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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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Beautiful to see

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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New York City, New York
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51 reviews 51 reviews
18 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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Arequipa, Perú
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

CLIMBING MISTI VOLCANO (2DAYS/1NIGHT) Misti volcano (5825m) has a symmetrical cone of considerable scenic beauty and it is located in the southern part of Peru near Arequipa city which is the second largest city in the country. El Misti is a Quechua name, means the Lord because of its majestic shape Turismo Colca Garden is a new travel agency in... More 

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Cesena, Italy
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1,744 helpful votes 1,744 helpful votes
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
5 helpful votes 5 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
33 helpful votes 33 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
190 helpful votes 190 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
240 helpful votes 240 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
8 attraction reviews
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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132 reviews 132 reviews
22 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 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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