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Waqrapukara is one of the news attractions near the city of Cusco. It is a horn shaped fortress. The name derives from its form in Quechua. It is a lesser known Inca site located in the Acomayo province to the South of Cusco.
The archaeological site nestles at 4150 meters above sea level. It is snuggled between two horn shaped mountain peaks. It is home to some eight farming terraces, remains of Inca homes and typical Incan stairways made of stone.
In a recent archaeological excavation the archaeologists discovered a triple jammed door. This was a testament to the religious importance of the site. The Incas used certain types of designs to sites with particular importance.
In a recent interview a noted archaeologist Miguel Cornejo told La Republica (a newspaper in Peru) “Waqrapukara is an Inca sanctuary of the first order that denotes immense political and religious power, as-yet undeciphered.”
The one day Waqrapukara Hike is a unique experience, it takes you with a sight of the Apurimac river. On the way you will also be seeing some antique cave paintings.
Join us in uncovering the mystery of Waqrapukara on a guided tour with our local expert. We have dedicated guides who have an extensive knowledge about history and culture.
Cusco Hotel Transfer
We will be picking you up from your hotel in Cusco at 0400 AM. Then in our private transport we will be driving you to a village named Cusipata. Here we will be stopping for breakfast. We will then continue to a lagoon named Pomacanchi.
Here you will have some time to immerse in the tranquility of nature. We will then continue to Huayqui. It is the starting point of Waqrapukara Trek.
Our guide will share some tips on hiking. Then we will start walking up the hill with a view of the Apurímac River. Half way through the trek, we will be stopping to see some stunning cave paintings.
Once at Waqrapukra, our local expert will be giving you a detailed tour of the complex. You will be introduced to the Incas way of life and how the site played significance to their mythology.
You will then have some free time to walk around and see the enchanting views from the fortress.
After the tour, we will be hiking back down through the same way we went up. We will then drive you back to Cusco.
Thanks for everything, it was a good organization … Karen from the beginning treated us kindly, very nice person, she was always aware of the whole tour.
THE tour was well organized, the agency guide was cordial, friendly and very talkative … we learned a lot about this WAQRA PUKARA sanctuary ..
All the people from the agency that accompanied us were incredible … very attentive