Attractions

Viewpoint in Reserva Nacional Salinas Y Aguada Blanca

Paso de Patopampa

The highest point on the road between Arequipa and Chivay is this almost lifeless pass which, at 4910m, is significantly higher than Europe’s Mt Blanc and anywhere in North America’s Rocky Mountains. If your red blo…
Wildlife Reserve in Reserva Nacional Salinas Y Aguada Blanca

Pampa de Toccra

This high plain that lies between El Misti/Chachani and the Colca canyon has an average height of around 4300m and supports plentiful bird and animal life. You’re almost certain to see vicuñas (threatened, wild rela…
Nature Reserve in Reserva Nacional Salinas Y Aguada Blanca

Reserva Nacional Salinas y Aguada Blanca

The paved road from Arequipa climbs northeast past volcanoes El Misti and Chachani to this national reserve, which covers 367,000 hectares at an average elevation of 4300m. As most travelers speed through on the way…
Landmark in Reserva Nacional Salinas Y Aguada Blanca

Patahuasi

The only civilization between Arequipa and Chivay, save for a few scattered farmsteads, is this fork in the road that acts as a kind of truck/bus stop and fill-up point (buses head southeast for Puno every hour). A …