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US$ 175 Price per person in private service based on two people. Departures every day.
Duration: 1 Day
Destination: Cusco - Acomayo - Waqrapukara - Cusco


Waqrapukara Trek is a stunning full-day visit to the archaeological site of Waqrapukara located at the top of a great ravine covered with forests that crown the abysses that dominate the Apurimac River Canyon. This is, this trek is perfect for travelers with minimal time looking for a unique experience of the traditional sites, rich in history and surrounded by vast beauty with astonishing landscapes.

Its name means “The Horned Fortress” in the native Quechua language, referring to the two distinctly horn-shaped peaks which dominate the site. Archaeologists have only recently studied this fortress, so the full significance of the complex is just beginning to be uncovered. They believe that this powerful archaeological site was at one point used for astronomical observation and rituals as well as for the development of agriculture as the buildings are facing westward. Within the stone structures, you will also see vaulted niches with three jambs, which is an evidence of its particular importance, as the Incas only placed this style of doors at seats of great religious and political power.


You will be picked up from your hotel in Cusco to travel through the highlands of southern Cusco. Along the way, we will find the Pomacanchi Lagoon known as one of the second largest lagoons in the Cusco region. Continuing with our tour, we will pass through Sangarara District (altitude: 3763m/12342.64ft above sea level) within the Acomayo Province until we reach our starting trek point. From here, we will trek 8 Km to the archeological site (duration: 1 1/2 hour).

Upon arrival at Waqrapukara (altitude: 4150m/13612ft above sea level), we will have some rest and enjoy a boxed lunch. After your guided tour, we will start our hike back by a different route toward the town of Huayqui, admiring cave paintings that illustrate lamas along the way.

Then, we will find our private transportation at the end of the trail after three hours of hiking approximately. And finally, we will finish our trip returning to Cusco arriving in late afternoon.

Level of difficulty: Challenging.

IMPORTANT: the hike back can be by the same route to Sangarara, which takes between 1 1/2 – 2 hours approx., but you would not see the cave paintings. Another option is returning by the third route towards the village of Campi, which is 2 1/2 hours approx. You can choose the option of your preference with your guide before starting to hike. Level of difficulty: Average.


B Breakfast.

S Snack.

L Lunch.

D Dinner.

BB Boxed Breakfast.

BL Boxed Lunch.


The Waqrapukara Trek is customizable. If you would 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 Trek 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 Tours.



Tour Price Per Person

02 travelers US$ 179
03 travelers US$ 135
04 travelers US$ 115
05 travelers US$ 105
06 travelers US$ 95
07 travelers US$ 89
08 travelersUS$ 85
09 travelersUS$ 79
10 travelersUS$ 75


Included in Tour Price

Pre-trek briefing.

Private transportation.

Private adventure guide.

Meals according to itinerary.

Entrance ticket.

First aid kit.

Not included in Tour Price

International and domestic flights.

Visas required to enter Peru.

Airport Taxes.


Hotel in Cusco.


Walking poles.


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