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Waqrapukara Trek

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Waqrapukara Trek

Duration

Full day

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How does the idea of escaping the city and large crowds to visit a unique off-the-beaten-path site sound? The Waqrapukara One-Day Trek is the ultimate choice for some peace and quiet and to discover an incredible site

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Overview

This One-Day Trek is the ultimate choice for some peace and quiet and to discover an incredible site that very few people get to visit locals and tourists! Join us on an epic hike to the majestic pre-Inca construction of Waqrapukara, or Fortress of Horns, located in the mighty Apurímac Canyon.

Itinerary

Day 1: Cusco | Chuquicahuana - Acomayo - Waqrapukara - Cusco

This striking one-day adventure starts bright and early. We'll pick you up from your accommodation at around 4:00 am. and follow a two-hour drive to the town of Quiquijana. From there, and once you’ve enjoyed a wholesome breakfast to boost your energy, we'll continue bordering the shimmering Pomacanchi lagoon, one of the largest in the area. This beautiful lagoon is also flanked all over by pastures and plenty of local agricultural fields.

After that, we’ll follow our route for one hour and a half along an unpaved road until the town of Santa Lucía, witnessing some amazing scenery all around and even looking at the lagoon in the distance. From the town, we’ll take a final 30-min drive to our hike's starting point. There, you’ll have me to get your things together before we start.

The first section is around 1.5 hours long, observing the magnificent Apurimac Canyon, one of the deepest in Peru, and the dramatic landscapes studded with cliffs along the way. When we reach the Waqrapukara viewpoint, you'll be able to rest a little and take your first photos of the impressive fortress emerging on the edge of a canyon.

Next, we'll descend along a steep path towards the site on a cliff's edge while you appreciate the Apurimac River flowing downwards. You'll get to explore the archaeological site for about an hour and a half; you’ll climb through the temple's remains and take photos of its famous hornedshaped rock formation and the fantastic canyon landscape.

The site itself also boasts enigmatic constructions from pre-Inca and Inca periods, terraces, and incredible background history, which makes this a perfect location to learn about the ancient Andean culture.

Without a doubt, the place will surely take your breath away from start to finish. Finally, when the group is ready, we'll begin the hike back the way we came.

We'll arrive by private transport after about one hour and a half of walking, and we'll return to Cusco, arriving at approximately 5:00 p.m.

Price

From: USD 110.00 per person

Includes:

  • Pre-departure Briefing

You’ll meet your trekking guide and group in our office for an orientation before your trek. The meeting will be at 5:00 pm the evening before the trip begins.

  • Experienced Tour Guide

English and spanish speaking official tour guide. All our guides are graduates of the professional career of Tourism of the National University San Antonio Abad of Cusco. We choose them for their professionalism, experience, responsibility, seriousness, unbridled passion for exploring, and sincere desire to proudly share in our culture and history. He or she will keep you safe, sound, and comfortable on your trek so that you can enjoy your time worry-free!

  • Medical Kit or First AID Kit

All guides have received specialized training in first aid. We hold mandatory training sessions with our guides every February. Your guide will always carry a first aid kit to face basic emergencies (altitude sickness, travelers’diarrhea, cuts, scrapes, etc.) as well as oxygen. If necessary, we’ll evacuate you from the path as quickly as possible and ensure that you arrive at a clinic for treatment.

  • Extras Included in our Service

We believe that attention to small details is what sets us apart from other local companies. You’ll receive a pair of walking sticks (trekking poles) with rubber tips, and a rain poncho.

  • 24/7 Customer Service

We have telephone service available 24 hours/day for ease of communication with us  leading up to your trek.

  • Breakfast & Box Lunch

Our chef prepares the best dishes in the middle of the mountain. Our passengers love our food! We respect all diets (vegetarian, vegan, or special menus are available at no extra cost), so let us know if you have any parcular allergies or restricons on your reservaon form and remind your guide during the briefing.

  • Snacks and water

Before starting your trekking, your tour guide will provide you a cloth bag with local fruits, cookies, chocolate, caramels, etc. In addition, you’ll receive a bottle of water.

  • One cloth snack bag per person

To avoid the usage of plastic bags that contaminate our environment, we’ll give you a cloth bag for your snacks.

  • Hygiene Products

You’ll be provided with a small towel and soap before each meal to clean your hands. » Transportation

  • Private Transport

All your transportation is included in this package. We will pick you up from your hotel and take you to the starting point of the trek. Once you complete the tour, we will take you back to the door of your hotel.

  • Entrance Ticket to Waqrapukara Archaeological Site

Not included

  • Dinner
  • Hiking Clothes
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips for our staff

Tipping is the norm on any excursion in Peru. Although we pay good salaries to our entire team, something extra is always welcome.

  • Additional costs or delays beyond our control

Landslides, bad weather conditions, itinerary modifications due to a safety concern, illness, pandemic, government policy changes, political instability, strikes, act of God, etc.

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Carrer d'Onil 8 03100 Xixona Alacant Valencia SPAIN

Jr.Ramon Castilla Q-20 Zarzuela Baja Santiago Cusco PERU

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