Waqrapukara trek

USD $40

Full Day Tour

The “Waqrapukara” One-Day Trek is the ideal choice for those seeking peace and quiet while discovering a wonderful destination that few people—both locals and tourists—have the opportunity to visit.

Join us on an amazing journey to the magnificent pre-Inca fortress of Waqrapukara, or Fortress of Horns, located in the roaring Apurímac Canyon. This exquisite religious site blends innovative architecture and impressive natural formations in a lovely environment reminiscent of a dream, encircled by little crystalline ponds. The massive horns reach heights of up to 4,140 meters.

Itinerary

Day
01

Cusco | Quiquijana - Pomacanchi - Santa Lucia - Waqrapukara - Cusco.

This eye-catching one-day excursion begins at sunrise. We will pick you up from your hotel at 4:00 a.m. and transport you two hours to the village of “Quiquijana”. From there, after a nutritious breakfast to increase your energy, we’ll continue alongside the sparkling “Pomacanchi” lagoon, one of the largest in the area. This gorgeous lake is surrounded by grasslands and agricultural farms.

Following that, we’ll pursue our path for an hour and a half over an unpaved road till the village of “Santa Lucía”, seeing amazing landscape and even looking at the lagoon in the distance. We’ll drive for another 30 minutes to the beginning place of our walk after leaving town. You’ll have time to get your belongings gathered before we begin. The first stretch lasts around 1.5 hours and includes views of the spectacular “Apurimac” Canyon, one of Peru’s deepest, as well as stunning scenery with cliffs along the route.

When we get at the Waqrapukara viewpoint, you’ll be able to take your first shots of the spectacular fortification emerging from the canyon’s brink. Next, we’ll descend a difficult walk to the spot on a cliff’s edge, where you may enjoy the Apurimac River flowing downstream.

You’ll have approximately an hour and a half to visit the archeological site, climbing through the temple’s remnants and photographing the iconic horned-shaped rock formation and the spectacular canyon backdrop. The site itself contains mysterious monuments from the pre-Inca and Inca times, terraces, and an interesting underlying history.

Finally, when everyone is ready, we’ll start the hike back the way we came. We’ll arrive by private vehicle after about an hour and a half of trekking, and we’ll return to Cusco about 5:00.

WHAT'S IT LIKE

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Waqrapukara has a one-of-a-kind Inca fortification and shrine.
  • Walk through the beautiful Andes, see spectacular canyon vistas, and capture some stunning photographs.
  • Observe the local flora and wildlife and learn about them from your knowledgeable guide.
  • Explore traditional Andean living in remote areas.
  • Enjoy a day away from the throng.

What’s Included?

Permits & Entrance Tickets

  • Entrance Ticket to Waqrapukara Archaeological Site
  • High Quality Service & Safety

Pre – departure Briefing

  • Attend our full briefing at 6:00 p.m. the day before your departure at the Sap Adventures office to ensure you’re trekking-ready. Can’t make it in-person? Not an issue. Simply contact us via WhatsApp at +51960827076 to schedule a virtual briefing. To ensure a smooth setup, please contact us at least 48 hours in advance to schedule a bespoke session with your tour guide.

Experienced Guides

  • Our trips are guided by certified bilingual (English and Spanish) tourism guides. All guides working with SAP are Peruvian government-licensed and have graduated from recognized Peruvian colleges or tourist schools. This guarantees that you receive informed and expert advice throughout your trip.

Medical Kit

  • SAP guides have specific training in first aid and CPR. They also carry a first aid package for situations including altitude sickness, travelers’ diarrhea, and scrapes. In addition, if required, we will promptly evacuate you off the path and transport you to a clinic for treatment.

24/7 Customer Service

  • Our WhatsApp and local phone services are accessible 24 hours a day.
  • In any emergency, our guides can reach us via satellite phone.

Meals

  • Breakfast & Lunch
  • Snacks and Water

Transport

  • We’ll pick you up from your hotel and after the end of the trip, we’ll drop you back at the door of your hotel in Cusco.

What not Included?

  • Dinner
  • Hiking Clothes
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips for our staff

What’to Pack?

  • Passport & water proof cover for passport
  • Extra money in soles
  • Personal medications
  • Water bottle or camel back
  • Sunscrean
  • Insect Repellents
  • Personal Care Products

CLOTHS

  • Hiking Boots
  • Light Footwear
  • Trekking Socks
  • Trekking Pants
  • Short
  • Long sleeve T-Shirts
  • Warm Jacket
  • Raincoat or Rain Poncho
  • Sun hat
  • Neck Gaiter or Buff

EQUIPMENTS

  • Trekking Poles
  • Backpack   (15 – 25 L)
  • Camera and chargers
  • Power Bank
  • Snacks
  • Towel
  • Fashlight
  • Swmming kit

Waqrapukara trek Price

Price per person:

$40 USD

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Inca Jungle Trek to Machu Picchu?

The “Inca Jungle” Trek to “Machu Picchu” is an alternate route to the “classic Inca Trail” that includes walking, mountain biking, and extra activities such as ziplining and rafting. It is a four-day trip that begins in “Cusco” and concludes in “Machu Picchu”.

Not really, the activities and the difficulty do not require overexertion. They can be done normally. Of course, having a normal physical conditio is enough for Inca Jungle.

Actually not , but Being an adventure tour, all the activities that take place are moderated and supervised.

  • The highest peak in the “Inca Jungle” is “Abra Malha” (4,316 meters).
  • Do not panic; participants will spend time at lower altitudes along the hike.

No permissions are necessary for the “Inca Jungle” Trek

The Inca Jungle trek is one of our easier treks, organized by SAP adventures , There are always options to make things easier for yourself during the tour. . The difficulty rating for this trek is Easy – Moderate.

You can  visit our official website, SAP Adventures. Alternatively, you can visit our office in “Cusco.” We’re also available on WhatsAppTripAdvisor, and by email.

SAP adventures we offer The Inca Jungle tour costs approximately 300 –  350 US dollars affordable price range

It is necessary to bring the following items:

  • Hat for the sun.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Raincoat.
  • Trekking shoes.
  • Comfortable cotton clothing for different activities.
  • Swimsuit.
  • Towels.
  • Toilet paper.
  • Mosquito repellent.
  • Cash.
  • Photographic camera.

Yes, you just have to request for private tours in Inca Jungle.

Of Course ! During your Trek your main luggage can be stored at our office  or your Hotel , both opctions are free of charge .

Note – you can organized with us on the breafing day or by Whatsapp ,Email a day before .

Our Testimonials

hailee w
hailee w
2024-04-03
Incredible! I had an amazing time on this trek! The guide was amazing, the views were great. It was a once in a lifetime experience. I would 100% recommend
Pioneer61006514792
Pioneer61006514792
2024-03-29
An unique and unforgettable experience It was an unforgettable trip. Our guide Amaru was an excellent leader and we loved all the activities. The Inca jungle trek is not easy, you have to be quite strong to do it. That said, it is an incredible experience so everyone should try it.
Sølve K
Sølve K
2024-03-27
The best way to visit Machu Picchu It was the best tour company we have ever used. Our guide, Amaru/Guillermo, is a very kind and wise person. The activities were fun and definitely something that gave you an adrenaline rush! Very comfortable accommodations and meals as well. For us it was the best way to get to Machu Picchu! Thank you very much😊
Kasper L
Kasper L
2024-03-24
Awesome time doing Inca Jungle The Inca Jungle trek was a fantastic experience, everything from the activities to food/accomodation was on point. Our guide Guillermo was brilliant too, he provided us with great stories and information and is a charismatic and cheerful person!
Jameson G
Jameson G
2024-03-14
Sap Adventure- Jungle Trek Johan was the best tour guide, was very funny and insightful. Johan was extremely accommodating and patient on our travels. He educated us about the local farms, Inca history, and many more interesting facts. Would highly recommend booking with Sap Adventures for a small tour experience and asking for Johan as your tour guide.
Danielle B
Danielle B
2024-03-06
Don’t miss this tour! The whole trip was fantastic and so much fun! Our guide Johans was so lovely and accommodating. I couldn’t recommend this tour enough and ask for Johans 😂
Fredmichaels
Fredmichaels
2024-02-06
4 day Inka trail trek My friend and I did the 4 day Inka trek trail which included river rafting. The team were so friendly and funny. We felt safe and prepped with safety instructions. The views were incredible as we went down the river. Highly recommend!
MichelleVM
MichelleVM
2024-02-03
It was 100% worth it! The Inca Jungle Trek in Peru was a truly adventurous and varied experience. Our guide, Amaru, was exceptionally friendly and has deep knowledge about his country. The views throughout the trek were spectacular. I would definitely do it again :)
Acos
Acos
2024-01-30
Excellent Amaru was fantastic, very helpful and knowledgeable. They make sure you are comfortable and help every step of the way!
Dani F
Dani F
2024-01-16
Unforgettable trip. A unique experience surrounded by nature and enjoyment. 10/10 The Inka jungle was incredible. A wonderful experience that will be unforgettable. Our guide Guille is a genius!! He told us a lot about Inka history, during the trek we tried different fruits along the way and he taught us about them, fried animal plants. I highly recommend. The entire activity was phenomenal. Mountain bikes with beautiful views, rafting, trekking and finally Machu Pichu. We hope to return to Peru soon, it has been an unforgettable experience and trip.

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