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Address: Yanque, Peru

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Nice Hike

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 18, 2015
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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Lima, Peru
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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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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Houston, Texas
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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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Connecticut USA
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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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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Nice to have an u pclose and personal hike in the area. A bit challenging but easily done if you walk regularly at home. Good shoes and lots of breaks are mandatory. Take water.

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Marlborough, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

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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