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Cusco – Full Day to the Archaeological Complex of Waqrapukara from Cusco

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  • 15 Hours
  • Groups: Up to 8 People
  • Difficulty: 6
  • Available: All Year
  • Pick up: Accommodation
  • Min Age: 6+

The Waqrapukara Archaeological Complex is one of the new alternative routes in Cusco recommended for Trekking lovers. This ancient Inca temple is located on the top of one of the steepest mountains in the Andes mountain range, from here you can appreciate spectacular landscapes of the entire Apurímac Canyon and the surroundings. If you are looking for experiences outside of the traditional, then we are sure that you will love this tourist attraction.

What will you know on this Full Day?

  1. The Town of Cusipata, Sangarara and Acomayo.
  2. Pomacanchi Lagoon.
  3. The Apurímac River Canyon.
  4. The Archaeological Complex of Waqrapukara.

Meeting point

Pick up from the hotel (valid only for hotels near the Plaza de Armas in Cusco).

See the route and distances here: Google Maps

All inclusive package

  • Private transportation Cusco / Cusipata / Sangarara / Acomayo / Cusco.
  • Breakfast and lunch.
  • Entrance Ticket to the Archaeological Complex of Waqrapukara.
  • Trekking Day to the Archaeological Complex of Waqrapukara in a small group.
  • Professional Mountain Guide.
  • Medical assistance, first aid kit.

Price

US$ 75

  • Price per person.
  • Reference Exchange Rate S / 3.80
  • Rates valid ONLY for FOREIGNERS, if you are a National write us to send you a quote via Whatsapp
To detail

Waqrapukara or “Horn-shaped Fortress”, is a mixture of pre-Inca and Inca construction, built by the Qanchi ethnic group during the time of the Incas, yet many of its mysteries have not been fully discovered, which is believed, is that it could have been used as a sanctuary or astronomical observatory.

The walk to reach the top of the enclosure is approximately 7 kilometers, so it is recommended to have good resistance and acclimatization to the height (you will reach 4,300 meters above sea level in the highest part). The final scenery will make up for it all!

  • Location: Acos, Acomayo Province, Cusco Department, Peru.
  • Distance from Cusco city to Cusipata: 1 hour and 30 minutes.
  • Distance from Cusipata to Rinconada: (starting point of the trek) by Van: 2 hours.
  • Walking Time: 3 hours approx. 7 kilometers one way.
  • Maximum altitude in Waqrapukara: 4300 meters of altitude.
  • IMPORTANT: Have good acclimatization to the altitude.
  • Climate: Maximum temperature 19º C.
  • Low season: from December to February (rainy season).
  • High season: from April to November (adding June 22, July and August).
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Itinerario

Day 1 Description of the activities

  • 04:30: Pick up from the accommodation.
  • 05:00: Depart from Cusco to the town of Cusipata.
  • 06:30: Stop for breakfast in the town of Cusipata.
  • 07:00: We will continue the run through the towns of Chuquicahuana and Acomayo, here we will have a brief stop to visit the Pomacanchi Lagoon and then continue with the trip to Sangarara.
  • 08:30: Arrival in the community of Rinconada, where we will start the walk to the Archaeological Complex of Waqrapukara.
  • 11:30: Guided tour to explore the site. Get to know the Puerta del Sol (or Intipunku), the main square, towers, terraces, enclosures and paintings
  • 12:30: Free time for photos and to take a Box Lunch.
  • 13:00: Return walk to the town of Cusipata.
  • 14:30: Arrival at the Town of Cusipata for lunch and free time.
  • 16:00: Return to the city of Cusco.
  • 18:00: Arrival in Cusco.
COVID-19
  • Each participant must wear their own mask and face shield.
  • All our Guides pass a daily check to guarantee the safety of the group.
  • The temperature will be taken at the beginning and end of the trip. Passengers with a temperature higher than 38ºC WILL NOT BE ABLE TO MAKE THE TRIP with us.
  • All materials and / or equipment used that come into contact with clients during the tour will be frequently disinfected.
  • Remember that the ticket offices may not be open, so it is necessary to have your tickets and / or virtual tickets on hand.
FAQs

What is the best time to visit Waqrapukara?

You can go to the 7 colors mountain all year round, but if you want to visit it at the best time, we recommend you go between the months of April to October, because the probability of rain and even snow during those months is low, of this form you will be able to appreciate without problems the colored lines that are produced thanks to the minerals that exist in these mountains.

What important details should I know about the Full Day?

This tour is offered in a small group service, that is, the real transport capacity is for 15 passengers, but for the safety of the group it can only be shared with other clients up to a maximum of 8 passengers in order to take care of the necessary social distancing. All fulfilling the same itinerary. If you want to know the cost for our private tour service write us here: info@360explora.com.pe

About the Van you should know:

-In order to comply with the itinerary, the maximum tolerance to start the trip will be 15 minutes.

-The mobility seats will be occupied according to the order of arrival, and you must return in the same seat in which you traveled at the beginning of the tour.

How long in advance can I make a reservation?

Maximum up to 48 hours before the start of the tour and / or subject to availability of places (only if you are already in Cusco). But if you are from a neighboring country or from any other part of the world, we recommend you book at least 30 days in advance or 2 months if the date you arrive is in the high season in Cusco.

¿Debo llevar algún documento de identidad durante el tour? Do I have to carry an identity document during the tour?

Yes, it is essential that all participants carry a valid ID, Immigration Card or Passport during the tour, since entrance tickets can only be purchased physically on the same day of the tour and presenting the document at the ticket office of the attractive to visit.

Do not forget to review all the complete T&C here Terms and Conditions.

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