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El Misti

Arequipa | (lies between the mountain Chachani and the volcano Pichu-Pichu, Arequipa, Peru
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Ranked #3 of 36 attractions in Arequipa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Volcanos
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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014 via mobile

Great company genuinely interested in your well being. Johan was our guide and he was excellent. We also used them to hike Chachani. I'd fully recommend them.

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Edmundston, Canada
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Wonderful !!!! well organized...5 of our group did it, 3 men and 2 women. They left at 8ham, got back at 13h30, so very tired but so happy. They had water and lots of snacks along the way, provided by Peru Adventures.(Saul Ceron) Excellent guide, bikes were great, views were magnificent, quite demanding because of the steep slopes and ash,... More

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New York Mills, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

We did a two days trek to the Misti and it was incredibly tiring and difficult, especialy the constant headach and the night in the base camp where it s almost impossible to sleep, but after all this difficulties, getting the satifaction to reach the summit and enjoying the sublime view on the region and other volcanoes worth the effort.... More

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Edmundston, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

El Misti by bike: definitely worth trying if you enjoy a challenging downhill bike ride. Our group had made arrangements with Peru Adventures Tours for biking on the Misti, this huge and magnificent mountain which can be seen anywhere in Arequipa. We had good equipment, a competent guide with his team that did everything to make this ride a success.... More

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Beijing, China
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Tried to ascend El Misti but got caught in some inclement weather soo close to the top! Definitely worth trying if you enjoy a tough hike and can handle elevation.

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Dublin, Ireland
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114 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We only viewed this snow-capped mountain from a distance on our journey from Puno to Arequipa, but it was very impressive! We understand it is a challenging and rewarding climb.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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50 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

We climbed El Misti at the end of August and the we were very lucky with the weather. We had a clear view the whole time and it was absolutely breathtaking. It took about 6 hours to get from bottom of the mountain to basecamp at 4,700m. We then slept until 1am, had breakfast and then started walking at 2am,... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

this was a tremendous experience. it was a difficulty climb (7.5 hours of hiking in 2 days) but well worth it. a must if you have time!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Be really careful which tour operator you pick. For the guys behind the desks it's just making money they have ABSOLUTELY no idea what they're talking about. Don't get your tours on plaza de armas but go towards a street near the monastery. That is where the actual tour operators are situated not just the "resellers". Misti itself was amazing!... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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107 reviews 107 reviews
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165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

El Misti give me another good photograph. The mountains here is different and just can sit back, relax and capture the beautiful moment.

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