Waqra Pukara Full Day Hike

1 day

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Day Trip

Pickup Service

Group Tour

In the morning, we will pick you up from your hotel or hostel at approximately 3:00 – 3:30 am. If your hotel or hostel is not located in the city center, we will pick you up from the doorway of our office building. We will begin the two and a half hour drive towards Marcaconga village, then continue into the district of Pitumarca, where we will eat breakfast.

After breakfast, we will return to the...
In the morning, we will pick you up from your hotel or hostel at approximately 3:00 – 3:30 am. If your hotel or hostel is not located in the city center, we will pick you up from the doorway of our office building. We will begin the two and a half hour drive towards Marcaconga village, then continue into the district of Pitumarca, where we will eat breakfast.

After breakfast, we will return to the car for thirty more minutes of driving along a zig-zagging, unpaved road, until we reach Punta Carretera. Here, we will have ten minutes to stretch, organize our things, and make any final preparations for our trek. We will walk across gently rolling terrain for about two hours, observing gorgeous landscapes studded with small glacial lakes along the way.

Once we arrive at the Wakra Pukara Overlook, we will pause briefly to take our first photos of this incredible fortress perched on the edge of a canyon. We will then descend for about forty minutes along a steep, cliffside path into the site itself, while the Apurimac River runs swiftly below.

We will explore the ruins for approximately an hour and a half, climbing through the remains of the temple complex, taking photos against the incredible canyon scenery, and resting on clifftops in the shadows of the stone walls.  When the group is ready, we will begin the ascent back the way we came. We will reach the car after about three hours of trekking, and return to Cusco at approximately 6:00 pm.
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If you find a better price, we'll match it - just send the details to hertz-support@placepass.com.

Important Details

Included
  • Round trip transportation between Cusco and Wakra Pukara
  • Breakfast
  • Professional tour guide who is fluent in English
  • Bottled water
  • Drop off in your hotel
  • Pick up from your hotel
  • Lunch
  • First aid equipment
  • Snacks
  • Boxlunch during the tour
  • Local breakfast
Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Entrance fee for Waqra Pukara
Departure Point
• Cusco
Departure time is at 3:30am
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Hiking boots
  • Small daypack or backpack (approximately 20L)
  • Comfortable, lightweight trekking clothes or activewear (layers recommended)
  • Waterproof, sturdy hiking boots with good ankle support and traction
  • Waterproof jacket or rain poncho
  • Warm coat
  • Hat and gloves
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Sun hat or cap
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Insect repellent
  • Water (at least 1L)
  • Personal medications
  • Muscle relaxers
  • Painkillers or anti inflammatories
  • Bandaids (especially those designed for blisters)
  • Toilet paper
  • Camera
  • Cash (in small denominations of Peruvian nuevo soles)
  • Waqra Pukara is located about three hours south of Cusco by car, in Apurimac Canyon.
  • We are committed to providing your ideal experience in Peru. Therefore, if there are any adjustments you would like to make to reflect your fitness level, lifestyle, or personal interests, we are happy to help! Our itineraries are reasonably flexible and activities can be removed or substituted as necessary.
  • We recommend at least two days in Cusco to sufficiently acclimate before the tour begins.
  • Breakfast and lunch on the trek are included. Vegetarian options are available; however, vegan options are not.
  • A tip is customary, but the amount is at your discretion. Whatever you feel is appropriate based on the service you have received is fine; please remember to always be courteous and respectful with our guides.
  • All of our guides are bilingual and speak both Spanish and English.
  • The highest elevation on this hike is 4800 meters above sea level.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.