Waqrapukara full day tour


Min: 4,300m/14,000 ft. Max: 4,330 mts 14,138 ft.


1 day

Physical Level


Tour Type

Arqueological and Natural

Group Size

Min 2 people, Max 12 people

Best Season

April to October


Waqrapukara: A Full-Day Adventure to a Pre-Inca Marvel perched above the Apurimac River. Join this incredible tour and immerse yourself in the magic of the Andean highlands. Experience the journey with a local tour operator for an authentic and enriching exploration.

day tour to Waqrapukara from Cusco


Embark on a captivating full-day Waqrapukara tour, immersing yourself in the mesmerizing beauty of this ancient archaeological site. Marvel at the breathtaking landscapes and discover the historical significance of Waqrapukara as you explore its intriguing ruins. This immersive day trip promises a unique adventure, allowing you to delve into the rich cultural and natural wonders of the Peruvian highlands.

Day 1 Cusco – Acomayo – Waqrapukara – Wayqui – Cusco

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What to Bring?

  • Walking boots.
  • Waterproof jacket/rain poncho.
  • Warm jacket.
  • Hat and gloves.
  • T-shirts.
  • Comfortable Trousers.
  • Sun hat.
  • Sun cream (factor 35 or higher).
  • Toiletries and hand sanitizer.
  • Personal medication.
  • Camera.
  • Torch with spare batteries.
  • First aid kit.


  • 02 Hikers 120 USD per person
  • 03 Hikers 105 USD per person
  • 04 Hikers 90 USD per person
  • 05 Hikers 75 USD per person
  • 06 Hikers + 65 USD per person

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What is the elevation of Waqrapukara?

Waqrapukara is situated at a lofty altitude of 4,330 meters (14,138 feet), providing a stunning vantage point to immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring Andean landscapes.

It is possible to do the Waqrapukara tour in one day?

Absolutely! A day trip from Cusco allows for the exploration of Waqrapukara, providing a fulfilling experience in a single day.



Travel Guide

Departure and Pick-Up: The Waqrapukara tour begins with a 4 am pick-up from your Cusco hotel.

Scenic Drive: Enjoy a 2 1/2-hour scenic drive to Acomayo, passing by picturesque lakes along the way.

Trailhead and Breakfast: Arrive at the trailhead and indulge in a nutritious breakfast before commencing the adventure.

Hiking to Waqrapukara: Embark on a 2-hour (or more) hike to the hidden gem of Waqrapukara, guided by your experienced tour guide.

Exploration: Discover the archaeological wonders of Waqrapukara with insights from your knowledgeable guide.

Box Lunch with a View: Enjoy a satisfying box lunch while soaking in incredible vistas overlooking the Apurimac River.

Return Journey: Head back to the bus station, taking a different route towards the small town of Wayqui.

Cave Paintings: En route, witness intriguing cave paintings, guided by your tour guide.



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Pay a deposit of $ 50.00 per person

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