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Salinas y Aguada Blanca National Reserve

Arequipa, Peru
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Ranked #11 of 36 attractions in Arequipa
Type: National Parks
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Mexico City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This is a must while driving to the Colca Canyon (or to Puno). The views of the volcanoes are beutiful. Also you can see several vicunas, alpacas and llamas on the way.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

You cross this large National Park if you do tour of Colca Canyon from Arequipa. The park starts just 20km from Arequipa and rapidly gains altitude. It is important you stock up on coca leaves or at least drink some coca tea before setting off. Chewing the leaves may seem revolting but it cancels out the effect of any altitude... More

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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

This place is high altitude but fine for a stroll and to drive through looking at the scenery and wildlife

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

I visited Laguna Salinas with several friends while living in Arequipa. We had to hire a private guide and its a long drive to the Laguna on a dreadful road. But seeing the view of the salt lake when you come over the mountains to the laguna is frankly one of the most amazing experience I have had in my... More

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

We rented a car in Arequipa to drive to Cabanaconde and the Colca Canyon. (Great trip! But the road from Chivay to Cabanaconde was rough, to say the least.) This reserve was just along the route and we stopped several times to take photos of vicunas. When we stopped for views of volcanos, the altitude was 4910 meters, or 16,100... More

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Very wonderful place were you can see vicunas, lamas and alpacas. You can go there with a tour, you will do few stops to take pictures. If you drive, Be careful when alpacas across the street !

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

This national reserve is part of your route if you go from Arequipa to Colca Canyon, so all you need to do is look out your window. You'll see vicuñas, alpacas and llamas; birds are also abundant in the wet areas. The "cameloids" graze close to the road, so there are plenty of photo opportunities. The backdrop of volcanoes is... More

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Chicago, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

I was part of a group trip and this was one location on the agenda. I was nervous for this day because I knew we would be traveling to a height up to 16,100 feet above sea level. I had never been to high altitude and truly didn't know how my body would respond. Our bus stopped just outside of... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

Catch a glimpse of the wild vicuña. There are lots of opportunities. Amazing scenery with lots of wild birds considering the high altitude. Only short grasses and cacti can be seen here, but there are amazingly beautiful.

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USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

Alpacas, Vicunas, And soooo many Llamas. Road goes up to 16,000ft with great views.

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