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El Misti, Arequipa
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Standing tall above the city, El Misti is visible from just about anywhere in town. The 5,822 m (19,101 ft) volcano watches over the inhabitants, but many choose to get much closer by attempting to reach the top of this active volcano. The locals recommend booking a guided trek if you’re hoping to reach the summit, as this is a difficult climb due to the need to acclimatize. Be prepared with lots of layers, hat, and gloves as the air on your way can be surprisingly chilly. You'll experience unmatched views from the top. Put El Misti on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Arequipa holiday planner.
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  • It is an inactive volcano but which draws much attention at certain times of the year the cup of the volcano is covered with snow, which gives him a beautiful landscape to the volcano, and the same city.
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  • I didn't touch the Misti, just saw a tourist spot of Arequipa. The landscape of the Misti is exciting! Inside the Turkey, a tip I learned from experience: I don't need to buy bullets (confectionary) or gum of Coke (both very expensive); Instead, buy gum, common in the hotel or pousada, serve-free of coca leaves (the hotels and guesthouses give coca leaves for free-make your ' stock '); then chew the gum with coca leaves, and go adding more coca leaves the mouth; so, by the taste of your gum, you don't get seasick by the acerbic taste of coke and take care to not suffer from altitude (real tiredness, dizziness or fainting). Enjoy the fall for Arequipa!
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  • 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...  more »