We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Uyo Uyo Archaeological Site

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Yanque, Peru
Improve this listing

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 117 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 50
  • 49
    Very good
  • 16
  • 2
  • 0
It makes for a nice 1-hour trek from Colca lodge. Uphill, with rest stations describing the remains

Excellent for a half-day outing! Climbing for minimum of an hour, with formidable views of the valley. Remains depict how people lived before, during and after the incas (when... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Alexandria, Virginia
Add Photo Write a Review

117 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Alexandria, Virginia
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent for a half-day outing! Climbing for minimum of an hour, with formidable views of the valley. Remains depict how people lived before, during and after the incas (when conquistadors came), canals carved from stones, one and two-storey houses, community centers and plaza. For the adventurous, there's a waterfall on top of mountain another half hour up from the ruins-careful-very... More 

Thank AlfredoLFort
Level Contributor
560 reviews
200 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had the chance to visit Uyo Uyo on our second full day in the Colca area. It was a great visit after seeing the Cruz del Condor the prior day. It’s not quite Machu Picchu, but the ruins are fascinating nonetheless and we appreciated the lack of crowds. It’s quite a hike up to the site given the altitude,... More 

Thank stephandgio_m
Los Angeles, California, United States
Level Contributor
12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

You will enjoy the hike through the countryside and the ruins in equal measure. Defiantly worth a visit.

Thank Erika G
Westmount QC
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Could use an explanation in English. Very accessible, easy 600m climb to the ruins. More extensive than it looks from below. Interesting history

Thank Peter S
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Nice walk around Yanque, with nice views on the canyon. Start by the little bridge and come back by the hotspring (c.2-3 hours).

Thank marieaude_vialle
Lowestoft, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
46 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

hardly anyone visits this site yet it's well laid out, good boards and it really shows the scale of the Indian reductions. This was a big town. wOrth the walk through. Take water as shop not open yet.

Thank lesleymulhall
Ayrshire, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
120 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Got an hour to spare? Pop along to Uyo Uyo. an ancient town located on the side of the lower Colca Canyon, it's a cheap entry fee for you to walk around, but is virtually deserted and so peaceful if amazing views - nothing like all the other historic sites, you have it to yourself. It is a short 10-15min... More 

Thank MagicianManchesterUK
Winchcombe, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
154 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We had a guided walk to Uyo Uyo. There's not a fantastic amount to see (a ruined pre-inca village) and it involved a 150m ascent (not normally a problem for us but if you're already 3000m up then a bit more an issue). Nice views.

Thank martinb53
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Interesting short hike from the Killawasi hotel, led by a member of the hotel staff. If it a warm day take a bathing costume with you to dip into the hot springs further along the path

Thank DandJandFam
Atlanta, Georgia
Level Contributor
39 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Great little hike that provides some great views! However, the "ruins" are mostly rebuilt for touristic purposes. I would have much preferred to see the actual original ruins. Still is well worth the hike. Also don't forget to bring your tourist pass!

Thank kyleteasdale

Travelers who viewed Uyo Uyo Archaeological Site also viewed

Cabanaconde, Colca Canyon
Cabanaconde, Colca Canyon

Been to Uyo Uyo Archaeological Site? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Uyo Uyo Archaeological Site and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Uyo Uyo Archaeological Site staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?