Waqrapukara Full Day

Daily Tour 15 hours
Peru Cusco and Sacred Valley


Waqrapukara Full Day. You shouldn’t miss this 1-day Hike Waqrapukara! Discover this majestic Inca construction what its name means “horn-shaped fortress”, located in the canyon of the plentiful Apurimac river that will be an unforgettable experience as it is a hidden treasure for travelers seeking for something special and uncrowded. This beautiful sacred place melts amazing stone masonry and spectacular natural formations spotted with small lagoons around.

Why to choose Culturandes Travel & Adventure for this Waqrapukara Full Day?

Are you looking for unforgettable memories for this adventure? Culturandes Travel & Adventure want you to have a hassle-free planning and an unforgettable travel experience without any stress and unexpected situations by the hand of its experts travel advisors and knowledgeable local guides providing you:

  • Reliable and high level services
  • Certified Peruvian tour operator
  • Safe transport according to the highest standards
  • Adequate equipment for the activity
  • Detailed and personalized information prior to the trip
  • 24 hour support during your trip
  • Excellent official local guides who will be the star of your trip

We are experts in private and customized tours all around Peru, ask our expert travel advisors to upgrade your experience with additional activities and extensions.

Group services versus Private services?

This is a question we all need to ask ourselves when planning a trip. The answer depends largely on the age, the particular interests of each person and, above all, the economy of each passenger. Below, we list the differences between conducting a group service versus a private service. It should be noted that, in either of the two modalities, you will receive top quality care from the entire team of professionals who will make your trip unforgettable

Group Services

  • The driver follows the stops designated by the tour
  • Groups can have between 15 and 20 people
  • Guidance is simultaneous in English and Spanish for the entire group
  • The itinerary has to be strict to fulfill the daily plan
  • Guidance is available at the same time for the entire group
  • The main advantage of group services is the affordable price

Private Services

  • The driver will make the necessary stops where you indicate
  • Of 5 or more people, the private service has a similar price to the group service.
  • You own the time you want to have at each stop
  • Guidance is in only 1 language and at the passenger’s choice (prior consultation for rare languages)
  • The guide will be available only for you and attentive to your requirements
  • The travel experience becomes much more personal and deep in knowledge

We urge you to get in touch with us so we can design your trip to Peru together, probably combining some excursions in private and some in group services. Our team of experienced voyagers knows what it means to plan a trip of a lifetime as well as the investment that implies, therefore, we want everything to go perfect.



  • Explore the uncrowded and unique Inca Temple fortress of Waqrapukara.
  • Observe wild local fauna and flora.
  • Hike through amazing Andean landscapes.



Breakfast and lunch

Waqrapukara was built by the Qanchi ethnic group in the period of the Auqarunas 1500 to 1000 b.c. The current construction is from the Inca era, in the Wayna Qhapaq period, for training  warriors to defend their leaders and territories conquered in the Andes in the pre-Inca and Inca times. Waqrapukara represents the architecture of power, a magical and special, out of the ordinary, Inca sanctuary of the first order, which denotes an immense political and religious power not yet deciphered.

An early departure is needed this day for a bus ride to Acomayo district, to finally arrive to Qenter Cocha 14436f/4400m, where you will begin the 2 ½ hour trek to Waqrapukara 14108f/4300m.  The geography is rugged with incredible natural rock formations and small lagoons, where you will observe the wild fauna of the place such as condor, llamas, alpacas, vicunas, wild horses and wild ducks.  The archeological complex is nestled sinuously along a rocky outcrop, built around two horn-shaped, towering mountains peaks, the site features eight Inca terraces with retaining walls and stone stairways.

Three hours of return walk along an old road to the village of Waqui, will be needed before finding your private bus that will take you back to Cusco city.

Maximun altitude: 14436f/4400m
Minimun altitude: 10521f/3207m
Walking distance aprox.: 7.5m/12km
Walking time aprox.:  7 hours

Ask our experts travel advisors to complete your trip including the impressive citadel of Machu Picchu, the challenging Inca Trail, a visit to the impressive Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world, the majestic Colca Canyon, the mysterious Nazca lines or the enigmatic jungle or the Kingdom of the Chachapoyas.


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