Beautiful tour through the Apurimac canyon, this new full-day trek starts from Cusco to reach Waqrapukara ruins. The trail is truly a magnificent experience. Waqrapukara Trek – Waqra is a “horn” Pukara is equivalent to the force.
Waqrapukara one-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 tourist option in Cusco. Through each one, we will see the beautiful diversity of flora and fauna. Waqrapukara tours are perfect for those who spend little time looking for unique experiences. Being around Waqrapukara is just replenishing positive energy for yourself; we believe that you will never forget this experience.
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Why you will love this experience.
This itinerary is one of the most fabulous itineraries to reach the Inca temple. This magnificent archaeological site is in the southern area of Cuzco. Visit Waqrapukara in 01 days to get to Acomayo province. We can enjoy a splendid view of the Apurimac River and the surrounding Andes Mountains from the top. We will walk only 3 hours to get to Waqrapukara, enjoying the Canyon, panoramic views, etc.
Waqrapukara is an Inca sanctuary of the first order, which denotes an immense political and religious power not yet deciphered.
Note: The vehicles to use “see the photo in prices.”
It is a fortress of pre-Inca and Inca construction. In Pre Inca times, it was a small citadel. For that reason, 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 to the Teqci Pachakamaq Wiraqocha God.
First, it did build by the Qanchi ethnic group in the Auqarunas 1500 to 1000 B.C. The current construction is from the Inca period, which made it in the Inca Wayna Qhapaq. With the intervention of architects of that government, it also intervened in Qanchimachu and Ttito Q’osñipa.
Because in the time of 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 did call curacas, and in the Colonial Period, they were called Caciques. In the Purunruna period, there was no need for pucaras because they lived in the place 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 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 from the place. 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; this means that 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 with you 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 also bring them to our office for safekeeping during 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.
PRICES PER PERSON [USD] 2021 – 2022 | We run this trip only as a private service.
Note: Waqrapukara Trek 2 days price, write to us.
* Kondor Path Tours operates the Waqrapukara Trek.
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