Hidden Gems of Machu Picchu: Exploring the Unconventional Route
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Incan Adventure: Unveiling Machu Picchu and Beyond Journey Through Time Unveiling Incan Sites

Unleash your inner explorer on our 4-day tour program featuring the "New World Marvel" - Machu Picchu. Dive into the ancient history of Peru as you visit iconic Incan sites like Vitcos and Espiritu Pampa. Seize this opportunity to discover the cultural riches and historical treasures of this enchanting land.
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Unleash your inner explorer on our 4-day tour program featuring the "New World Marvel" - Machu Picchu. Dive into the ancient history of Peru as you visit iconic Incan sites like Vitcos and Espiritu Pampa. Seize this opportunity to discover the cultural riches and historical treasures of this enchanting land.

What's included

Destination
Espiritu Pampa - Vilcabamba , Machupicchu Discover Destinations
Departure Location
Sacred Valley - Cusco City - Transfer from Hotels , Airport , Bus Station
Return Location
Sacred Valley - Cusco City - Transfer from Hotels , Airport , Bus Station
Tour Start Date & Time
Everyday
Price includes
  • Duffel Bags for Repacking
  • English Speaking Guide
  • Entrances Tickets To Machupicchu
  • Free Storage Room in Cusco
  • Hostel at Vilcabamba
  • Hotel in Aguas Calientes
  • Interpreter at Machupicchu
  • Meals (according the itinerary)
  • Purified Water to Refill
  • Round Bus Ticket (Aguas Calientes - Machupicchu)
  • Snacks (Fresh Fruits, Cookies Juices )
  • Train Station Tranfer
  • Train Tickets
  • Transport (Air Conditioned Minivan or SUV)
Price does not include
  • Alcoholic Drinks
  • First Day Breakfast
  • Single Supplement Upgrade

Machu Picchu Avoiding Crowds Unique Route

Machu Picchu & Beyond: “A Journey of Ancient Wonders”

Espiritu Pampa, Vitcos Ruins & Machu Picchu Avoiding Crowds.

Embark on a journey like no other with our newly designed 4-day tour program that takes you off the beaten track to explore the best Incan sites of Machu Picchu, Vitcos, and Espiritu Pampa. This adventure is tailored for the daring and adventurous souls who seek to delve deep into the rich culture, breathtaking landscapes, and ancient archaeology of the Incan civilization.

From the bustling city of Cusco, we will venture into the heart of the sacred valley, winding through majestic mountains and lush tropical rainforests as we make our way to Hidroelectrica. Here, we will board a train to Aguas Calientes, the gateway to the iconic Machu Picchu ruins. After a day of exploration and awe-inspiring sights, we will journey to the hidden gem of Vilcabamba Town to discover the lesser-known but equally impressive Vitcos and Ñusta Hispana archaeological sites.

The adventure continues as we travel to Espiritu Pampa, the final refuge of the Incan empire nestled deep within the dense tropical forests, traveling -through the rugged terrain and immersing ourselves in the captivating history of this ancient civilization, we will witness stunning views of mountains, cloud forests, and shimmering lakes. Machu Picchu Avoiding Crowds

Machupicchu

Discover the awe-inspiring wonder of Machu Picchu, often referred to as the “New World Marvel.” Nestled high in the Andes Mountains of Peru, this ancient Incan citadel is a testament to the ingenuity and architectural mastery of its creators. With its intricate stone structures, panoramic views, and mysterious aura, Machu Picchu continues to captivate visitors from around the globe. Step back in time and unravel the secrets of this UNESCO World Heritage site, immersing yourself in the rich history and breathtaking beauty that defines this iconic archaeological treasure. Welcome to Machu Picchu, a marvel of the new world awaiting your exploration. Machu Picchu Avoiding Crowds

Discover the awe-inspiring wonder of Machu Picchu, often referred to as the "New World Marvel." Nestled high in the Andes Mountains of Peru, this ancient Incan citadel is a testament to the ingenuity and architectural mastery of its creators. With its intricate stone structures, panoramic views, and mysterious aura, Machu Picchu continues to captivate visitors from around the globe. Step back in time and unravel the secrets of this UNESCO World Heritage site, immersing yourself in the rich history and breathtaking beauty that defines this iconic archaeological treasure. Welcome to Machu Picchu, a marvel of the new world awaiting your exploration. Machu Picchu Avoiding Crowds - Unique Route in 4 Days Tour including Vitcos and espiritu pampa
Machu Picchu

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).
Machu Picchu Avoiding Crowds - Unique Route in 4 Days Tour including Vitcos and espiritu pampa, please write a professional and descriptive itinerary of 400 words Day 1: Drive from Cusco to Hidroelectrica; we will drive along the sacred valley and climb up an interesting mountain range, passing by incredible landscapes and immersing into the tropical rainforest. Day 2: Hidroelectrica to Aguas Calientes by train - bus to reach the Machu Picchu ruins and train back to Hidroelectrica and car drive to Vilcabamba Town to visit the Vitcos and Ñusta Hispana archeological site by foot and enjoy the landscapes of this off beaten tracks destinations Day 3: Early morning Drive from Vilcabamba Town to Espiritu Pampa there will be spectacular views of Andean mountains, snow peaks, lakes, and cloud forest, and descending to the Tropical forest where the last refuge of the Incas empire "Espiritu Pampa" guided walk by midday to understand its historical significance and drive back to Vilcabamva to overnight. day 4: Early morning departure from Vilcabamba and drive back to Cusco and transfers to your hotel.
Espiritu Pampa Ruins

Top Archeological Sites in Vilcabamba 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, 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

Embark on a journey like no other with our newly designed 4-day tour program that takes you off the beaten track to explore the best Incan sites of Machu Picchu, Vitcos, and Espiritu Pampa. This adventure is tailored for the daring and adventurous souls who seek to delve deep into the rich culture, breathtaking landscapes, and ancient archaeology of the Incan civilization.From the bustling city of Cusco, we will venture into the heart of the sacred valley, winding through majestic mountains and lush tropical rainforests as we make our way to Hidroelectrica. Here, we will board a train to Aguas Calientes, the gateway to the iconic Machu Picchu ruins. After a day of exploration and awe-inspiring sights, we will journey to the hidden gem of Vilcabamba Town to discover the lesser-known but equally impressive Vitcos and Ñusta Hispana archaeological sites. The adventure continues as we travel to Espiritu Pampa, the final refuge of the Incan empire nestled deep within the dense tropical forests. As we trek through the rugged terrain and immerse ourselves in the captivating history of this ancient civilization, we will witness stunning views of Andean mountains, cloud forests, and shimmering lakes.
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

Machu Picchu Avoiding Crowds - Unique Route in 4 Days Tour including Vitcos and espiritu pampa

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 Pascha 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.

Machu Picchu Avoiding Crowds - Unique Route in 4 Days Tour including Vitcos and espiritu pampa
Yuraq Rumi
Machu Picchu Avoiding Crowds - Unique Route in 4 Days Tour including Vitcos and espiritu pampa
Yuraq Rumi

Machu Picchu Avoiding Crowds

“This tour is crafted for modern-day explorers seeking ancient wonders”

Embark on a thrilling adventure designed for the bold and nature-loving traveler. Explore the wonders of Machu Picchu, Vitcos, and Espiritu Pampa, immersing yourself in captivating landscapes and ancient archaeological sites.

This 4-day journey will take you off the beaten track, offering a unique blend of cultural discovery and natural beauty. If you crave excitement, seek out hidden treasures, and cherish the great outdoors, this expedition is tailor-made for you.

Join us on this unforgettable expedition through Peru’s rugged terrain and historical gems, where every moment promises adventure and awe-inspiring experiences. Machu Picchu Avoiding Crowds

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
  • Day 4
Day 1

Cusco - Aguas Calientes

Departing from Cusco, our journey begins with a scenic drive and passes through the sacred valley. As we ascend a captivating mountain range of the Abra Malaga, be prepared to witness awe-inspiring landscapes and immerse yourself in the lush tropical rainforest surroundings. The beauty of nature unfolds as we make our way towards our destination, setting the stage for an unforgettable adventure ahead. We will arrive at Hidroelectrica where we will walk along the train rail and arrive at Aguas Calientes before dusk. Overnight at Aguas Calientes. 

Day 2

Aguas Calientes - Machupicchu - Vilcabamba - Vitcos

We embark on a bus journey to reach the legendary Machu Picchu ruins. Spend two hours exploring this iconic Incan site, soaking in its historical significance and breathtaking views. Later, we travel back to Hidroelectrica by train and continue our expedition by car to Vilcabamba Town. Here, we delve into the lesser-known but equally fascinating Vitcos and Ñusta Hispana archaeological sites by foot, immersing ourselves in the off-the-beaten-track charm of these hidden gems. Overnight at Vilcabamba Town 

Day 3

Vilcabamba - Espiritu Pampa - Lucma Town

Rise and shine for an early morning drive from Vilcabamba Town to the captivating Espiritu Pampa. En route, marvel at the spectacular vistas of the Andean mountains, snow-capped peaks, serene lakes, and lush cloud forests. Descend into the tropical forest to reach Espiritu Pampa, the last refuge of the Incan empire, where a guided walk unveils its historical significance. Delve into the mysteries of this ancient site and appreciate the remnants of a once-great civilization. By midday, we begin our journey back to Vilcabamba to spend the night, reflecting on the day's adventures and discoveries. Overnight at Lucma Town 

Day 4

Lucma Town - Cusco

As the sun lights up the sky, we bid farewell to Vilcabamba and embark on an early morning departure back to Cusco. Enjoy the scenic drive back to the city, taking in the passing landscapes and reminiscing about the unforgettable experiences of the past few days. Upon arrival in Cusco, our journey comes to an end with transfers to your hotel, leaving you with cherished memories of a remarkable expedition through the heart of Peru's cultural, historical, and natural treasures.

Machu Picchu Avoiding Crowds

Unleash your inner explorer on our 4-day tour program featuring the "New World Marvel" - Machu Picchu. Dive into the ancient history of Peru as you visit iconic Incan sites like Vitcos and Espiritu Pampa. Seize this opportunity to discover the cultural riches and historical treasures of this enchanting land.

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Unleash your inner explorer on our 4-day tour program featuring the "New World Marvel" - Machu Picchu. Dive into the ancient history of Peru as you visit iconic Incan sites like Vitcos and Espiritu Pampa. Seize this opportunity to discover the cultural riches and historical treasures of this enchanting land.

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