01 Day Salinas Aguada Blanca (National Reserve)
01DAY AREQUIPA – SALINAS AGUADA BLANCA
DESCRIPTION OF ITINERARY:
DAY 01: AREQUIPA – SALINAS AGUADA BLANCA NATIONAL RESERVE – AREQUIPA: The Salinas and Aguada Blanca National Reserve is located between the departments of Arequipa and Moquegua, at an average altitude of 4300m (Arequipa-Salinas Aguada Blanca 72km). During the trip we will pass near the volcano Misti and Chachani. The Salinas Aguada Blanca National Reserve has 366,936 hectares, which is home to majestic volcanoes such as Misti, Chachani, Pichupichu and Ubinas, like the Stone Forest Puruña. The reserve also has beautiful lakes and wetlands, habitat of birds like flamingos and Andean ducks. About Fauna there are vertebrates are represented by 207 species, of which 37 are mammals and 158 birds. Also it reported the presence of 5 species of reptiles, 4 of amphibians and 3 of fish. The characteristic herbivores of the typical fauna of the highlands are the camelids: Llama, alpaca, vicuna and guanacos, taruca, flamingos, viscachas, puma, the Andean cat, the osjollo and the Andean fox. Among the resident birds highlights the Andean goose (Huallata) for its abundance, the Andean duck. The flora is formed basically by 358 species of plants, which include herbaceous and shrub species. Among the main plant associations are the growing Puya or high-Andean grasslands, desert scrub, bogs and “queñua” Polylepis besseri forming extensive forests. About climate, average annual temperatures between -2° C and 8° C; but can reach -20° C minimum and 15° C maximum. Sunny days and cold nights.
01DAY AREQUIPA – SALINAS AGUADA BLANCA – AREQUIPA (PRIVATE TOUR)
|PRICE PER PERSON||INCLUSIONS / EXCLUSIONS|
|US$165.00 (based on 02 persons)||Inclusions: Private luxury tourist transportation, English-Spanish speaking private guide experienced in bird watching tour, box-lunch, mineral water + stops en route
Exclusions: Others not mentioned in the program.
|US$114.00 (based on 03 persons)|
|US$99.00 (based on 04 persons)|
|US$82.00 (based on 05 persons)|
|On request 06 persons up|
|Depart from Arequipa: 8:00am
Arrival at Salinas Aguada Blanca: 11:00am
Free time for lunch (Box-lunch)
|Return from Salinas Aguada Blanca: 13:00pm
Arrival in Arequipa: 16:00pm
WHAT IS INCLUDED: The tour INCLUDES pick up from hotel, stops en route, entrance fees to National Reserve of Salinas Aguada Blanca, English-Spanish speaking guide for 01Day, land tourist transportation, return to hotel (Arequipa). Besides pre-trip information + organization and all local taxes. There are no hidden extras in our prices. Our land transportation vehicles have comfortable seats + oxygen & first aid kit + panoramic windows + 2 types of insurances as Certificate of Statutory Accident Insurance Transit SOAT, besides has vehicle Insurance Policy to all risks in record exclusive for foreign. Rumbo Explora provide to visitors all possible choices. Beware with some local illegal companies or a middleman that offers to visitors low rates that not guarantee the service & quality offered.
NOT INCLUDED: For group tours / shared services lunch, drinks, extras, tips.
You can see that in Rumbo Explora we have developed for you tailor-made itineraries with the best price as competitive as possible, providing an excellent service and paying our guides 10% above the legal wage agreed with association of the tour guides – Arequipa. Our staff are some of the best paid in Arequipa & Colca Canyon, which allows us to attract only the Best Tour Guides and Land Transportation with national permit, to none other local company, that can only provide a cheaper price by providing a far inferior service and saving on staff costs, ¿How? Hiring tour guides in training without experience and not paying them, besides avoiding taxes to government.
Big Travel companies from Europe, North America, Australia and others work with the Peruvian Tour Operators located in Lima-Peru, who work as middlemen receiving from them good prices from the Tours & Packages, and paying to us 40 to 50% minor the normal price, besides 2 to 3 months delayed, being this the reason that Rumbo Explora have decided to offer tours & packages directly to travelers.