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Cusco is par excellence the most important historical destination in Peru and it is the one that attracts the most tourists. However, few know that this city offers many more attractions besides Machu Picchu. One of these is the Waqrapukara fortress. Join us on an epic trek to the majestic pre-Inca construction of Waqrapukara or the two Horns Fortress located in the mighty Apurimac canyon. This beautiful sacred place combines advanced architecture and impressive natural formations in a wonderful landscape.

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HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Explore a unique Inca fortress and temple at Waqrapukara. with beautiful views of valleys on the route.
  • Be amazed by the extensive and well-preserved agricultural terraces and walls, stairways and stone chambers carved in the classic Inca style.
  • Walk through amazing Andean landscapes and take some amazing photos.
  • Observe the local flora and fauna and traditional Andean life in rural communities, learn more about them from your expert guide.
Day 01
Cusco | Chuquicahuana | Acomayo | Waqrapukara | Cusco

Your daylong adventure starts bright and early today. We will pass by your accommodation to pick you up at 4:00 a.m. Then we will go on a two-and-a-half-hour drive to the town of Marcaconga. We will continue to the Pitumarca district to enjoy our tasty breakfast.

Once we are stuffed and ready to go, we have a final thirty minutes of driving on a zig-zag unpaved road to reach the starting point of our trek. You will have a little time to gather your things before leaving. The first section lasts two and a half hours, and you will be able to observe magnificent landscapes dotted with small glacial lakes along the way.

When we arrive at the Waqrapukara viewpoint, you can rest a bit and take your first photos of the impressive fortress that sits on the edge of a canyon.

Next, we will descend for about forty minutes down a steep cliff-edge path to the site itself as the Apurimac River flows swiftly below. You will be able to explore the archaeological site for about an hour and a half, climb the remains of the temple and take photos in front of the incredible landscape of the canyon. The incredible scenery will take your breath away.

Finally, when the group is ready, we will begin the ascent back the way we came. We will arrive to private transport after about three hours of walking and we will return to Cusco arriving around 7:00 pm.

IT INCLUDES

Quality and safety service

  • English/Spanish speaking certified professional guide
  • First aid kit
  • 24/7 customer support

Foods

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Water Bottles

Transportation

  • All transfers (Guaranteed)
  • Pick up and drop off at your hotel in Cusco
  • Air-conditioned transportation

Permits and tickets

  • Entrance ticket to Waqrapukara

DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for our staff

How long in advance should I make my reservation?

You must make the reservation at least 1 day before. We recommend making all reservations in advance.

Do I need to make a deposit to guarantee my reservation?

Yes, it will be guaranteed with a deposit payment of the total cost of the tour per person through our 2 forms of payment mentioned in our Book Now form. Important: None of the requested deposits include transaction fees.

What is the best time to do the excursion to the Waqrapukara tour?

Peru is a very large country with many different climates, for that reason it would be very difficult to define a good time to visit different places. However, we consider that the best season is from April to December.

Where will the information session take place?

This meeting will be held the night before the departure of the tour in the lobby of your hotel, apartment, hostel or family home in Cusco. You could also do it at our office located on Calle Portal de panes, office 201 (second floor). Plaza de armas de cusco.

The “Waqrapukara Full Day Tour” can depart any day of the week, from March to January. We do not run this tour in February due to the rainy season.

Group Price: US$ 49.00 per person

Price in private: US$ 110.00 per person (minimum 02 people).

Deposit charges

All fees and charges are included.

price guarantee

This small group tour is guaranteed to operate with only 2 guests.

We like to think that we do tours a little differently than our competitors. We stand by our clients and guarantee that we comply 100% with our prices and our departure dates on all our trips.

SEE HOW IT IS



HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Explore a unique Inca fortress and temple at Waqrapukara. with beautiful views of valleys on the route.
  • Be amazed by the extensive and well-preserved agricultural terraces and walls, stairways and stone chambers carved in the classic Inca style.
  • Walk through amazing Andean landscapes and take some amazing photos.
  • Observe the local flora and fauna and traditional Andean life in rural communities, learn more about them from your expert guide.
Day 01
Cusco | Chuquicahuana | Acomayo | Waqrapukara | Cusco

Your daylong adventure starts bright and early today. We will pass by your accommodation to pick you up at 4:00 a.m. Then we will go on a two-and-a-half-hour drive to the town of Marcaconga. We will continue to the Pitumarca district to enjoy our tasty breakfast.

Once we are stuffed and ready to go, we have a final thirty minutes of driving on a zig-zag unpaved road to reach the starting point of our trek. You will have a little time to gather your things before leaving. The first section lasts two and a half hours, and you will be able to observe magnificent landscapes dotted with small glacial lakes along the way.

When we arrive at the Waqrapukara viewpoint, you can rest a bit and take your first photos of the impressive fortress that sits on the edge of a canyon.

Next, we will descend for about forty minutes down a steep cliff-edge path to the site itself as the Apurimac River flows swiftly below. You will be able to explore the archaeological site for about an hour and a half, climb the remains of the temple and take photos in front of the incredible landscape of the canyon. The incredible scenery will take your breath away.

Finally, when the group is ready, we will begin the ascent back the way we came. We will arrive to private transport after about three hours of walking and we will return to Cusco arriving around 7:00 pm.

IT INCLUDES

Quality and safety service

  • English/Spanish speaking certified professional guide
  • First aid kit
  • 24/7 customer support

Foods

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Water Bottles

Transportation

  • All transfers (Guaranteed)
  • Pick up and drop off at your hotel in Cusco
  • Air-conditioned transportation

Permits and tickets

  • Entrance ticket to Waqrapukara

DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for our staff

How long in advance should I make my reservation?

You must make the reservation at least 1 day before. We recommend making all reservations in advance.

Do I need to make a deposit to guarantee my reservation?

Yes, it will be guaranteed with a deposit payment of the total cost of the tour per person through our 2 forms of payment mentioned in our Book Now form. Important: None of the requested deposits include transaction fees.

What is the best time to do the excursion to the Waqrapukara tour?

Peru is a very large country with many different climates, for that reason it would be very difficult to define a good time to visit different places. However, we consider that the best season is from April to December.

Where will the information session take place?

This meeting will be held the night before the departure of the tour in the lobby of your hotel, apartment, hostel or family home in Cusco. You could also do it at our office located on Calle Portal de panes, office 201 (second floor). Plaza de armas de cusco.

The “Waqrapukara Full Day Tour” can depart any day of the week, from March to January. We do not run this tour in February due to the rainy season.

Group Price: US$ 49.00 per person

Price in private: US$ 110.00 per person (minimum 02 people).

Deposit charges

All fees and charges are included.

price guarantee

This small group tour is guaranteed to operate with only 2 guests.

We like to think that we do tours a little differently than our competitors. We stand by our clients and guarantee that we comply 100% with our prices and our departure dates on all our trips.

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FULL DAY TOUR TO WAQRAPUKARA

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From: USD 49

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Select Date and Travelers Private Tour

From: USD 110

  • Request a discount code for a group of more than 5 people.
  • Request a discount code to book months in advance.
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  • All fees and taxes are included.
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TESTIMONIALS


Best tour from Cusco

Our 2-day tour of the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu with Fly Cusco Peru was an experience that exceeded all our expectations...

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October 08, 2023

Excellent service and attention

Very good service and attention. Impeccable and very comfortable logistics. The company's guide was very knowledgeable and allowed me to observe many things that I would have missed if I had not gone with him...

David G

October 04, 2023

Unmatched experience

This experience has been unmatched, the service they gave us was more than great and professional and the guides, not to mention super good and professional, I always recommend this place, pure life!!...

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September 25, 2023

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