Forgotten Vilcabamba: Final Stronghold of the Incas


“This is the story of an escape that turned into a quest that became an obsession that has solved, I think, a very old puzzle. What began as a simple adventure soon took on a life of its own and became in time an Odyssey of learning and discovery. Those who think that the frontiers of exploration have all descended into the ocean depths or flown out beyond the rings of Saturn take heart and read on…”

A modern-day adventure set against a fascinating historical backdrop, Forgotten Vilcabamba: Final Stronghold of the Incas describes a long but successful campaign to uncover the secrets of lost Vilcabamba, the last refuge of the Incas. Combining a dramatic feet-on-the-ground narrative with over 60 original drawings and maps, Vince Lee has produced a must-read book for anyone considering a trip to Peru or wanting to know more about the final days of the Inca empire.