Uyo Uyo Archaeological Site, Yanque

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Hike to Uyo Uyo Archaeological Site for Incan ruins and stunning natural views. Climb the relatively easy trail and experience the panoramic views of Colca Canyon along the way. When you reach the top, you will see the semi-restored settlement of an ancient pre-Incan civilization once inhabited the area. See the ruins of houses and streets, with cacti growing from the stone remains. There are signs and explanations in Spanish; but if you're not versed in the language, visit with a guide to help you understand the rich history of the site. Use our Yanque trip itinerary builder to visit Uyo Uyo Archaeological Site on your trip to Yanque, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • a charming place full of history really a place that you should go. many data on pre-Inca culture
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  • We walked there from Colca Lodge and would strongly recommend this visit. It is a pre Inca site, you can see the houses and learn about pre Inca culture and the burial rituals with momies and tombs to...  more »
  • It was great as walk, we saw the Valley from above, it's worth making the effort. A lot of history and above all calm and beauty.
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An established cultural tourism spot for groups and solo adventurers, the small town of Yanque offers comfortable accommodations for visitors, but in relatively small supply. Guesthouses providing bed and board represent the most common of style of accommodations in town; choose from newly built and old, characterful options. Cross Rio Colca, and you'll find a couple of eco-lodges around the hot springs, offering spa facilities, bars, and onsite restaurants. Head back to the main regional road for a selection of simple bed and breakfasts and small hotels.
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