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Uyo Uyo Archaeological Site

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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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Winchcombe, United Kingdom
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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.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

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

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Atlanta, Georgia
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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!

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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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United Kingdom
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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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