The most prominent feature of the landscape of Arequipa is undoubtedly the surrounding volcanoes (Misti, Mount Chachani and Pichu Pichu Peak). The most well-known Arequipa volcano is Misti, which sits at 5,825m above sea level, in between Mount Chachani (6,075m) and Pichu Pichu Peak (5,669m). Of the total of 16 active volcanoes in Peru, the most dangerous are in the region of Arequipa.
Arequipa boasts over 300 days of sunshine a year. For eight months of the year, there is barely a cloud in sight.