TRIP ITINERARY

DAY 1:

CUSCO / CUSIPATA:

We will pick you up between 5:00 and 6:00 pm from your hotel in Cusco, and then in our private transport we will leave towards the south of Cusco to the town of Cusipata. The transfer lasts an average of 1 hour 40 minutes on the Cusco-Sicuani highway.

We will arrive at our lodge (Cusipata River Lodge), where we will have dinner. There our guide will give you the corresponding explanation for the walk on the second day.

You will spend the night in double or multiple rooms (D)

Very early in the morning, after breakfast, our transport will be waiting to take you to Santa Lucía (where we will start the walk)
together with your guide for approximately 2 hours, passing picturesque villages.

We will also be able to appreciate the Pomacanchis lagoon and beautiful landscapes during the entire route to reach the town of
Santa Lucia, where we will start with our walk to the Waqrapucara Fortress (the distance is almost 8 km an average of 1 hour and a
half approximately). The route is of a comfortable level for all travelers, especially those who like adventure and scenic places.
You will see black walls surrounded by different springs and natural waterfalls along the way.

Upon reaching the Wacrapucara fortress we will hear the guide’s explanation, then take photos and return to the lodge, where we
will have lunch and spend the afternoon and night (B, L, D)

After breakfast (5:00 am) our transport will pick us up from the lodge to take us to the Rainbow Mountain passing through the town
of Chillihuani. Continuing by road and with a very beautiful landscape we can see a small canyon; finally we will arrive at
Phulawasipata.

We will rent horses if needed and start our adventure. The hike up is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Continuing with the walk we appreciate snow-capped mountains and wonderful landscapes in the distance to finally reach the
Mountain of 7 Colors; from the highest point you can see this attractive landscape in all its magnitude.

After appreciating and taking photos, we will start the return with a walk of 1 hour and 30 minutes, arriving at Phulawasipata and then
return to the lodge to have lunch and relax in the sauna.

Our transport will be waiting for us to return to Cusco, where we will arrive at approximately 4:00 pm (B + L)

Inclusions

Included

  • Pick up from your hotel in Cusco
  • Tourist transportation (round trip)
  • Meals (2 dinner, 2 breakfast, 2 lunch)
  • Professional guide
  • Accommodation in a double or single room with private bathroom.
  • – First aid kit
  • – Wacrapucara and Montaña de Colores entrance fees.

Not Included

  • Local or international flight tickets
  • Additional tours
  • Tips, laundry, etc.

Pricing

From 2 to more passengers
$ USD 290.00

Price per person

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What to Pack

  • Mask and face shield
  • Cap or hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Rain poncho depending on the weather
  • Water and snacks
  • Comfortable clothes and good shoes
  • Small backpack (20 liters)
  • Sunglasses
  • Coca leaves
  • Camera

Frequently Asked Questions Waqrapukara Trek and Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain (2 Days / 1 Night)

What is Waqrapucara bridge?

Waqrapucara bridge is a suspension bridge located in the Cusco region of Peru, spanning the Apurimac River. It is known for its scenic views and its role as an important transportation link for local communities.

Where is Waqrapucara bridge located?

The Waqrapucara bridge is located in the Cusco region of Peru, near the city of Cusco and the Sacred Valley.

How do I get to Waqrapucara bridge?

Visitors can reach Waqrapucara bridge by car or bus from the nearby cities of Cusco or Ollantaytambo, or by taking a guided tour that includes a visit to the bridge.

What is the best time to visit Waqrapucara bridge?

The best time to visit Waqrapucara bridge is during the dry season, from May to September, when the weather is clear and the views are unobstructed.

Is there a fee to cross Waqrapucara bridge?

There is a fee to cross Waqrapucara bridge, which is typically paid by visitors as part of a guided tour or by locals as a toll for transportation purposes. The fee is subject to change, so it is recommended to check with local authorities for the most up-to-date information.

What are some of the activities available at Waqrapucara bridge?

Visitors to Waqrapucara bridge can enjoy scenic walks along the bridge, take in the views of the Apurimac River and surrounding landscape, and learn about the local culture and history. Some guided tours also include visits to nearby attractions such as the Inca ruins of Moray and the salt mines of Maras.

Is Waqrapucara bridge safe?

Waqrapucara bridge is considered safe, but visitors should exercise caution when crossing the bridge and be mindful of the high altitude, which can cause altitude sickness. It is also recommended to wear appropriate footwear and to avoid crossing the bridge in strong winds or inclement weather.

Travel Guide about Waqrapukara Trek and Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain (2 Days / 1 Night)

Waqrapucara Bridge: A Scenic and Cultural Adventure

Located in the Cusco region of Peru, the Waqrapucara bridge spans the Apurimac River and provides stunning views of the surrounding landscape. With its cultural significance and scenic beauty, a visit to Waqrapucara bridge is a must-see for travelers to Peru.

Getting There: Waqrapucara bridge is located near the city of Cusco and the Sacred Valley, and can be reached by car or bus from these nearby cities, or by taking a guided tour.

Best Time to Visit: The best time to visit Waqrapucara bridge is during the dry season, from May to September, when the weather is clear and the views are unobstructed.

What to Expect: Visitors to Waqrapucara bridge can enjoy scenic walks along the bridge, take in the views of the Apurimac River and surrounding landscape, and learn about the local culture and history. Some guided tours also include visits to nearby attractions such as the Inca ruins of Moray and the salt mines of Maras.

Tips for Visiting: Here are some tips for making the most of your visit to Waqrapucara bridge:

  1. Be prepared for the high altitude, which can cause altitude sickness.
  2. Wear appropriate footwear and dress in layers to be comfortable while walking and taking in the views.
  3. Avoid crossing the bridge in strong winds or inclement weather.
  4. Consider taking a guided tour, which can provide valuable cultural and historical context for your visit.
  5. Bring a camera to capture the breathtaking views and memories of your visit to Waqrapucara bridge.

In conclusion, Waqrapucara bridge is a must-see destination for travelers to Peru, offering a unique blend of scenic beauty, cultural significance, and adventure. With these tips, you’re sure to have a memorable and enjoyable visit to Waqrapucara bridge.

Reviews about Waqrapukara Trek and Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain (2 Days / 1 Night)

cathy w
cathy w
2023-12-22
Exceeded all expectations! We had an incredible family adventure with this white water rafting and zip lining experience in Peru. Our safety was a top priority, and the guide ensured a smooth pick-up from our Airbnb. The 1 hour 45 minute drive to the river lodge was scenic, and the lodge itself nestled in a beautiful setting. The rafting, said to be class 3+, provided an exhilarating experience, and the absence of other tourists made it feel exclusive. The scenery during the ride itself was amazing. We were also provided GoPro photos at the end for an extra charge. It definitely got very cold but there was a sauna at the end which was perfect. We finished up with a delicious lunch featuring quinoa and chicken soup, along with chicken, rice, and sweet potatoes. A memorable and well-rounded adventure that deserves five stars!
Madison P
Madison P
2023-10-31
Great experience and value but not a must-do in Cusco Hotel pick up at 8:30am very convenient. 2 hour drive or so to get to lodge, one stop for bathroom/snacks if needed. Equipment provided was weathered and a few tears but adequate. Safety demonstration before hitting river. Water was freezing but stayed warm enough in wetsuit provided, was definitely cold by the end. Anderson was our rafting guide and he was amazing, made the trip fun. Gave us a ton of info about the river, rafting, and other trips he does. Super cool guy. Rapids were about a class 2-3+ on the day we went but they differ depending on time of year/rain. When we got back I warmed up in the sauna then tried to take a shower. No hot water (which I guess isn't in the description but I assumed it would be hot.) Ended up not getting in since I was just in cold water for 2 hours... Had a warm delicious lunch of coffee, soup, and chicken & rice. After was given zipline equipment and a quick basic rundown/safety info. There are only two zips - one across the river and then one back. The ladder to get up to the first one is a little sketchy but not horrible. The posting doesn't specify how many zips are included so suppose it's my fault but I thought there would be more. We were a bit rushed because it looked like it was going to rain. Overall I would recommend if you for sure want to go rafting. But if you have been rafting and/or ziplining before and have a limited amount of time in Cusco, I would say skip it and do something like Rainbow Mountain that you can't see anywhere else.
Anna
Anna
2023-08-23
Exiting tour! We had a really good time, the guides really made an effort to make the whole tour exiting. The lodge were also nice 👍
Mike
Mike
2023-05-30
Awesome Experience! Just completed a hike up Rainbow Mountain with Juan Carlos from Mayuc. He did an outstanding job of keeping a group with varying abilities together and made it a most enjoyable experience for all. He was highly knowledgeable about the history, geology, and culture and was extremely personable. Fantastic experience. Lunch at the nearby Mayuc compound was a great bonus and a treat not to be missed!
George O
George O
2022-11-06
Value for money The zip line and the rafting were both enjoyable experiences. They were loads of fun. To top it all, after the rafting experience one can then warm-up in an home-made Sauna!
Tjay1
Tjay1
2022-09-15
Great Fun, Brilliant Day Out We had an excellent day with these guys! The rafting was brilliant, friendly staff, good equipment, clear instructions, great setting and scenary, fun zip line, good food, on time... recommended!
Necia S
Necia S
2022-08-02
The perfect activity The River was fantastic and our guide made it just an over the top experience! We laughed so much! I highly recommend booking with them!
Jonathan S
Jonathan S
2022-07-28
Amazing rafting trip What an incredible experience! I highly recommend this tour to anyone who is considering it. Rafting on the Apurimac River was beautiful and the rapids were exhilarating. Our guides Willy and Gabriel were also absolutely amazing. They were both very experienced and made us feel safe throughout the experience. Plus, they were genuinely friendly and fun to hang out with. They even sent us photos and videos from their GoPro after the trip! Overall, this is a top tier tour company and I feel more than comfortable recommending it to everyone!!
Alex In Wanderland
Alex In Wanderland
2022-07-20
Rafting Apurimac with Amazonas Explorers The Apurimac is sporty with incredible scenery. In 3 days, other than camping, I don't think we ever went more than 10 minutes between rapids. Six portages and watching one where the guides sent the rafts down unmanned, a wave caught the 6 man raft and tossed it upside down onto rocks several feet above the river level, glad I wasn't in it. You don't want to do anything stupid here, it's a long way to the hospital. The only other people we saw were 3 gold miners sluicing with 5 gallon buckets, who told us it was a 3 day walk for them to get from the top of the canyon down to the river. At the top of the canyon before driving down to the river my i-phone read 13,400 feet elevation. Our outfitter was Amazonas Explorers, the guides professional and food good. The rafting equipment was top notch with foot pockets, which you need. Amazonas Explorers organized another 14 days of Peruvian sight seeing, from Paracas on the coast, through Cusco and the sacred valley, and on to the Tambopata eco-lodge in the amazon. Everything was on time, all of the employees were extra friendly and the guides spoke excellent english, put us up in excellent hotels, good food, just a first class organization. I asked the different guides how long they've worked there, and almost all of them had been with the company for 10-15 years We sprang for the private guides and transportation, good choice. One other thing, the airport at lake titicaca went down for maintenance at the last minute and after some frantic emails, Amazonas Explorers changed the itenerary. got us different hotels and kept the ball rolling, the only extra cost was for changing Latam tickets. I was impressed they were able to pull that off during high tourist season and didn't soak us for it. Hat tip for that.
Choosewhatever
Choosewhatever
2022-06-21
Excellent rafting for beginners This activity included river rafting, lunch and ziplining. The river rafting was an incredible experience with class 1-3. This was ideal for our family with teens. The teens had never been rafting before so it was a fun experience for them without much danger. We were followed by a safety raft in case any went overboard. Américo was a great river guide and gave great instructions on what needed to be done. After rafting there were showers and bathrooms available as well as a sauna. We were then treated to a nice lunch followed by ziplining. I had never ziplined across a river so it was a great experience even though the climb up to the first line was not very safe. If you are doing this activity with children I highly recommend skipping the ziplining. Unlike other eating trips we have done there was no one trailing along to take pictures although there was a GoPro mounted on the raft. There was also no one to take pictures during the ziplining.

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