Waqrapukara Tour Full Day - Group Service

  • Duration

    Full-day /

  • Price per person

    $65USD

MAX. ALTITUDE 4,140m/13,580ft

GROUP SIZE 12

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LEVEL Moderate ACTIVITY LEVEL

Easy

These activities are a walk in the park! You will be able to enjoy the scenery, history, and time with loved ones without exhausting yourself. You do not need any special training, gear, or acclimatization for an “Easy” trek or tour. Terrain will be generally flat and comfortable, highly traveled.

Middle

A step up from “Easy,” these tours require a little more physical effort but are still 100% manageable to anyone with or without adventure experience. Again, you do not need special training, gear, or acclimatization for a “Mild” trek or tour. Terrain is generally flat but with possible gentle up- and downhills.

Moderate

Before embarking on a “Moderate” trek or tour, you should be at least partly acclimatized to the high altitude of the Andes as it affects your oxygenation, energy levels, and hydration. These tours are still very manageable without special training as long as you have spent a day or two at high altitude. Terrain often includes moderate up- and downhill walking with possible rough patches or infrequently-traveled sections.

Challenging

“Challenging” treks or tours require that you are acclimated to the Andes’ high altitude before leaving as it affects your oxygenation, energy levels, and hydration. Spending 2-3 days or more at high altitude will help you on the trek. You will need hiking shoes and possibly trekking poles for these treks. You will need to be in good physical shape, and it’s recommended that you train at least some beforehand, possibly with running, biking, or strenuous workout videos. Terrain is often rough, sometimes with steep up- and downhills and often not highly traveled. Generally, these last several hours.

Formidable

These “Formidable” treks are our most difficult treks and require serious effort but are also the most rewarding. It is necessary to be in pristine physical condition. Again, you must be acclimated to the Andes’ high altitude before leaving as it affects your oxygenation, energy levels, and hydration. Spending 4-5 days or more if possible at high altitude will help you on the trek. You will need hiking shoes and possibly trekking poles for these treks. It is important to train physically before these treks so that your body is prepared for the strenuous nature of the trip. Generally, these last at least an entire day in infrequently-traveled areas with rough paths.

  • Cusco
  • Chuquicahuana
  • Acomayo
  • Waqrapukara

 

Visit the Inca astronomical observatory, whose construction resembles the horns of an animal. This great day tour will take you to one of the ancient Inca temples located in the Andes mountain range in Cusco. Be dazzled by the beautiful landscapes and learn more about the history of the Inca Empire

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Overview

Full Day Waqrapukara Tour – Group Service

Waqrapukara Tour – Waqrapukara Cusco: It will take you to one of the buildings in the Andes mountain range in Cusco. Certainly, this fortress is built on top of one of the steepest mountains in this sector of the Andes. Likewise, the Waqrapukara trekking experience will also immerse you in an incredible area of landscapes that seem lost in time, where travelers do not usually go. This great trek takes you out of the traditional walks in Cusco.

The archeological center in Waqrapukara is a mixture of pre-Inca and Inca construction. Therefore, it was built by the Kanchi ethnic group and in the time of the Incas probably built in the Inca government period Wayna Khapaq considered as a fortress, sanctuary, astronomical observatory. So, it is located 4300 msnm, in the abyss of the Apurimac River Canyon, south of the city of Cusco.

Itinerary

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TREKKING WAQRAPUKARA TOUR 

CUSCO – CHUQUICAHUANA – ACOMAYO – ACOS – WAQRAPUKARA – CUSCO

  • In the morning, we will pick you up from your accommodation at approximately 3:30 – 4:00 am.
  • So, if your hotel or hostel is not located in the city center, we will pick you up from the doorway of our office building.
  • Later, we will begin the 2 and a half-hour drive towards Marcaconga village and then continue into the district of Pitumarca, where we will eat breakfast.
  • After that, we will return to the car for thirty more minutes of driving along a zig-zagging, unpaved road, until we reach Punta Carretera.
  • Here, we will have ten minutes to stretch, organize our things, and make any final preparations for our trek.
  • Then, we will walk across gently rolling terrain for about two hours, observing gorgeous landscapes studded with small glacial lakes along the way.
  • Once we arrive at the Waqrapukara Cusco Overlook, we will pause briefly to take our first photos of this incredible fortress perched on the edge of a canyon.
  • Consequently, we descend for about forty minutes along a steep, cliffside path into the site itself, while the Apurimac River runs swiftly below.
  • Also, we will explore the ruins for approximately an hour and a half, climbing through the remains of the temple, taking photos against the incredible canyon scenery, and resting on clifftops in the shadows of the stone walls.
  • When the group is ready, we will begin the ascent back the way we came. Finally, we will reach the car after about three hours of trekking, and return to Cusco at approximately 6:00 pm.

What's included

WAQRAPUKARA TOUR INCLUDES:

  • Roundtrip transportation
  • Professional Tour Guide
  • First Aid Kit
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Wooden walking sticks.

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Meals that are not mentioned
  • Tips
  • Travel Insurance

Things to bring

PACKING LIST FOR WAQRAPUKARA CUSCO:

  • Hiking/trekking boots.
  • Waterproof jacket.
  • Warm jacket and gloves
  • Comfortable trekking pants.
  • Sun hat.
  • Sunscreen (SPF 35+).
  • Personal medication (if you required it).
  • Camera and camcorder.

Prices

FULL DAY WAQRAPUKARA TOUR – GROUP SERVICE

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*02 persons  $ 65.00
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Departure dates

DEPARTURE DATES – WAQRAPUKARA TOUR:

  • Scheduled Departures: Certainly, we offer confirmed departures on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday, as long as we have a minimum of 02 people for the tour.
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Departure Time

  • PICK-UP: 3:30 am – 4:00 am (according to your hotel location).
  • DROP OFF: 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm approximately.
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