Waqrapukara Tour Full Day

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Located in the district of Acos in the department of Cusco, Waqrapukara (also spelt Waqra Pukara) is carved into and built upon the slopes of a hillside with an overlooking view of the grand Apurimac River. Only in 2017 was it declared a Cultural Heritage Site by Peru’s Ministry of Culture.

Waqra means “horn” in Quechua, while Pukara means “fortress.”

Travel Overview Type of Tour:

 Cultural Good For: A cultural experience and beautiful views; this tour shows us how wonderful the nature of the Andes is and the buildings of the Inca Empire.

 It will be a worthwhile walk. 

Difficulty: Easy 

Consideration: Please remember to bring comfortable shoes.

 Season: From January 1 to December 31. 

Duration:  1 Day

Daily tours: Everyday



 DAY 01: Waqrapukara 

04:00 – 05:30: Pick up from hotel – Transport to Cusipata – Breakfast
The adventure starts very early with our professional guide picking you up at 04:00a.m., for the transfer to the small town of Cusipata (located south of Cusco). In this town you will taste an exquisite breakfast. There will also be a short stop to shop drinks, snacks, sunscreen, among other things that are necessary.
06:00 – 08:00: Cusipata – Sangarara – The walk begins!
After breakfast, the journey continues. On the way we will make a brief stop to observe one of the largest water bodies in the city of Cusco, the Pomacanchi Lagoon. Finally, upon reaching the town of Sangarara, we will take the detour that leads to the beginning of the walk towards Waqrapukara.
08:00 – 11:00: Hike – Exploring Waqrapukara
At the starting point you receive instructions from our professional guide, to start the walk to Waqrapukara. This is a route that lasts approximately 2 hours, and unlike the route to Machu Picchu (equipped with tourist infrastructure) this one does not have technical means or facilities (handrails, stairs) that facilitate the walk, but rather, they invite you to put all your senses in the experience.
In this place you will learn the history and mythology of the place; You will also have enough time to explore the area, take a portrait and rest amidst the impressive views of the Waqrapukara Archaeological Park, as well as see the spectacular chasms and canyons that surround it.
13:00 – 19:00: Lunch and Return to our transport – Cusco
After experiencing the Waqrapukara Tour, we met at a key point to enjoy a delicious lunch (box) in an unforgettable and special picnic.
Back to transport, a walk of about 3 hours in which you allow yourself to enjoy contact with nature, the impressive mountains and the green of the landscape contrasted with the blue of the sky, arriving in Cusco approximately at 7:00 p.m.
It only remains to rest and appreciate the experience of the tour, planning from this moment to discover together with ATV CUSCO a new route that opens your mind and spirit to wonderful experiences.
* The private professional chef service is optional and at an additional cost *. The itinerary is adapted in case of reserving it, and the diet preferences of the tourists are taken into account. Likewise, a camp is set up to enjoy the mountains while you eat and receive information from our guide.


Departure from the lodging in the historic center of Cusco.
Return to Plaza “Regocijo” (One block away from the Plaza de Armas in Cusco) – Historic Center of the city.
Professional guide in English and Spanish (ask for availability for these or other languages).
Buffet breakfast and Lunch (vegetarian and vegan options available upon request).
Tour through the Red Valley.
Trekking or hiking poles (on request).
First aid and oxygen.
Entrance tickets to the attraction.


Transfer from hotels outside the city of Cusco (for private tours, ask for extra costs to pick up from the Sacred Valley or other places).
Tips for the guide.
Food not specified in the itinerary.

What to Bring?

PASSPORT – very important!
Students: ISIC card!
Hat to protect against sun or rain.
Sun glasses.
Sunscreen cream.
Waterproof jacket or rain poncho.
Bottle of water.
Extra Money (Soles)

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