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Chachani, Arequipa

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Volcano Mountain
Put your climbing skills to the ultimate test by climbing Chachani, a 1,963 m (6,440 ft) tall volcanic mountain near Arequipa. Many tour agencies offer guided trips to the summit of Chachani, a popular but challenging climb for those unaccustomed to the high altitude. Try biking down the mountainside roads, or camp near a scenic viewpoint. Enjoy the stunning views from the summit, and take a moment to photograph the surrounding area and Mount Misty in the background. To visit Chachani and get the most from your holiday in Arequipa, create itinerary details personal to you using our Arequipa trip generator.
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Where to stay in Arequipa

Most accommodations in Arequipa cluster on the east side of the Chili River. The historical center offers the best selection of options, with plenty of budget hostels and mid-range hotels scattered throughout its streets. For something quieter, look north to the neighborhoods of Zemanat and San Jacinto. If you're looking for a suburban experience, stay in the western neighborhood of Yanahuara.
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  • We booked a 2 day trip to Chachani with waiky adventours. We really enjoyed the tour and our guide, Gary was brilliant. One of the best guides we have ever had! I would recommend the climb and the com...  more »
  • I joined a group of three other people to climb Chachani and we went with Waiky Adventours. The Waiky staff are organised, professional and know what they are doing. Due to unseasonable heavy snow the...  more »
  • My brother and I recently made a go at Chachani and it was great. We booked with Waiki tours for 300 soles each plus 30 soles to rent one pair of boots. Joel and his wife (I think they are married) we...  more »