The best Viewpoint in Colca canyon : the gran mirador Achachihua
This viewpoint is better compared to the condor cross, there are not tourists , great Mirador to enjoy the pace and calm, the Oasis in the bottom the canyon, the Huaruro waterfall, the condor´s flight, local people and great sunset.
You must know that in the region of Arequipa, 80% of travel agencies offer tours two days and one night with onernight in Chivay city, coporaque, Yanque.
This 80% of the tourists sleep in Chivay City.
Chivay is in the Colca Valley and not in the Colca Canyon.
The Colca Valley is different from the Colca Canyon.
LOCALIZATION MAP OF THE COLCA VALLEY AND OF COLCA CANYON
The Colca Canyon is located from condor cross -Cabanaconde-Huambo-Majes
80% of tourists who purchase the tour in the city of Arequipa is the classic tour and visit only the valley and not the canyon
On day 1. - They leave the city of Arequipa and sleep in the Colca Valley in the village of Chivay or Yanque.
On day 2. - Visit the Colca Valley and the viewpoints and come to Condor Cross(the beginning of the Colca Canyon).
Imagine .......... More than 100 cars and buses with many tourists in one place.
They all arrive at the same time.
But do not worry, the viewpoint of Achachihua is quite the opposite.
In the viewpoint of Achachihua there are not so much tourists.
The viewpoint of Achachihua is more interesting than Condor Cross, because from here you can see (the other side of the canon) Huaruro the waterfall, the Oasis and other village within the canon of Colca, condors, and other birds.
The most important of this viewpoint is the direct contact with the Nature, tranquility, imagine being with friends, family and couples in a place without tourists with a magnificent view of the Colca Canyon.
To reach the Achachihua viewpoint only need to walk 15 min. From our hotel in Cabanaconde.