After the conquest of Peru, the Inca and his most loyal followers maintained their religion, traditions in Vilcabamba (Cusco).
Vilcabamba the last unca city, Known for the highway banditry and infuriating diplomacy of the inhabitants, Vilcabamba became the Sherwood Forest of early colonial Peru until in 1572, when it was penetrated and the Inca captured and killed. We trace a series of important ruined forts chronicled during the extirpation of the Incas, but not located nor excavated until quite recently.
Day 01 CUSCO (CUZCO) – CHAULLAY – HUANCACALLE
At 6:20 in the morning we leave Cusco (Cuzco) by our private van. The Malaga pass is 4,200 m.a.s.l. In about five hours we reach Chaullay, at the mouth of the Vilcabamba River on the Urubamba, at 1890 m.a.s.l. From here we will go to Huancacalle, which will take us about three hours. We are now at about 3000 masl.
Day 2 HUANCACALLE WALKING TOUR OF VITCOS
Full day tour visiting the Rosaspata and the Vitcos ruins. We will return at night.
Day 3 HUANCACALLE – QOLLPAQASA
At his day we will climb 17 km, over the pass called Qollpaqasa, and camp on the other side. We are now at about 3700 m.a.s.l.
Day 4 UTUTO
Today will be descending along the Consevidayoc River. Today we will walk around 12 km. We will pass Maukachaka and then Pampaconas. In Ututo good fishing awaits us.
Day 5 INTO THE VISTA ALEGRE JUNGLE
After our breakfast we will start walking one hour more we will pass from the high Andean vegetation into a zone of high jungle. We will walk 17 km today.
Day 6 CONCEBIDAYOC
We will start walking through the Jungle around 17 Km.
Day 7 ESPIRITU PAMPA THE RUINED CITY
We will hike around 8 km heading to the west, until we reach Espiritu Pampa in Cusco (Cuzco), a natural overlook, situated in the triangle between the Chomtabamba and Pampaconas rivers and the base of a mountain. Here we will find the Rumichaca, a lovely Inca bridge. After a guided tour, we will camp in Chotabamba, Espiritu Pampa.
Day 8 CHIWANKIRI
Today, we will make a tour around the valley, about 15 km down the road.
Day 9 QUILLABAMBA
We will take our car, a trip of 7 hours until Quillabamba City.
Day 10 QUILLABAMBA – CUSCO
We will take the way to Cusco approx. 5 Hours, We will arrive to Cusco around 5 PM.
- Private Service
- Professional Guide English/Spanish spoken.
- Private transport.
- Lodging in Quillabamba
- Double Occupancy Tents
- Camping Equipment: Bathroom tent, kitchen tent, dining tent, chairs, tables and comfortable mattresses
- One saddle horse for each passenger
- Horses to carry our equipment
- Muleteer and Cook
- Porters to carry food, tents and cooking gear
- Coffee breaks in the afternoons
- All meals (whenever we are not in a city)
- First aid kit
We recommended to bring:
- Personal Sleeping Bag (If you don’t have, please, see our camping equipment Web)
- Hiking shoes or boots
- Backpack and Daypack
- Water bottle, flashlight, hat, sun block, sunglasses
- Warm clothes, Light clothes, 4 extra pairs of socks
- Insect repellent
- Raincoat or poncho
- Chocolates, candies or other snacks
- Camera + Film/Video camera (optional)
Prices in American Dollars per person