best tour to waqrapukara in cusco peru

✅ Tour to Waqrapukara in Cusco - full day outing

Off the beaten path excursion

Tour to Waqrapukara: If you are tired of traditional tours happening in Cusco, experience this full-day excursion to an imperial attraction known as Waqrapukara; Waqra means horn and Pukara is equivalent to watch-tower in the Quechua language, then this was a horn-shaped Militar watch-tower built back in the Inca period, it’s located on top of top of a steep mountain at 4,300 m a.s.l.

We will pick you up early in the morning at about 4:30 am in your hotel and drive for around 3 hours to the southeast of Cusco, we will arrive at a small village known as Chuquicahuana where we will have some local breakfast.

Afterward, we will ride towards a small village known as Rinconada, and from this place, we will start our adventure on foot. We will walk uphill for around 2.5 hours to reach Waqrapukara archaeological site, where you will have a mind-blowing experience.

We want to advise that travelers hiking to Waqrapukara should be in excellent physical conditions and with excellent altitude acclimatization.


  • Schedules
    • Group Tour: Every day at about 4:30 am
    • Private Tour: Every day on request, we recommend starting at 5 am
  • Language
    • Tour Grupal: Español e inglés simultáneamente
    • Tour Privado: Un solo idioma (español, inglés), Ud. elige su idioma, si prefiere otro idioma, ¡háganoslo saber!
  • Duration
    • About 13 hours
  • Tour Type
    • Group tour or 100% private tour, you choose your cup of tea
    • If you have kids, we recommend a private tour
  • Accessibility
    • This tour is not suitable for people with reduced mobility
  • Tour Ending Place
    • Group Tour: Near the Plaza de Armas
    • Private Tour: At your hotel
  • How to make reservations?
    • Please contact us via this page by filling out the form, then we will send you the tour details, the total price to pay, and the payment methods
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  • What to bring?
    • Scarf, sweaters, jackets, and gloves
    • Non-slip walking shoes
    • Walking stick (optional)
    • Rain poncho
    • Sun hat or cap
    • Sunglasses
    • Sunscreen
    • Toilet paper
    • Local currency
  • Included
    • Group Tour:
      • Pick up from your hotel as long as you stay in the historic center
      • Breakfast and lunch — basic, limited options, can be box-lunch
      • 100% authorized tour guides
      • Professional bilingual guided tour (Spanish and English simultaneously)
      • Tourist bus with air-conditioning
      • First aid kit and oxygen bottle
      • Entrance tickets for Waqrapukara
    • Private Tour:
      • Pick up with vehicle and tour guide from your hotel
      • Breakfast and lunch — basic, limited options, can be box-lunch
      • Professional bilingual guided tour (Spanish and English simultaneously)
      • Private tour guide in English or Spanish, you choose the language!
      • Private driver
      • Private vehicle
      • First aid kit and oxygen bottle
      • Entrance tickets for Waqrapukara
      • Drop off at your hotel
  • Not Included
    • Rain Ponchos
    • There are no horses to rent
    • Walking stick (optional)
    • Tips for the crew (optional)
    • Dinner
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  • Group Tour:
    • 50 USD per person
  • Private Tour:
    • 120 USD per person based on 2 people
    • 100 USD per person based on 3 people
    • 90 USD per person based on 4 people

👉Children over 3 years old and teenagers pay a regular rate unless you book a private tour

Meeting Point

    • Group Tour: At your hotel as long as your hotel is located in the historic center; otherwise join us at plazoleta regocijo
    • Private Tour: At your hotel


The route below may change because of strikes, weather issues, and festivities

  1. Group Tour of Waqrapukara — up to 20 people
    • Pick-up at your hotel at about 4:30 am – if applicable
    • Cusco to Chuquicahuana by bus: 3.5 hours — Chuquicahuana is a small village located at 3400 m a.s.l.
    • Breakfast in the village of Chuquicahuana
    • Chuquicahuana to Rinconada by bus: 30 minutes
    • Rinconada is a small village located at 3500 m.a.s.l.
    • Rinconada to Waqrapukara on foot: About 2.5 hours, the trek is uphill
    • Waqrapukara is located at 4300 m.a.s.l.
    • What will you see at Waqrapukara?
      • The Temple of the Sun
      • Inca watchtowers
      • Inca terraces
      • Rock painting
      • Panoramic view over the breathtaking Apurimac canyon, the deepest canyon in Peru
      • You will also have 20 minutes of free time
    • Waqrapukara to Rinconada on foot: About 2 hours
    • Box-lunch on the way back to Rinconada
    • Rinconada to Cusco by bus: We will be back in Cusco at about 6:30 pm
    • This tour near the Plaza de Armas
  2. Private Tour of Waqrapukara 
    • We will pick you up at your hotel at the requested time
    • The itinerary is the same as the Group Tour
    • This tour ends at your hotel in Cusco
    • * In a private tour, you can adjust better the times and the places to visit


You can cancel the tour up to 48 hours in advance; otherwise, a fee of 100% of the cost of the tour will apply


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