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Salinas y Aguada Blanca National Reserve

Address: Arequipa, Peru
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Ranked #8 of 37 Attractions in Arequipa
Type: National Parks, Outdoors
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
18 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We saw lots of really cute vicunas and alpacas there, I'd definitely recommend it! Make sure you make it to Chivay to go to the Colca canyon.

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Los Osos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Great reserve especially to see Vicuñas. Well worth the drive from Arequipa . Good viewing from the road. Also good place to see llamas and alpacas

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New Delhi, India
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

This is probably the closest that I have been to the Altiplano. This geography has for long been described as out of worldly. One of those places where anywhere you turn your eye, you will have something to breath in and remember for rest of your lives. For me it was the bus ride between Arequipa and Cuzco (via Juliaca)... More 

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Mexico City
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49 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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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65 attraction reviews
339 helpful votes 339 helpful votes
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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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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22 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
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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