Waqrapukara Full Day Tour

Conquer the Andes: Your Adventure Awaits Here!

01 Day



Max. Altitude

13.123 ft - 4.000 m.



Waqrapukara Full Day Tour Description

Experience an unforgettable journey to Waqrapukara, an ancient Inca archaeological site nestled in the Peruvian Andes. Our full-day tour promises a thrilling adventure filled with breathtaking landscapes and cultural discoveries.

Trip Highlights

  • Scenic Drive: Departing from Cusco, enjoy a scenic drive through picturesque Andean villages and stunning mountain scenery as we make our way to Waqrapukara.
  • Hike to Waqrapukara: Lace up your hiking boots and board on a moderate trek to reach the mystical ruins of Waqrapukara. Along the way, marvel at the beauty of the Andean landscape and encounter local flora and fauna.
  • Ancient Inca Site: Explore the impressive Inca site of Waqrapukara, perched majestically atop a rugged mountain. Learn about the site’s fascinating history and significance as you admire the intricate stonework and panoramic views of the surrounding valleys.
  • Cultural Immersion: Interact with local Quechua communities and gain insight into their traditional way of life. 


» Waqrapukara Full Day Tour

Departure from Cusco: Our journey begins with an early morning departure from Cusco. Meet your guide and fellow travelers at the designated meeting point for a briefing on the day's activities.
Scenic Drive: Enjoy a scenic drive through the breathtaking landscapes of the Peruvian Andes. Admire the rugged beauty of the mountains and valleys as we make our way towards the Waqrapukara region.
Breakfast Stop: Along the way, we'll make a brief stop for breakfast at a local restaurant, where you can fuel up with a delicious meal before continuing our journey.

Arrival at Trailhead: Upon reaching the trailhead, prepare for our trek to Waqrapukara. Lace up your hiking boots, pack your daypack with essentials, and get ready for an adventure.
Hiking to Waqrapukara: Start on a moderate trek through the Andean landscape, following well-marked trails and crossing scenic valleys. Along the way, your guide will share insights into the local flora, fauna, and Inca history.

Exploring Waqrapukara: Arrive at the ancient Inca site of Waqrapukara, perched dramatically on a mountainside. Spend time exploring the ruins, marveling at the impressive stonework, and soaking in the panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and valleys.
Lunch: Enjoy a lunch amidst the stunning scenery of the Valley. Relax and recharge as you take in the tranquil atmosphere of the site.

Late Afternoon:
Return Journey: After exploring Waqrapukara and capturing memories to last a lifetime, begin the trek back to the trailhead. Take your time to savor the beauty of the Andean landscape one last time.

Arrival in Cusco: Arrive back in Cusco in the early evening, where our tour concludes. Bid farewell to your guide and fellow travelers, with memories of an unforgettable day exploring the ancient wonders of Waqrapukara.


  • Professional bilingual Guide.
  • Touristic transport.
  • Entrance ticket.
  • Breakfast.
  • Lunch.
  • Walking stick
  • First Aid kit and Oxygen bottle.
  • Assistance during the tour.

Not included:

  • Horses.
  • Tips, Snacks, Drinks, Extra expenses.
  • Dinner.
  • Small back pack and confortable shoes.
  • Rain jacket or poncho (December – April).
  • Hat or cap to protect you from the sun.
  • Sun block (sun protection cream).
  • Snacks, chocolate, dried fruit, etc.
  • Camera, plenty of film and batteries.
  • Walking Sticks.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Extra Money (soles).
  • Sit down with a shaman for a private meditation ceremony.
  • Observe local weavers at work during private demonstrations.
  • Hone your kitchen skills during Peruvian cooking classes with celebrated chefs.
  • Amp up the adrenaline with exhilarating adventure activities such as riding the fast-flowing rapids of the Vilcanota River, or zooming along zip lines among towering Andean peaks.

What is Waqrapukara?
Waqrapukara is an ancient Inca archaeological site located in the Peruvian Andes, known for its impressive ruins and stunning mountain scenery.

Is the Waqrapukara trek difficult?
The trek to Waqrapukara is considered moderate in difficulty, with some uphill sections and uneven terrain. Participants should have a reasonable level of fitness and be prepared for a full day of hiking.

What should I bring for the Waqrapukara tour?
Recommended items to bring include sturdy hiking shoes, comfortable clothing suitable for hiking, a daypack with water and snacks, sunscreen, a hat, and a camera. It's also advisable to bring some cash for any optional purchases along the way.

Are meals included in the tour package?
Yes, breakfast and lunch are typically included as part of the tour package. However, participants may want to bring additional snacks and water for the trek.

Are restroom facilities available along the trek?
Basic restroom facilities may be available at the trailhead, but options may be limited along the trek itself.

Is the Waqrapukara tour suitable for children?
While children may be able to participate in the tour, the trek and the site's altitude may not be suitable for very young children. Parents should consider the fitness level and endurance of their children before booking the tour.

What happens in case of bad weather?
In case of inclement weather that affects the safety or feasibility of the trek, the tour may be postponed or canceled. Participants will be notified by the tour operator in such circumstances.

Can I book a private tour to Waqrapukara?
Private tours to Waqrapukara may be available upon request. Contact your to Neotropic Peru Travel to inquire about private tour options and pricing.

How far in advance should I book the Waqrapukara tour?
It's recommended to book the Waqrapukara tour several days or weeks in advance, especially during peak tourist seasons. This ensures availability and allows time for necessary preparations.

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