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Waqrapukara Tour 1 Day

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  • Large Group Service(Group Size: 02 Min - 16ppl Max)Start Time: 03:00
  • Small Group Service(Group Size: 02 Min - 08ppl Max)Start Time: 03:00
  • Private/Closed Group Service(Group Size: Upon Request)Start Time: 03:00

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  • Duration: 1 Day
  • Difficulty: 4/10
  • Pick up: Hotel Cusco
  • Drop off: Hotel Cusco
  • Availability: Year Round
  • Tour type: Adventure

Waqrapukara Trek 1 Day

Waqrapukara Full Day Tour will take you to one of the ancient Inca temples in the Andes mountain range in Cusco; this fortress is built on top of one of the steepest mountains; this trekking experience is built on top of one of the steepest will also immerse you in an area where travelers do not usually to go. This fantastic trek takes you outside the traditional tours in Cusco.

This archaeological center is a mixture of pre-Inca and Inca construction therefore it was built by the Qanchi ethnic group, and in the time of the Incas, it was probably built in the period of government of the Inca Wayna Khápaq considered as a fortress.

Waqrapukara is a new tourist attraction whose mysteries have not yet been deciphered and which allows a magnificent view of the night sky, populated by constellations, planets and stars of enormous value in the Inca worldview; Fortress, sanctuary, astronomical observatory are the interpretations of this enigmatic monument of classical Inca architecture that is located 4,300 meters above sea level, in the abysses of the Apurimac River canyon, south of the city of Cusco.

Departure & Return Location:

Hotel Cusco.

Departure Time:

Pick up from your hotel (3:00am – 3:30am).

Itinerary

Cusco - Pitumarka - Waqra Pukara - Pitumarka - Cusco.

This day it is necessary to leave early, for a bus trip to the Acomayo district, until finally arriving at Cocha 4000m / 13123ft, where the 2½ hour walk to Waqrapukara will begin. The geography is rugged with incredible natural rock formations and small lagoons, where you can see the wild fauna of the place, such as condors, llamas, alpacas, vicuñas, wild horses, and wild ducks.

During this walk, we will be able to observe a lot of typical flora and fauna of the area to reach our destination Waqrapukara, where we will have a guided tour visiting the following places: Intipunku (Puerta del Sol), the main square, towers, terraces, Wiracocha enclosure and cave paintings with the representation of flames.

The archaeological complex is located sinuously along a rocky promontory, built around two horn-shaped mountain peaks, the site has eight Inca terraces with retaining walls and stone stairs.

It will take you three hours to walk back along an ancient road to the town of Waqui, before meeting the private bus that will take you back to the city of Cusco.

Inclusions

Price Includes for Waqrapukara Tour 1 Day:

  • Pre trek briefing (briefing at the hotel or office).
  • Pick up from your hotel on the morning of departure.
  • Transportation: We use private buses and minivans, very comfortable and with all the security accessories according to the number of tourists, our driver has many years of experience.
  • Entrance fee to Waqra Pukara.
  • English / Quechua / Spanish professional guide speak.
  • Second Tour Guide over 12 people.
  • Local food (1 breakfast, 1 lunch) prepared by a restaurant.
  • Vegetarian and free gluten food for no extra cost.
  • First-aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle.

Price Excludes for Waqrapukara Tour 1 Day:

  • Extra expenses.
  • Dinner.
  • Travel and health insurance (bring copies with you please).
  • Walking sticks (it can be rented from us for US$ 10 ).
  • Tips (optional).

Items to bring for Waqrapukara Tour 1 Day:

  • Original Passport.
  • A travel insurance card is essential.
  • Walking sticks.
  • Rain gear (jacket and pants) or poncho. Plastic ponchos can be purchased for about $ 2 in Cusco.
  • Camera, films, and batteries (batteries consume more quickly under cold conditions).
  • Hat or cap to protect you from sun, rain, and cold.
  • Sunblock.
  • After-sun cream or hydrating cream for face and body.
  • Insect repellent – minimum recommended 20% DEET – although no malaria risk has been reported.
  • Toilet paper.
  • Snacks: biscuits, energy bars, chocolate, raw fruits, muesli, etc.
  • Your own first aid kit with special medicines you may need, paracetamol, second skin blisters, etc.
  • Water bottle.
  • Cash – sufficient for snacks, tips, and souvenirs.
  • Eager and adventurous spirit to enjoy your hike.

Would you like Waqrapukara Tour 1 Day in a private service?

We also offer a special service only for you or your group, you have the power to choose the size of your group and the date of departure, we will never add other people since it will be organized only for you.

Our Waqrapukara Trek 1 Day private service includes additional items such as:

  • Private Van.
  • 02 Waking Poles per Person.
  • Tour Guide to explore Waqra Pukara all day. and of course, we pay a little bit more to our Staff and Guide.

Prices

We offer 3 kinds of service, each with different price ranges and you can book in any of these services according to your convenience, we just need you to be a minimum of 02 people to organize your trip on the date that suits you, all our services are 100 % guaranteed.

We are a direct TOUR OPERATOR that never passes clients to other agencies as most agencies do it here in Cusco to save operating costs with poor quality.

We will make the trip even if there are only 02 people in your group.

LARGE GROUP SERVICE

(Group Size: 02 Min - 16ppl Max)

USD
120
Per Person

SMALL GROUP SERVICE

(Group Size: 02 Min - 08ppl Max)

USD
160
Per Person

PRIVATE GROUP SERVICE

(Group Size: Upon Request)

USD
260
Per Person

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  • Best price guarantee!
  • Local 100% Peruvian Tour operator (Based in Cusco).
  • We never pass you on to another operator or third party.
  • 100% satisfaction guaranteed!
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