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From Cusco: Puno and Uros Islands 2-Day Trip

1. From Cusco: Puno and Uros Islands 2-Day Trip

Travel to Puno on this 2-day trip from Cusco. Experience historic and scenic sights including Andahuaylillas, the Temple of the Wiracocha God, and La Raya. Ride to Uros Islands on a speedboat and a tour of the island of Taquile on day 2. Day 1: Cusco to Puno Start your day with pickup from your hotel in Cusco and transfer to the bus station for the tourist bus to Puno. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the journey with plenty of stops at attractions along the scenic route. Stop at Andahuaylillas to visit its beautiful chapel. Pause in Racchi to encounter the Temple of the Wiracocha God, then enjoy a lunch stop in beautiful La Raya. Continue your journey with a visit to the Pucará Site Museum. Arrive in Puno in the late afternoon. Enjoy a transfer from the bus station to your hotel accommodation, with the evening free to explore the city at your leisure. Day 2: Puno and the Floating Islands to Cusco Begin your day with pickup and transport to the pier for a speedboat journey to the Uros islands. Take a tour of these famous floating islands made of reeds. Enjoy a cruise on the highest navigable lake in the world to the remote island of Taquile. Take a guided tour of the island and its scenic viewpoints, before pausing for lunch in a local restaurant. After eating, begin your journey back to Puno. Take advantage of some free time to explore the city at your leisure. Enjoy some dinner in one of the city's many restaurants (own expense), before hopping on the night bus for the journey back to Cusco.

From Puno: 1-Day Bus Ticket to Cusco With Stops

2. From Puno: 1-Day Bus Ticket to Cusco With Stops

We have modern buses to transport tourist service, Our companies have all the standards of both safety and quality to provide the best service experience in ground transportation from and to Puno, passing through four tourist places of which we assure you will not be bored, thanks to their history, culture and countless beautiful landscapes that can be found on this area. Pick you up from your hotel downtown in Puno. We also offer the service Cusco to Puno, in Cusco the pick up time is equally at 6:30 a.m. From your hotel to take you until the terminal, then board the bus and make this interesting city tours will arrive approximately puno 05:00 pm where we will be waiting you and take you to your hotel for free. - 6:40 am Transfer from downtown hotels in Puno City. - 07:00 am Departure (Puno) — 3800 meters altitude. - 8:45 am Pukara Museum — 3900 meters altitude - 10:00 am La Raya Pass — 4335 meters altitude. - 12:00 am Sicuani Buffet Lunch — 3552 meters altitude - 1:15 pm Raqchi “Temple of Wiracocha” — 3450 meters altitude. - 2:30 pm Checacupe (15 min. guided tour) Coffered Ceiling — 3135 meters altitude - 4:30 pm Andahuaylillas “Sistine Chapel of America” — 3122 meters altitude. - 5:20 pm— Arrival (Cusco) — 3400 meters altitude.

From Cusco: Full-Day Touristic Bus to Puno with Guided Tours

3. From Cusco: Full-Day Touristic Bus to Puno with Guided Tours

Depart bright and early from Cusco for a bus tour to Puno with gorgeous views of mountains, lakes, and historically sacred cities. Grab lunch in Sicuani and stop at the temples of Andahuaylillas and Raqchi, Raya Pass, and Pukara Lithic Museum for guided tours of these significant Peruvian landmarks. Settle in for the 10 hour tour across the southern corridor of the altiplano, the widest section of the Andes mountain range. Your first stop is St. Peter the Apostle of Andahuaylillas, a 16th century church known as the Sistine Chapel of the Andes for its extravagant murals and gold embellishments. Next is the Inka temple of Raqchi where you’ll glimpse into the distant past and see what life was like for worshippers of the sun. After exploring the expansive grounds, break for a buffet lunch in the nearby town of Sicuani before continuing further south. Ascend to the Raya Pass at 4335 meters above sea level for panoramic views of the Andes. Take in the breathtaking landscape full of freshwater pools, snow-capped mountains, and vendors selling traditional souvenirs. Finally, visit the Lithic Museum in Pukara to learn about Inkan and Aymaran culture. See rare artifacts and wander through the museum’s archeological site to appreciate the region’s fascinating history. Each visit lasts from 20 to 40 minutes, giving you time to ask questions, take photos, and explore at your own pace. Once you arrive in Puno, you’ll part ways with the group and be transferred to your accommodation.

From Cusco: Cusco to Puno Shuttle & Guided Tour w/Box lunch

4. From Cusco: Cusco to Puno Shuttle & Guided Tour w/Box lunch

Enjoy a relaxing and scenic ride from Cusco to Puno. Learn about the fascinating sights along the way from a knowledgeable guide. From Andahuaylilas to La Raya, you'll see glorious vistas and eat delicious food. Board your air-conditioned bus in Cusco, and begin your journey to Puno, surrounded by stunning Peruvian landscapes. Hop off the bus in Andahuaylillas, a small town with the beautiful Baroque Church of Andahuaylillas, also known as the "Sistine Chapel of America". Wonder at the intricate frescoes adorning the walls. Continue to Raqchi, where you can explore the ancient Wiracocha Temple. Built to celebrate Wiracocha, the "giver of life", the temple's size may surprise you. At 302 feet long and 84 feet wide, this enormous structure stood the test of time. After marveling at the Incan buildings of Raqchi, drive to Sicuani, for a tasty buffet lunch with your fellow passengers. After eating your fill, reboard the bus for a stunning photo-op at La Raya, the highest point on your drive. At 14,152 feet high, you can gaze at the rugged mountains of the Andes. Continue back in time to Pukara, an ancient town dating from 1,800 BC. Explore the ruins and the Pukara Lithic Museum to learn more about the cultures that created Pukara. End your tour in Puno, on the shores of the breathtaking Lake Titicaca, ready to explore more of what Peru has to offer.

From Cusco: Tipón, Pikillacta & Andahuaylillas Private Tour

5. From Cusco: Tipón, Pikillacta & Andahuaylillas Private Tour

Explore the archaeological sites of Tipón and Pikillacta from Cusco. Visit the quaint town of Andahuaylillas on this private day trip. Be led to little-known villages and historic ruins by an expert guide. Start your journey in Tipón, a perfectly preserved archaeological site, 27 kilometers away from Cusco. Explore Tipón's impressive rural colony mansion. Marvel at the 12 agricultural terraces that are still cultivated with an irrigation system. This masterpiece of hydraulic engineering of the Incas serves the surrounding population till date. Continue your tour to Pikillacta, built by the Wari people. See one of the best-preserved pre-Inca sites of Peru. Learn about its archaeological importance. Among its 700 structures, spread over 3000 hectares, you can see stone and mud buildings, distinct terrace work, and the head of a condor carved in a rock. Finally, pay a visit to Andahuaylillas and its landmark attraction, the Church of Andahuaylillas. Admire the impressive quality of the art pieces in this baroque church. Gaze at the mural paintings and altars decorated in gold. It houses an original pipe organ, a result of recent restorations. After a busy day of sightseeing, relax on the way back to your accommodation in Cusco.

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