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PeruGT Inca Staircase Well - Escalera Inca Pozo

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Hidden : 09/02/2013
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Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

This cache is near a well that is accessed by a stone staircase. The staircase was built by the Inca.

Esta cache está cerca de un pozo al que se accede por una escalera de piedra. La escalera fue construida por los Incas.


The Inca road from Ecuador to Bolivia runs along the east side of this area. The Inca Empire built way stations and wells along its roads. This well is accessed by a staircase, which is unusual—this is the only well of this kind still existing in Peru. There are 2 more in Bolivia. You can walk down the staircase and notice the alcoves on the left and right. They were probably used for offerings, suggesting that this well had ceremonial purposes as well as practical ones.

The cache is nearby. Search for a small Tupperware box.

You can read Alane's blog post about setting up this geocache at


El camino Inca desde Ecuador a Bolivia corre a lo largo del lado este de esta área. El Imperio Inca construido estaciones de paso y pozos a lo largo de sus caminos. Esto también se accede por una escalera, lo cual es inusual, este es el único bien de este tipo que todavía existen en el Perú. Hay 2 más en Bolivia. Puedes caminar por la escalera y observe las huecos de la izquierda y la derecha. Ellos probablemente fueron utilizados para las ofrendas, lo que sugiere que este pozo tenía fines ceremoniales, así como los prácticos.

La cache se encuentra cerca. Búsqueda de una pequeña caja de Tupperware.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Va n gval pnir ba gur fvqr bs gur uvyy. Ra han crdhrñn phrin ra yn ynqren qr yn pbyvan.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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