Countless generations ago this beautiful valley was where the ancient Inca rulers came to renew and refresh their health.
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In case you're wondering, the other three places are the Valley of the Hunzas in Pakistan, another area in the Caucasus mountains between Georgia and Russia called Abkhasia and the Island of Okinawa.
A significant portion of the populations in these four places live to be a hundred or more years of age (Centenarians).
There is reported to be no healthier places to be found - anywhere.
What is it that they do that most of the rest of the world does not?
Have they discovered some magic elixir of life that is unknown to the rest of us?
Some have even called Vilcabamba the South American "Shangri La", a place where magic happens, a little known valley where people add YEARS to their lives even as they add LIFE to their years!
And, as medical science has proven, these people live a REALLY LONG TIME!
Located less than 50 miles from the Peruvian border, Vilcabamba has over the years has also been variously called: "The Isle of Immunity for Heart Disease, The Land of Eternal Youth, The Valley of Peace and Tranquility, and The Lost Garden of Eden." It has been given these labels because, as one writer put it, "the valley's solitude, serenity, clean air, dazzling sun, nearly constant blue sky, pure mineral drinking water, medicinal herbs, green fields, towering mountains, friendly people, lack of illness, and a kind of ubiquitous beauty that penetrates to one's soul and provides a sense of well-being".