Waqrapukara Full Day Fortress Tour
Our Waqrapukara full day tour will take you to one of the ancient Inca temples located in the Andes Mountains in Cusco, this fortress is built on top of one of the steepest mountains, this trekking experience will also submerge you in an area where travelers do not usually go. This great trek takes you away from the traditional trekking in Cusco.
This archaeological center is a mixture of pre-Inca and Inca construction, therefore it was built by the Qanchi ethnicity and in the time of the Incas probably built in the period of Inca rule Wayna Khápaq considered a fortress.
Waqrapukara is a new tourist attraction whose mysteries have not yet been deciphered and that allows a magnificent view of the night sky, populated by constellations, planets and stars of enormous value in the Inca cosmovision; Fortress, sanctuary, astronomical observatory are the interpretations of this enigmatic monument of the classic Inca architecture that is to 4, 300 meters on the level of the sea, in the abysses of the canyon of the river Apurímac, to the south of the city of Cusco.
Day 1: Cusco -Waqrapukara – Cusco
Very early, at about 5:30 a.m. with your pick up at the Hotel, and we will take you in our vehicle to our Private Lodge at 7:30 hrs, where we will enjoy a nutritious breakfast and then start our tour to the south east to reach the town of Acomayo. Immediately after we will continue our journey to the point where we will begin to walk for approximately 3 hours at an altitude of 12 000 feet through the Cusquenian prairies to our final destination: The ancient Inca fortress of Waqrapukara.
After a brief rest we will have enough time to visit and learn more about this mystical and religious archaeological site.
After a comforting lunch, we begin our descent, the private transport will be waiting for us to finally arrive at our Lodge at 17:00 hrs with option to go to the city of Cusco arriving at 19:00. Travelers who make the trip to Waqrapukara must be in good physical condition and with good acclimatization to the altitude.
- Pick up from your hotel in Cusco
- Professional guide
- First aid kit
- Oxygen balloon
- Drinks and snacks
RECOMMENDATIONS TO BRING
- Personal medication for altitude.
- Clothing (warm jacket / winter, rain pants, mountain boots, poncho, winter cap, gloves, wool hat with earmuffs)
- Water 2 liters per person minimum.
- Snacks, Chocolate, Fruit, Coca, etc.
- Toiletries (toilet paper, personal towel)
- Sunscreen, 50+ factor recommended
- Sunglasses and sun hat
- Treking poles (especially recommended for steep descents, you can rent it with us)
- Extra money. If you want to rent a horse