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Monumento Nacional Wilcahuain Ruin

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Jun 12, 2018
“Pre-incan Archeological Site”
Jan 22, 2018
“Different construction than other Peruvian ruins”
Huaraz, Peru
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Reviewed 12 June 2018

Went with a local trekking guide for a much more informed understanding of the sites. While the adjoining museum is good there were no guides on site so having our own knowledgeable guide helped.

Thank Geoff M
Reviewed 22 January 2018

This is definitely an interesting site to see pre-Inca ruins of very different style/structure than other sites we visited.

Thank Dawn L
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Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

Really nice ~1.5 walk from the center of Huaraz, and just outside of the ruins there's a beautiful mirador on a hill. Fascinating that such old structures are just outside of the city! If you've got a free few hours, I'd recommend it!

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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...More

2  Thank Ignace D
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...More

1  Thank Tom M
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'...More

Thank AmootiNMB
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...More

1  Thank kakadumtb
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...More

Thank Travelingsteph123
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...More

1  Thank ForesterLady
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,...More

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