Mirador Carmen Alto
Mirador Carmen Alto
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GTslayer
Kamloops, Canada98 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Basically a tourist trap rip off. You can get the same view from the street and not pay 5 sol. Use the AllTrails app to do a pleasant walk/hike from city centre to the view point entrance. Go past the entrance on you loop back to town and you will get a better view from the street.
Written 19 April 2024
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Christian M
Copenhagen, Denmark5,472 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Mirador de Carmen Alto is a great spot to take pictures of Volcan Misti and the snow-capped mountains in the background. However, you'll have to pay 5 soles in entrance fee, which feels like daylight robbery.

But still, walk or run up there anyway, because it's a really good workout from central Arequipa. And do it in the morning when the chance for clear photos is the best.

Use Google Maps to find your way up to Calle Lima, which turns into Avenida Arequipa, then into Los Serranos. The latter is a dirt road that leads through a beautiful green area with fields. And now you're almost at Mirador de Carmen Alto, which you can locate by turning Google Maps back on.

Along the way, you'll pass right by the most beautiful viewpoint of them all, Yanahuara. There's no entrance fee here, and you can get some magnificent pictures, even taken through photogenic arches.

Enjoy your trip, amigo.
Written 10 February 2024
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Alexandra N
Cusco, Peru13 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Do your self a favor. Dont enter and pay the S/5 entry fee to see some very lame rides and kitchy souvenire shops. Rather stop outside on the street and enjoy the same view for free.

Hazte un favor. No ingrese y pague la tarifa de entrada S/5 para ver algunos paseos muy cojadores y tiendas de recuerdos kitsch. Más bien, deténgase afuera en la calle y disfrute de la misma vista de forma gratuita.
Written 28 November 2023
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Esther
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
We took a double decker bus from the main plaza and the view was spectacular ! The family took many pictures panoramic videos and learned the names of the volcanoes surrounding the White City: Arequipa
Written 5 March 2020
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Robin P
Sydney, Australia368 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
On a beautiful sunny warm day we embarked on a visit to some of this UNESCO World Heritage city of Arequipa sights. Called the “White City” – and the second largest populated (1.6m) city in Peru, Arequipa has 25 districts with 25 mayors! There is no subway here, taxis are very cheap – you agree on price before getting in.

From the Lookout one can see the three volcanoes, Misti Volcano (5825 ft above sea level and located 20 km from the city), Chacani and Pichu Pichu. There has been no eruption in 200 years but the city is earthquake prone, the last fairly recent (2001) – the signs still visible on same buildings. Views amazing, so many alfalfa fields which is used as food for cattle.
It's possible to bungey jump from this lookout; there are toilets and souvenir shop.
Written 8 February 2020
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Casey R
Pittsburgh, PA1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
We stop here on a city bus tour and found that the entrance was an extra fee, we weren't informed of prior to arriving there. I'd wouldn't have been as big of a deal if we were able to stay on the bus, or they gave us a good place to wait. Those who didn't enter were forced to wait in the entrance with very little shade and a few benches. Everyone was fight of the mosquitos and trying to find any sliver of shade while waiting.
Written 27 December 2019
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Ollerbarrow
Altrincham, UK1,523 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
This often seems to be the first stop on many city tours of Arequipa. There is a great view of the glacial valley running down into the town, demonstrating the fecundity of the area. A good view point to gain your beatings of this sprawling city.
Written 16 October 2019
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Kees69
Arequipa, Peru40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
This is my view from my/our flat. Every morning, w/o fail so far, i open the blinds at 6 am, and declare--it is going to be another sunny day. We do take the CU students at San Pablo for this view every year.
Written 3 September 2019
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Graciela A
Oakland, CA326 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
We visited this place in a clear blue-sky, mild-temperature day. The view of the city and its 3 volcanoes was breath-taking. Highly recommended. A taxi from downtown Arequipa to tehe Mirador was not even $4,00
Written 31 August 2019
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Ali921
Edinburgh, UK1,475 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
Compared with Yanahuara, this is a better place to stop. That is because not only do you get a view of Arequippa but here there is the volcano as a backdrop and then terraces along the river below you. The terraces are still cultivated by the locals. Ignore the zip line.
Written 7 August 2019
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