On the road between Arequipa and the Colca Canyon, shortly after passing the national reserve of Salinas and Aguada Blanca, is the viewpoint of Patapampa, the highest point of the trip to Chivay at 4,910 meters above the sea level.
It is also known as the Mirador de los Andes by the majestic views of the cordillera and the mountains. In this place are different artisans offering their tissues are located in this place, and is also the starting point of a downhill mountain biking, that which through mountain paths, leads to the capital of the Colca, Chivay.
- Free access
- Travelers have the habit of placing “apachetas”, or small stone towers as indicating the way, the highest part of the route and the homage to the Apus or Andean mountains.
- To perform the downhill mountain bike go to: www.ampatoexpeditionscolca.com.