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Trekking Waqrapucara 1 day

Trekking Waqrapucara 1 day

1 day from $ USD 115.00

Trekking Waqrapucara 1 day

1 day from $ 115 | Trekking Waqrapucara 1 day

| Min Altitude: 2200msnm (3545 fasl) | Max Altitude: 2200msnm (3545 fasl)
Price From
$ USD 115.00
Duration
1 day
Group Size
Min 2 / Max 10
Physical Level
Demanding

Introduction

Waqrapukara Tour 01 Day Cusco, is an adventure of a new trekking route from the city of Cusco to the foot of the mountain from where the hike to the Waqrapukara fort begins.

The essence of this new adventure that is a good option for lovers of nature, trekking and multi-day trips. On this route we will observe beautiful landscapes typical of the high Andean regions where you will have a connection with nature.

Waqrapukara was a spiritual ceremony in an ancient temple; This is an opportunity to discover the Andean culture in the sacred mountains of the Incas. As the Waqrapukara guided hike and ceremony is tailored to your group, you have the flexibility to hike at your own pace and soak up the tranquil atmosphere of the lesser-known Inca archaeological site.

Trip details

  • DEPARTURE/RETURN: Your hotel in Cusco
  • DURATION: All day from 5:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • DISTANCE: 16 km round trip
  • ALTITUDE: 3,400 m (11,155 ft) / 4,300 m (14,108 ft)
  • SUITABLE FOR: Adventurers, lovers of nature and safe passage.
  • HIGHLIGHTS: Exceptional hiking trails, wildlife, incredible lagoons, impressive canyons and gorges.
  • REQUIRED ACCESS: Minimum 1 full day in the city of Cusco.

Highlights

There are several reasons to visit Waqrapukara:

  1. Archaeological significance: Waqrapukara is an important archaeological site that provides insight into the history and culture of the Inca Empire. The site is well-preserved and offers a unique glimpse into the architectural and engineering skills of the Incas.
  2. Stunning views: Located on a high plateau, Waqrapukara offers breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape. Visitors can take in panoramic views of the Andes Mountains and the valley below.
  3. Cultural heritage: Waqrapukara is considered an important cultural heritage site and is protected by the Peruvian government. Visiting the site helps to preserve and promote the cultural heritage of the Inca Empire.
  4. Adventure: Waqrapukara is a remote site that is only accessible by foot, making it a great adventure for those looking to explore the Cusco region. The site offers a unique and immersive experience that is not found at more popular tourist destinations.
  5. Historical significance: The site is believed to have been used for both religious and military purposes and was an important part of the Inca Empire’s infrastructure. Visiting Waqrapukara provides a unique opportunity to learn about and understand the history of the region.

Overall, Waqrapukara offers a unique and meaningful experience for those who are interested in history, culture, and adventure.

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Itinerary

DAY 1

Waqrapukara Itinerary

The Waqrapukara Tour begins with a hotel pick-up between 4:00 and 4:30. We will then drive for 2 hours in a tourist transport to the city of Sangarará, making a stop in Cusipata for breakfast along the way.

Once we arrive in Sangarará, we will take a 30-minute detour along a zigzagging dirt road to Punta Carretera to prepare for our 2-hour hike to Waqrapukara. The hike is 8 kilometers long and is downhill.

At Waqrapukara, the guide will provide an overview of the site’s importance before you have time to explore and take pictures. Afterwards, we will enjoy a rural lunch before returning to Punta Carretera and our transport back to Cusco, where we are expected to arrive at 7:00 p.m.

During the Waqrapukara Tour, you will have the opportunity to witness:

  • Beautiful mountain scenery
  • Amazing rock formations
  • Stunning views of the Sacri Monti
  • The local flora and fauna
  • Visit nearby cities.
  • Andean ceremony

What to Bring

  • Wear comfortable shoes (sneakers or running shoes recommended).
  • Bring trekking poles.
  • sunscreens or sunscreens.
  • hats and sunglasses.
  • Heat shrinkable or thermal garments.
  • Bring your own medications if you have them.
  • Bottle of water or hydration.

Recommendations

It is recommended to:

  1. Wear comfortable footwear, such as sneakers or running shoes.
  2. Bring trekking poles for support.
  3. Apply sunscreen and wear a hat and sunglasses for sun protection.
  4. Wear heat-retaining or thermal clothing.
  5. Bring any necessary personal medications.
  6. Bring a hydration source, such as a water bottle.

Pricing List

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Number of persons Price per person
1 Persons $ USD 115.00 Inquire Now

Faqs Trekking Waqrapucara 1 day

If you are planning to take the Waqrapukara Tour, here are some travel tips to help you make the most of your experience:

  1. Wear comfortable footwear: The tour involves a 2-hour hike, so it’s important to wear comfortable shoes, such as sneakers or running shoes, to ensure that your feet are protected and you can enjoy the walk.
  2. Bring trekking poles: The hike can be steep in some places, so it’s a good idea to bring trekking poles for support and balance.
  3. Protect yourself from the sun: Make sure to apply sunscreen and bring a hat and sunglasses to protect yourself from the sun. The sun can be intense at high altitudes, so it’s important to be prepared.
  4. Dress in layers: The weather in the Andes can change quickly, so it’s important to dress in layers that you can add or remove as needed. A heat-retaining or thermal garment can be useful to keep you warm.
  5. Bring your own medications: If you have any pre-existing medical conditions or are taking medication, make sure to bring enough for your trip and any extra you may need.
  6. Hydrate yourself: Bring a bottle of water or a hydration source with you to make sure you stay hydrated throughout the tour.
  7. Respect the site: Waqrapukara is an important cultural heritage site, so make sure to respect the site and follow any rules or guidelines set by the tour guide.

By following these tips, you can ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable experience on the Waqrapukara Tour.

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