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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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Doesn't matter where you stay in Arequipa, it will be hard to miss Misti

A gorgeous volcanic mountain which is visible from nearly all parts of Arequipa. Less of an attraction itself, because you'll be walking down the street and look up to see it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
rosiesiman
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new york city
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new york city
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133 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A gorgeous volcanic mountain which is visible from nearly all parts of Arequipa. Less of an attraction itself, because you'll be walking down the street and look up to see it towering over you. Still, it's absolutely gorgeous.

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Oakland, California
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77 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Have been coming to Arequipa over the last 50 years. The Misti stands over the city majestically, Unfortunately its white cap has gradually vanished and now it actually gone. This and many others are firm and convincing evidence of global warning. The 2 near by volcanos' white caps are still there but much smaller than they used to be.

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2 Thank Graciela A
Bristol, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

The view of Arequipa is impressive, unique. Misti is incredible to see him get on the good advice of Sachaca Tower is a perfect vantage point.

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1 Thank LaPulcini
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015 via mobile

I went with the agency Wayki tours (for some reason, allthough they are one of only two companies who actually operate the tours and not just sell them, they are not on Tripadvisor) and all went brilliant and according to plan! Through reading on tripadvisor and walking around to various agencies in Arequipa, it has become clear to me that... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Our guide to us on a tour of Arequipa, and wherever you are you will see this active volcanoe. WE were luckin November 2015 to see it smoking, and to see the angels wings, low cloud that hangs just below the ice cap, wonderful scenery.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

had A great view of the volcano mountain right from my hotel room, then went and explored if on a bike tour the next day. what an awesome sites it is, reminds me of Mount Fuji.

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Lima, Peru
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015 via mobile

You can easily find an agency which offers going up the Misti (it's not climbing technically, just walking up). Though you have to be well acclimatized and have proper clothing and decent physical condition (you can expect temperatures as low as - 2°C to - 10°C on the summit, so be prepared). As mentioned, you don't need any technical knowledge... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

El Misti, one of many volcanos surrounding the city of Arequipa, is a beautiful landmark. It provides an impressive snow-capped backdrop to the colonial city.

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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

This huge volcano towers above Arequipa and is a fantastic sight. We took a bus tour out into the countryside around Arequipa and El Misti always dominates the landscape.

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North Branch, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

El Misti is a landmark in my favorite Peruvian city! Take a city tour to learn about her and get different views!

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