Ready for an adventure? Take a hike to Tour Waqrapukara for 1 Day and explore the ruins of one of Peru’s most picturesque sites. Read this guide for the best experience!
Waqrapukara full-day trek – Waqrapukara, which means Horn Fortress in Quechua, is about this Peruvian site’s vast and powerful rock formations. The rock layers show many layers, representing millions of years of the evolution of our planet. An enormous agricultural area surrounds this sacred place with terraces. Fantastic experience—the Waqrapukara day trip is a tourist attraction and a new option in Cusco. We will see the beautiful diversity of flora and fauna through each one. Waqrapukara tours are perfect for those who spend little time looking for unique experiences. Being around Waqrapukara replenishes positive energy for yourself; we believe you will never forget this experience.
Get ready for an unforgettable one-day adventure to Waqrapukara! From breathtaking views of the fascinating terrains to exploring the region’s rich history, you’ll be able to experience it all in just one day. Join us on this incredible trek and discover the hidden gems that Waqrapukara has to offer!
Explore one of the oldest civilizations in South America and embark on an unforgettable adventure! Explore the ancient ruins of Waqrapukara Tour for Full Day with KONDOR PATH TOURS.
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We have several hiking alternatives to the scenic wonder of Cusco to enjoy an incredible tour of the Waqrapukara ruins. Routes 1, 2, and 3 have the same value or price; while route 4 or 5 has an additional cost.
Via La Rinconada to Waqrapukara to La Rinconada. Brittle and semi-flat path with spectacular views of the Andes and the Apurímac Canyon, return by the same adventure system.
Via La Rinconada to Waqrapukara ruins – Wayqui “undulating path or panoramic semi-flat” | Downhill walk from the detour to Wayqui on the return so that the path is not repetitive.
Via Wayqui to Waqrapukara ruins to Wayqui: Start hiking going up the mountain for about 90 minutes until you reach the semi-flat path and reach Waqrapukara (The return hike via the same way)
Via Santa Lucia to Waqrapukara ruins to Santa Lucia: Short option with semi-flats and hill climbs. The return hike is via the same path. Additional cost; write us for a quote
Via La Rinconada to Waqrapukara ruins to Santa Lucia: Hike along the most panoramic path with impressive views of the Apurimac canyon south of Cusco. After exploring Waqrapukara ruins, continue the trek to Santa Lucia and return to Cusco. Additional cost; write us for a quote
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Embark on an adventure of a lifetime – the Tour Waqrapukara 1 Day! Through spectacular valleys and challenging terrain, find yourself humbled by the grandeur of Peru.
The itinerary is one of the most fabulous to reach the Inca temple of Wqrapukara. The magnificent archaeological site is located in the southern area of Cusco, next to the canyon and the Aprurimac River. To visit the tourist circuit of Waqrapukara, we go to the province of Acomayo.
Enjoy a splendid view of the Apurimac River. At the same time, we hike the trails of Waqrapukara, a “2 hours and 40 minutes hiking”, to reach the archaeological group of Waqrapukara, explore and have spectacular panoramic views of the Andes on your guided tour.
Take an incredible trek on the Waqrapukara Hike in Peru and discover breathtaking scenery. This challenging 11-mile journey takes you through stunning landscapes, historic villages, and rugged terrain.
Take a hike around Waqrapukara and explore the fascinating ancient cultures, breathtaking views, and magnificent wildlife along its rugged terrain. Waqrapukara is an Inca sanctuary of the first order, which denotes an immense political and religious power not yet deciphered.
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Discover Peru’s cultural heritage through a one-of-a-kind journey to the remote site of Waqrapukara. Check out this guide for tips and insights on making your trek memorable!
It is a fortress of pre-Inca and Inca construction. In Pre-Inca times, it was a small citadel. They called it “Llaqta Pukara,” where the Qanchi leader and his family lived. It did also used as an astronomical observatory; it had a sanctuary for the Teqci Pachakamaq Wiraqocha God.
First, it did build by the Qanchi ethnic group in the Auqarunas from 1500 to 1000 B.C. The current construction is from the Inca period, making it in the Inca Wayna Qhapaq, with the intervention of the architects of the government in Qanchimachu and Ttito Q’osñipa.
Because, at the time, the Auqarunas needed to train men warriors and places to defend the territory conquered by the ethnic group and tribe. Not only to protect their habitat and leader. In the pre-Inca and Inca times, these leaders were called curacas; in the Colonial Period, they were called Caciques. In the Purunruna period, there was no need for pucaras because they lived where they wanted.
The Q’anchis “Believed that there is a Maker of all created things, which they call Teqci Wiraqocha.” “Worshipping the sun, they must have taken them from the Incas.” (Pedro Cieza, Chronicles of Peru) One day a tall man named Contiti Wiraqocha Pachayachacheq came to San Pedro de Cacha and taught them about the Creator God. The men of Canas who occupied Cacha wanted to kill him, but fire descended from heaven, and they were afraid and escaped. In memory of this fact, they built a temple in Raqchi. (Juan de Betanzos, Narration of the Incas, 1551).
It has a triple jamb doorway; it is very sacred. On the other hand, the gods created by men, such as the sun god, the moon, the stars, and others, have their sanctuaries with double-jamb doorways. The chronicler Santa Cruz calls the Tecsi Pachakamaq Wiraqocha god the invisible god. The Incas welcomed this deity; for this reason, they built a sanctuary. Cusco was in the place of the Cathedral. (Chronicler Juan Santa Cruz Pachacuti).
Anything you do not want to take on tour can be left safely at your accommodation. Most hotels and hostels have safes to protect your belongings. However, if you feel comfortable leaving your things there, you can bring them to our office for the tour.
Wakra Pukara is located about three hours south of Cusco by car in the Apurimac Canyon.
Water does provide at meals. However, you should also bring a refillable water bottle to avoid dehydration.
We recommend at least two days in Cusco to acclimatize sufficiently before the tour begins.
Lunch on the trek does include. Vegetarian and vegan options are available.
The highest elevation on this hike is 4,500 meters above sea level.
Experience the awe of the Peruvian highlands on this epic Waqrapukara hike! Explore ancient ruins, breathtaking downhill hikes, and captivating wildlife.
PRICES PER PERSON [USD] 2023
Note: Waqrapukara Trek 2 days price, write to us.
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