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Waqrapukara 1 Day

Cusco, Perú


1 Day

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

20 people



Tour Overview

Discover the majestic Inca construction of Waqrapukara or “horn-shaped fortress”, located in the canyon of the mighty Apurímac River. It is a hidden treasure for travelers looking for something different and with no crowds. This beautiful sacred place combines incredible stone work with spectacular natural formations and small lagoons around it.

Waqra means “horn” and Pukara means “force”. The “horn” lays 4,300 meters above sea level, at the top of a huge forest-covered ravine with steep falls that overlook the canyon in the Apurímac river. The archaeological site is surrounded by impressive channels, plazas and a stone forest that resemble thrones with mythological giants contemplating the Andean landscape.


  • Explore the only Inca fortress and temple in Waqrapukara.
  • Enjoy a little crowded tour without the congestion of tourists
  • Walk through incredible andean landscapes
  • Observe the local flora and fauna

Packages Itinerary

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Detailed tour itinerary
Detailed tour itinerary

5:00am bus journey to Cocha (4000m/13,123ft) in Acomayo district, where the 2½ hour walk to Waqrapukara begins. A jagged land with incredible natural rock formations and small lagoons. You can observe the wild flora and fauna such as condors, llamas, alpacas, vicunas, wild horses and wild ducks. During our guided tour we visit the following places: Intipunku (Sun gate), main square, towers, terraces, Wiracocha enclosure and cave paintings.

The archaeological complex is located sinuously along an elevated rocky area, built around two horn-shaped mountain peaks. The site has eight Inca terraces with retaining walls and stone stairs. It will take three hours to walk back along an old road to the town of Waqui, where we return to Cusco.

Tour Included/Excluded

  • Round trip private bus transfer
  • Bilingual private certified guide.
  • Lunch
  • First aid kit
  • Walking sticks
  • Medical Insurance
  • Other expenses not previously mentioned

What to take on this tour

  • Rain clothes
  • Trekking shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes
  • A warm coat
  • 25 liter backpack with waterproof case
  • Insect repellent
  • Hat and gloves
  • Water bottle or camelback
  • Personal articles
  • Documents

Price of the Tour to Waqrapukara

  • From January 1, 2022 to December 31, 2022:
    • Price per person, Trekking to Waqrapukara full Day (includes transportation, guide): US$ 50.

* If you are traveling with children under 18, write to us at info@machupicchutravel.org to receive the prices

Tour's Location

Cusco, Perú


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