TRIP ITINERARY

DAY 1:

CUSCO-CUSIPATA

We will pick you up between 5:00 and 6:00 pm from your hotel in Cusco.

Then, in our private transport, 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 you will have dinner and our guide will give you the corresponding explanation for the walk on the second day. Then we will pass 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 Lucía, where we will start with our walk to the Waqrapukara Fortress (the distance is almost 8 km, an average of 1 hour and 30 mins approximately).

This route is a comfortable level for all travelers who like adventure and scenic places with black walls surrounded by different springs and natural waterfalls along the way.

Upon arriving at the fortress of Wacrapucara we will have the explanation of the guide, then take photos and return to Cusipata River Lodge, where we will have lunch and then return to Cusco at approximately 5:00 pm.

Inclusions

Included

  • Pick up from your hotel in Cusco
  • Tourist transportation (round trip)
  • Meals (1 dinner, 1 breakfast, 1 lunch)
  • Professional guide
  • Accommodation in a double or single room with private bathroom.
  • First aid kit

Pricing

From 1 to more passengers
$ USD 160.00

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 (20L).
  • Sunglasses
  • Coca leaves.
  • Camera.

Frequently Asked Questions Waqrapukara Trek with overnigth stay at Cusipata River Lodge (Full Day)

Waqrapucara is a majestic mountain located in the Andes region of South America. It is a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts and adventure seekers. Here are some frequently asked questions about Waqrapucara:

What is the elevation of Waqrapucara?

Waqrapucara stands at an impressive 4,560 meters above sea level.

What is the best time to visit Waqrapucara?

The best time to visit Waqrapucara is during the dry season, which typically runs from May to September.

What kind of activities can be done at Waqrapucara?

Waqrapucara offers a variety of activities, including hiking, climbing, and camping. Visitors can also take in the stunning views of the surrounding landscape.

Is it necessary to have prior experience to visit Waqrapucara?

While prior experience is not required, it is recommended for those who plan to engage in more strenuous activities such as climbing or camping. It is important to be physically fit and well-prepared for the trip.

Are there any facilities or services available at Waqrapucara?

Waqrapucara has basic facilities such as restrooms and a small store. Visitors should bring all necessary supplies, including food and water, as there are no restaurants or convenience stores in the area.

By answering these frequently asked questions, we hope to provide useful information to those interested in visiting Waqrapucara and experiencing the beauty of this stunning mountain.

Travel Guide about Waqrapukara Trek with overnigth stay at Cusipata River Lodge (Full Day)

Waqrapucara is a breathtaking mountain located in the Andes region of South America. With its soaring peaks and breathtaking views, Waqrapucara has become a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts and adventure seekers. Whether you’re an experienced climber or just looking for a scenic hike, Waqrapucara has something to offer everyone.

At 4,560 meters above sea level, Waqrapucara provides a challenging and rewarding experience for those who are looking to push their limits. Its unique landscape offers a variety of hiking trails and climbing routes, each with its own unique set of challenges and rewards. From the summit, visitors can take in the stunning views of the surrounding landscape, which includes lush forests, rolling hills, and snow-capped peaks.

The best time to visit Waqrapucara is during the dry season, which typically runs from May to September. During this time, the weather is mild and the trails are in their best condition. However, visitors should always be prepared for sudden changes in weather and be equipped with proper gear and supplies.

Waqrapucara has basic facilities such as restrooms and a small store, but visitors should bring all necessary supplies, including food and water, as there are no restaurants or convenience stores in the area. It is also important to be physically fit and well-prepared for the trip, especially if you plan to engage in more strenuous activities such as climbing or camping.

Overall, Waqrapucara is a unique and unforgettable destination that offers a chance to connect with nature, challenge yourself, and experience the beauty of the Andes. Whether you’re a seasoned outdoor enthusiast or a first-time visitor, Waqrapucara is sure to leave a lasting impression.

Reviews about Waqrapukara Trek with overnigth stay at Cusipata River Lodge (Full Day)

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.
Courtney P
Courtney P
2022-05-14
HIGHLY RECOMMEND -- AMAZING EXPERIENCE!!! SO MUCH FUN!!! Cannot recommend this experience enough! Everyone was very informative, approachable, patient, and tons of fun to work with! As first-time rafters, we had no idea what to expect. After an ~1:40h drive to the lodge we received information regarding what to expect and safety measures. Everyone was given gear and then we headed out to the river, where we spent ~2h (which was the perfect amount!). Our guide Willy was absolutely awesome -- he made sure everyone had a GREAT time all the while ensuring everyone felt safe. Views were spectacular. After rafting we had time to spend relaxing in the sauna (!!) and showers before a tasty, traditional Peruvian lunch in the lodge. Zip line was a fun "bonus" activity at the end!
Dave
Dave
2022-04-29
Brilliant 2 day rafting and rainbow mountain experience We did the 2day/1night whitewater rafting and rainbow mountain tour. The rafting was great fun and had bilingual safety talks and guiding. The rainbow mountain tour was beautiful. Our guide, Juan Carlos was exceptional, being both our rafting leader and our guide for rainbow mountain. Cusipata river lodge was very comfortable and the food was very good.
Diego Aviles Sanchez
Diego Aviles Sanchez
2021-09-20
Rafting y Montaña de Colores Estuvimos dos dias, rafting y el tour de la montaña de colores, el raftin seguro y con todas las charlas de seguridad, llegamos a la montaña de colores bien temprano cuando todavia no habia ucha gente, la combinacion perfecta
Diomer B
Diomer B
2021-06-01
RAFTING CON AMERICO Hicimos Rafting por dos horas. Americo fue nuestro guía y la pasamos de ptmr. 5 estrellas buen servicio demasiado recomendable

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