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Vilcabamba, the last refuge of the incas

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DURATION: 11 days/10 nights
DIFFICULTY: Moderate - Trek
MINIMUN: Minimum 4 people booking together
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The originality of this journey allows us to discover (using Inca pathways) various uncharted archaeological sites. Choquequirao, Vitcos, Ñustahispana. This long trek across the Cordillera Vilcabamba also brings us fauna and flora of different ecological zones of the Andes, from the high mountains to the Amazon Rain Forest.
For experienced trekkers it is the ideal means to let one-self be enveloped by the mystery of the Incas and the magic of the Andes and Amazonian forest to end at the amazing site of Machu Picchu.

 

 

 

 

  • Day 1 CUSCO - CACHORA - CHIQUISCA

    Transfer in bus to the beginning of the trek in Cachora, passing by the ruins of Saywite. Then we meet our "arrieros" (mule-drivers of Andes) before we head toward the first buttresses of the Cordillera Vilcabamba, not far from the Apurimac River. (5 hr hike - Camp at 1800m)
    ACCOM - Tent / Meals - L, D

    Day 2 CHIQUISCA - CHOQUEQUIRAO

    After an early breakfast, we continue on our path climbing towards the site. On the way we will find a Trapiche, a system to distill alcohol out the sugar canes. After a short break there, we continue climbing to Maranpata where we stop for lunch. From here we can spot the ruins already. (7 hr hike - Camp at 3084 m)
    ACCOM - Tent / Meals - B, L, D

    Day 3 CHOQUEQUIRAO - PINCHAUNUYOC

    After an early breakfast we visit the site enjoying the first lights on top of this Inca site. The terraces, buildings and many other constructions make this archaeological complex an enigma.
    A few last views of the amazing site then we continue on our way into the bushes. We follow a trail down to the valley of Rio Blanco. We arrive early to our campsite located at the terraces of an ancient site. (5 hr hike - Camp at 2420m)
    ACCOM - Tent / Meals - B, L, D

    Day 4 PINCHAUNUYOC - MAIZAL

    We cross the typical cloud shrubby forests and climb right into some houses in middle of bushes. These families have some animals and cultivate sugar cane for a living. Today we can spot some orchids and enjoy the amazing views of the Vilcabamba range with the Marcana mountain in front of us. (5-6 hr hike - Camp at 3000m)
    ACCOM - Tent / Meals - B, L, D

    Day 5 MAIZAL - YANAMA

    Today we continue our climb to reach the pass of san Juan at 4200 m, passing by the abandoned mines of Victoria then we descend into Yanama. All around us shine the glacial summits of Mts Pumasillo, Choquetacarpo and Kaiko at more than 5000m.
    (6 - 7 hr hike - Camp at 3460m).
    ACCOM - Tent / Food - B, L, D

    Day 6 YANAMA - TOROYOC

    This day of hiking brings us to a sector where many condors hover above the valleys. Underground caves and curious rock formations in human form punctuate the landscape.
    (6-7 hr hike - Camp at 3680m).
    ACCOM - Tent / Food - B, L, D

    Day 7 TOROYOC - CHOQUETACARPU - COLLPA

    Near the base of the pass a paved Inca trail leads us to theChoquetacarpu pass at 4610m, Then we continue the trail to the valley. We camp in the agricultural valley of Collpa. (7 hr hike - Camp at 3675m).
    ACCOM - Tent / Food - B, L, D

    Day 8 COLLPA - HUANCACALLE

    We reach an area of Inca mines at Yurac Rumi. Not far away is the site of Rosaspata, place of residence of the emperor Manco Inca II. Dominating the Vilcabamba Valley is Mt Quenuarco.
    (3 hr hike - Camp at 2970m).
    ACCOM - Tent / Food - B, L, D

    Day 9 HUANCACALLE -  SANTA TERESA

    We will be taking our transport to  Santa Teresa, and visit a different part of Peru, jungle, people music are totally different of the cold mountains above in the Andes .(3 hours bus)
    ACCOM - Hostel / Food - B, L, D

    Day 10 SANTA TERESA - AGUAS CALIENTES

    We will foloow the train railway towards Puente Ruinas ansd Aguas Calientes, 3 easy hours hike takes us to the bottom of Machu Picchu. Accomodation in our hotel.
    ACCOM - Hotel / Food - B, L, 

    Day 11 AGUAS CALIENTES - MACHU PICCHU - CUSCO

    We take the firts shuttle from Aguas Calientes to spend all morning in Machu Picchu with the possible ascension of Huayna Picchu. In the afternoon, we travel back by train to Ollantaytambo and then by bus to to transfer you to your Hotel.
    Food - B, L, 

     

  • What is Included:

    • Private Transfer Cusco-Cachora & Huancacalle- Santa Teresa"
    • Train Service Sacred Valley-Aguas Calientes-Cuzco
    • Bus Aguas Calientes-Machu Picchu-Aguas Calientes 
    • Transfer Ollantaytambo-Hotel in Cusco
    • Hostel in Santa Teresa 1 night + Continental Breakfast
    • Hotel in Aguas Calientes 1 night + Continental Breakfast
    • Entrance Fee to "Machu Picchu"
    • 2-Person Tents
    • Foam Mattresses
    • Dining Tent
    • Camp Tables & Chairs
    • Cooking Tent
    • Cooking & Eating Utensils
    • Toilet Tent
    • Guide
    • Cook
    • Mule Drivers
    • Mules
    • Emergency Horse with Saddle
    • All Food from Lunch on Day 1 to Lunch on Day 11
    • First Aid Kit

    What is not Included:

    • Medical Insurance
    • Sleeping Bag
    • Tips to Staff
    • Hotels & Food in Cusco
    • Alcoholic Drinks, Laundry and any other Personal Expenses

     

Get in touch:

 Huaraz Office:

  • 27 de Noviembre 777, HUARAZ
  • +51 43 423375
  • +51 943858389
  • RPM *595564
  • +51 997775131


Cusco Office:

  • Urb Ttio Pasaje Constitucion Mz-3 L3, CUSCO
  • +51 984309108
  • +51 984766321