There are a lot of trekking possibilities near Cusco. Some of them it is definitely faster, safer and just more comfortable to organize with a tourist company, but there are also some which you can organize by yourself, without spending to much money! Do you need cheap one day trekking near Cusco? Visit Maukallaqta ruins near Yaurisque town. A perfect trek almost for free and without tourists around guaranteed …
Maukallaqta ruins are still not very well known, what means that are also not often visited by tourists. It’s a pity, because the complex of ruins is very big and what is more important the access to it is very easy, practically for people in every age. There is also an interesting history about Maukallaqta ruins. You do not have to have a great physical condition to reach it! I am sure you will enjoy this !!!.
To get some tips how to organize the trip and how much it will cost you, check below:
First you need to take a local bus from Cusco to the town of Yaurisque (on the way to Paruro town), from where you will start the trek. It will take approximately 2 hour by bus to get there. The bus ticket will cost around 12-15 soles one site.
You need to get out from the bus in the town of Yaurisque and ask locals for the direction to Maukallaqta ruins. It is aproximatelly 15 km of a beautiful route.
The path is easy to find and actually it is impssible to get lost. To get to the ruins will take about 3-4 hours one site.
If you do not want walk to much, for some soles you can also catch a taxi, which will take you to the signpost showing the direction to Maukallaqta. From here you will have around 45 minutes – 1 hour of walking before reaching the ruins. But if you have all day free and some extra energy, I highly recommend you to take a walk. It is a really easy trekking, during which without big effort, you will have opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the nature and wonderful landscapes.
For all of you who like take a rest in hot springs, good news! In Yaurisque town there is one where you can take a warm bath.