WAQRAPUKARA TOURS

Forced by circumstances – competition, mass tourism – Cusco operators point to the south, whose quality destinations are only visible. However, years ago, visionary agencies such as Pukupuku Travel (Facebook Pukupuku Travel) explored that territory and positioned new routes long before the Sacred Valley overcame. http://bit.ly/amerikatoursperu

Needless to say, we did not enjoy the cosmopolitan Cusco night, because at 4 in the morning he picked us up from the Ricardo Reátegui Hotel (T. 959136848), one of the top guides in the region. It was cold in Huayqui, the starting point, but as soon as we started beating for a majestic puna we went into heat. We do not cross any tourist, only shepherds taking care of their flocks, and this route is more for travelers in search of spirituality drowned in commercial tours.

Suddenly, an amazing hollow interrupts the altiplanic plain. With astonishment, the archaeologist Miguel Cornejo tells him, who investigated the place in 2010: “Before entering Waqrapukara, you reach a space formed by river and wind erosion. The whole natural environment warns that a special place, out of the ordinary, of incomparable beauty is being reached ”.

The abyss that forms the Apurimac River is the cherry of the cake and makes Waqrapukara (4,104 m.a.s.l.) one of the most spectacular landscapes in the Andes. Inca architects molded their buildings to geography. “It is a first-class Inca sanctuary, which denotes immense political and religious power not yet deciphered,” adds Cornejo.

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