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Hiking in Waqrapukara, Cusco - 04 Days

Location: Peru
Duration: 4 Days
Type: Adventure Peru Treks, Culture
Destinations: Cusco, Acomayo, Waqrapukara
Difficulty: Demanding

Huacrapucara Trek, Cusco Rafting and Hiking 4 Days

Our Huacrapucara Trek is a remote group or private hike where you can enjoy horesback riding, white water rafting (or canoeing), hiking and camping trek along spectacular sceneries to the Apurimac Canyon 3 hours SE of Cusco. Without any tourists nearby you will see more amazing Inca ruins built into natural rock formations, overlooking a canyon at the archaeological complex of Huacrapucara. This tour is a tranquil ecological and cultural adventure for those looking to go beyond the average tourist experience and see more of the Region of Cusco, its rich history, people and small towns amidst magnificent landscapes.


  • Day 01: Cusco, White water rafting in Cusipata.
  • Day 02: Acomayo, horseback riding / hiking to Waqrapukara.
  • Day 03: Morning at Huacrapucara complex – Hike/horeseback/van to Acomayo.
  • Day 04: River Fishing in the Rio Apurimac – Acomayo – Cusco.



Day 01: Cusco, White water rafting

After breakfast and check out you will be greeted in your hotel and driven 90 SE of Cusco to Chuquicahuana to beging rafting or canoeing (depending on the water levels at that time of year). You will see breathtaking views of the cayon, waterfalls and deep gourges as you pass through small villages on the way to the town of Acomayo.

There enjoy a delicious lunch and visit one of the few places that keeps the painting of the 14 Incas of Peru made by the famous painter Tadeo Escalante.

Day 02: Hike/horseback ride, Acomayo, Huacrapucara

You will be met in your hotel and driven to the community of Huascar, a traditional farming village typical of the area. From here, begin the long walk to the canyon Waqrapukara via wonderful views and beautiful landscapes. At Huacrapucara you’ll overlook one of the deepest canyons with the Apurimac River at the bottom.

This enigmatic place, with its panoramic views is the perfect place to enjoy your lunch. At night, with luck, you may see some cougars who are the guardians of this place.

Day 03: Waqrapukara, Return to Acomayo

After breakfast visit the Archaeological Complex of Waqrapukara. This gravity defying and the incredible view you will have will give you a better appreciation of the beautiful canyon and exotic plants that surround you.

After lunch return to Acomayo where you will spend the night.

Day 04: River fishing Apurimac, Cusco

Early in the morning you will go to Illpinto. There is a warm climate here close to the Apurimac River and an excellent place to fish for river trout.

In the afternoon return to your Hotel in Cusco.


Program Includes:

  • Private transportation.
  • Professional Guides.
  • Rafting or canoe equipment.
  • Horses.
  • Tents and sub-zero sleeping bags.
  • All meals.
  • Snacks.
  • Porters.
  • Cooks.
  • Hotel in Acomayo.
  • First Aid equipment.



Rafting and Hiking in Waqrapukara Cusco

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