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Uyo Uyo Archaeological Site

Yanque, Peru
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Ranked #1 of 4 Attractions in Yanque
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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Marlborough, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

By horseback it is possible to circle up and around the ruin, so that you approach it as if you are the only people to ever see it. It is compact, but stunning as it sits amid terraces and irrigation systems that are still being used.

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Holmfirth, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Great place for a late afternoon hike from Colca Lodge - quite low key but very interesting all the same. We had no guide and there was no information available, even the map from the hotel was woefully inadequate. We got back to to the Lodge for a long soak in the hot springs!

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Molde, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

If you like walking or horse riding is nice place to visit. In the construction we you can appreciate pre-inca and inca period. Nice to visit with a local guide to have the explanation of the use od buildings and the history from pre-inca to colonial time.

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Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This was a short walk uphill from the Colca Lodge and is a definite "must" for their guests. Don't forget to take in the cliffs under the bridge on the walk onwards to Yanque - they contain the incredible "colcas" or "storage chambers" for which the Colca Valley is named.

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Chino Hills, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Go for the hike and the views of the surrounding canyon, not for the ruins itself. The ruins are mostly reconstructed, with no real highlights except for the main square and the building with 7 windows, which is unique in the area. The ruins were probably a small village, but a local ruling center with some temples and administrative buildings.... More

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Ashburn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Very intersting. I didnt know there was a pre-inca o inca civilization/city in Arequipa. It is not easy to get there. We were hiking for about 1 1/2 hour to get there but it is worth it.

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Millwood, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The hike here was a bit challenging but fun and worth it. Views from the site are really nice. The site includes a mix of actual ruins and replicates. You will need your Colca Canyon entry ticket to access the site.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Quite a large Inca settlement mostly well restored but with bits unrestored and showing the affects of nature (huge cacti growing out of walls. Part of lovely walks with great views and nobody around. Close to Colca lodge hotel.

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seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Maria the local guide is very knowledgeable and sweet. Interesting sights to see on this hike. (colcas, local farmers, terraces, the ruins and local hot springs.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

A great way to spend a couple of hours of peace and quiet if you are staying in the area, particularly Colca Lodge - where it is accessible directly from the hotel.

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