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Address: Arequipa | (lies between the mountain Chachani and the volcano Pichu-Pichu, Arequipa 054, Peru
Phone Number: 959993201
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El Misti can be viewed in background from many of this city's historic sites. We didn't cimb or hike but enjoyed using this snow packed peak as a landmark to keep our bearings... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

El Misti can be viewed in background from many of this city's historic sites. We didn't cimb or hike but enjoyed using this snow packed peak as a landmark to keep our bearings while on self tours of the city.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This mountain is almost perfectly shaped and stands between it's two brothers overlooking Arequipa. The views are second to none.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Misti has three concentric craters. In the inner crater fumarole activity can be seen. Near the inner crater six Inca mummies and rare Inca artifacts were found in 1998 during a month-long excavation directed by archaeologists Johan Reinhard and Jose Antonio Chavez. These findings are currently stored at the Museo de Santuarios Andinos in Arequipa. There are two main climbing... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This is really a beautiful mountain! I didn't trek it, but you can easily do so if you're interested. This mountain has a rich history (I learned about it on a walking tour) and is very, very pretty. Find a restaurant that has a view of it and just watch it as the sun goes down!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I didn't trek it, but it casts a beautiful backdrop for the Arequipa city. Visit Katari rooftop lunch restaurant for the best views.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

My second time seeing the Misti...1st time while staying in Arequipa city..sat by one of those beautiful restaurants called balcones and enjoying the view while zipping on a tea...this time was so pretty to see it more up close from traveling through the Colca Canyon...take a good camera and click away!!

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Cesena, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

the nth volcano of the area. what can we say? it's majestic and impressive! it domintaes the huge city of arequipa and it's a fantastic spot for your cameras

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Lima, Peru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

The Misti looks amazing when one is in the city, but I didn't go on a special tour to see the Misti. There are more volcanoes in Arequipa and one can see them on the trip to the Colca Canyon as well as on special tours.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I had an excellent experience with Waiky adventures when I booked a private tour with them. They were polite, professional and extremely helpful. On top of that, my guide, Roy, was incredible. He was funny, knowledgeable and a very experienced trekker. I did a previous trek in Cusco, but it genuinly does not compare to snowy Misti in low season.... More 

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Arequipa Region, Peru
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

There were times when the sunset is great so you'll definitely appreciate the view! My partner were supposed to trek the Misti and we've heard it's really hard! Well, still it's Arequipa's highlight!

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Address: Arequipa | (lies between the mountain Chachani and the volcano Pichu-Pichu, Arequipa 054, Peru
Phone Number: 959993201
Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Arequipa Region  >  Arequipa

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