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Vilcabamba 8d/7n

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Trip Overview

Trip Overview

Service: Private
Duration: 8 days / 7Nights
Departures: May to Oct

This unbelievable expedition was mapped out by expert anthropologists while they were studying this region. This is where Vilcabamba, the “Lost City of the Incas” lies, the last link to the great Incas. Research has identified this site as the “Espiritu Pampu”. Hidden in the heart of the virgin rainforest, the route is incredibly interesting because it is neither a normal tourist, nor commercial route. It is filled with beautiful landscapes and archaeological sites that include small villages like Vitcos and Rosaspata.

Our expedition follows the steps of famous explorers, like Hiram Bingham, the discoverer of Machupicchu, and Gene Savoy, who finally found the real Vilcabamba site in 1964. Our trip is an unforgettable experience filled with Andean landscapes and ruined cities half-hidden in dense rainforest.

Vilcabamba is situated in the region with the same name as the Convencion province, in the department of Cusco. It is considered to be the last home of the Incas after the Spanish invasion.

Itinerary

Itinerary

Day 1: Cusco – Chaullay – Wankakalli

We will pick you up from your hotel to travel to Wankakalli by private bus, passing through Ollantaytambo and the Malaga mountain pass (4200 meters/13780 feet above sea level). We will enter the Huyro and Maranura valleys. After passing through Chaullay, we will arrive at Wankakalli in the afternoon and make camp for the night. Lunch and dinner are included.

Day 2: Wankakalli – Vitcus – Nusta Hisp?Anan – Qollpaq’asa

On this day, we will begin our journey, trekking to the archaeological center of Rosaspata/Vitcos. From Wankakalli, we will have an excellent view of the snow peaks of Pumasillo, and as we hike around the perimeter of Wakakalli, we will visit the Nusta Hispanian stone. In both places we will enjoy an amazing panoramic view of the countryside. After that, we will hike up to the Qollpaq’asa campsite. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

Day 3: Qollpaq’asa – Ututo

On the third day, we will hike to the small Maukachaka village and continue on to the pass of Pampaconas, and then hike down into Ututo where we will camp for the night. Here we will also have the chance go for fishing for a bit. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

Day 4: Ututo – Vista Alegre

It will be a downhill hike on the fourth day, and after only an hour we will begin to see the changes as the weather gets warmer and we venture into Peru’s cloud forest. Here, we can admire the Pampaconas river as we eat lunch on the shore of the river. After a brief rest, we will continue hiking up until we arrive at Vista Alegre (Happy View), where we will camp for the night. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

Day 5: Vista Alegre – Concevidayoc

After breakfast, we will hike into the Vilcabmaba valley, where we will enjoy the increasingly tropical weather. We will arrive at Q’asa Cross, a hot place for adventure and nature lovers, where we will see that the region is very rich in flora and fauna, for example the Rupicola Peruviana (cock of the rock). We will then hike to Tunkimayu and then to Concebidayoc, where we will camp for the night. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

Day 6: Concebidayoc – Espiritu Pampa – Chontabamba

We will hike to the east, towards the Pampaconas river, and on to Espiritu Pampa. The topography is outstanding here and it is the perfect vantage point from where we can appreciate how the plateau is formed by the triangle the Pampaconas river, Chotabamba, and the base of the mountain. Here, we will visit the Espiritu Pampa archaeological group, including a number of Inca agricultural terraces, as well as the famous Rumichaca Bridge, an ancient stone bridge. After a guided visit, we will move on to the Chotabamba campsite. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

Day 7: Chontabamba- Chiwankiri

This will be our last day of trekking. The weather will be great – tropical and warm. Here, in the valley of Espiritu Pampa, we’ll enjoy the various and unique flora and fauna, and will camp in Chiwankiri for the night. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

Day 8: Chiwankiri – Kiteni – Cusco

Our last day of the trek will be by private puss, passing by the city of Kiteni, back through the Malaga valley, passing through Amparaes, and Calca. Finally, we will arrive in Cusco at around 10:00 pm. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

* Campsites are subject to change according to our guide’s criteria and the evolution of the group.

Included

Included

Private Serv.
Transfer by bus from Cusco to Wancacally yes
Profesional Guide (english speaking) yes
Cook (In charge of meal preparation) yes
Horsemen and Horses to carry tents, food and cooking equipment yes
Plus 1 emergency horse yes
Horses can carry your backpack for a maximun of: 18 kilos
Meals: 7 breakfast, 8 lunches, 7 dinners yes
2 people in each 3-person-capacity tent yes
Matress (sleeping pad) air
Dinner tent, bathroom tent, kitchen tent, tables and chairs, table settings, first Aid kit, including emergency oxygen bottle. yes
Tranfer from Kiteni to Cusco yes

Not Included / aditionals

Service Price
Feather sleeping bag US$5 per day
Sintetic sleeping bag US$4 per day
Trekking poles rental US$5 per day
Single accommodation US$5 per day

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