Trekking Tour to Waqrapukara

USD $99.00 $115.00

City: Cusco, Mountains // Activities: Trekking tour //  

 Why you'll love this experience:

 Be one of the first travellers that get to know Waqrapukara.

 You'll see a lot of Peruvian wildlife, such as alpacas and llamas.

 Enjoy beautiful views of the Apurimac Canyon.


Waqrapukara is one of Cusco’s hidden beauties at 4300 m (14100 feet) that not many tourists know about. Originally constructed by the Qinchas and later conquered by the Incas, it was declared a national cultural heritage in 2017 and is the Machu Picchu of the pre-Incas. During this easy 1.5 h hike, you will get to enjoy amazing views of the Apurimac canyon and discover a sight that not many tourists get to see! This day tour from Cusco will take you back in time and make you feel like the ancient Incas that once conquered the Andean mountains. 

Video of the Waqrapukara tour from Cusco: 



                                                                      3:00 am:        Pick-up from your hotel in Cusco

                                                                      5:45 am:        Breakfast picnic with view over the valley

                                                                      8:45 am:        Arrival at the parking lot and briefing

                                                                    10:15 am:        Visit of the archaeological site of Waqrapukara (WC available)

                                                                    10:40 am:        Brunch in front of Waqrapukara

                                                                    11:10 am:        Descent to the car

                                                                    12:15 pm:        Return to Cusco (WC available on the way back to Cusco)

                                                                      4:00 pm:        Arrival at your hotel in Cusco

                                                                     Note: All times are approximations.


                                                                          • Private transport with hotel pick-up from all hotels close to the Plaza de Armas (see "Pickup / Drop-off" info below) 
                                                                          • Fluent English/ Spanish speaking local guide
                                                                          • Breakfast and lunch picnic
                                                                          • Trekking poles
                                                                          • Local snack + coca leaves
                                                                          • Communication radios
                                                                          • First aid kit and oxygen

                                                                             Not Included:

                                                                            • Pick up from hotels outside of Cusco city
                                                                            • Tips


                                                                              • 3:00 am - 4:00 pm or 5:00 - 6:30 pm


                                                                              • Bring your backpack, a rain cape and layers of clothes so you'll be warm
                                                                              • Take gloves, a hat, hiking shoes + an extra pair of socks with you (in case of snow) and if you want to you can bring hiking poles as well
                                                                              • Bring sunscreen, sunglasses and some extra money 
                                                                              • Pack some snacks and (2.5L of water per person - you can leave the big bottle in the car and take an additional 1L bottle with you for the short hike)

                                                                                   Terms of Reservation:

                                                                                  • If you want to book for 3 people or more please use the discount code "3WAQ" during checkout and you'll get $10 off per person.
                                                                                  • We accept all reservations until 2:00 pm on the day before the tour (only if you send us the required information asked by us in our confirmation mail until 2:00 pm).
                                                                                  • Minimum 2 people
                                                                                  • If there are not minimum 2 people in total you have the option to:
                                                                                    • postpone the date of the tour
                                                                                    • receive a refund
                                                                                    • pay the difference to the private tour and do the private tour

                                                                                     Terms of Cancellation:

                                                                                    • If you cancel up to 3 days before the start of the tour, you'll receive a 100% refund.
                                                                                    • If you cancel less than 3 days before the start of the tour, you'll receive a 40% refund.
                                                                                    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the start of the tour, there won't be any refunds.

                                                                                     Pickup / Drop-off:

                                                                                    • Pickup from your hotel (only if your hotel is close to the city center of Cusco. In case you stay further away, meet up at the Plaza de Armas - taxi cost approx. 10-15 Soles)
                                                                                    • Drop-off at Plaza de Armas (due to the rush hour that might leave you waiting 1-2 hours in the van in case we'd drop-off every participant)
                                                                                    • Private tours include pickup from- and drop-off at the hotel.


                                                                                      • We are not to be held liable in case of delayed flights, inconveniences with train schedules or bad weather.



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