After the conquest by the Spaniards, Manco Inca and his successors dominated the Vilcabamba region. It included several centers and settlements built in honor of the last dynasty of the Incas: Manco Inca, Sayri Tupac, Titu Cusi Yupanqui and Tupac Amaru I. According to the customs and traditions of other pre-Inca cultures, a neo-imperial state was created to preserve all knowledge in religion and astronomy. Vilcabamba is located northwest of Cusco, in the province of La Convención, in the eastern cordillera of the Andes.
This tour to the ruins of Machu Picchu beginning with Vilcabamba has a chain of snow-capped peaks and high jungle mountains with constant climatic changes. The region is bounded by two very deep canyons, the Apurímac Canyon on the left and the Willcamayu Canyon on the right. The running of the rivers still cultivates one of the most beautiful and spectacular landscapes of fast current.
Duration: 5 days/4 nights
Departures: Every day, all the year
Information: Altitud: 1850 - 4500 m/14764f .
High Season: May – November
Level of difficulty: Medium.
Our trip starts early in the morning by bus. First, we will go to the northwestern opening of Cusco and pass the ancestral villages of Chinchero (3760m / 12336f) and Ollantaytambo (2850m / 9350f), located in one of the most fertile regions to grow corn. Then, the road will take us to the highest point of the trip: the Malaga Pass (4315m / 14157f). During the descent through the Amaybamba Valley we will enjoy the exceptional view of snowy peaks and cloud forests. Then we will pass Chaullay (1200m / 3937f) and we will go to Huancacalle (3000m / 9843f). Here we will spend the night in an indoor hotel.
Transport duration: 7 hours.
On this day we will visit the archaeological sites of Vitcos Rosaspata (3080m / 10105f) Ñustahispana (3050m / 10007f). In addition, our hike leads through beautiful vegetation through the mountain pass of Azutina (3900m / 12795f) Pumachaca (4000m / 13123f). Our camp will be in the community of Racachaca (3700m / 12139f).
Climate: Temperate, cold weather.
Walking time: 8 Hours.
During this day some curious Andeans will welcome us cordially, tell us about their customs and traditions. Later we will cross three abras (high points) known as Yanacocha (4420m / 14501f), Tullu Tacana (4500m / 14436f) and Mojon (4500m / 14763f), where an exceptional view of the snowy peaks of Salkantay (6264m / 20551f) could be obtained. . After lunch we will descend to Laccococha (3600m / 11811f), the place where we will spend the night in a camp.
Highking Time: 7 Hours.
Our day will start early in the morning with a good breakfast and an exceptional view of the mountains. While passing the forest of Mutuypata (3250m / 10663f) we can enjoy a rich flora of the region (variety of orchids and other beautiful plants, we will also see coffee and fruit plantations). In the small town of Yanatile (2000m / 6562f) we will take a transport and go to the Hidroelectrica Station, where we will take the train to Aguas Calientes. There we will have accommodation in a hotel.
Climate: Cold and warm with mosquitoes.
Highking Time: 7 Hours.
We will leave our hotel after breakfast at 5:30 a.m. and we will go to Machu Picchu (2400m / 7874f) by tourist bus. We're going to get to the citadel around 6:00 in the morning. After a guided tour of the archaeological zone, you will have enough time to enjoy Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu (2750m / 9022f) on your own. We will leave Aguas Calientes by train, either at 2:55 p.m. or 6:45 p.m. Until then you will have time to have lunch in one of the restaurants. You can also take a relaxing bath in the hot springs in Aguas Calientes, ending this Machu Picchu ruins tour- Vilcabamba.
Climate: Moderately warm.
Hiking time: 2 hours.
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