Waqrapukara full day. An impressive archeological site which was built by “the canchis”, predecessors of the incas, Waqrapukara by his etymology means: wakra: horn and Pukara: fortress, “the horn fortress”, but many people said this name arised from the form that the fortress had originally which was a llama with upped ears. There are many ways to visit this interesting place. We offer you the most beautiful and safe way to get there.
This trip starts picking-you-up from your accommodation at five in the morning. Then we’ll go towards Cusipata town, place where we’ll enjoy a delicious breakfast. We’ll continue by car arriving to Pitumarca town. During the journey we are going to visit “The Pomacanchi Lagoon”, the biggest lagoon of “the four lagoons circuit” included in the popular tour to the inca bridge of qeswachaka.
We start the walk roughly from 4000 meters above sea level towards the archeological site of waqrapukara by a flat road, enjoying magic landscapes surrounded by mountains also watching some animals like alpacas and vicugnas running for free. After walking for about two hours we finally get to waqrapukara.
For his very special location this place was considered as an astronomical viewpoint, and many Chroniclers thought that it was an important pilgrimage sanctuary. After spending time in waqrapukara we continue the trip to Capi village, where our private transport will be waiting for us. We’ll have lunch in Cusipata town.The journey ends in Cusco city at six in the afteenoon
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