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Waqrapukara Trek (Full Day)

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Tour Details

Day Trip to Waqrapukara from Cusco is one of the newest activities. This archeological site is located to the south of Cusco, en route to Puno. The two horn shaped peaks dominate the complex. It sits right in between them. Hence the name Waqrapukara which in Quechua means, horn shaped fortress. 

This hilltop fortress nestles at 4150 metres above the sea level amidst the rocky outcrop. It has around eight man made farming terraces with retaining walls. On a recent discovery, the archeologists found a triple jammed door. It is one of a kind of door that the Incas used only in sites with an optimum religious or political value. 

On this day trip to Waqrapukara from Cusco, we will also be visiting the the picturesque Pomacachi lake before beginning the hike. The trek up the hill offers a enchanting view of the valley below. We will also be stopping to see a cave painting amidst the trek. 

A full day, informative and picturesque trek to this lesser known site will surely be he highlight of your trip to Peru. 

Departure & Return Location

Cusco Hotel Transfer

Departure Time

0400 AM

Price Includes

  • Cusco Hotel Transfer
  • Round Trip Transport
  • Entrance Fees
  • Breakfast and Lunch
  • Bi-Lingual Guide (English and Spanish)

Price Excludes

  • Walking Sticks
  • Any Private Expenses

Recommended To Carry

  • Snacks and Water
  • Sunscreen
  • Walking Sticks
  • Peruvian Soles in cash
Itinerary

Cusco - Waqrapukara - Cusco

We will pick you up at 0400 AM from your hotel in Cusco. Then we will drive you in our private transport to Cuspiata. It is a village, here we will stop for breakfast. After breakfast, we will continue our drive to Pomacachi lagoon. 

After immersing in the tranquility of this scenic landscape, we will drive to Wayki (Huyaqui). This is the starting point of our Warapukara trek. Our local expert will give you a short briefing on safety and will share some tips. Then we will start the gradual up hill hike. 

It takes a three hours of hike. Half way through the trek, we will stop to see some extremely well preserved Andean rock paintings. 

We will then continue to Waqrapukara. Here our guide will give a detailed tour of the archeological complex. You will be visiting the main-square, the sun gate and a shrine of the Incan God, Viracocha. 

After spending some time here we will start our descend back to the Wayki. Here we will stop for lunch. After lunch we will drive back to Cusco. 

We will be reaching at around 0600 PM. You will be dropped off at Plaza Regocijo, a block away from Plaza de Armas. 

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