WAQRAPUkARA FULL DAY

  1. Tours
  2. Tours
  3. WAQRAPUkARA FULL DAY

Was it a fortress? A sanctuary? An astronomic observatory? Theories abound about the purpose of WaqraPukara, a massive, horn-shaped Inca site standing above the Apurimac Canyon, located three hours south of Cusco. Discover its enigmatic ruins for yourself on this unique day hike, which will take you far out of the city and off the beaten path!

WAQRAPUKARA FULL DAY HIKE

Was it a fortress? A sanctuary? An astronomic observatory? Theories abound about the purpose of WaqraPukara, a massive, horn-shaped Inca site standing above the Apurimac Canyon, located three hours south of Cusco. Discover its enigmatic ruins for yourself on this unique day hike, which will take you far out of the city and off the beaten path!

ITINERAY:

In the morning, we will pick you up from your accommodation at approximately 4am. If your hotel or hostel is not located in the city center, we will pick you up from the doorway of our office building. We will begin the two and a half hour drive towards Marcaconga village, then continue into the district of Pitumarca, where we will eat breakfast.

After breakfast, we will return to the car for thirty more minutes of driving along a zig-zagging, unpaved road, until we reach Punta Carretera. Here, we will have ten minutes to stretch, organize our things, and make any final preparations for our trek. We will walk across gently rolling terrain for about two hours, observing gorgeous landscapes studded with small glacial lakes along the way.

Once we arrive at the Waqra Pukara Overlook, we will pause briefly to take our first photos of this incredible fortress perched on the edge of a canyon. We will then descend for about forty minutes along a steep, cliffside path into the site itself, while the Apurimac River runs swiftly below.

We will explore the ruins for approximately an hour and a half, climbing through the remains of the temple, taking photos against the incredible canyon scenery, and resting on clifftops in the shadows of the stone walls. When the group is ready, we will begin the ascent back the way we came. We will reach the car after about three hours of trekking, and return to Cusco at approximately 6:00 pm.

Valoraciones

No hay valoraciones aún.

Sé el primero en valorar “WAQRAPUkARA FULL DAY”

Tu dirección de correo electrónico no será publicada. Los campos obligatorios están marcados con *

Related Tours

BOOK ONLINE

$0.00

Price per person

  • *1. Select the day you want to start your tour
    • -50 $
    • 5 $
Portal Panes #123 C.C. Ruiseñores Office: 1-A Plaza de Armas Cusco – Peru
+51 990 272 027 ⁠
Menú
Hi! How can we help you?
Send via WhatsApp