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Tour to the Salinas lagoon + hot springs

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Up to 20 people GROUP SIZE
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4,300 m / 14107 ft MAX. ALTITUDE
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Come with us and visit the Salinas Lagoon located at 4,300 m a.s.l. in the Salinas and Aguada Blanca National Reserve. This salt flat lagoon is surrounded by wetlands fed by rainwater and snowmelt. Around the lagoon, you’ll also find the Picchu Picchu, Chachani, Misti, and Ubinas volcanoes.

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Meeting Place  — at about 6:15

We will pick you up by bus from your Hotel — as long as you stay in the historic center, otherwise we will coordinate another meeting place according to your convenience.

Transfer from Arequipa to the town of Chiguata

The bus will pass through the picturesque town of Chingata which dates back to the colonial or Spanish occupation period. This town is located at 2939 m.s.n.m. and this bus ride lasts about 1 hour.

Transfer from Chiguata to the Salinas Lagoon

This bus ride lasts about 1 hour.

Salinas Lagoon — The Arequipa Salt Flat

This beautiful salt flat is surrounded by volcanoes at 4,300 m.a.s.l. at the National Reserve of Salinas and Aguada Blanca in the south of Arequipa region.

At this place, you will be able to observe flamingos and some South American camelids such as llamas, alpacas, vicuñas, chinchillas, etc.

This natural park is an awesome site to take the best photos with special effects on water mirrors.

Transfer from Salinas Lagoon to the Hot Springs  of Lojen

Explore the Hot Springs  of Lojen

These medicinal Hot Springs are located near the Salinas Lagoon, the Hot Springs are coming from a mini volcano.

Transfer back to Arequipa city

Tour Ending Place — at about 13:30

This excursion ends in the historic center of Arequipa city, three blocks away from the main square. This tour doesn’t end at your hotel unless you book a private tour.


The prices shown in the table are:

  • Per person in US dollars ($).
  • Pple. = people.
  • Group = group service, shared.
Pple.Type of tour
If your group is larger than 5 people, just let us know!


DetailsType of tour
Schedule– 06:00 to 13:30You decide
DaysEvery dayEvery day
Languagees/en simultaneouslyen or es
Size5 to 15 pax.You and your friends
IncludedType of tour
Pick up from your hotel
Lunch, dinner
Tourist vehicle
Personalized service
Ticket for the lagoon: 10 soles pp
Ticket for the hot springs (optional): 5 soles pp
Drop off at your hotel

Accessibility: This tour is not suitable for people with reduced mobility.

What do I bring?

  • Sweaters or jackets.
  • Anti-slip shoes.
  • Raincoats.
  • Caps or hats.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Sunglasses.
  • A bottle of water.
  • Local currency for your entrance tickets.



Pick-ups and timings

Group tours:

  • All pick-ups and tour ending times are approximate.
  • Pick-ups apply only for hotels located in the historic center.
  • Your pick-up time will depend on your hotel location.
  • If you are out of the historic center, we’ll arrange a meeting point.
  • If it’s hard for the vehicle to make it to your hotel, we’ll arrange a meeting point.
  • We don’t do pick-ups if there are festivals, strikes and car trafic.
  • We’ll arrange all pick-ups and meeting points one day prior your tour.

Private tours:

  • Pick-ups are sharp on time.
  • Pick-ups apply for all Arequipa city.
  • We’ll arrange all pick-ups one day prior your tour.
  • The tour ending time is still aprox; but, we’ll do our best to finish the tour as scheduled.

Vehicle type and seats


  • Authorized by the Ministry of Transportation of Peru.
  • Clean and modern ones.
  • Sedan looking auto, 4×4, H1, Van, Renault and Mercedez Benz (it will depend on the group size).

Seats – group tours:

  • You reserve a seat in the bus, not a specific number of seat.
  • If you get picked-up first, then you can choose some seats (your pick-up time will depend on your hotel location).
  • Couples seat together to 95%; however, we can’t warranty this will happen to 100%.


  • Paved track.
  • The last part of the road is compacted dirt.
  • The road is bumpy sometimes.
  • Dust sometimes enters vehicles.


Authorized by the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism. This tour is focused on trekking, not history.

Group tours:

  • He goes as a companion to show the way.
  • Intermediate English.
  • There is not much explanation during the tour.

Private tours:

  • He will always be at your disposal.
  • Intermediate-advanced English.
  • There is plenty of explanation during the tour.


  • The driver sometimes drives fast due to distance and time constraints.
  • If you book a private tour, the driver will drive at a normal speed.
  • The driver sometimes listens to music to stay awake.

Entrance ticket discounts

Kids, minors, students and Peruvians may have discounts but an official ID is required to show:

  • Kids and minors: Bring their official passaports to prove their age.
  • Students: Bring your offficial passport and goverment issued ID.
  • Peruvians: Bring your oficial ID.

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. See also our terms.


Cancellation of the tour is free as long as you do so at least 48 hours in advance, otherwise we will charge 100% of the tour price. See also our terms.


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