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El Misti

Arequipa | (lies between the mountain Chachani and the volcano Pichu-Pichu, Arequipa, Peru
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Ranked #2 of 34 Attractions in Arequipa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Volcanos
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New York City, New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I visited Arequipa as part of my Peru trip. The city and El- Misti transform you to a different time and place. A lunar landscape. While we were in the city my friend and I made a random ill-informed unplanned resolution to scale El- Misti. The two days leading to the trek day kept us motivated, the grand views from... More

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Cusco, Peru
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

The day after my 3-day Colca Canyon trip it was time for the highlight of my trip... The climb of Misti Vulcano. I booked my trip 3 days before. Everyday their are one, two or three teams of maximum 4 people who start the climb. I did this climb with a couple and the very experienced guide Aldo. The first... More

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San Francisco, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Went downhill biking, although is not much downhill, quite easy. Doable without being well trained. Still, was very nice, beautiful scenery and farming on the way. We did not go up that much (ca to 3100m), unfortunately. Recommend this bike tour to people who are already 1-2 days at this height, and want to be active, without hard hiking for... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We did the mountain biking down the El Misti and one of the other volcanoes. It was so much fun. I did have a pretty bad fall, but the mountain biking was so much fun. I had never been before. The views were incredible too. You have to try this. It really is a once in a lifetime experience. Peru... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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
125 helpful votes 125 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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