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Waqrapukara

DESTINATIONS:
Waqrapukara fortress

ABSTRACT
The word waqrapukara means horn-shaped fortress. It was a residence of the nobility of this place; with astronomical observatories and at the same time it was a protected religious center with watchtowers and underground paths.


DeparturesDaily

DurationFull Day

DifficultyChallenging
IDEAL TRIP FOR:
People that love history and culture
BASE PRICE:
$45 USD

Itinerary

Itinerary

Pick up at your selected location between 4:30-5:00 am. You will then head south to the Acomayo turnoff, where you will take the road to Santa Lucia.

Continuing with the tour, you will arrive first at the breakfast point. After that you will continue to the community of Santa Lucia from where you will begin the hike of approx. 2 hours (Trail head at 3350m/ 10,991 ft).

During this approx. 2-hour hike along a winding path, bordered by mountains, you will be able to appreciate a great amount of flora and fauna of the area until you reach the destination Waqrapukara (4150m / 13,615 ft). Here, together with your guide, you will explore this facinating place. Waqrapukara is an imposing archaeological feature perched on a mountain top, surrounded by gorgeous, lush scenery.

After the visit to Waqrapukara (approx. 45 minutes), you will start our return to Santa Lucia by hiking for approx. 2 hours. Upon arrival we will have lunch (box lunch).

After lunch then we will head back to Cusco. You will be dropped off near Cusco`s main Plaza de Armas @ approx. 6:30 pm. (Times can vary).

INCLUDED:

  • Transport throughout tour.
  • English speaking tour guide.
  • 1 breakfast, 1 box snack.
  • First aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle.

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Entrance ticket (S/. 10 soles).

WHAT YOU SHOULD BRING:

  • A light day pack to carry your things.
  • Warm and rain clothes.
  • Comfortable hiking shoes.
  • Water, snacks (energy bars, dried fruit, chocolates, cookies, etc.).
  • Cash for souvenirs and tips.
  • Positive mind!!!

Mapa de Waqrapukara
Mapa de Waqrapukara

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