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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  • Pre-Colombian village perched in height. Very interesting tour (with guide). Beautiful landscapes. The walk from Yanque worth (count 45 min to go + 45 min return). I recommend the visit.
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  • A great half day is to make the very scenic climb up to the ruins, enjoy the solitude and atmosphere for a bit and then continue on the trail descending to the Colca River. The first hot springs you c...  more »
  • Well serviced area, the view is excellent. Uyo Uyo is an archaeological site that is worth seeing in the Colca Caynon
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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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