City of Vilcabamba

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Remark: This article describes the level City of Vilcabamba in the original Tomb Raider. For information about the level in Tomb Raider Anniversary, see Peru - City of Vilcabamba and about the location, see Vilcabamba.

City of Vilcabamba
Tomb Raider
Section Peru Section
Level No 2
Length (*)
  • Game Time: 25 minutes

Secrets 3
Location South America, Peru, Vilcabamba
Level Chronology:
Caves City of Vilcabamba Lost Valley

City of Vilcabamba is the second level in the original Tomb Raider and also in the Peru Section.

The location of the level is, as the name indicates, the city of Vilcabamba, which is actually a real life location. It was the last stronghold of the Incan Empire after the invasion of the Spanish. Vilcabamba was built shortly before the Spanish invasion, and it was used as a stronghold from 1539 and fell in 1572. It was found again by Hiram Bingham, the discoverer of the far better-known site of Machu Picchu, but he failed to realise it's significance. It was ignored for decades until the excavations of Professor Edmundo Guillan and Polish explorers Tony Halik and Elżbieta Dzikowska that Vilcabamba was found once again.

Vilcabamba is not located within a mountain, but is sited in a rainforest.


Lara heads deeper into the mountain, discovering the ancient city of Vilcabamba, once an Incan stronghold.




In this level you can find three Secrets.

  • 1st secret
The first secret is found by following the underwater passageway in the pool of water. There's an underwater room with two underwater levers, and pulling the other one opens a trapdoor above, leading to a room with a Small Medi Pack. The other lever opens a door to the second secret.
  • 2nd secret
The door leading to the second secret is opened in the underwater room mentioned earlier. The second secret consists of Magnum Clips and a Small Medi Pack.
  • 3rd secret
The third secret, Uzi Clips, is found in a doorway after opening the gate to the Lost Valley. Stand facing the opened gate, but don't go through. Head to the stairway left to the gate until you come to a room with a switch. Opposite to the switch, in the left corner is a doorway leading to the room with the secret.

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