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Uyo Uyo Archaeological Site

Yanque, Peru
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Ranked #1 of 3 attractions in Yanque
Type: Historic Sites
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Gent Belgium
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

a few desolate but renewed buildings, one guard waiting for tourists. There are much better walks to make and things to visit in Peru. When entering Colca Valley you pay a substantial fee. I suppose this kind of restored sites is where your money goes to.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

as I said, we didn't go close as access was quite difficult, so the guide told us the history of this site, and watched Uyo Uyo from a distance..

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Frederick, South Dakota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

It's a great day hike to get here from town. No one is around!!!!! It is in varied states of repair and future repair you get to see up close the engineering of these amazing Inca's. In addition you are in the most beautiful area

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

We visited on a beautiful day in October with a guide. We saw one other pair of tourists and one wonderful group of school children from Arequipa. We had a wonderful time posing with the kids (I presume they hadn't encountered many El Nortes before). But other than that great encounter we had the ruins to ourselves and it was... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

We went with a small group staying at Killawasi Lodge. Our guide was a local woman who was ably helped by one of our group (german) who excellently translated for us with only English. Good site to take some time to wander about, fairly compact and we were pretty much the only people there - walk on to the hot... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

We did the walk from Yanque across the bridge and up the hill (about 1 hour each way). There is no extra charge for visiting the archeological site. When you're close by it is definitely worth going there. Beside the interesting ruins of Uyo Uyo it's simply a wonderful walk near the canyon. We saw many farmers cultivating their fields... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

The walk is pleasant and the views are great. We went first to the ruins and then to the hot springs in Yanque. Pleasant way to spend the afternoon.

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Ede, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

We visited this site after a wonderful hike with a great guide Brian . He is a local schoolboy with excellent knowledge from the surroundings. He only speaks Spanish . The site is small but being restored. The views from the valley amazing. Nice hike for afternoon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

I had never heard of this site, until checking trip advisor once we were in Colca Lodge. We were given a fairly basic map from the hotel, but its not far to walk from the lodge, and we did ask some local farmers. Hiking in is the only way to get to it, which may put off some travellers, but... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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21 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

Worth the trip over, both for the visit to the site but also for the very enjoyable (moderate hike) across the river from Yanque and along the river through the working terraces and then finally into the stone stuctures. It is much bigger than I imagined. Nothing like Machu Picchu, Pisac or some othe better known sites but interesting. Best... More

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