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2 Day Waqrapukara Hike

2 Day Waqrapukara Hike

By Travel and Healing
Waqrapukara remains an enigmatic site built in seclusion far away from most other sites in Cusco. This place was considered more sacred than Machu Picchu. The clue is a vaulted niche three jambs that faces the sun rise, you'll see it when you arrive there. It's design and difficulty to reach suggests it was meant to be a secret. Not much is known about its purpose. The surrounding valley is breathtaking and you'll get to see a side of Cusco not many others see. Waqrapukara is considered off the beaten path. We also have 2 day hike which involves exploring tombs on the mountain ridge. Inside the tombs are the untouched remains of the Qanchi who were around during the Inca.
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Ages 0-65, max of 14 per group
Duration: 17h
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Mobile ticket
Live guide: English, Spanish

  • Andean blessing (ancestral ceremony for protection with a local shaman)
  • Briefing one day before
  • First aid kit including oxygen (for any emergency)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Breakfast and box Lunch
  • Private Professional trekking guide in English – Spanish
  • Private Transport Cusco – Trailhead – Cusco
  • Bottled water
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Entry/Admission - Complejo Arqueologico Waqrapukara
What's not included
  • Dinner
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities for the guide and driver
  • Drinks, unless specified

    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
        • Service animals allowed
        • Infants must sit on laps
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 26422P56

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Hat for the sun, sunblock and sunglasses
        • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
        • Recommendations for what to bring:
        • Raincoat or poncho
        • Hiking boots (Due to the height of the trek there may be some sections where snow has fallen)
        • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
        • Warm clothes to be worn in layers including a hat and gloves
        • Walking sticks
        • Comfortable backpack for walking
        • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
        • Camera
        • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
        • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
        • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
        • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
        • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
        • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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