From our private campsite with thermal pool until the tunnels of Maucachaca

The tunnels of Maucachaca (old bridge in Quechua) are remains of tunnels made by the Incas in the mountains. The construction of the tunnels was created due to its location on the major route ‘camino Inca’ from Cusco to Chinchaysuyo, the northwestern provincial region of the Inca Empire (located in current countries Ecuador and Colombia).

The walk offers us wonderful views of the mountains and the river Apurimac.

1-day trip

We leave Curahuasi at 7 in the morning and drive for half an hour to our private campsite with a thermal pool where we start our walk to the tunnels. We have a snack at the farthest point of the walk, where a former Inca bridge crossing the Apurimac River used to be. This bridge was destroyed during the Spanish invasion and legend says the Inca’s hid their gold between the rocks. The walk takes about 4 hours in total so we arrive back at our campsite around midday and enjoy a traditional lunch. Afterwards we regain strength by relaxing at the pool and set off back to Curahuasi by car at around 5 p.m.

2-day trip

On the first day we leave after lunch to our private campsite and set up camp. Afterwards there is time to relax and swim in the pool. In the late afternoon we prepare a nice barbecue after which we enjoy a campfire under the stars and those who want to can still enjoy night swimming in our thermal pool. On the second day, after a healthy breakfast, we set off to the tunnels of Maucachaca, as in the 1-day trip.

 LocationFrom our private campsite with thermal pool until the tunnels of Maucachaca@ our private campsite with thermal pool – the tunnels of Maucachaca
Duration1 day2 days
Included– Private transportation
– Professional guides (English, Spanish, little Dutch)
– Entrance to our pool
– 1 lunch
– Drinks and snacks
– First aid kit
– Private transportation
– Professional guides (English, Spanish, little Dutch)
– Tents, sleeping bag and mattress
– Entrance to our pool
– 1 breakfast, 1 dinner, 1 lunch
– Drinks and snacks
– First aid kit
Not included PicturesPictures
We recommend to bring– Trekking shoes or sportive shoes
– Repellent
– Sun block
– Swimsuit and towel
– More drinks and snacks
– Hat
– Trekking shoes or sportive shoes
– Repellent
– Sun block
– Swimsuit and towel
– More drinks and snacks
– Hat
– Flashlight
– Jacket, warmer clothes for in the evening
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