Full Day Tour Waqrapucara
- TYPE OF TOUR: Trekking.
- PLACES TO VISIT: Waqrapukara.
- TOUR DURATION: 01 Day.
- AVAILABILITY: All year round.
- MAXIMUM ALTITUDE: 4300mt.
- DIFFICULTY: Moderate.
- Price: $ 75 USD per person
Waqrapukara It is a fortress of pre-Inca and Inca construction. In Pre Inca times it was a small citadel, for this reason they called it “Llaqta Pukara” where the leader Qanchi and his family lived, also used as an astronomical observatory; it had a sanctuary to the God Teqci Pachakamaq Wiraqocha.
Our Waqrapukara 1 Day tour; will take you to one of the ancient Inca temples located in the Andes mountain range in Cusco, this fortress is built on top of one of the steepest mountains, this trekking experience will also immerse you in an area where travelers do not usually go. This great trek to Waqrapukara takes you outside of the traditional treks in Cusco.
This archaeological center is a mixture of pre-Inca and Inca construction, therefore it was built by the Qanchi ethnic group and at the time of the Incas probably built in the period of the Inca Wayna Khápaq government considered as a fortress.
Waqrapukara Cusco is a new tourist attraction whose mysteries have not yet been deciphered and that allows a magnificent view of the night sky, populated by constellations, planets and stars of enormous value in the Inca cosmovision; Fortress, sanctuary, astronomical observatory are the interpretations of this enigmatic monument of the classic Inca architecture that is located at 4, 300 meters above sea level, in the abysses of the Apurimac River Canyon, south of the city of Cusco.
WAQRAPUCARA 1 DAY TOUR ITINERARY
Day 1: Cusco – Chuquicahuana – Acomayo – Acos – Waqrapukara – Cusco
Very early in the morning, around 03:30 a.m., we will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco to head southeast of the city to the town of Acomayo where we will stop for a succulent local breakfast.
Immediately after we will continue our trek to the point where we will start walking for approximately 3 hours at an altitude of 12 000 feet passing through the Cusco grasslands to our final destination: The ancient Inca fortress of Waqrapukara, approximately 11:00 Hrs.
After a short rest we will have enough time to visit and learn more about this mystical and religious archaeological site.
At about 13:30 Hrs, after a comforting lunch, we begin our descent, the private transportation will be waiting for us to finally arrive to Cusco around 19:00 Hrs. Travelers who make the tour to Waqrapukara should be in good physical condition and with good acclimatization to the altitude, we suggest doing this trek after your trip to Machu Picchu.
What will we see in the Waqrapukara 1-day tour?
- Incredible mountain scenery
- Beautiful rock formations
- Great views of the sacred mountains
- Flora and wildlife
- Visiting local villages
Recommendations before our Hike to the Inca fortress of Waqrapukara Cusco
You will have a full briefing with your guide 1 or 2 days before your tour to Waqrapukara. Your guide will meet you at your hotel and you can take this opportunity to ask questions and make any final preparations.
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