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The word Waqrapukara is a Quechua word that translated into Spanish means Waqra = horn, Pucara = fortress, also known as Llamapuka by the villagers and they claim that they are not horn but are the ears stopped of a flame that alerts the presence of outsiders.

Private Service Price

  • 2 people    USD$ 155.00 per person
  • 3 people    USD$ 135.00 per person
  • 4 people    USD$ 130.00 per person
  • 5 people    USD$ 115.00 per person
  • 6 + people USD$ 99.00 per person



    Every Day Of The Year

    We have group trips for ONE DAY TOUR every day of the year.

    Availability: Make your reservation (reserve at least one day in advance). Take advantage of our group prices and let yourself be enchanted by the magic of the Inca culture.

    Details & Itinerary


    Recently promoted in Cusco located in the province of Acomayo more than 4,000 m (13,123 feet), Waqrapukara has not yet been deciphered and can be considered as a fortress, a sanctuary or an astronomical observatory. Initially it was built by the Quinchas and then by the conquerors, the Incas.

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    • To start the full day Waqrapukara tour, you will be picked up from the hotel by averaging from 04:30 am and heading south during this journey we will appreciate the Pomacanchi lagoon where we will make a stop.
    • Continuing with the tour we will arrive at Sangarara where we will have a breakfast, and then continue to the Rinconada community where the trek will begin until Waqrapukara.
    • During this walk we will be able to appreciate a lot of flora, typical fauna of the area until we reach the archaeological site of Waqrapukara where we will visit the following places: Intipunku (Puerta del Sol), main square, Torreones, andenería, Wiracocha enclosure and cave paintings with representation of llamas.
    • After the visit to Waqrapukara we will start with the return to Sangarara where we will have a lunch and there will be mobility for our return to Cusco.

    NOTE: the tour is from 4:30 am to 5 to 7 pm


    • Pick up from your hotel in Cusco (the tour ends in the Main Square or you can be dropped off at your hotel)
    • Private transport 
    • Spanish and English-speaking professional guide
    • Entrance fee to the park
    • Breakfast and 1 Buffet lunch.
    • First Aid Kit including a small oxygen tank

    Not included:

    • Horseback service (available upon request)
    • Trekking poles – you can rent these from our agency
    • Travel Insurance – we strongly recommended that you purchase travel insurance for the duration of your trip
    • Tips

    What you need to bring

    • Copy of Passport 
    • ISIC card (www.isic.org) if applicable
    • Hiking boots 
    • Rain gear: a good raincoat or a plastic rain poncho
    • Long -sleeved shirt 
    • Thermal gloves, scarf, hat
    • Day pack 
    • Water bottle (recommended 1 liter)     
    • Snack 
    • Sunscreen – factor 35+ recommended, hat and sunglasses
    • Trekking poles (can be rented from us)
    • Headlamp with spare batteries (very important)
    • Camera with spare batteries – batteries run down at a faster rate at high altitudes
    • Binoculars
    • Extra money for drinks, souvenirs, tips etc. (soles or dollars)

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