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Monumento Nacional Wilcahuain Ruin

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Nice half day trip

A nice half day excursion from Huaraz. The ruins are pre-inca burial chambers and were used for worship of the dead. You can go inside the chambers and admire the stone... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 May 2016
Sydney, Australia
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Flemish Brabant Province, Belgium
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We took a taxi up to the ruins for 20 s. We were dropped of at the entrance where we paid 5s/p to get in. No one spoke any English (our fault, we should speak Spanish) so we didn't know or were told there were two parts. The ruin itself usn't mindblowing compared to the other sites in Peru. We... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

I went there by myself. Took a taxi from town 15/s and I was so happy I didn't walk up! The way up is quite long and steep. Entrance is 5/s. there are some cute kids there offering to be your guide :) I personally didn't want one. There are some explanations on the wall in English and Spanish. After... More 

1 Thank Tom M
Lima, Peru
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

Personally, I found the experience of entering a 1200 year old long-house to be extremely compelling. The stone work is simply extraordinary and I think these ruins are somewhat under rated. OK - they do not match Machu Picchu or Kuelap in terms of 'wow' factor but what you do get is an insight into an even older culture and... More 

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Salta, Argentina
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

We took a taxi to the ruins. There are two sets of ruins within about 10 mins walk from each other. We went to the lower ones first and on the way to the second, we started talking to a group of German tourists who had just been robbed of everything by men with guns. Very soon came a great... More 

Thank kakadumtb
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

We went one Sunday morning, catching an almost falling apart taxi. Once there, there was a small museum with some interesting information about the site and local history. The tombs were interesting to explore (although lacked information and were a bit samey) and the scenery was pretty, but not really much going on. However, as we left, we were headed... More 

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Seattle WA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

We took this walk for acclimatization right from our guesthouse in Huaraz. It was an interesting route through the outskirts of town and a view into real Huaraz life. The ruins weren't particularly large or interesting but enough of a destination to be worthwhile for a half-day walk.

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Redwood City, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

Easy part day trip to visit these small but interesting ruin areas. Take the collectivo bus up (if you can spare the 1.5 soles, ~40cents USD), then walk back to town to earn your ice cream. I wouldn't dedicate a day to make this trip, but if you have free time this is more productive than sitting around your posada.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

A nice half day excursion from Huaraz. The ruins are pre-inca burial chambers and were used for worship of the dead. You can go inside the chambers and admire the stone construction. They are about a 30 minute drive from town or a 2 hour walk. We left it too late in the day to walk up or down so... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

We hiked up from Casa de Maruja to the ruins. The trail wasn't that bad, but could be confusing at some intersections. There are a lot of stray dogs. Though, it is good for a day hike. The ruin and museum is pretty small.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

This is a great place to start a visit to Huaraz. I tried to walk up to the ruins because I wanted to see local culture on the way. The ruins themselves are fairly small and I elected not to pay for a guide. I enjoy walking through ruins on my own. I did, however, ask a few questions on... More 

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