Our full day Waqrapukara Tour will take you to one of the lesser known archaeological sites in the South of Cusco.
Waqrapukara, is a secluded fortress located on a hill top that remains shrouded in mystery. The name Waqrapukara in Quechua means“Horn Fortress”. This is because of its appearance as two distinctly horn shaped peaks stands tall in the archaeological site.
Unlike Machu Picchu or Choquequirao, the existence of Waqrapukara was recently discovered. Archaeologists are still uncovering the mystery of its purpose. Apart from the fortress, the archeological complex also houses around eight farming terraces.
Recently, a team of archaeologists discovered triple-jambed , something that Incas used only in the site that had a supreme religious or political power.
We highly recommend you to get well acclimatised before planning your hike to Waqrapukara. Also, do consider to plan your Waqrapukara Tour after visiting Machu Picchu as this would physically prepare you well.
Cusco Hotel Transfer
We will be picking you up from your hotel at 0430 in the morning. Our first stop will be in a town named Acomayo. Here we will stop for breakfast.
After breakfast, we will be continuing our journey to the starting point of the trek. From here it is approximately a three hours walk. We will be reaching Warapukara at approximately 11:00.
After a short break, our guide will walk you around the complex and will share some known facts about the existence and purpose of this fortress.
We will then start our descend back to the point where started the trek. At approximately 0330 PM we will be leaving from there to Cusco and will be stopping for lunch on the way. By 0700 PM we will be reaching Cusco.