Full Day Trek To Waqra Pukara

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 Full Day trek to Waqra Pukara , will take you to one of the ancient Inca temples located in the Andes mountain range in Cusco, this trekking experience will also immerse you in an area where travelers do not usually go, it takes you outside of traditional treks in Cusco.


Modality: Adventure, cultural and ecological walk
Duration: 1 day
Difficulty level: Moderate, with ups and downs,
Languages: English, Spanish
Departure time: From 4:00 a.m. to 4:30 a.m.
Return time: 18:00 pm approximately
Periods: All year, recommended April – November
Maximum Altitude: 4,200 masl
Temperature: Cold in the morning, hot during the day and with many icy winds during the afternoon.


Full day Trek To Waqra Pukara Itinerary:

Cusco – Cusipata – Santa Lucia – Waqra Pukara – Cusco

We will pick you up from your hotel/hostel between 4:30 a.m. and 5:00 a.m. If, for some reason, your hotel is not located in the Historic Center, we will pick you up at the main door of the cathedral. Once the whole group is gathered, we will begin the trip in our private tourist transport, which will take approximately 1 ½ hours to reach the town of Cusipata, where we will have breakfast.

Afterwards, we will return to our transport, which will take us on an almost 2-hour journey along a zigzag unpaved road to the town of Santa Lucia. From there, we will continue for another 10 minutes by car until we reach Punta Carretera. At this point, we will have about 10 minutes to make final preparations before starting our hike towards Waqra Pukara.

We will walk along a slightly flat path with small ups and downs for about an hour until we reach the most challenging part, which is a zigzag climb that lasts approximately 30 minutes until we reach the Waqra Pukara Viewpoint. Here, we will stop to take the first photos of the Waqra Pukara Archaeological Complex.

Next, we will begin the ascent towards the archaeological complex for about 10 minutes until we reach the ceremonial center itself. As we approach, we will observe gigantic rock formations that add depth to the Apurímac River Valley.

We will explore the ceremonial center of Waqra Pukara for a better understanding. After a mandatory photo session, we will have time to enjoy our Box Lunch (which includes rice with vegetables, grilled chicken fillet, 1 cookie, 1 piece of fruit, 1 bottle of water, and 1 caramel).

Following a well-deserved rest, we will begin the descent, covering about half of the way back to the place known as Punta Carretera. There, our transport will be waiting to take us back to the City of Cusco. The return journey will take approximately 3 ½ hours, with an estimated arrival time of around 6:00 p.m.


Full day Trek To Waqra Pukara Price:

US$30 per person in group tours, you will join in a group with tourists from several other tour operators

We also done Waqra Pukara Full day Tours in private service and the cost is based on your group size.

2 to 6 participants: $340 total
7 to 13 participants: $440 total
14 or more: Will be arranged and priced by your Inti representative.



What the Full day Trek To Waqra Pukara includes:

1.-Professional guides
2.-Tourist Transportation: We use private buses and minivans; very comfortable and with all the safety accessories according to the number of tourists, our driver has many years of experience.
3.-Breakfast and Box Lunch.
4.-Vegetarian option available.
5.-First aid kit including emergency oxygen.

It does not include you in the Full day Trek To Waqra Pukara:

1.-Tip for the guide, Driver
2.-Dinner on the last day
3.- Entrance fee to Waqra Pukara 20 soles per person


What to bring

What you need to bring to the Full day Trek To Waqra Pukara:

1.-A personal backpack for the day that allows you to introduce all the things that you will take with you, we recommend about 20 to 30 liters.
(Appropriate clothing for walking: waterproof and comfortable shoes for long walks, short and long pants, dry fit sports shirts, rain jacket or rain poncho).
2.-A canteen with water (minimum 2 liters).
3.-Toilet paper, hand sanitizing gel. These two items are very important.
4.-Personal medications, within this list also includes muscle relaxants, tablets for altitude sickness and headache
5.-Blessed for scratches, blisters on the feet that can be generated after several hours of walking.
6.-A sunscreen, sunglasses, hat or caps.
7.-Extra battery for the camera.


Frequently Asked Questions about the Waqra Pukara Full Day Tour:

How many hours do we have to walk to get to Waqra Pukara?
It is located 3 hours away by bus from Cusco. We have to walk 1 one way and 3 hours back

What time does the tour start and end?
The tour starts from 4:00 a.m. to 4:30 a.m. and ends at 6:00 p.m.

How long does it take to return to Cusco?
It takes approximately 3 hours.

Is lunch included?
It is a Box Lunch (consisting of rice with vegetables with grilled chicken fillet, 1 cookies, 1 fruit, 1 bottle of water and 1 candy)

Is there a bathroom on the bus?
No, however, we can stop to use the toilets in the towns along the way, however, we recommend that you take toilet paper and coins with you to pay for the use of the toilet.

What is the maximum height of the tour?
The maximum altitude that we will reach is (4,200m

Was I able to guarantee myself the first seats on the tour transport?

No, the seats are occupied by the order of arrival of the members of the tour


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