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Another spectacular viewpoint that makes you realise just how big the canyon is. Fairly easy to... read more

Reviewed 29 May 2018
Gloucester, United Kingdom
Like landing on the moon!

The San Miguel Viewpoint was a memorable stop. Without a trace of vegetation it felt more like a... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2017
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Colca Canyon, Cabanaconde 04124, Peru
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Reviewed 28 July 2018

Strange barren place. Great views, distant mountains, smoking volcanoes, high altitude, what's not to love?

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 18 June 2018

Hard to miss as most of the routes take you past here! We went in April and there was snow on the ground. It was so amazing! You can see all 8 volcanoes (2 are still active) that surround the region. You really see how...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

This is another 5 minute stop viewpoint while travelling in the area. Take the old pic or 2 as a re minder of your trip

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 29 May 2018

Another spectacular viewpoint that makes you realise just how big the canyon is. Fairly easy to find because most of the route follows the road.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank chobbers
Reviewed 12 March 2018

You are literally in the middle of nowhere with mountains far away. We even saw a volcano letting off some steam in the distance. There are many markers here but I have to say, I was sucking air at this point but when I stayed...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 31 August 2017

The San Miguel Viewpoint was a memorable stop. Without a trace of vegetation it felt more like a moonscape than an Andean Plateau. You are also at very high elevation, which slows everything down and combined with all the grey rock around you, makes for...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 14 April 2016

This is a neat spot but hard to take good pictures since the mountains are so far off. You can see most (all?) of the significant peaks and volcanos of the area from one spot. There are markers facing the direction of each peak with...More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank KeptMan
Reviewed 11 April 2016

A place to see all the surrounding volcanoes. It's really beautiful, but really cold ! Get your coat, hat and gloves on !

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank Marie-Eve J
Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

A splendid view of Colca canyon. It is right near what will become the Juanita museum. Off the beaten trail still and peaceful.

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank japkylie
Reviewed 16 October 2014

Nice place to see the villages in the canyon. It is a place most of the treks start. You see SAn Juan de Chuccho and Sangalle. If you are not on a trek. Stop here before you stay/go to Cabanaconde. It's near a soccer stadium

Date of experience: July 2014
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