In Cusco there are endless places to visit, and yet there are many lesser known hidden gems that still need to be promoted. One of them is Waqrapukara, which means “The Horned Fortress” when translated into Spanish from Quechua. Possibly, it was a site of administrative and religious importance that was formerly populated by the Qanchis. So, are you ready to embark on this off-the-beaten trail with us and enjoy the wonderful landscapes, canyons, and amazing ancient constructions that this magnificent place boasts? If so, our Waqrapukara 1 Day Tour is perfect for you!
Firstly, at approximately 4:00 am, we will begin picking up our clients from their respective hotels. Then, we will head south of Cusco and arrive at a restaurant to have breakfast after approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes. Next, we will continue the trip for roughly another hour and a half to the community of Santa Lucia, from which we will continue driving for 15 more minutes until reaching a dead end, where finally we will begin a hike of approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes to the complex of Waqrapukara. On the way, we will have the opportunity to witness not only wonderful landscapes, but abundant flora and fauna as well. At last, we will arrive at the fortress and enjoy a delicious box lunch. Then immediately after, our guide will give you a thorough rundown of the fortress’ history and we will have free time to take pictures.
After a short rest, we will board our transport once more and return to Cusco via the same route.
INCLUDED IN WAQRAPUKARA 1 DAY TOUR:
- Tourist transportation
- Professional bilingual guide (Spanish/English)
- Box lunch
- Oxygen bottle
- First aid kit
- Entrance ticket
NOT INCLUDED IN WAQRAPUKARA 1 DAY TOUR:
WE RECOMMEND TO BRING:
- Small backpack
- Light, comfortable and warm clothing
- Hiking shoes
- Cap or hat
- Photographic camera
- Fruits and snacks
- personal medications