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Arequipa Salt Flats Full-Day
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Arequipa Salt Flats Full-Day
Tour Type
Photography Tours
Arequipa Salt Flats Full-Day
Maximun Altitude
4,335m/14,222 ft.
Arequipa Salt Flats Full-Day
Physical Level
Arequipa Salt Flats Full-Day
Recommended Season
Throughout the year

Arequipa Salt Flats Full-Day

Price from: $ 10.00 USD (See: Pricing)

Arequipa Salt Flats Overview Visit the outstanding panoramas and natural attractions of the Arequipa Salt Flats on this day tour. Located in the Andes Mountains of Peru, the salt flats are a unique, breathtaking landscape that will leave you in awe. You’ll have the opportunity to see the local wildlife, including flamingos and vicuñas, and […]

Tour Plan: Arequipa | Misti Volcano Terraces | Chiguata Square | Salinas Lagoon

Remarkable Salinas Salt Lagoon Arequipa 1-Day

1-Day Arequipa Salt Flats – Explore the Salinas lagoon with the landscape of the highlands of southern Peru. Enjoy the best perspective photos of the Arequipa salt flat with the water mirror and its scenic effects during the rainy season between January and March; in the same style, it is also enjoyable in the dry season between mid-April and December. You have other perspectives; we add the visit to the salt extraction center with unique peculiarities. Visit the mini-volcano Lojen and the thermal baths, “optional take a dip.”

Embark on an adventure to the Salinas Salt Lagoon Arequipa on a full-day excursion from Arequipa or the White City, “a little piece of the moon on earth.” An ideal tour for active travelers, observe the wild flora of the Andes and iconic fauna such as South American camelids, llamas, alpacas, and vicuñas. Get your digital cameras and cell phones ready to get incredible perspective photos where imagination plays with human ability.

If you’re planning a trip to Peru and looking for a unique adventure, the Arequipa Salt Flats Day Tour is a must-do experience. Located in the southern part of the country, the salt flats offer stunning views of the surrounding mountains and volcanoes and the opportunity to see flamingos and other wildlife. Here’s what you can expect on this unforgettable tour.


Arequipa Salt Flats Overview

Visit the outstanding panoramas and natural attractions of the Arequipa Salt Flats on this day tour. Located in the Andes Mountains of Peru, the salt flats are a unique, breathtaking landscape that will leave you in awe. You’ll have the opportunity to see the local wildlife, including flamingos and vicuñas, and learn about the history and culture of the area from your knowledgeable guide. This tour is perfect for nature lovers and adventure seekers alike.

Salinas Salt Lagoon Highlights

Why You’ll Love the Salinas Salt Lagoon Arequipa

  • Discover the stunning beauty of Salinas Salt Lagoon in Arequipa, Peru. This natural wonder is a must-see for travelers seeking adventure and breathtaking views.
  • Expedition on the Andes of Arequipa – a unique and unforgettable experience in Arequipa! Join our 1-day excursion to the Salt Flats Lagoon and discover the natural wonders of this incredible destination.
  • Arequipa’s Salinas Salt Lagoon is a hidden gem waiting to be explored. It’s a unique landscape, and vibrant colors make it a photographer’s dream come true.


1-Day Arequipa Salt Flats Itinerary


Trip from Arequipa to Salt Lake

At 08:00, the guide and driver of the vehicle pick up the clients at their respective hotels to start the trip to the Salt Lake of Arequipa.

During the trip, we have incredible panoramic views of the Andes Mountains, the city of Arequipa, and the Misti Volcano. During the guided excursion through the salt flats, you will also enjoy the diversity of birds and fauna of the Andean zone. We return to Arequipa at approximately 4:00 p.m.

  • See the ancient terraces on the south side of the Misti volcano.
  • Walk through the Chiguata square “2950 meters” with a visit to the chapel.
  • At 10:30 a.m., you will enjoy your first view of the Salty Lagoon of Salinas.
  • The tour of Salinas takes about 2 hours with some walks and photos in perspective.

Optional: Visit the mini volcano Logan and hot springs “at 30°C”.



Physical Level

2, Moderate

Walking Distance

A light walks

Hiking Time

15 to 35 minutes

Starting Altitude

Arequipa: 2,333m (7,654 ft)

Minimun Altitude

Chiguata: 2,950m (9,678 ft)

Highest Altitude

Salt Flats Lagoon: 4,335m (14,222 ft)


1-Day Arequipa Salt Flats INCLUSIONS

  • Personalized trips and tours
  • Active itinerary with unique cultural experiences
  • English-speaking local guide (s)
  • Private Transportation with Fuel and Driver
  • Pick up and drop off at your accommodation in Arequipa.
  • Entrance ticket to the Arequipa Salt Flats
  • All taxes (Peru)

Salt Flats Arequipa EXCLUSIONS

  • Hotel or Airbnb.
  • Water.
  • Spending money – allow approximately US$ 30-70 per day to cover meals, snacks, drinks, limited souvenirs, laundry, tips, personal expenses, and extras.
  • Melas or Snacks.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tipping – an entirely personal gesture “guide (S) & driver.”

What To Bring for the Salinas Salt Lagoon?

  • Small day pack
  • Water bottle, “bring reusable bottles.”
  • Good sturdy shoes or walking boots
  • Warm fleece jacket
  • Hat (to protect yourself from the sun)
  • Rain gear, waterproofing
  • Essential Sunglasses
  • High SPF sunscreen “In cream.”

Notes of Salt Flats Arequipa:

* Kondor Path Tours: A Travel Tour Operator 100% for the Salinas Salt Lagoon 1-Day

Travel Guide

The Arequipa Salt Flats, also known as the Salinas de Arequipa or Maras Salt Mines, are natural salt deposits near Arequipa in Peru. They are individual salt pans where salt is extracted using traditional methods that date back to Inca times.

The Arequipa Salt Flats are located approximately 45 kilometers north of Arequipa. The most common way to reach the salt flats is by joining a guided tour or hiring a private vehicle. The journey typically takes 2 to 2.5 hours, depending on traffic and road conditions.

You can expect a stunning landscape of geometric salt pans spread across the valley at the Arequipa Salt Flats. The salt flats have a unique beauty with contrasting white salt, blue sky, and surrounding mountains. You can also witness the traditional salt extraction process and learn about the local culture and history.

Yes, there are guided tours available for the Arequipa Salt Flats. These tours are typically led by experienced guides who provide insights into the salt extraction process, the history of the salt flats, and the surrounding ecosystem. They also ensure your safety and enhance your overall experience.

Generally, visitors are not allowed to walk directly on the salt flats. The salt pans are fragile; walking on them could damage the formation and disrupt the salt extraction. However, designated viewpoints and pathways allow you to observe and take photos of the salt flats.

There is usually a small entrance fee to visit the Arequipa Salt Flats. The price helps support the maintenance and conservation efforts of the area. The exact cost may vary, so checking with your tour operator or local authorities for the current rates is best.

When visiting the Arequipa Salt Flats, it is recommended to bring sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, comfortable walking shoes, a camera, or a smartphone for capturing the beautiful scenery and drinking water to stay hydrated. Additionally, it’s advisable to dress in layers as the weather can change throughout the day.

Tasting and buying salt products from the Arequipa Salt Flats is possible. The salt is known for its purity and unique flavor. There are usually small shops or vendors near the salt flats where you can purchase various salt products as souvenirs or for culinary purposes.

Yes, there are other attractions and activities near the Arequipa Salt Flats. You can visit nearby villages, explore the countryside, or combine your visit with other destinations such as the Colca Canyon or Arequipa.

The visit to the Arequipa Salt Flats is generally suitable for all age groups. However, please note that there might be uneven terrain and some walking involved. Considering individuals’ physical abilities and limitations when planning the visit is always recommended.

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1-Day Arequipa Salt Flats Price Information

PRICES PER PERSON [U.S Dollar] 2023 – 2024

Soon, we will update the prices!

  • Solo Travel USD$000.
  • 02 participants USD$000. “Prices reduce if more people are in your group.”
  • 03 participants USD$000.
  • 04 participants USD$000.
  • 05 participants USD$000.
  • 06 participants USD$000.
  • 07 participants USD$000.
  • 08 participants + USD$000.



Salinas Salt Lagoon Full-Day – Explore the otherworldly landscape of the Arequipa Salt Flats, where salt formations and colorful lagoons create a surreal atmosphere.

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