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Uyo Uyo Archaeological Site, Yanque

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Historic Site Tourist Spot
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. To visit Uyo Uyo Archaeological Site on your trip to Yanque, use our Yanque vacation route planner.
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  • Although it is not promoted the place it is beautiful with an amazing view of the town of Yanque, Peru history and the landscape are intertwined so that they will remain forever in my memory.
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  • We stayed in a nearby hotel and visited Uyo uyo by walking. I would not drive far and make a detour. If you are around, its worth visiting this place and understand the theories around its history and...  more »
  • I wouldn't travel far to go here but if you are staying in Colca Lodge or nearby this is a lovely place to hike up to; you can do it in 90 minutes but there is also a waterfall much higher up - bear i...  more »

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Where to stay in Yanque

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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