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Waqra Pukara Trek 1 Day - Huaynas Expeditions

Waqra Pukara Trek 1 Day - Huaynas Expeditions

By Huaynas Expeditions
The Waqra Pukara trek is one of the new alternatives of a full day hike in Cusco, ideal for people who love walking and adventurous, it is also considered a good alternative of a training for people who have not yet done the Inca Trail or Salkantay Trek. Waqra Pukara could have been the fortress, sanctuary, astronomical observatory ?. These are the interpretations for this enigmatic monument of classical Inca architecture that stands at 4, 300 meters above sea level. In the abysses of the Apurímac River canyon south of the City of Cusco.
per adult
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Ages 15-80, max of 16 per group
Duration: 10h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English, Spanish

  • Pre trek Briefing (briefing at the hotel).
  • Pick up from your hotel in the morning of departure.
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fee to Waqra Pukara.
  • English / Quechua / Spanish professional guide speak.
  • Second Tour Guide over 12 people.
  • Local food (1 breakfast, 1 lunch) prepared by a restaurant.
  • Vegetarian and free gluten food for no extra cost.
  • First aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle.
What's not included
  • Extra expenses.
  • Dinner.
  • Travel and health insurance (bring copies with you please).
  • Waking sticks (it can be rented from us US$ 20 for the entire trip).
  • Tips (optinal).
  • Entry/Admission - Cusco

Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • We come and pick you up from your hotel in Cusco
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        • Stroller accessible
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 126532P10

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
        • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
        • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
        • Most travelers can participate
        • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers

        • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 126532P10

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          The tour begins with the pick up from the hotel at 5:00 am and then we head south to Chuquicahuana where I will take the route to Acomayo during this journey we will appreciate the Pomacanchi lagoon where we will have a small stop. Continuing with the tour we will arrive at Sangarara where we will have a breakfast, and then continue to the community of La Rinconada where we will begin the walk to Waqrapukara. During this walk we will be able to appreciate a large amount of flora and fauna typical of the area until we reach our destination Waqrapukara, where we will have a guided tour visiting the following places: Intipunku ("Puerta del Sol"), main square, Torreones, terraces, enclosure of Wiracocha and cave paintings depicting llamas. After the visit to Waqrapukara we will begin with the return to Sangarara where we will have lunch and there will be mobility for our return to Cusco.
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        • Huaynas Expeditions
          Cusco, Peru
          Joined in February 2017
        • Jessica M
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Fun adventure
          Juan went above and beyond. He was kind and knowledgeable. He was able to answer a questions. Showed us some extra sites off the beaten track.
          Written June 5, 2024
        • Z6038ZRceciliam
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Fantastic Inca trek
          I cannot say enough about Huaynas Expeditions and our guide, Juan. The organization was absolutely brilliant. They were extremely thorough, patient, and professional. I couldn't have asked for more. They were always available to answer any questions or concerns we had; they kept us well-fed and safe, and they motivated us to continue to push ourselves to the next level. Juan has an extensive knowledge of all things of Inca history, and he can answer any questions you may have about the ruins or the history behind them. We were a group of 6 hikers with mixed abilities and we all completed the trail safely. If you are considering a trek, choose Huaynas Expeditions.
          Written March 22, 2023
        • RebecaMurphy
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Breathtaking experience
          I took along with my family the five days trekking to Choquiquerao with Huaynas Expeditions. This was an amazing experience that I'm glad I could share with my loved ones. I highly recommend the experience: it was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be exposed to incredible views of the surrounding mountain ranges, hard but rewarding walk led by a great Huaynas Expeditions team. Choquiquerao ruins are not comparable to Machu Picchu but still the journey is unforgettable. One rediscovers the pleasure of discovery trips. Huaynas Expeditions did a phenomenal job ensuring every detail was taken care of, and we can't wait to go back again!
          Written March 21, 2023
        • MaryseLemoine
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Loved everything!
          Loved everything! our driver Elias and our tour guide Juan were both fantastic and we had a great time! :)
          Written February 18, 2023
        • MarioMoen
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Nice tour!
          Pick up was on time. Clean van, professional guide, Miguel. Driver also was driving safe and nice. Lunch included in tour was way above my expectation, very good. Also can you use this tour to see Sacred Valley and you can be dropped in Ollantaytambo. I recommend!
          Written February 16, 2023
        • JustinaHeathcote
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great adventure
          Our group really enjoyed the tour by Huaynas Expeditions! The hiking was a bit tough, but some of us chose to take a horse (80 sol) and they say that the money was worth it. The view all the way up at the lake is totally worth everything! It was so beautiful. The tour guide was enthusiastic and skillful, taking care of us all, and though the drive way was tough the driver also drived skillfully and carefully. I would really recommend it to others too!
          Written February 11, 2023
        • AdelePhilippe
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          It was worth it!
          Everything from start to finish was great! Our guide, Freddy and driver Lucio were awesome. They made sure everything went as scheduled and we had 0 issues! Freddy was super chill and hilarious! The breakfast and lunch is good and was a great start and finish to the day. We ended up getting horses (80 soles) because the hike is no joke! It’s about 20% flat, 80% incline. Overall, it was worth it once you get to the lake! I’d recommend booking here if you are interested in going!
          Written February 7, 2023
        • laouram2023
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Outstanding fantastic experience
          Outstanding fantastic experience This was a fantastic experience, I loved every minute of it, The staff are wonderful, I am vegetarian and the food was outstanding. The hike through this beautiful country is breath taken. The knowledge from the guides are great and you feel well looked after and safe. This is a must do experience and I would highly recommend Huaynas Expeditions
          Written January 31, 2023
        • EddieParkway
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          A great trip excellent service, and very friendly staff
          Huaynas Expeditions, what a wonderful trip we had in Peru! We could not have done it without the dedication of the guide Juan, all our plans for Machu Picchu went without any problem but what made our trip an unforgettable experience was his attention and kindness. This agency makes you feel like you are planning your trip with fully tailored to your needs and making sure that you get what you are looking for. Thank you so much!!
          Written January 28, 2023
        • RickeyHermann
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Awesome experience with the Inca descendants
          We had one of the best trips ever! We were received by the most friendly people and the places we visited were absolutely gorgeous! The service we got from Juve was excellent as well. Thanks so much for giving us this awesome experience! I am absolutely recommending your agency to all the people I know
          Written January 26, 2023
        • CleoDeckow
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          A short adventure to Palccoyo
          The place is truly sublime. Palccoyo the other rainbow mountain has nothing to envy to Vinicunca! The mountain itself is perhaps a little less spectacular, but the surrounding site is one o the most beautiful creations of nature that I have ever seen in my life. The road is a little winding and turbulent but it is well worth it. The hike itself to reach the summit is splendid, in the colorful mountains, and not too difficult. Would recommend it to my friends!
          Written January 23, 2023
        • SabrinaBesnard
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Outstanding Expeditions!
          Top-notch service with Huaynas Expeditions! We did the three-day trek on the Huchuy Qosqo Trail. Our great Guides - Juan & Freddy took great care of us. The porters were very friendly and worked incredibly hard. And the Chef provided incredible food! Really - what they could prepare on the trail was amazing. Coffee or tea in your tent to start your day, clean and comfortable tents and equipment, great history lessons at each site, and a smooth running and well-organized team made for a fantastic 3 days on the trail!
          Written January 21, 2023
        • CallumBooth22
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          2 Day Inca trail trek (May 2022)
          We did the 2-day Inca trail with Huaynas Expeditions. This was the best trip on the entire Peru trip. A group of 6 walked a hiking trail that first went up a tall mountain and then through slightly uphill clifftops to cover a total of 3 mountains. Then, the trail went downhill to the base of Machu Picchu. This trail itself is not an easy one. But, if you are younger and fitter, you can do the more intensive 4-day one. Our guides Juan and Freddy were fantastic! They were always with us throughout the trip making sure we were fine. Definitely was worth it! But please be aware that this trail is not an easy trip, especially if you are not in the best of health, but Huaynas Expeditions guide will help you along the way!
          Written January 19, 2023
        • 353westernl
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Very Beautiful Place
          They are the best agency to travel to that beautiful place, I am very satisfied with this agency, I highly recommend it, all very kind and very attentive, if I would go back to this beautiful place, I would obviously travel with this agency. Congratulations, continue like this.
          Written January 17, 2023
        • AlexMooreRT
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Horseback riding in Moray
          My friends and I had an amzing horse ride with Huaynas Expeditions last year. The horses were beautiful and really well trained, the scenery was epic and so diverse across the trip, and the visits/stops (Salineras salt flats, lunch, and Moray) were fascinating. Highly recommend it instead of the bus tour!
          Written January 17, 2023
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles2 reviews
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        Hubli-Dharwad, India1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jan 2023 • Couples
        This trip was an excellent experience, from planning and booking it - Juve was so accommodating in our change of plans, to the trip itself. We do not speak Spanish and we had bilingual guides that were always there for us and I noticed that they were in contact with each other at all times.
        Everything was organized perfectly, the meals included were at amazing restaurants, and the trip itself was an experience of a lifetime. And I fell in love with the people of Peru! Thank you!
        Written January 21, 2023
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        Laurel Cormier
        Roosevelt, AZ8 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Sep 2022 • Family
        What an incredible trip! Juan was the perfect guide for our adventure with 2 young boys (8 and 10 years old). Memories to last a lifetime!!! Thank you
        Written January 31, 2023
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