Built by the pre-Colombian Qanchi tribe, and later conquered by the Incas, the ancient Andean city of Waqrapukara is one of Peru's archaeological treasures.
Once we have collected you from your hotel in Cusco between 3 and 4 am we will head south, deep into the Andes, stopping at Cusipata two hours away from Cusco. There we'll enjoy a delicious breakfast, before heading back to the bus.
We'll pass through stunning landscapes, picturesque villages, and deep turquoise lakes - before, after two hours we arrive at the Pitumarca village. From here we begin an eight-kilometre hike, up to the archaeological site of Waqrapukara.
We'll visit the ancient city of the pre-Colombian Qanchi civilization, including the Inti Punku archaeological site, an ancient fortress for Machu Picchu. The name means 'Sun Gate' and is one of the most important sets of remains in the area of the famous Inca city. You will see its main square and its turrets.
After visiting this stunning archaeological site of Waqrapukara, we will return to Cusipata to try a delicious Peruvian buffet lunch. After eating, we will finally return to the original point of departure point in Cusco, arriving at around 6 pm.
The minimum age to take part in this activity is 12 years old.
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Tour in English
Per personUS$ 59.30
This is a bilingual (English/Spanish) guided tour.
Hotel pick up and drop off.
Transport by bus or airconditioned bus.
English speaking guide.
Lunch and breakfast.
Entry to the archaeological site of Waqrapukara: 10S/ (US$3) per person.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).