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Uyo Uyo Archaeological Site

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Address: Yanque, Peru
Phone Number: 995800077

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Nice hike to somewhat restored ruins, across a terrific bridge; nearby thermal baths

We were looking for some good trail descriptions/directions from Yanque to the ruins and the thermal baths. Couldn't find them, so here are our notes for the next traveler/hiker... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Berkeley, California
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Berkeley, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were looking for some good trail descriptions/directions from Yanque to the ruins and the thermal baths. Couldn't find them, so here are our notes for the next traveler/hiker; we found the first path on Google maps. Take Avenue San Antonio from the main plaza toward the river. After about .2 km, bear right to stay on the main road.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

Travel to and from Colca Canyon was easy the experience breathtaking Seeing the Condors up close with the Canyon as a backdrop was stunning!!

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

We loved walking through this very well kept archaeological site. Some of the buildings are beautifully renovated. Highly recommended!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

We left yanque on foot and decided to get to Uyo Uyo. We couldn't imagine such an amazing scenary! We also continued and reached Coporaque. 4 hour- walk and we only met local people :-)

1 Thank Rossella B
Williamsburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2016

You can walk there from Colca Lodge. It is uphill all the way so take your time and bring water. Quite remote ruins, worth visiting.

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Aliso Viejo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2016

600 meters to get there, not used to the altitude..., very challenging. beautiful views of the valley.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

Its a fun trek to the site with good views and a Not so hard trail, good for everyone with and average fitness and very near to coporaque and yanque

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Lima, Lima, Peru
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2016

Our hotel, Killawasi lodge, organizes an afternoon hike to Uyo Uyo and the hot springs every day. It's an intermediary level 3-hour walk, with some uphill. You go from Yanque, across the river and up to the ruins, then back down to the hot springs, then the last 30 min making your way back by the main road to Yanque.... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2016

Excellent for a half-day outing! Climbing for minimum of an hour, with formidable views of the valley. Remains depict how people lived before, during and after the incas (when conquistadors came), canals carved from stones, one and two-storey houses, community centers and plaza. For the adventurous, there's a waterfall on top of mountain another half hour up from the ruins-careful-very... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2016

We had the chance to visit Uyo Uyo on our second full day in the Colca area. It was a great visit after seeing the Cruz del Condor the prior day. It’s not quite Machu Picchu, but the ruins are fascinating nonetheless and we appreciated the lack of crowds. It’s quite a hike up to the site given the altitude,... More 

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