Unlike Machu Picchu, there is no bus that takes you to the entrance of Vilcabamba...you have to hike.

Unlike Machu Picchu, there is no bus that takes you to the entrance of Vilcabamba...you have to hike.

First glimpse of the refuge...

First glimpse of the refuge...

We were the only visitors...

We were the only visitors...

Royal palace of the last of the Inca...

Royal palace of the last of the Inca...

Classic Inca architecture...

Classic Inca architecture...

Vilcabamba was the last refuge of the Inca. Here they were able to elude the Spanish for more than 30 years in the 16th century. For more information about this site, and others, please check out my book:

 

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