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El Misti Volcano Tours

El Misti Volcano
Also known as Guagua-Putina, this stratovolcano is located in southern Peru, 11 miles from Arequipa, and stands at 19,101 feet above sea level. The volcano features a symmetric conical shape, characteristic of rotating layers of lava and debris from eruptions. El Misti’s last eruption was in 1985, and is now a popular climbing attraction.

There are two main routes, including the Pastores route and the Aguada Blanca route. Pastores is the more popular choice, as it’s closer to Arequipa. It starts at 10,800 feet, with an overnight stop usually being made at Nido de Aguilas around 14,800 feet. The Aguada Blanca route begins at Monte Blanco camp at 15,700 feet. At the top, you’ll find a large iron cross standing 33 feet tall, which was erected in 1901. While neither climb is particularly technical, both require peak fitness due to the steep sand slopes. These excursions are best done between July and November when the climate is most favorable for climbing.
Address: Arequipa, Peru
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Mountain activity climbing the Misti Volcano, by the easy route, Aguada Blanca

Mountain activity climbing the Misti Volcano, by the easy route, Aguada Blanca

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This is a beautiful experience, in the volcanoes of Southern Peru; We climb the Misti Volcano on the north route of Aguada Blanca, there is easier to climb, so we ensure a nice experience, with our Mountain Guides with UIAGM certification and their official credentials. Our vehicles are suitable and equipped to take them to the base of the mountain. This is a recommended experience.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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US$184.62
Price varies by group size
From
US$184.62
Price varies by group size

Small-Group Arequipa Countryside Tour Including La Mansion del Fundador -Mirabus

Small-Group Arequipa Countryside Tour Including La Mansion del Fundador -Mirabus

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Get a sense for the rich history and stunning scenery near Arequipa during this 4-hour, small-group, excursion. Travel with a guide and no more than 15 other guests, discovering the stunning landscape of the Chilina Valley and the towering Misti volcano in the distance. You’ll tour the 18th-century stone mill of Sabandia and visit the La Mansion del Fundador, one of the most iconic mansions in the region, before ending your day at the ‘Iron Bridge,’ designed by famed architect Gustave Eiffel. Benefit from a guide and round-trip transport (including hotel pickup, but not hotel drop-off) too.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$15.39
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US$15.39
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Misti Volcano 2-Day Climbing Trip

Misti Volcano 2-Day Climbing Trip

Misti volcano is one of the most famous volcano in Peru. Its shape is pyramidal, it has two craters and it means a lot to the locals, since it has been considered the protector of the city since the time of the Incas. The Incas had great respect for him and left offerings and human sacrifices, some of which have been found in the small crater. Finally climbing this volcano is not difficult or technical, it is like doing a mountain hike, but it is important to have acclimatization before going up.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$170.00
From
US$170.00
Taking safety measures

2 Days Misti Climb 5822m

2 Days Misti Climb 5822m

Always wanted to climb an active volcano? Skip this from your bucket list and scale the incredible El Misti Volcano towering over the cityscape of Arequipa. Our private transportation picks you up at your hotel. Only 4 people are suitable on each transportation.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$350.00
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US$350.00

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