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Salinas y Aguada Blanca National Reserve

248 Reviews

Salinas y Aguada Blanca National Reserve

248 Reviews
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2 day 1 night trek / Colca Canyon
USD 64.00 per adult
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Salinas y Aguada Blanca Full Day Reserve
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Avenida Arequipa, Arequipa 04001 Peru
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Sillar Route in Arequipa and viewpoint of the Volcanoes
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Sillar Route in Arequipa and viewpoint of the Volcanoes

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The ashlar is the origin of the architecture of the White City and its tourist route is developed in the district of Cerro Colorado. In addition to the natural landscapes of the area, you can observe the process of extraction, styling and megatallado of the ashlar.<br><br>It has the necessary infrastructure and tourist services such as interpretation workshops, with the presence of sillar cutters; information panel areas; tourist signage; parking lot; Purchase of handicrafts in sillar and rest areas.<br><br>The sillar route is managed by the Sillar Cutters Network - Arequipa. It currently comprises a length of 2,000 meters, covering the quarries in operation of Añashuayco, Cortadores and the virgin quarry of Culebrillas.
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Seth Orch wrote a review Mar. 2020
Greater Sydney, Australia7 contributions1 helpful vote
Do not leave Arequipa without visiting this park. It has hot springs, salt flats, wildlife and beautiful Andean views. Too bad most tourists miss it. A day is enough but stay longer if you can.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Robin P wrote a review Feb. 2020
Sydney, Australia359 contributions84 helpful votes
Located 97km north of Arequipa on the Caylloma Road (1.45 hrs by bus), is the Salinas Reserve which houses the Sumbay Caves where you will see amazing cave paintings, some 8,000 years old created by the first humans to live in the Peruvian highlands. Clearly recognizable, I spotted paintings of the Rhea, Puma, Guanaco (no longer found in this area but still found in the southern parts of South America) amongst other paintings. Our train stopped in the middle of nowhere at the spot where natural rock steps lead down to the caves. You can’t underestimate the steepness and difficulty of navigating these steps but our train provided hiking sticks which made things easier, although coming back up was harder and our guide gave me a second stick which was a godsend.
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Date of experience: October 2019
Alicehelena1208 wrote a review Jan. 2020
United Kingdom326 contributions96 helpful votes
Great to go into the national park to see herds of alpacas, llamas and vicuna. Bus trip through the park with plenty of stops and viewing areas to see the herds.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Marion B wrote a review Dec. 2019
16 contributions
A amazing place, its very interessting how the people work on this salinas and the salt is very nice
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Date of experience: November 2019
kclauss wrote a review Nov. 2019
7 contributions2 helpful votes
I came to Arequipa for Colca Canyon like most everyone else. Decided to make the most of our free day and made our way to this reserve on an organized tour. We had no idea there were beautiful salt flats in Peru too! Plus the wildlife and hot springs made it really a special day. I fully recommend it.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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