This full day itinerary will take you to a surrealist archaeological site located in a breathtaking lookout point with an incredible view of the Apurimac Canyon. The hike to Waqrapukara is just a magical experience where you will be able to enjoy its peculiar flora and fauna. Breakfast will be provided in the town of Cusipata and a box lunch will be enjoyed at the site. Make a deposit of USD 20.00 and pay your balance in Cusco.
Between 3:45am and 4:15am, we will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco (your hotel must located in Cusco City.) Once all your group has reunited, your ride will take you to the small village of Cusipata where you will enjoy breakfast. By 6:30am, you will leave Cusipata and you will be taken to the Andean community of Santa Lucia where you will get ready for your 3 hour hike. On the way to the enigmatic Inca site of Waqrapukara, you will observe several herds of llamas and alpacas rooming around as well as a unique flora combined with beautiful views of the Andean mountains and the Apurimac canyon.
Once at the archaeological site of Waqrapukara, you will enjoy your box lunch. Waqrapukara is an Inca site built in an amazing location with superb views. At the site, you will visit the Intipunku or Sun Gate, the main plaza, the watchtowers, several andean terraces, the enclosure of the Wiracocha deity, and the Intihuatana or solar clock.
At 1:00pm you will start hiking back to Cusco and by 3:00pm you will be at the Santa Lucia Andean community to get back to Cusco. Your ride will drop you off at your hotel between 6:00pm and 6:30pm.
Note: This tour package is also available as a private service.
We offer departures on Tuesdays, thursdays & Saturdays ONLY for this day tour package.