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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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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

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 12, 2015
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Cesena, Italy
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Cesena, Italy
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897 reviews 897 reviews
471 attraction reviews
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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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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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72 reviews 72 reviews
38 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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Houston, Texas
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293 attraction reviews
175 helpful votes 175 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Arequipa was polluted and the skies were murky on the day we visited on Dec 9th... El Misty must be a great sight on clear days but the traffic fumes killed it for us

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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275 attraction reviews
236 helpful votes 236 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Though some do climb it .It dominates Arequipas Sky line ,sat at drank sundowners in a restaurant watching the sun going down over El Misti.

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Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Arequipa's icon provides a stunning backdrop for photography across Arequipa centre and its surroundings...I'm going to have to do some serious culling of photos as I've taken hundreds!

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Verona, Italia
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22 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

It was our first high altitude experience. It was spectacular and moving. We decided to take the Aguada Blanca route, that is more expensive (up to 200-250 $) but quicker. The 4WD brings you to a place at 4200 mt high, from whom you have to reach the Monte Bianco Base Camp (4780 mt high) with all the necessary to... More 

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Telluride, Colorado, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I live at 9,000 ft and am active and healthy. I highly recommend supplemental oxygen for this trek. My hiking partner hit his death zone around 15,000 ft while I didn't hit mine till the end of the climb at 18,000 ft. My guide and I made the call turn turn back after my friend showed signs that he couldn't... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

My friend and I got to Arequipa by bus after being in Peru for about 2 weeks. We felt that we were climatized as we had already been in high altitude days prior in cusco and Machu Picchu. We are relatively fit and hike regularly so expected this to be difficult but manageable. We went to a your company that... More 

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