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From Cusco: Waqrapukara Hike Full-Day Tour With Meals

1. From Cusco: Waqrapukara Hike Full-Day Tour With Meals

Discover the Waqrapukara Inca site that sees hardly any tourists on this full-day trek and tour. Visit the Acomayo Province and stop at nearby lagoons before hiking to Waqrapukara. Enjoy breakfast, lunch, and round-trip transport from Cusco. Start your trip with an approximately 2.5-hour drive to Acomayo Province where you will get to see four lagoons of Acomayo. After enjoying the view, continue for 30 more minutes to Qenterococha Lagoon where you will have a nutritious breakfast to prepare for the rest of the day. With new energy from breakfast, start the hike to Waqrapukara. On the way, identify the flora and wildlife of the area with your guide. Upon reaching the site, explore the place with your guide. You will also have the time to explore the place by yourself after your guided tour.  Marvel at the site’s distinctive rock, which is covered in ruins, creating a dramatic scene. The towering stone is perfectly nestled in a river valley. Take a break and eat your boxed lunch at the viewpoint of the Apurimac River viewpoint. After the meal, start the hike back, taking a different route that is easier and has different views of the Apurimac Canyon and abysses. Arrive back to the trailhead, where a private van will be waiting to take you back to Cusco.

Cusco: Waqrapukara Full-Day Trek

2. Cusco: Waqrapukara Full-Day Trek

Experience a full-day trek in Waqrapukara, Cusco, alongside a professional guide. Walk through the Apurimac Canyon, visit the Waqrapukara archaeological site, and learn about the area’s culture and history. Enjoy scenic views and wildlife encounters along your journey. Get picked up by your tour guide from your accommodation in downtown Cusco. Then, take a 2-hour drive to Cusipata to stop for breakfast and buy water, snacks, etc. for the trek. Following breakfast, travel approximately two more hours to Santa Lucia. Then, start your trek to Waqrapukara. The roads feature different types of soils and medium-level steep paths. During your hike, take in memorable views and get a chance at encounters with wild chinchillas. Since the guided walk and the Waqrapukara ceremony are personalized for your group, you will have the flexibility to walk and explore at your own speed. Arrive in Waqrapukara and explore for about an hour. Get filled in by your guide about the story behind the archeological site. This is an opportunity to experience the Andean culture on mountains that were sacred to the Incas. Later, enjoy a box lunch before heading back the same way to where you began your trek. Board your return transport to Cusco and get dropped off near the center of Cusco after which you can independently return to your accommodation.

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4.5 / 5

based on 2 reviews

Waqra Pukara is brilliant. Jaw dropping location and scenery.There are different approach routes, ours was relatively short. Admin wise not so good - I booked through Get Your Guide and emailed a question to my provider two days in advance, no reply ever received. My impression is that folk booked through different agencies but as it’s not yet a popular site and numbers are low we were all lumped together. Be aware there could be some minor issues, but still go!

Margot fue una excelente guía. Muy bien informado y agradable. Recomiendo altament este recorrido y especialmente a Margot como guía.