Built by the pre-Colombian Qanchi tribe, and later conquered by the Incas, the ancient Andean city of Waqrapukara is one of Peru's archeological treasures.
Once we have collected you from your hotel in Cusco, we will head south, deep into the Andes, to the regions of Chuquicahuana and Acomayo.
During the approximately three hour route, we will pass along the shores of the picturesque Lake Pomacanchi. We make a brief stop, so you can photograph the beautiful landscapes and learn about the biodiversity of this natural environment.
We then continue on the route until we arrive at the village of Sangarará, where we will pause to have a tasty breakfast. After, feeling reenergized and ready to go, we continue driving to Rinconada, the starting point for our hike to the archeological site of Waqrapukara.
After visiting the ancient city of the pre-Colombian Qanchi civilization, we will visit the Inti Punku archeological 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 archeological site of Waqrapukara, we will return to Sangarará to try a delicious traditional Peruvian lunch. After eating, we will finally return to the original point of departure point in Cusco.
The archeological site of Waqrapukara is located at more than than 13,000 ft (4,140 m) above sea level, which is why this tour is not recommended for people with health problems related to breathing.
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Tour in English
Per personUS$ 135
The tour is exclusively in English.
Hotel pick up and drop off.
Transport by bus or airconditioned bus.
English speaking guide.
Entry to the archaeological site of Waqrapukara.
Food and additional drinks.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up to 3 days before (Cuzco local time) if there are still places available.
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).