Discover the breathtaking wonders along the Puno-Chivay route with prominent stops that showcase the natural beauty and rich biodiversity of the Peruvian highlands. At an impressive altitude of 4910 meters, the Mirador de Volcanes de Patapampa stands as the highest point on the journey. From this vantage point, travelers can marvel at the grandeur of the region’s most significant and majestic volcanoes, including Misti, Ampato, and Chachani, which encircle the city of Arequipa. This site, adorned with apachetas, serves not only as a scenic lookout but also as a place for tributes to the revered Apus of the region.
Continuing the journey, the Pampa Cañahuas/Reserva Nacional de Aguada Blanca unfolds as a sanctuary dedicated to preserving the diverse fauna of Cañahuas. This reserve safeguards valuable species such as the vicuña, a delicate and beautiful Peruvian camelid known for producing the world’s finest wool. The landscape, though desolate, captivates with the grandeur of its rock formations and hosts a plethora of plant and animal species. Finally, Lagunillas, situated 136 kilometers northwest of Puno at an altitude of 4,200 meters above sea level, offers a captivating panorama. These brackish and freshwater lagoons, surrounded by wetlands and puna grasslands, are home to over 25 bird species, including flamingos and Andean seagulls, as well as diverse fish and flora. Each stop along this route unveils a unique facet of Peru’s natural wonders, promising an unforgettable journey through its high-altitude landscapes.
At an elevation of 4910 meters, this is the highest point on the Puno-Chivay route, offering a panoramic spectacle of the most significant and majestic volcanoes in the region.
Adorned with apachetas, this location also serves as a site for paying tribute to the revered Apus of the area.
The visible volcanoes include Misti, Ampato, and Chachani, the tallest peaks surrounding the city of Arequipa.
Established to protect the fauna of Cañahuas, this reserve is home to valuable species such as the vicuña, a fragile and beautiful Peruvian camelid known for producing the finest wool in the world.
The landscape, though desolate, is striking in its grandeur, featuring spectacular rock formations and a diverse array of plant and animal species
Located 136 kilometers northwest of the city of Puno at an altitude of 4,200 meters above sea level, Lagunillas is a border region with the Arequipa Region.
These lagoons, filled with brackish and freshwater, are surrounded by wetlands and puna grasslands.
Lagunillas is home to over 25 bird species, including flamingos and Andean seagulls, as well as a variety of fish and flora.