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El Misti

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Address: Arequipa | (lies between the mountain Chachani and the volcano Pichu-Pichu, Arequipa 054, Peru
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+51 959 993 201
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$46.50*
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Arequipa City Tour Including St Catherine Monastery
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Walking Tour of Arequipa
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Small-Group Arequipa Countryside Tour Including La Mansion del Fundador

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Lovely

Was off-road motorcycling in the area. Truly amazing landscapes. Go with a guide so it is safer... small towns and villages, dirt roads winding up dan down. Get ready for a bit of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed January 18, 2017
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St Christophe d'Arthabaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

Was off-road motorcycling in the area. Truly amazing landscapes. Go with a guide so it is safer... small towns and villages, dirt roads winding up dan down. Get ready for a bit of altitude sickness - bring diamox.

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Fairfield, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2016

El Misti is one of the three volcanos in Arequipa, is the most important one. There is no Arequipeno that not feel proud of living in Arequipa and calling El Senor Misti.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016 via mobile

El Misti is a perfect comically-shaped volcano -- simply breathtaking -- that hovers in the distance overlooking Arequipa. We never made it to the volcano close up, because we were so entranced by the beauty of Arequipa itself, a city of MAGICAL, white and color-washed churches, monasteries, and more. The beauty is so intense that it's almost impossible to get... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2016

There is majestic and then there is MAJESTIC. As soon as you approach Arequipa by plane you are treated to a great view of three towering volcanos that serve as the eastern border of the city. But it is when you explore the town that you get the full effect. Throughout the city there are spots where you can appreciate... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

This mountain is absolutely amazing as a view, it is actually a volcano and the views from the top are breath taking, almost worth the climb hahaha

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

This volcano sits on the mountains around the outside of arequipa and provides a great backdrop to most photos of important buildings and scenery around arequipa

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

Gotta love landing at Arequipa airport and having "Putina )"greet you,she's there on the transfer into town, visible from all around and even changes colour as the sun goes down Last erupted 1985 I didn't get the opportunity to trek this time but what a temptation a great introduction to the amazing scenery accessible from Arequipa to the interior .

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

Hermoso volcan sobre cuyas faldas se situa la ciudad Blanca , Arequipa como es conocida por sus innumerables construcciones de sillar provenientes de este volcan. Puede ser visto desde muchos sitios de la ciudad, siempre muy lindo. Beautiful volcano on whose slopes the White City, Arequipa , as it is known for its many constructions buildings of ashlar from this... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

Having been to so many peaks and looked down (like Uluru with nothing to look down to) this amazing sight is best viewed from below! From arrival at the airport to walking around the city and beyond, this iconic volcano is breathtakingly beautiful from any vantage point around Arrequipa!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

Despite one particular dramatic review stating that she and her climbing partner hit the death zone (death zone is over 8000 m) and that you need supplementary oxygen this is not the case. If you take some time to acclimatize then Misty is tough but doable. There are 3 companies that actually do the climb but we chose Waiki due... More 

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