Duration: 2 days/1 nights
Departure Dates: Any day you would like!
Please see our group departure calendar for group tour dates.
Trek to Wakra Pukara, a remote Inca fortress seldom visited by foreigners. Wakra Pukara is perched high above the Apurimac river, with impressive views of the dramatic canyon above.
This is an adventurous overnight trip, with comfort camping under the starry skys of the southern hemisphere!
As with all Ayni Peru travel, this itinerary can be customized or combined with tours in Cusco and beyond. Please contact
us for custom itineraries, quotes and questions.
Early morning departure for the province of Acomayo. The drive to our trail head through pretty countryside dotted with lakes and tiny farms will take approximately 2 hours. In the first leg of the trek we leave villages and heards of sheep behind, asending past enormous stone formations, with sweeping panoramic views.
We will break for lunch near a pretty lake, then continue over beautiful rolling hills toward the ruins. With luck, we[ll be able to spot shy vicunas and vizcachas along the way. By early afternoon Wakra Pukara comes into view. The ruins are built on a steep stone tower high above the Apurimac Canyon, and can be seen from quite a distance. We arrive at camp at the base of the ruins mid-afternoon, and will spend the rest of the day touring Wakra Pukara and adjacent caves and pre/Inca ruins.
Enjoy a freshly prepared dinner prepared by our cook using local ingredients, then settle into your comfy tent for the evening, or sip a hot drink and enjoy the incredibly starry sky above.
Meals: L, D
This morning youll have the option of relaxing in camp to watch the mist rise from the canyon floor, enjoy the pretty streams and wildflowers around camp, or return to Wakara Pukara for further exploration and photography. The trek today includes a pleasent two hour descent to the nearest village, where we will enjoy lunch before heading back to Cusco. Late afternoon return to yor Cusco hotel.
Meals: B, L