|Section 4: Click on the "i"s above for information and photos of the route.|
Getting to the cave group can be a bit tricky, allow at least one hour round trip. Locate the rock that forms the cave while you are still at Inca Wasi, as this will help in finding it later. From the western edge of the reflection pond, climb down the steep hill into a boulder field, being careful not to fall into one of the narrow, two foot deep canal that winds between the boulders. Continue down the boulder field until coming to the place where only grasses grow on the steep hillside that angles up to the north along the western side of the valley.
Once at the boulder, find a way around to the opposite side (western side) where the main cave once was six feet from floor to ceiling and 15 feet wide from side to side. Now, huaqueros, or treasure hunters, have destroyed the entire interior of the cave, probably hoping it was a tomb filled with treasure. Where there was once a fitted rock entrance down to a paved floor, now only a pile of rocks and mud remain, blocking and filling the small subterranean enclosure.