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Full-Day Ancasmarca Ruins Tour
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Full-Day Ancasmarca Ruins Tour
Tour Type
Day Trips
Full-Day Ancasmarca Ruins Tour
Maximun Altitude
4,150m (13,615 ft.)
Full-Day Ancasmarca Ruins Tour
Physical Level
Full-Day Ancasmarca Ruins Tour
Recommended Season
April to December

Full-Day Ancasmarca Ruins Tour

Price from: $ 45.00 USD (See: Pricing)

Conveniently located near Calca in Cusco, the secrets of Ancasmarca are yours to discover in just one day. Find out why this is a must-visit destination!

Tour Plan: Cusco | Ancasmarca | Unu Orqo | Yucay | Machu Qolqa

Best Calca Ancasmarca Ruins Tour

Cusco, the heart of the Inca Empire, boasts a plethora of archaeological wonders, and among them lies the mesmerizing site of Ancasmarca Ruins. Nestled amidst the breathtaking Andean landscape, this ancient Inca settlement carries a profound historical and cultural significance. Embarking on a tour of the Ancasmarca Ruins offers a remarkable opportunity to connect with the marvels of Inca architecture, spirituality, and the stunning natural beauty surrounding the site.

Calca Ancasmarca Ruins Full-Day – In the heights of Calca, visit the Inca citadel of Ancasmarca. Several Inca trails lead to the magnificent housing complexes of Ancasmarca and its sacred temples. Enjoy a fascinating walk through the Uno Urco temple in Calca, Yucay, and Machu Qolqa.

Uncover the magic of Peru’s Ancasmarca Ruins on this one-day tour from Cuzco. Enjoy informative commentary as you marvel at beautiful culture while exploring this UNESCO site.

Live unexpected EXPERIENCES in the Andes that will never be repeated! Explore unique TOURS & HIKES with deep spiritual meaning. Connect with nature and awaken your senses to a new world, “Including meditation and ritual to Mother Nature with Coca leaves.”


Ancasmarca Ruins Tour Overview

Explore the ancient ruins of Ancasmarca, a hidden gem in the Andes Mountains of Peru. This guided tour will take you through the Inca civilization’s fascinating history and impressive architectural feats. You’ll see the remains of temples, terraces, and aqueducts, surrounded by breathtaking mountain views.

The excursion starts at 7:30

Explore Peru’s ancient history and the storied Ancasmarca ruins on this Epic tour!

  1. Ancasmarca Ruins
  2. Calca Unu Orqo
  3. Yucay
  4. Machu Qolqa


  • Discover the fascinating Ancasmarca ruins in Cusco with a one-day exploration tour! Learn about the ancient Inca architecture and appreciate the stunning views of this UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Explore the mysterious, life-sized ruins of Ancasmarca from Cusco, Peru. Make your journey even more special with our expert guide!


Ancasmarca Ruins Tour Itinerary


Explore Ancasmarca! The hidden Inca ruins

At 7:30 am, pick-up at your hotel in Cusco

We travel from Cusco to the Sacred Valley. Upon reaching the town of Calca, we ascend to the heights of Calca until we reach the architectural complex of Ancasmarca. The ruins of Ancasmarca present several Inca trails distributed throughout the construction, such as the ravine that leads to Calca and the Valley of Amparaes and Lares.

After enjoying the spectacular panoramic views of Ancasmarca, we head towards the Uno Urco temple – The Uno Urco water temple presents unique characteristics of the Inca ideology in the rock; it is the carving of a puma head with a snake body.

Continue the trip to the Andenes de Yucay and end with a visit to the ruins of Machu Qolqa before returning to Cusco via Chinchero and Poroy. Thank you for traveling through new tourist routes with KONDOR PATH TOURS.

Ancasmarca useful data

Take a guided adventure through Cusco’s Ancasmarca Ruins on a one-day trip! Explore the remains of an ancient Inca city, learn more about its culture, and enjoy spectacular views of the valley beneath.

  • Ancas Marka Elevation: 4150 meters (13,615 feet.)
  • Location: Calca – Above Totora community
  • Culture: Inca
  • Distance to travel: 1 hour and 30 minutes by vehicle.
  • Difficulty in exploring: Easy
  • Province: Calca Province
  • Region – State: Cusco – Peru

Activity Level: Relaxed.



Physical Level

2, Moderate

Walking Distance

A light walks

Hiking Time

5 to 35 minutes

Starting Altitude

Ancasmasrca 4,150m (13,615 ft)

Minimun Altitude

Calca Unu Orqo: 2,926m (9,632 ft)

Highest Altitude

Machu Qolqa: 3,767m (13,615 ft)


Ancasmarca Ruins Tour INCLUSION

  • Active itinerary with unique cultural features.
  • Excellent English-speaking tour guide.
  • Private tourist transport.
  • A Konodor Path Driver
  • Portable oxygen and first aid kit
  • Local taxes.

Note: The vehicles to use “see the photo in prices.”


  • Entrance fees S/. 70 (US$ 25).
  • Lunch (box lunch).
  • Snack.
  • Tips.

Bring for the Ancasmarca Ruins Tour

  • Tennis Shoes
  • Rain poncho (Rainy Season, December to March – even in the dry season).
  • Windbreaker – T-shirts / Sunhat
  • Sun protection cream.
  • Water.
  • Cash in local currency.

Travel Guide

Uncover the secrets of the Ancasmarca ruins from Calca in Cusco! With knowledgeable local guides, explore the archaeological site and surrounding area, including its stunning Yucay Inca waterways, fascinating history, and mythical stories.

It is a site located in Peru’s Sacred Valley between the villages of Calca and Lares. It is believed to contain hundreds of circular structures used as food storage units.

The circular structures at Ancasmarca are believed to be Qullqas (pronounced as Colcas) from the Quechua language, which were used as food storage units.

Could the circular structures at Ancasmarca possibly be used for something more than food storage?

Yes, but the true purpose of the structures remains unknown. However, exploring the site and letting your imagination wander can be a fun experience.

They were taking a car or Collectivo from the transportation hub in the village of Calca. Private vehicles may charge up to 10 PEN, while collectives should charge around 8-10 PEN for a one-way trip. The car ride should take about half an hour.

Yes, it is free to enter the ruins at Ancasmarca.

You can expect to see a range of circular structures believed to be Qullqas, beautiful textiles from neighboring communities sold in the little shops at the entrance, and incredible viewpoints of the surrounding valley on the higher self-guided circuit. The lower tour circuit allows one to examine the structures more closely with white arrow markers scattered around the park.

Ancasmarca is a pre-Inca archaeological site located on the road between Calca and Lares in Peru’s Sacred Valley.

The circular stone structures in Ancasmarca are believed to have been used for food storage, but their true purpose is unclear.

Archaeologists have identified narrow streets, funeral structures, retaining walls, and staircases in Ancasmarca, indicating that it was inhabited.

No, Ancasmarca is not a popular tourist destination and receives few tourists.

You can reach Ancasmarca by private taxi or shared minivan from Calca.

No, there is no entrance fee for Ancasmarca.

What’s it like

  • Embark on a journey through Peru’s ancient city – Calca Ancasmarca! Experience its most preserved and hidden secrets.
  • Conquer the magical mysteries of Cusco Ancasmarca within a single day! Dig deeper into this beautiful Peruvian site with our exclusive new tour.

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Full-Day Ancasmarca Ruins Tour COST

Season 2023 – 2024

Number of persons Price per person
1 $ 219.00 USD
2 $ 127.00 USD
3 $ 93.00 USD
4 $ 73.00 USD
5 $ 65.00 USD
6 $ 56.00 USD
7 $ 50.00 USD
8 $ 45.00 USD

Take the most significant historic ruins of Calca in Ancasmarca and explore this geological wonder with an experienced local guide.

Unlock the secrets of Peru’s Ancasmarca ruins and get lost in the mysterious landscape of Calca in Cusco!



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Explore Cusco’s mysterious Ancasmarca ruins! Visit fascinating landmarks and journey through time as experienced guides share tales and legends about the archaeological site.

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Awesome Service and Tours Fernando and Patricia were SUPER responsive - usually responded to emails within 10 minutes!!. The arrangements they made for Cusco, Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley, and surrounding areas were awesome.They were waiting for us at the airport and did everything we asked them. Our guide for the four days was Herberth and driver was Juan Carlos. Both were SUPER SUPER great. Juan Carlos was such an amazingly pleasant driver with cute stories. He also was a very safe driver. Herberth was very knowledgable and helpful. Took us all over the places with details about the history and details. We had friends who were not able to climb much and they accommodated us all.On the day we had planned to do rainbow mountain we did not feel great and emailed Fernando at 5am and he responded within 5 minutes with other options for us to do that day. Overall, if you are going to Peru and want to visit the historic sites, you SHOULD go with these people. They are SUPERB!!
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