THE NEWEST TOUR ON 2024 - Just for Explorer Spirits
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$490 per person
Duration
3 Days
Destination
Espiritu Pampa - Vilcabamba
Travellers
2
2 Reviews
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THE ENCHANTED JOURNEY (NATURE , ARCHEOLOGY, OFF BEATEN ROUTES, WILDLIFE CULTURE) Espiritu Pampa The Inca's last stronghold

The 3-day tour of the lesser-explored Incan ruins in Peru is perfect for travelers who crave an off-the-beaten-path experience. It is ideal for adventure seekers, history buffs, and cultural enthusiasts who want to escape the crowds and tourist traps to uncover the hidden treasures of Peru. Whether you're a solo traveler, a couple, or a small group, this tour ensures an intimate and immersive journey into the rich and ancient history of the Incas. Embark on this extraordinary tour and be prepared to be amazed by the secrets and stories that unfold as you step foot on the less-explored Incan ruins of Peru.
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The 3-day tour of the lesser-explored Incan ruins in Peru is perfect for travelers who crave an off-the-beaten-path experience. It is ideal for adventure seekers, history buffs, and cultural enthusiasts who want to escape the crowds and tourist traps to uncover the hidden treasures of Peru. Whether you're a solo traveler, a couple, or a small group, this tour ensures an intimate and immersive journey into the rich and ancient history of the Incas. Embark on this extraordinary tour and be prepared to be amazed by the secrets and stories that unfold as you step foot on the less-explored Incan ruins of Peru

What's included

Destination
Espiritu Pampa - Vilcabamba Discover Espiritu Pampa - Vilcabamba
Departure Location
Cusco City - Transfer from Hotels , Airport , Bus Station
Return Location
Cusco City - Transfer from Hotels , Airport , Bus Station
Tour Start Date & Time
Everyday
Price includes
  • Activities Listed in the Program
  • English Speaking Guide
  • Free Storage Room in Cusco
  • Hostel at Vilcabamba
  • Meals (according the itinerary)
  • Purified Water to Refill
  • Rubber Boots
  • Transfer in City, Airport, Bus Station
  • Transport (Air Conditioned Minivan or SUV)
Price does not include
  • Alcoholic Drinks
  • Binoculars (Available to rent)
  • First Day Breakfast
  • Single Supplement Upgrade

Espiritu Pampa and Vitcos Ruins

3 Days All Included Tour Package  from Cusco

Welcome to our immersive 3-day tour program, designed to indulge your passion for exploration and take you on a remarkable journey off the beaten track. We understand the desire to escape the crowds and delve into the hidden corners of Peru, particularly when it comes to uncovering the lesser-explored Incan ruins.

Over the course of three unforgettable days, we will guide you through a carefully crafted itinerary that will transport you to awe-inspiring sites that few have the opportunity to witness. From the moment you begin this adventure with us, you’ll leave behind the tourist traps and embrace the allure of the unknown.

Incan Mysteries Revealed: Off the Beaten Track Ruins of Peru

Our knowledgeable guides will lead you through enchanting landscapes, traversing rugged terrains and picturesque trails, as we embark on a quest to discover the secret remnants of the Incan civilization. These lesser-explored ruins hold an air of mystery, each with its own unique story waiting to be unraveled.

Throughout the tour, you’ll have the privilege of exploring these hidden gems at your own pace, immersing yourself in their history, architecture, and cultural significance. From tucked-away temples and forgotten fortresses to secluded ceremonial sites, you’ll witness the marvels and intricacies of the Incas firsthand.

Beyond Tourist Crowds: Incan Ruins Expedition

But it’s not just about the ruins; we have carefully curated an experience that allows you to connect with the local communities, sampling traditional lifestyles, and interacting with the descendants of this ancient civilization. You’ll have the opportunity to gain insights into their way of life, traditions, and the importance these ruins hold in their cultural heritage.

Rest assured, as we venture off the beaten path, your comfort and safety are our utmost priority. We have handpicked accommodations that offer both comfort and authenticity, allowing you to unwind and rejuvenate after each day of exploration.

Join us on this extraordinary 3-day journey of discovery as we venture into the lesser-explored Incan ruins of Peru

Espiritu Pampa Discovered

When Hiram Bingham discovered Machu Picchu in 1911. Many believed this magnificent and mysterious ruin to be Vilcabamba where the last remnant of the Incan Empire found refuge from the Spaniards.  One must conclude that this is the last Inca Refuge. ‘Espiritu pampa or Vilcabamba the Old ‘ refers not only to the legendary city (and to the town of ‘Vilcabamba the New, ‘ founded by Spaniards in the late 16th century) but to an entire region of Peru northwest of Cuzco and beyond Machu Picchu.

Features

  • The research and findings in Espiritu Pampa have led to a turning point in the study of Peruvian history. The important discovery of the tomb of the Lord of Vilcabamba or Wari in February 2011, as well as the archaeological constructions of apparent hierarchy, revealed the occupation of a pre-Inca culture (Wari) that had overlapped harmoniously.
  • Espiritu Pampa is an archaeological complex of great cultural value where the Lord of Vilcabamba-Wari was found, changing the chronology of the development of this culture.
  • The Wari arrived at the lowlands of Antisuyu, an area that was also occupied by the Incas, superimposing their knowledge and wisdom in this impenetrable shell of a region that served as the last refuge during the Inca resistance against the Spanish Invasion (1536-1576).
Espiritu Pampa and Vitcos Ruins - 3 days tour program
Espiritu Pampa Ruins

Other ruins in Espiritu Pampa Region

Vitcos Ruins 

This Archeological site stands on the northern side of the hill, between the modern villages of Huancacalle and Pucyura, and is the principal portion of a complex that covers the entire hill and portions of the valleys to the south and east.

South of the hill, there is Chuqip’allta, a giant carved stone said to have been an Inca oracle, and a series of terraces. Stretch along the eastern side of the hill within the valley, which is believed to have been decorative or ceremonial gardens.

The palace itself consists of two groups of buildings, one is the upper group is made up of eight large rooms, arranged in four pairs of two rooms back to back.  All are joined by a common outer wall and the common wall has doors that lead to passages between the pairs.

To the north of the upper group is a terrace wall, below which is the lower group of buildings. This group is made up of a dozen or more buildings arranged around an open courtyard. The exact number of buildings in this group is unclear, as it is in considerably worse condition than the upper group. Espiritu Pampa and Vitcos Ruins

Espiritu Pampa and Vitcos Ruins
Vitcos
Espiritu Pampa and Vitcos Ruins
Vitcos

Huancacalle- Rosaspata 

Located in a broadened expanse of the valley near where several canyons come together. All were Inca travel routes hosting assorted Inca and pre-Inca ruins. Dominating the landscape is the hill above the town called Rosaspata. The Inca constructed a major complex of high-status buildings with an all-around view on top called Vitcos. The Neo-Inca later adopted it as their principal city. Espiritu Pampa and Vitcos Ruins

Espiritu Pampa and Vitcos Ruins
Rosaspata Ruins

Espiritu Pampa and Vitcos Ruins

Yuraq Rumi – Hispanic Ñusta

This enormous carved rock is considered an important religious center for the Inka era and during the resistance, where rituals to the sun god and also to the Taki Onqoy were practiced. In the main space, there is an exquisitely carved rock with high relief designs typical of the Inka era, as well as enclosures distributed around patios, terraces, and paccha carved from local rock.

It is located to the east of the town of Huancacalle and the Archaeological Site of Vitkos (Rosaspata), over 2997 meters above sea level; It is accessed by a pedestrian path in a time of approximately 25 minutes.

Espiritu Pampa and Vitcos Ruins
Yuraq Rumi
Espiritu Pampa and Vitcos Ruins Yuraq Rumi
Yuraq Rumi

This Tour its made for !

If you’re seeking an off-the-beaten-path experience, away from the tourist traps and crowds, then this is the perfect tour for you.

Imagine stepping into a world of mystery and intrigue, where ancient civilizations once flourished. As you explore these hidden gems, you’ll be captivated by the intricate stonework, advanced engineering, and spiritual significance that these ruins hold.

But this tour isn’t just about visiting extraordinary archaeological sites. It’s about embarking on a journey of authentic cultural immersion. You’ll have the opportunity to interact with local communities. These encounters offer a deeper understanding of the enduring legacy of the Incan civilization and how it continues to shape the lives of the local people.

Our commitment to your comfort and safety is paramount, and we have carefully selected accommodations that provide both relaxation and immersion in the local ambiance. After a day of exploration, you can unwind in comfortable and authentic lodgings, rejuvenating yourself for the next day’s adventure.

By embarking on this tour, you’ll not only escape the crowds and tourist traps but also unlock a world of hidden treasures, unveiling Incan ruins few have the privilege to witness. This exclusive experience allows you to connect with the history, culture, and natural beauty of Peru in an intimate and meaningful way.

What sets this tour apart is the opportunity to create lasting memories and truly immerse yourself in the lesser-known wonders of the Incan civilization. Whether you’re an adventure seeker, history enthusiast, or cultural explorer, this tour will surely exceed your expectations.

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
Day 1

Cusco - Santa Maria - Lucma

Pickup from the hotel in the morning time to drive along the Sacred Valley where we stop for a break and explore the village of Ollantaytambo briefly.
We begin our long drive about 2 hours uphills to the Abra Malaga glacier, with stops to see obscure Incan ruins along the way. Once you cross over the 15,000 ft. pass, you descend into the semi-tropical jungle for another 4 hours towards the Vilcabamba valley, upon arrival we will pass by many agricultural fields and follow the river along the Valley to reach Lucma, Pucyura towns. After arrival, we will trek to the ruins of Vitcos and ñusta hispàna, this trek would take at least two hours returning to our hotel before dusk

Day 2

Lucma Village - Espiritu Pampa

On this morning we will follow the main and new roads from Lucma to Chontabamba, traveling along the remoteness of the rugged Vilcabamba range of Peru’s southern, this road was recently constructed.

We’ll spend the morning riding out down the narrow dirt road through farmland and villages for hours as we gradually lose altitude and the passing scenery changes from high Andean sceneries to warmer environments with lush vegetation and coffee plantations. This is a spectacular, fun journey through the remoteness of Peru. We will get the Espiritu Pampa by mid-day and have time to explore this marvelous place, as we walk further into the forest we will see several more constructions from what was once a complete city now lost in the jungle by the surroundings.

there is also a great possibility to observe the bright colored Andean cock of the Rock, Oropendolas, and some tamarin monkeys have seen along the road.

During the afternoon, the bird activity is interesting, diverse calls emerged from the dense and lush vegetation that also surrounds the ruins so almost everything is covered by epiphytes plants such as; bromeliads, orchids, lichens, and the large trees that are standing up over the ruins are quite impressive.

Camping or hostel at Chontabamba

Day 3

Espiritu Pampa Ruins - Cusco

After breakfast at Chontabamba village,

After this last visit we will make our drive back to Cusco, driving again along the high mountains and having lunch along the way, we will back at Cusco during the night time.  

The 3-day tour of the lesser-explored Incan ruins in Peru is perfect for travelers who crave an off-the-beaten-path experience. It is ideal for adventure seekers, history buffs, and cultural enthusiasts who want to escape the crowds and tourist traps to uncover the hidden treasures of Peru. Whether you're a solo traveler, a couple, or a small group, this tour ensures an intimate and immersive journey into the rich and ancient history of the Incas. Embark on this extraordinary tour and be prepared to be amazed by the secrets and stories that unfold as you step foot on the less-explored Incan ruins of Peru

User Reviews & Comments

  • Nick J
    5 out of 5

    This was a trip of a lifetime to Inca ruins I’ve dreamed of visiting. It is by far the quickest and easiest way to visit as it doesn’t require hiking or relying on rare colectivos. Herbert and Charlie are keen bird watchers and great company. If you have read about the Inca then you will know about Espiritu Pampa, Vitcos and the White Rock and should do this tour. I won’t forget it, I only wish I had more time in the Vilcabamba. Thank you!

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    10 January, 2024

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  • Rosemary Johnston and family
    5 out of 5

    I recently had the incredible opportunity to embark on the 3-day tour of the lesser-explored Incan ruins in Peru, and I must say, it exceeded all my expectations. From the moment we ventured off the beaten path, I felt a sense of awe and wonder as we discovered hidden gems that few have had the privilege to witness. Our knowledgeable guide provided captivating insights into the history and culture of the Incas, making every exploration truly immersive and educational.

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     5 out of 5

    15 July, 2023

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Exploring Espiritu Pampa & Vitcos 3 Days

Price
$490 per person
Duration
3 Days
Destination
Espiritu Pampa - Vilcabamba
Travellers
2

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