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Uyo Uyo Archaeological Site

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Address: Yanque, Peru

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Pre-Incan ruins with tragic history

You can easily hike to these ruins. The history is told very well in signs that are in Spanish. Non-Spanish speakers may wish to have a guide.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 14, 2015
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New Rochelle, New York
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New Rochelle, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

You can easily hike to these ruins. The history is told very well in signs that are in Spanish. Non-Spanish speakers may wish to have a guide.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Good but easy 3 hour walk at altitude to a most interesting site with Marco an excellent and informative guide provided by Audley our travel experts

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

There is a good circular walk from Yanque to Uyo Uyo. Depending on fitness takes between two to three hours. Very well marked trail. Uyo Uyo is very interesting with a lot of Inca ruins still in good condition. No entrance fee.

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Leuven, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Step up here for the best view of Yanque and the terraces. it's just a 2 hour walk out of town. Don't miss the waterfall!

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Hard walk up from Colca Lodge at this altitude but worth the effort to get to the large site which was deserted. Peaceful but makes you think hard about the brutal role of the Spanish invaders and it's effect on the native people

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

It was easily walkable from the lodge and we got the place to ourselves which is a bonus. The altitude can be a bit tricky so take it slowly.

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Lima, Peru
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

It was a really nice site, but an incredibly difficult climb. no fault of the site, just the reality of the altitude in colca. it looks easy...but it's not.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

The manager of my hostel, a younger middle aged woman, told me that it took 3 hours walking slowly there and back. It is described as low difficulty by Peru's tourist information. In the United States this would suggest a trail which doesn' t require much effort. For a younger person who hikes this is an easy hike. I would... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Some of the sites are restored and look good. There is a big temple. The path is challenging in places. Overall, a decent hike offered free by our hotel guide at Killawasi

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Very impressive, pre-Inka ruins. It's worthwhile walking there from the village across the river. The approach is just as impressive as the site itself.

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Address: Address: Yanque, Peru
Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Arequipa Region  >  Colca Canyon  >  Yanque

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