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 BUS CUSCO – PUNO – CUSCO + STOPS & LUNCH

TOUR DESCRIPTION 01 day

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RUMBO EXPLORA Cusco have carefully selected the best transport options, with guided visits between Cusco and Puno, every day. RUMBO EXPLORA Cusco offer you the possibility to make your transport reservation, due that not all transport companies have an automatic booking system. We will confirm your reservation within 24 hours. All prices bellow include reservation fees.

DAILY DEPARTURES
ORIGIN DESTINATION STANDART SERVICE PREMIUM SERVICE DEPARTURE ARRIVAL
CUSCO PUNO Not available US$55.00 07:00 Hrs 17:00 Hrs
PUNO CUSCO Not available US$50.00 07:00 Hrs 17:00 Hrs

ANDAHUAYLILLAS: Early departure by bus to the city of Puno. Travel along the mountains arriving to Andahuaylillas, a typical Andean village from colonial time, of origin and unique architecture located 40 km away from Cusco on the river Vilcanota. In Andahuaylillas stand out its Catholic church from the colonial time with a beautiful mural decoration since XVII and XVIII century known as the Sistine Chapel of América, the quality of the artwork found inside. This church was built on Incas construction by the Jesuits in the XVI century, with walls of adobe and stone columns. Inside of the church left side is the inscription I baptize you in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit Amen, the most interesting is that the inscription is written in 5 languages like Latin, Quechua, Aimara, uro puquina and Castilian (uro puquina extinct).
RAQCHI: Stop in Raqchi which was one of the most important places in the Inca times, as Raqchi was the limit between Cusco and Puno (route to Collasuyo) for that reason was built here over 200 barns (food stores, to save food in the drought time), agricultural terraces, stone walls, and qolqas (store houses). Also here is located one of the largest temples built in the time of the Inca Pachacutec to devote as worship to the god Wiracocha. There is a great central wall with a stone base likewise there are other walls built of adobe (water, mud and straw) now a day it is used to build houses in rural areas in the Andes. The central wall has a height of 12m, 92m long, 25.5m wide, 1.20m thick walls, its roof a slope of 50 °, the columns were 1.60m in diameter and height of 9.80 m.
SICUANI: We stop to have lunch at a quiet countryside restaurant where you will enjoy the traditional Peruvian dish (buffet lunch).
LA RAYA: Continuing the trip we got to La Raya the highest point on the route Cusco to Puno which is 4338 m cold and remote place, where we will see the snowy peaks of the Andes Mountains Range, the South American camelids like llamas, alpacas and vicuñas. La Raya is the limit between Cusco and Puno; here it originates the rivers that go to Cusco and Lake Titicaca.
PUCARA: Town of talented ceramicists, located 106 km away from Puno, an important place of livestock, textiles and pottery. On this area Pucará culture was developed over 3000 years ago, today it is possible to see the famous temple of Kalasaya an archaeological site, where the people of Pucará culture had made offerings to the Pachamama and to sun. Also visit the museum that holds the remains of the Pucara culture such as obelisks, potteries, textiles and human bones, because this culture is considered one of the first civilizations of the Peruvian-Bolivian high plateau. Arrival in Puno, the cradle of the ancient civilizations.

WHAT IS INCLUDED: The prices INCLUDES the combined tourist bus ticket from Cusco to Puno, escort guide, buffet lunch, (US$30 + US$6 sales tax 18%) which is about US$ 36, entrance fees US$ 14. Besides pre-trip information + organization and all local sales taxes. There are no hidden extras in our prices. The tourist bus has 48 comfortable seats for passengers + toilet on board + panoramic windows + reclining seats + carpeted floor + oxygen & first aid kit + GPS + escort guide and service on board. Other local companies 2016 prices, BUS CUSCO to PUNO + STOPS & BUFFET LUNCH: US$60 (2016), US$55 (2016), US$57 (2016).

NOT INCLUDED: Extras and tips (voluntary).

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IMPORTANT NOTE:

You can see that in Rumbo Explora we have developed for you tailor-made itineraries with the best price as competitive as possible, providing an excellent service and paying our guides 10% above the legal wage agreed with association of the tour guides – Cusco. Our staff are some of the best paid in Cusco & Machupicchu, which allows us to attract only the Best Tour Guides and Land Transportation with national permit, to none other local company, that can only provide a cheaper price by providing a far inferior service and saving on staff costs, ¿How? Hiring tour guides in training without experience and not paying them, besides avoiding taxes to government.

Big Travel companies from Europe, North America, Australia and others work with the Peruvian Tour Operators located in Lima-Peru, who work as middlemen receiving from them good prices from the Tours & Packages, and paying to us 40 to 50% minor the normal price, besides 2 to 3 months delayed, being this the reason that Rumbo Explora have decided to offer tours & packages directly to travelers.