Ready for an adventure? Take a hike to Tour Waqrapukara for one day and explore the ruins of one of Peru’s most picturesque sites. Read this guide for the best experience!
Waqrapukara’s full-day trek: Experience the awe of the Peruvian highlands on this epic Waqrapukara hike! Explore ancient ruins, breathtaking hiking trails, and captivating wildlife—perfect for those looking for unique experiences. Being around Waqrapukara replenishes positive energy for yourself; we believe you will never forget this experience.
Waqrapukara day trip: A fantastic experience is a tourist attraction and a new option in Cusco: “One-day tour to Waqrapukara Ruins.”
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.
Get ready for an unforgettable one-day adventure to Waqrapukara! From breathtaking views of the fascinating terrain to exploring the region’s rich history, you’ll be able to experience it all in just one day.
Explore the breathtaking beauty of Waqrapukara, an ancient Incan archaeological site in the Andes Mountains of Peru. This full-day tour takes you through stunning landscapes, traditional villages, and the mystical ruins of Waqrapukara. Finally, you’ll reach the ancient Incan ruins of Waqrapukara, perched on a cliff overlooking the valley below.
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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: A brittle and semi-flat path with spectacular views of the Andes and the Apurimac 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 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 the Waqrapukara ruins, continue the trek to Santa Lucia and return to Cusco. Additional cost: write us for a quote
Perched on a cliff overlooking the Apurimac River Canyon in Peru, Waqrapukara stands on a breathtaking archaeological site shrouded in mystery and ancient history. This full-day tour to Waqrapukara promises an unforgettable adventure.
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.
Your journey commences in the ancient city of Cusco, once the capital of the Inca Empire. You’ll embark on a scenic drive through picturesque landscapes, passing quaint Andean villages and majestic mountains.
Upon arriving at the trailhead, the real adventure begins. A moderate trek awaits you, offering panoramic vistas and encounters with the region’s diverse flora and fauna. A knowledgeable guide will accompany you, sharing fascinating stories and insights.
As you hike along the sacred path, you’ll notice Inca stone markers leading you closer to the hidden gem of Waqrapukara. The sense of anticipation grows with every step, knowing you are about to witness a marvel of ancient engineering.
After an invigorating hike, the ancient marvel of Waqrapukara comes into view. As you explore the site, your guide will share fascinating stories about its historical significance and the Inca civilization.
The tranquil atmosphere at Waqrapukara invites visitors to connect with nature and tap into the spiritual energy that still permeates the site. It’s a perfect opportunity for reflection and meditation.
One of the highlights of Tour Waqrapukara 1 Day is the panoramic view that awaits travelers from the site’s main viewpoint. Standing at the cliff’s edge, you’ll be greeted with a breathtaking spectacle of the Apurimac River winding through the dramatic canyon below. This vantage point offers an unforgettable experience that will forever be etched in your memory.
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.
Rinconada to S. Lucia 12.5km (7.7 miles)
La Rinconada: 4,045m (13,271 ft)
Santa Lucia: 3,965m (13,008 ft)
Waqrapukara Ruin: 4,122m (13,523 ft)
Note: The vehicles to use “see the photo in prices.”
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 was also used as an astronomical observatory; it had a sanctuary for the Teqci Pachakamaq Wiraqocha God.
First, it was built 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 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 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 place of the cathedral. (Chronicer 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 is provided 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.
The highest elevation on this hike is 4,500 meters above sea level.
|Number of persons||Price per person|
|1||$ 294.00 USD|
|2||$ 174.00 USD|
|3||$ 137.00 USD|
|4||$ 114.00 USD|
|5||$ 107.00 USD|
|6||$ 96.00 USD|
|7||$ 89.00 USD|
|8||$ 82.00 USD|
|9||$ 79.00 USD|
Note: Waqrapukara Trek 2 days price; write to us.
Climb the majestic Andes Mountains and discover the Waqrapukara Hike! Take your mountain journeys to a whole new level and experience.
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