Day trip

From Cusco: Waqra Pukara Trek with Lunch

Activity provider: MPTC GETS

From Cusco: Waqra Pukara Trek with Lunch

Activity provider: MPTC GETS

From US$ 67 per person

Trek through beautiful landscapes and past high Andean lagoons on this full-day excursion from Cusco. Explore the Waqra Pukara Archaeological Complex and learn its history from a knowledgeable guide.

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Duration 17 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
Please provide the local partner with your accommodation name and address. Pickup will be between 3:45- 4:25 AM, depending on the size of the group. Please wait in the hotel lobby at least 10 minutes before the time indicated by the local partner.
Small group
Limited to 12 participants


  • Enjoy stunning landscapes and pristine mountain lakes
  • Explore the Waqra Pukara Archaeological Complex on a day trip from Cusco
  • Take pictures of the gigantic stone formations and explore the ceremonial center
Full description
Grab your trekking gear and venture to Waqra Pukara, enjoying excellent views and pristine landscapes as you go. Take pictures of the giant stone formations of the ceremonial center and explore this pre-Inca site know as the "forest of stone." The day begins with pickup from your accommodation between 3:30-4:00 AM. Travel for 2 hours to the Pitumarca District where the group will stop for breakfast. Return to the van for a 30-minute drive to the starting point. After a 10-minute briefing with the guide, begin the trek to Waqra Pukara.  Trek over flat roads with intermittent hills for approximately 2 hours, passing beautiful landscapes dotted with cochas (Andean Lagoons), then descend to reach the Waqra Pukara Viewpoint. Take stunning photos of the Waqra Pukara Archaeological Complex then descend about 40 minutes to reach the ceremonial center. Admire the gigantic stone formations around the site and view the Apurimac River Valley below. Take 1.5 hours to visit the Waqra Pukara ceremonial center and take a group photo before returning to the starting point along the same trail.  Meet the driver for the 2-hour return transfer and arrive at the main square in the City of Cusco between 6:00-7:00 PM.
  • Hotel pickup
  • Guide
  • Roundtrip transportation
  • Breakfast
  • Boxed lunch (water bottle, juice box, fruit, cookies, grilled chicken with vegetables and rice)
  • First aid kit
  • Handmade canes
  • Additional costs
  • Entry to Waqra Pukara (15 soles)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Hiking shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Jacket
  • Rain gear
  • Cash
  • Daypack

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Vegetarian lunch options are available upon request
  • Please bring a personal backpack, comfortable trekking shoes, and appropriate hiking clothes
  • It is important to carry at least 2 liters of water as well as toilet paper and hand sanitizer
Customer reviews

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We had a really good time there, Roland our guide knows a lot about this place and its history ! Waqra Pukara is an amazing site, very beautiful and full of knowledge. I would definitely recommend to do it !

June 25, 2021


Product ID: 375001