Waqrapukara Acomayo Cusco – Waqrapukara Peru
Waqrapukara Acomayo Cusco popularly known as Waqrapukara Peru is a newly discovered archaeological site in the South of Cusco. This full day tour from Cusco is perfect for travellers looking to explore something off the tourist track.
Located at 4300 metres above sea level, this horn fortress gets its name after its formation. In Quechua, the native language, Waqra means horn and Pukara means fortress. The complex features eight agricultural terraces and stairways made entirely of stones.
Our full day Waqrapukara Trek experience begins with a three hour drive from Cusco City to an Andean village called Wayki. From here, it is a beautiful hike to reach the Inca Fortress.
During the trek you will get a panoramic view of the Apurimac River snaking through the Apurimac Canyon. You will also get to see the well preserved cave paintings before reaching the complex.
We have dedicated local tour guides for the tour. They have an extensive knowledge about the Inca civilization and will share some insights while giving you a guided tour of the complex.
This is a high altitude experience. We highly recommend you to spend atleast 3 days in Cusco before the full day trek to avoid altitude sickness.
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Day 1 – Waqrapukara Acomayo Cusco Tour
We will be picking you up at 0400 AM from your hotel in Cusco. Then in our private transport, we will embark on a drive through the South Sacred Valley to a village called Cusipata. Here we will be stopping for breakfast.
We will then give you a tour of the Pomacanchi lagoon.
Once you have had your fill of this serene lagoon, we will drive you to Huayqi. Our tour guide will be giving you a briefing and will share some tips on hiking up to the Inca site. From Huayqi, Waqrapukara is 550 metres of climb.
We will be passing through some well preserved Andean cave paintings where our guide will give you a detailed tour.
Once we reach Waqapukara complex, the tour guide will give you a detailed tour of the complex. We will begin at Inti Punku or the Sun Gate. We will then visit the main square of the complex and the remains of the premises of the Incan God, Viracocha.
After the tour, you will have some free time to walk around the complex and enjoy the view of the Apurímac River snaking through the valley below.
We will then hike back to Wayki. Here we will meet our transport for the drive back to Cusco. On our way, we will be stopping at a local restaurant for lunch. We will be reaching Cusco by 0600 PM.
- Transfer Cusco – Waqrapukara Peru – Cusco
- 01 Breakfast and 01 Lunch
- Entrance Fees
- English speaking local tour guide
- Any private expenses
RECOMMENDED TO CARRY
- Boots or walking shoes without heels.
- Hat or cap.
- Waterproof in the rainy season.
- Insect repellent.
- Sweater or jacket.