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Overview

This tour offers you an excursion aboard a comfortable bus, and includes visits to the most important attracions in Cusco and Puno. You will get to see the town of Andahuaylillas and its beautiful colonial church. We will see the ruins of Raqchi, the museum of Pucara, and other important sites.

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Itinerary

  • 07:00 – 07:15 We will pick you up from your hotel and head to the bus station.
  • 07:30 – 08:15 We will take a bus from cusco to Andahuaylillas.
  • 08:15 – 08:45 We will visit the church of San Pedro de Andahuaylillas.
  • 08:50 – 10:40 Bus to Raqchi.
  • 10:45 – 11:20 Guided tour of the Inca temple at Raqchi.
  • 11:25 – 12:30 Bus to Sicuani.
  • 12:30 – 14:00 Buffet lunch in a local restraunt.
  • 14:05 – 14:40 Bus trip to La Raya.
  • 14:40 – 14:50 We will stop in La Raya to take picture of snow covered mountains. This is the highest point between Cusco and Puno.
  • 14:50 – 15:40 We will take a bus to Pucara.
  • 15:40 – 16:20 Guided tour of the town and the museum in Pucara.
  • 16:20 – 17:00 We will go by bus to Puno.

Attractions Included in this tour:

  • Andahuaylillas
  • Raqchi
  • La Raya Pass
  • Juliaca
  • Pucara

The Cusco to Puno Package Includes:

  • Professional English speaking Tour Guide
  • All Transfers from and to your hotel
  • Tourist transportation with basic toilet facilities on board
  • Entrance tickets to all places of visit
  • Lunch at a tourist restaurant in Juliaca

The Cusco to Puno Package Does Not Include:

  • Meals not mentioned in the package
  • Tips or extra expenses

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Detailed Itinerary

1 Full Day Tour of the Route of the Sun (Cusco – Puno)

Our staff will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco at around 7:00 am to take you to our bus and start the tour from Cusco to Puno. We will visit the following attractions:

Church of Andahuaylillas. Known as the ”Sistine Chapel of the Americas”. It is a colonial building with a simple appearance. The reason that it is an important site because of the artwork found inside. Many origional colonial era works of art of great value are kept inside the church.

Archaelogical group of Raqchi. A temple built for the god Wiracocha, it is an enormous rectangular two-story structure that measures 92 metres long (300 ft) and 25.5 metres wide (84 ft). This structure consists of a central adobe wall that is 18 to 20 m high.

The temple of Raqchi is flanked on each side by a row of eleven columns. The structure inclued a place to store food, and living spaces.

Lunch in Sicuani. Sicuani is a relatively large highland town. The town is a major intersection, with the road to Puno/Arequipa passing through. This town is surrounded by some very pretty hills. You will have an exquisite lunch in our exclusive local restaurant with a family atmosphere.

La Raya Pass. At this beautiful pass, located at 4310m – 14172 ft, we have the chance to get out and breathe the pure fresh air and take pictures of grazing llamas and alpacas.

Pukara Church and Museum. Pukara is a small town located 106 km from Puno. This is where the famous ”toritos de pukara” are made. These are hung on the doors of houses for good luck. The Pukara Culture was a very important culture in pre-Inca times. They had knowledge of engineering, and architecture. We will visit the local museum, and continue to Puno. We will arrive in Puno at about 5 p.m. We will take you to your hotel in Puno.

What to bring for this tour

What you need to take for this tour:

  • Sneakers, T-shirts, trousers, Shorts, Rain poncho for the rainy season
  • Sun hat, Sunscreen, Bottled Water and Personal medication
  • Extra money, Cameras
Upgrade options for your comfort

You can always ask for an upgrade for all of our services:

Trains: you can ask for a high class train, the Hiram Bingham luxury service.

Accomodation: If you feel like staying in a hotel during your stay in Cusco even for a couple of hours, we have plenty of options for you. Please check our hotel lists to find the best option for you.

Guiding: Our guides are very knowledgeable and experienced, but if you want a specialized guiding you can ask us to a special guiding service.

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Prices

Prices: Fares for the Full day tour from Cusco to Puno or Route of the Sun depend on the number of people in your group (more people less pricy).

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