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WAQRAPUCARA FULL DAY HIKE

Waqrapukara: It is a new and recently promoted tourist attraction in Cusco located in Acomayo Province above 4,000m (13,123ft), Waqrapukara has not been deciphered yet and it can be considered as a fortress, a sanctuary or an astronomical observatory. It was initially built by the Quinchas and then by the conquerors, the Incas. Waqrapukara tour: This tour to Waqrapukara will take you to a different and unusual destination, where you will enjoy the spectacular landscapes, different lagoons, wild animals, abysses of the Apurimac canyon, and also you will connect with the nature and the energy of this amazing place.

TRIP DETAILS

DEPARTURE

 daily departures with 2 or more people.

ACLIMATIZATIONS

3 day acclimatization recommended.

BEST TIME

Best from March to november.

SOLITUDE RATING

Off the beaten path.

ELEVATION

3,559m (12,00 feet) / 4,200m (13,779 feet).

CUSTOMIZABLE

yes! private, custom, add-ons all available.

TRIP ACTIVITIES & FEATURES

Hiking, Inca ruins, Nature, Adventure.

TRIP TYPE

Hiking / Trekking.

SEASON

year around.

DIFFICULTY

challenging.

DURATION

1 day.

DISTANCE

10 km (6.4 Miles) Round Trip.

CUSCO – ACOMAYO – WAQRAPUKARA – CUSCO:

We will pick you up from your hotel at 05:00 am and we will drive about 2.5 hrs to Acomayo province where we will enjoy four lagoons of Acomayo. After enjoying the view, we continue for 30 more minutes to Qenterococha Lagoon (4,330 mts 14,138 fts) where we will have a delicious breakfast. After our notricious breakfast we will start our hike to Waqrapukara complex. In our way, we will be able to identify the flora and wildlife of the area. Once we get to the first view point of Waqrapukara, we will take a break then we continue until we get our goal.  Once we reach to this amazing place we will rest, then we will explore the place with your guide. Our english speaking will explain you more information about this place. Of course, you will also have the time to explore the place by yourself after your guided tour and take pictures. Ourboxlunch we will eat on the viewpoint of Apuririmac River viewpoint.  After the meal, we will start to hike back. But we will take a different way which is easier and also has different views of the Apurimac Canyon and abysses. We will get back to the trailhead about 16:00 hrs where our private van  is waiting for us. We will be back to Cusco about 19:00.

WHAT’S INCLUDED?

  • English speaking guide.
  • First aid kit, including oxygen.
  • Breakfast and box lunch.
  • Snacks for the trek.
  • Private transportation to and from your hotel in Cusco.
  • Blanquet.
  • Entrance fees to Wacra Pucara and private lands.
  • Pick up and drop off from the hotel.
  • Pre-Trek briefing the night before the trek to go over the itinerary, meet your guide(s) and answer any questions.

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED?

  • Gratitudes for guides for the staff.

PRICE USD: 2 Trekker: $130, 3 Trekkers: $105, 4 Trekkers $95, 5-6 Trekkers: $85, 7-8 Trekkers: $75 (PER PERSON).

WHAT WE RECOMMEND TO BRING:

  • 1 Liter and half of the water (per person- at least!).
  • Personal snacks (optional).
  • Water-resistant trekking shoes.
  • Warm clothing (thermal underwear, flece, hat, gloves, and socks).
  • Waterproof clothing (poncho).
  • Synthetic or cotton clothing (socks, trousers, shorts, t-shirts).
  • Sunhat and sunglasses.
  • Sun cream.
  • Water bottles such as Nalgene.
  • Basic medications.
  • Walking sticks.
  • Personal items.

If you have reserved the service with your old Passport and then you have renewed it and obtained another, you most likely will have a different passport number. Please let us know so we can update this information. This modification has to be made prior to your trip to Peru (at least 10 days before your trip). As soon as you have your new passport please inform AB Expeditions of this change. Otherwise, this update or modification will have an additional fee of USD 12.00 and it will create a big inconvenience to update it at the last minute.

If you do not bring your passport, you won’t be allowed in the trail. Also, if you bring your new passport and failed to inform us and this information was not updated, you won’t be allowed in the Inca Trail or Machu Picchu.

Those passengers who booked their trip using the discounted price for  Student Holders must bring their original and valid student card (not a copy and not expired). This document must be shown at the Inca Trail Control Gate. Unfortunately, if you do not bring your card, you will be denied entry to the Inca Trail as the permits won’t be valid without your card.

It is very important that our passengers inform us before their trip of any medical restriction, food restriction, allergies, special diets, current medication, health issues, or anything that we need to consider to make your trip enjoyable and without concerns.

If you have medical restrictions for some or all the activities detailed in your booking please contact your doctor and inquire about the risks of doing said activities.