USD $ 215

Exclusive full day Waqrapukara Peru Tour. Explore the beauty of this ancient archaeological site, known for its stunning natural scenery and rich cultural heritage. Let our expert guides lead you on a journey through history, as you uncover the secrets of Waqrapukara’s ruins and marvel at panoramic views that will take your breath away. Contact Intense Peru today to book your Waqrapukara Peru Tour and embark on the adventure of a lifetime.

Price per person in private service based on two people. Departures every day.

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    Off the Beaten Path: Explore Waqrapukara

    Embark on an off-the-beaten-path adventure with Intense Peru’s Waqrapukara Peru Tour. Nestled atop a majestic ravine, Waqrapukara offers a captivating blend of ancient history and breathtaking natural beauty. Our full-day tour takes you to this hidden gem, where you’ll explore the archaeological site’s intriguing ruins and immerse yourself in its rich cultural heritage. 

    Meaning “The Horned Fortress” in Quechua, Waqrapukara boasts two distinctive peaks that dominate the landscape. Recent archaeological studies reveal its significance as a site for astronomical observation, rituals, and agricultural development. Marvel at the stone structures, including vaulted niches with three jambs, evidence of its religious and political importance in Inca civilization.

    With over 15 years of expertise in crafting unique travel experiences, Intense Peru ensures every moment of your Waqrapukara adventure is unforgettable. Join the ranks of satisfied travelers who have awarded us hundreds of 5-star Tripadvisor reviews and contact us today to book your Waqrapukara Peru Tour. Experience the wonder of this hidden treasure with Intense Peru.

    If you are looking for a complete experience in Cusco, you can add this hike to our:


      You will be picked up from your hotel in Cusco to travel through the highlands of southern Cusco. On the way, we will find the Pomacanchi Lagoon, which is the second-largest lagoon in the Cusco region. Continuing with our tour, we will pass through Sangarara district (altitude: 3763 m / 12343 ft) within the Acomayo Province until we reach our starting point of the trek. From here, we will hike 8 km (or 5 miles) until the archaeological site of Waqrapukara, located at the top of a great ravine, as we marvel at the panoramic and beautiful views that surround us (duration of the trek: 1.5 hours).

      Upon arrival at Waqrapukara (altitude: 4150 m / 13612 ft), we will have some rest and enjoy a boxed lunch. After a guided tour of this stunning archaeological site, we will start our hike back by a different route towards the town of Huayqui, where we will admire cave paintings that illustrate lamas along the way.

      After three hours approximately, we will reach our private transportation at the end of the trail and will return to Cusco in the late afternoon.

      Level of difficulty: Challenging.

      NOTE: The return hike can be by the same route to Sangarara, which takes between 1.5 – 2 hours, but you would not see the cave paintings. Another option is coming back by a third route towards the village of Campi, which lasts about 2.5 hours. You can decide the route of your preference with your guide before starting the hike. Level of difficulty: medium.



    B Breakfast
    S Snack
    L Lunch
    D Dinner
    BL Boxed Lunch


    Trek Price per Person
    02 travelers US$ 215
    03 travelers US$ 157
    04 travelers US$ 127
    05 travelers US$ 115
    06 travelers US$ 103
    07 travelers US$ 95
    08 travelers US$ 87
    09 travelers US$ 85
    10 travelers US$ 81



    The Waqrapukara Peru Tour is customizable. If you prefer to add destinations to your trip, please let us know in the Comments Section of the Get Free Quote form. You can also fill out our Design Your Trip form or Contact Us form with your specific needs.

    • This Waqrapukara Peru Tour is available every day of the year.
    • Price does not include local sales taxes; as foreign travelers are sales tax exempt according to Peruvian Law.
    • If you are looking for a complete experience in Cusco, you can add this hike to our 4-day Machu Picchu Tour.
    What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
    • Pre-trek briefing.
    • Private transportation.
    • Private adventure guide.
    • Meals according to itinerary.
    • Entrance ticket.
    • First aid kit.
    What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
    • International and domestic flights.
    • Visas required to enter Peru.
    • Airport Taxes.
    • Tips.
    • Hotel in Cusco.
    • Horses.
    • Walking poles.
    • Processing and wire transfer fees.

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