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Mirador Achachiua

Calle Simon Bolivar, Cabanaconde, Peru
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Budapest, Hungary
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130 reviews 130 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

I agree with EdBS that there are many other places where you can find far better views of the canyon however I liked the short hike from the town to this mirador. Be prepared for sudden weather changes that causing the temperature drop dramatically. Take warm cloth especially when you plan to observe condors in the afternoon.

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

It's just a wooden shack by the side of the canyon, the view is ok but it is not anywhere near the best view of the canyon there are many other places that are far better.

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Copenhagen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

This viewpoint is about 20 min walking from the main square of Cabanaconde and totally worth the trip - especially when your time in Cabanaconde is limited! You can see the oasis and a large part of the river down in the canyon, and with some luck there might even be a condor crossing your way. It is a very... More

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Toronto, Canada
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18 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

Our driver made a stop there and it was amazing. Just us and nature. We stopped twice to absorb the beauty of the Andes. Once in our way to Cabanaconde and at our return. It was hard to leave.

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Schaffhausen, Switzerland
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

Thanks to some intensiv internet research I found this place very close to the village of Cabanaconde. We went there twice and both times we were completely alone - seing the Condors rising up the Canyon! GREAT!

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Portland, OR
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2012

Aska local how to get there - the directions only take you part of the way. It is a very nice view point and there is a small lookout hut that you can step into for looking around.

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Lima, Peru
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2012

Great place to see the bottom of the canyon and get an amazing perspective of this beautiful place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2011

Mirador Achachiua is the closest viewpoint of Colca Canyon to Cabanaconde. You can reach it in only about 10-15 minutes walk from the main square. We visited at about 7:30 AM and sat totally alone (except for one guy tending to his cows), looking over the Sangalle Oasis and the canyon, while condors flew very near us. I think it... More

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