Written 10 October 2019
        • diana cecilia Y
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Recommended
          It was just perfect :) without a doubt, you should do a one day tour to Colca with this agency ! Also, the lunch was so good !
          Written 9 September 2019
        • Esther B
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          City Tour great experience
          The tour was wonderful! Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and had the curtesy to give each of us a pin with the Escude de Arequipa All the places we visited were fabulous and one can spend more time in each of them. My only suggestion us to tell the visitors to bring a snack. We tried “Choclo con queso” corn and cheese which was delicious!!
          Written 5 September 2019
        • Kees69
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Colca Canyon TWO DAYS
          You cannot do a 1-day tour of Colca Canyon in 1 day. We always do it yearly in August as a 2-Day Trip! You MUST be at the Canyon's Miradors (Lookout points) by 7-8 am. The Cruz del Condor on Aug 30 and 31 were WAY too busy with 100s to 1000s of tourists. We stopped at one outside Cabanaconde and then one after Cruz del Condor. it worked out VERY well. Check my latest Facebook post (3 Sept 2019).
          Written 3 September 2019
        • Kees69
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Arequipa walking Tour
          Our friend and guide Katia gave our CU students at San Pablo University an extensive walking tour. i needed to tell Katia repeatedly that the student needed to be home by 6 pm.
          Written 3 September 2019
        • Christian R
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          4.0 of 5 bubbles
          Colca Canyon Tour from Arequipa (1 day)
          Nice trip with several different and wonderful landscapes. You can see lamas, Alpacas and condors. Awesome trip!
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        • 301lynndeb
          0 contributions
          1.0 of 5 bubbles
          Not satisfying
          The tour wasn‘t as nice as expected. It is too expensive for what it was! The bus drive to Chivay was Okay although our guide Herman was not very enthousiastic as if he wouldn‘t really like to be there. When we arrived in Chivay, a local came to pick us up with the horse. The guide didn’t speak with us during the whole trip, he wouldn’t have given any information if we wouldnt have asked. His answers were always very short. Although we spoke in Spanish with him! The equipment for the riding was very uncomfortable. The trip to the Condor Cross was nice and we saw lots of them. The drive back to arequipa was horror! The driver Hector was very tired and I saw his eyes getting smaller and smaller in the mirror. As the road is very dangerous, I didn‘t feel safe at all. The guide fell asleep next to the driver. After I asked the driver to make a toilet break (not in order that I can pee but in order that he gets the break he definetley needed) But after the break, it wasn‘t better. I told our guide that I can see that the driver is tired and that it would maybe be a good idea to keep him awake. He laughed at me and told the driver 2 minutes later what I ve said (they didnt know I understand spanish!!) They laughed about me but the driver knew that I was right. He put some coca leaves in his mouth, put his glasses on and opened the window to stay awake...My critic is that he should have taken a break and the guide shouldn‘t sleep next to him but speak to him. It is his responsibility that his clients feel safe and..survive!! I wouldn‘t recommend this tour.
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        Kim
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Feb 2020 • Friends
        Salinas salt lagoon is incredibly beautiful. I was there during the rainy season so it’s not white but instead a big mirror. Our guide Elli was super knowledgeable and could answer all our questions about the region and the lagoon itself. Since we were only two guests, the whole tour was super flexible and tailored to our wishes.
        I can highly recommend this tour - it’s worth every penny :-)
        Written 11 February 2020
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        Dear Kim Thank you for visited Peru we are happy to hear that you enjoyed it and thank you for your feedback. Best regards, Gloria Mamani
        Written 13 July 2021
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        KT9104
        London, UK60 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        My partner and I did the salt lagoon visit with Arequipa Tour when it looked like we wouldn’t get to Uyuni because of the Bolivian riots. The personalised tour was pretty good and I enjoyed that it did not feel rushed in any way; we were able to stop en route whenever we wanted and got to spend a decent amount of time at the salinas. Unexpectedly, we also had the best avocado I have ever had in my life at lunchtime!
        The salinas themselves were very nice to look at and seen fairly expansive once you are in the middle of them. We were able to take some nice photos and enjoyed walking across them. However, make sure you go after a period of good weather as if not the salt can be a bit grey. Unfortunately, this was the case with us and our guide wouldn’t stop talking about how much better it had been the week before..!
        In relation to our guide: Elly was very enthusiastic and knowledgable so it was on the whole good to have her as our guide. However, my partner found it confusing that the tour was carried out in a kind of Spanglish (ie sentences variously in English and in Spanish, sometimes both in the same sentence). This may have had something to do with the fact that I speak both and perhaps Elly enjoyed speaking both too. Finally, as a minor point, we didn’t appreciate when we were having a casual conversation during our walk and Elly stated that she would never want to marry a European man because she doesn’t like Europeans. We are both European (which she knew) so that opinion should probably have been kept to herself.
        Overall, I would recommend this tour if you don’t have time to see any other salt flats while in South America. However, it is expensive (we paid $95 each for a private tour) and definitely doesn’t compare to Uyuni (which we got to see in the end)!
        Written 17 December 2019
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        Dear customer Thank you for visited Peru and thank you for your feedbacks we have taken note of it and will continue to improve. Best regards, Gloria Mamani
        Written 13 July 2021
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        Philippe735
        Paris, France19 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        With Elly (the guide) and Esteban (the driver), we spent a perfect day seeing beautiful landscapes and animals (Lamas, guanacos, vigognas, alpagas, pink flamingos, ...).
        Thanks to both of them !
        Written 3 August 2018
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        Dear Philippe Thank you for your visit it was a pleasure. Gloria M
        Written 23 October 2018
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