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Vitcos Trek: The Inca in Exile
July 10-22, 2022.
Trip Type: Trek, Cultural Journey
Accommodation: 6 nights camping, 6 nights in 4-star hotels
Fitness Level: High
Focus: Archaeology, History, Culture, Trekking
Description: Explore the famous Vilcabamba region of Peru, home to the rebel Inca Empire who used the rugged terrain and high mountain passes to resist the Spanish occupation for more than 40 years. Explore the ruins of Vitcos, the remote temple complex turned rebel headquarters perched on a hilltop above the headwaters of the Amazon. Cross breathtaking mountain passes, climbing from the lush cloud forest below to the base of glacial peaks, all while following one of the most beautifully maintained sections of Inca road in existence. Visit remote high-altitude communities to experience a glimpse of rural life in the Andes. Back in Cusco, experience Peruvian cuisine and see why Peru consistently wins best culinary destination in the world.
This trek was part of the 2018 Great Inca Trail Expedition. It is operated in partnership with SA Expeditions, a certified B-Corp.