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Curahuasi, Abancay 03101, Peru
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Reviewed October 16, 2018

We visited the site of Saywite from Curahuasi, about 40 minutes away by car. There was a local guide / security man there who was able to tell us about the carved stone and the water irrigation system. He didn't speak any English so it...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank JackieT1547
Reviewed March 13, 2018

This place is located at about an hour from Abancay, the carved monolith is still an enigma for archaeologists and there are a lot of hypotesis about it. Anyway it's interesting and we didn't pay anything to get in. Please note that there are no...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed February 12, 2018

About an hour out of Abancay, 30kms, on the road to Cusco. Entrance charge S/.10.00 and the 'gatekeeper gives a brief introduction. The initial feature is a massive rock 'map', somewhat damaged and eroded but still depicting the Inca compass, condors and wildlife. There are...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank John L
Reviewed December 3, 2017

In a region with LOTS of Inca ruins, the key reason for visiting THIS one is the scale hydrological model of the valley -- it is truly astounding to consider that the Inca could conceptualise -- without modern survey equipment -- an entire hydrological basin!...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Roving_Correspondent
Reviewed October 6, 2017

There are so many aspects to Peru that I was completely ignorant of before my trip and this huge carved stone was one of them, along with the ruins behind it, giving you a great view of the surrounding area. You can almost imagine what...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank IrishMD
Reviewed July 28, 2017 via mobile

You can catch a colectivo to Saywite for around S.10 from Abancay, just ask a taxi to take you to the colectivo stop for Saywite. Or you can catch a cab all the way up for around S.30. The trip takes about an hour and...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Shanzoz
Reviewed January 19, 2017

The main attraction of the site is the monolith, and that alone is well worth the visit. The only other ruins we saw was the smallish pyramid next to it, and another smaller one down the valley that we didn't hike to. The difficult part...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank matt h
Reviewed January 11, 2015

The fantastic place that I am about to describe is located in Abancay the capital city of Apurimac. Approximately its distance is around 45 km from Abancay. I found it pretty interesting because it has different archeological remains. It has a monolith that due to...More

Date of experience: August 2014
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