Puno: Ruta del Sol - Buffet Lunch Included

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The Puno to Cusco touristic bus route, also known as the ‘Route of the Sun’, is one of Peru’s most beautiful journeys. This route includes 4 guided tour unique stops.

Highlights

  • Visit the Pucara Museum
  • Visit Raqchi, the “Temple of Wiracocha”
  • Visit Raqchi, the “Temple of Wiracocha”
  • Visit Andahuaylillas, known as the “Sistine Chapel of America”
  • Buffet Lunch Included

Description

The tour starts early, at 6:40 am, the bus departs from our terminal, located at Terminal Terrestre - Jiron Primero De Mayo 703-705. At 8:50 am, we will visit the Pucara museum, Pucará was the first regional population nucleus in the Titicaca basin north of the lake during the Late Formative Period (500 BC-200 AD), which provides valuable information about the origins of the Andean civilization in the highlands. During its heyday, it covered more than a square kilometer and housed thousands of bureaucrats, priests, artisans, farmers, shepherds, and possibly warriors. At 11:00 am, we will stop at Abra La Raya (La Raya), the watershed that splits the regions of Puno and Cusco, right at the border of both. We’ll enjoy an amazing view of the regions and the Andes mountains that surround us. At 11:35 am, we will stop for our lunch break, traditional Andean food, beef, chicken, and fish options, varied side dishes, warm and raw salads, desserts and herbal infusions. At 1:00 pm, we arrive in Raqchi, an archaeological site with a myriad of Inca ruins and ranked as one of the “Best Tourism Villages”. Here we’ll visit the Inca Temple of Wiracocha, the most important structure in the Raqchi complex and one of the biggest surviving Incan constructions. According to ancient writings, the temple was built by an Inca emperor in honor of the invisible Superior God of the Andean people. The impressive 15-meter-high walls combined with the remaining ruins and deep history/culture make for a unique visit. At 3:30 pm, we will visit the beautiful Church of Saint Peter the Apostle in Andahuaylillas, also known as the “Sistine Chapel of America”. Built by the Jesuits in the 16th century, and like many other Spanish and religious constructions of the time, it was built atop a sacred Inca site. A unique and small church, made of adobe and brick which looks simple on the outside but with a jaw-dropping interior full of gold, paintings, and more astonishing decorations. At 5:30 pm, we arrive in Cusco at the bus terminal, located Av. Alameda Pachacuteq 499-B.

Includes

Private, luxury bus transport to Puno Guided visit to Andahuaylillas, Raqchi, La Raya and the Lithic Museum of Pucará Buffet Lunch in Marangani – Sicuani Service on board (Hot Drinks: Tea, coffee, coca tea, and other herbal infusions / Cold Drinks: Coca Cola, Inca Kola, and mineral water) Clean bathroom onboard Heating & A/C Oxygen tank

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