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

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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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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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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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Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Uyo Uyo is a little visited Inca and Pre Inca village close to Colca Lodge. It is a short but steep climb up a good path from the site entrance (remember to take it slowly at this altitude) to see this well preserved and partly reconstructed Inca village situated above original terraces that are still in use. We went in... More

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Budapest, Hungary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We left Killawasi Lodge at 3pm and arrived back in 3 hours. It was an 8km long round trip in beautiful countryside. As the site is quite isolated and hiking is the only way to get to it there is a good chance being alone there. Our guide was Maria from Killawasi Lodge. She is so nice and friendly. We... More

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Durham, NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We took the long hike to the ruins - you can drive up for a less strenuous hike. Very interesting with incredible views of the countryside.

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Whitefish, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

I had a great hike to Uyo Uyo with a young high school student as a guide Though he didnt speak english, he did a great job of explaining and showing me around, he was equal to any of the best trained guides we had in Peru. the ruins were interesting and I'm glad to have made the afternoon hike... More

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