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From Cusco: Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain ATV Tour with Meals

From Cusco: Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain ATV Tour with Meals

Itinerary: The trip to the mountain of 7 colors by atv begins with pickup from your hotel in Cusco. Hotel pickup 4.00 am trip start 4.30 am Travel destination Cusco - Pitumarca duration 2 hours by car Breakfast at a local restaurant in Kusipata (after breakfast we continue the trip by car) Pitumarca - Qosqotapa duration 1h.20m by car Qosqopata is the end of the car (from this point our atv adventure begins Qosqopata - Mountain of the 7 colors (vinicunca) 30 minute trip on atv quad bikes Duration of the trip on the atv quad bikes is 30 minutes one way until arriving at the mountain of the 7 colors. - Return trip 25 minutes The walking time from the end of the atvs to the baga part of the colorful mountain is to walk for 5 minutes to have some souvenir photos. To have the best cover photos and memories it is necessary to walk for 7 minutes towards the mountain hill where you can see the red valley. ✔️Important: The 8.30 am shift does not include hotel pick-up and breakfast, keep in mind.

From Puno: Uros and Taquile Islands Full-Day Tour with Lunch

From Puno: Uros and Taquile Islands Full-Day Tour with Lunch

Explore one of the marvels of Puno with a tour of the Uros and Taquile Islands in Lake Titicaca, explore the floating islands in the lake, and learn more about the lives of the people who live on the islands in the highest lake in the world. Begin the tour with pickup from your hotel in Puno or the Puno bus station, and make your way to the pier or main port. Start the departure at 07:30 am and travel towards the floating islands of the Uros, currently considered the National Reserve of Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world. Learn about the people of the Uros, who still maintain their own culture and tradition, as well as artisanal fishing, especially carachi and silverside. Spot some of the 75 islands that are inhabited at present. Sail by boat for 2 hours and a half, to the natural island of Taquile, during the navigation you will be able to observe the chain of mountains. Find out more about the people of Taquile and their famous textiles. Enjoy approximately 2 hours for the visit, a 1-hour delicious typical lunch in front of the lake, before returning to the bus station or your accommodation.

Puno: Uros Floating Islands and Taquile Island Full-Day Tour

Puno: Uros Floating Islands and Taquile Island Full-Day Tour

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in downtown Puno in the morning, and then sail across Lake Titicaca to discover the islands built from reeds by the indigenous Uros people. Get stunning views of the natural reserve and look for wildlife, such as ducks, flamingos and other native birds. Receive a friendly welcome from the local people on arrival and listen to their traditional songs. Hear their extraordinary history from your bilingual guide, and take in amazing views of around 70 small islands that can be prone to drifting! Get some free time to walk around the islands and see how they are made. Enhance your experience and take a ride on a reed boat with the locals. Float peacefully across the lake and watch the world go by. Following with the journey, cruise over to Taquile Island located in the largest area of Lake Titicaca. Experience life on the lake up close and get some stunning views of the lake and the Andes Mountains as a bonus.  Hear about the inhabitants of Taquile Island and how they descended from the Inca people to mostly work as farmers and weavers, and how they have inherited some distinct Inca traditions. Go for a medium-level hike on the island, known for its handwoven art and collective farms, and enjoy a lunch of local produce served in a local restaurant. Then, return to Puno city on the shore of the lake for the end of the tour services. The arrival to Puno will be by 4:00 PM.

From Cusco: Full-Day Sightseeing Bus Tour to Puno

From Cusco: Full-Day Sightseeing Bus Tour to Puno

Start the journey at 7:00 AM departing from our Bus Terminal in Cusco city.  First stop will be in Andahuaylillas town, where we visit the famous Colonial Church San Pedro de Andahuaylillas. Get a guided tour in the church, get marvelous with its colonial golden canvases and don't miss the famous painting wall called: The way to Hell and The way to Heaven. Following with the trip, on second stop in the archaeological complex of Raqchi. See the Temple of Wiracocha God surrounded by artificial lagoon and Inca houses and dozens of Inca Granaries. Take a rest to Sit down for a buffet lunch in Sicuani town to taste delicious Peruvian food and recharge energy Let's continue to the highest point on the route on: Abra La Raya, a geographical and political border between Cusco and Puno. See the imposing Chimboya mountain towering at 5300 meters high. Finishing our trip, visit the Lithic Museum of Pucara and discover an ancient civilization that emerged in the south American high plains 2000 years ago. See the many anthropomorphic designs carved on stone, worshiped by the Pucara civilization, don't miss the famous sculpture called: The Beheader. Arrival time to Puno city will be by 5:00 PM.

From Puno: Uros, Amantaní & Taquile Islands 2-Day Tour

From Puno: Uros, Amantaní & Taquile Islands 2-Day Tour

Day 1: Puno – Uros Island – Amantaní After pickup and a transfer to the main port, take a boat ride to Uros Island. Fishermen and hunters inhabit this floating island built of totora, an aquatic plant that grows on the surface of the lake. Learn how the totora is woven and laid and layered to build the surface of each island. As an optional activity, it is possible to make a journey in a boat called "balsa de totora", a traditional form of aquatic transport also made from the reeds.  Then, continue to Amantani Island. Upon arrival, a local family will take you to their home. A traditional lunch will be prepared by the locals with products from the area. Next, visit the famous pre-Inca Pachatata temple. At dusk, hike to the top of the island at 4130m, from where you will be able to observe the sunset over Lake Titicaca. Dinner and overnight at the local family's house on Amantani Island. Day 2: Amantaní – Taquile – Puno After breakfast, head to Taquile Island, famous for its handicraft production and beautiful textiles. Locals even wear a special hat to signify if they are single, married, or in a position of authority. Explore local temples, tombs and terraces from the pre-Inca era, as well as learning about traditional farming techniques and the island's ancient customs. Lunch is not included here, Then return to Puno and be transferred back to your hotel.

From Arequipa: Colca Canyon Full-Day Guided Tour with Meals

From Arequipa: Colca Canyon Full-Day Guided Tour with Meals

Begin your day with a pickup from your hotel in Arequipa. Have breakfast and travel to the edge of the Colca Canyon, where you can see Andean condors. Make other stops, including the pre-Inca terraces of Antawilke, the Yanque hot springs, and a national reserve to see alpacas and vicuñas. Enjoy a buffet lunch at a local restaurant. Choose from traditional dishes featuring Andean products. Afterward, stop at the Salinas and Aguada Blanca National Reserve to see alpacas and vicuñas in their natural habitat. With a bit of luck, you might also see Andean foxes and other wild animals. Next, head to the Condor's Cross, where you'll have an hour to walk along the edge of the Colca Canyon and look for Andean condors. There's a condor nesting site nearby, and it's common to see several condors flying over the canyon at once. After your time at the Condor's Cross, begin your return journey to Arequipa.

Puno: Full-Day Tour of Lake Titicaca and Uros & Taquile

Puno: Full-Day Tour of Lake Titicaca and Uros & Taquile

You’ll be picked up at your Puno accommodation at the beginning of this full-day excursion to Lake Titicaca. An English-speaking guide will accompany you as you travel to the lake’s islands of Uros and Taquille. Uros is a group of islands whose buildings are made entirely of tortora reeds. It is home to a small community that dates back to pre-Inca times. Spend some time with the local residents before continuing on to Taquile – an island whose culture is more closely related to that of the Aymara people of Bolivia. You’ll enjoy a locally prepared lunch on the island before visiting the local cooperative and seeing first-hand the skill of the local weavers. Return to Puno and to your lodge after a unique look at the cultures of these islands.

From Cusco: Direct Bus to Puno

From Cusco: Direct Bus to Puno

Travel comfortably with all facilities on this bus trip from CUSCO to PUNO. Our bus drives straight to the destiny without any stops on along the route, which makes a safe and reliable way of travelling by night. Sofa seat with 160° tilt for a relaxing trip, Heating and USB chargers along the trip. Departure will be at 10:00 PM and the arrival time will be at approximately 5:00 AM. You can also add our additional service: Hotel pick-up and Hotel drop-off to make your trip less stressful. Find all facilities easy to reach with our online support.

Lake Titicaca 2-Day Tour to Uros, Amantani and Taquile

Lake Titicaca 2-Day Tour to Uros, Amantani and Taquile

Discover the islands of Lake Titicaca on this 2-day tour from Puno. Spend the night at a homestay on Amantani Island and learn about local traditions. Day 1: Uros Islands and Amantani Head to the legendary floating reed islands by motorboat. On Amantani Island the tour breaks into smaller groups for stays with local families. Trek to the top of the mountain to see the Temples of the Pachamama and Pachatata. Authentic food will be prepared and music performed by your designated family. Day 2: Taquile Island – Puno After breakfast, take a short boat ride to nearby Taquile island and meet locals known for their intricate weavings. Return to Puno after lunch, arriving between 3:15 PM and 3:30 PM.

From Arequipa: Colca Canyon Day Tour to Puno

From Arequipa: Colca Canyon Day Tour to Puno

Start the activity early in the morning with the pickup from your accommodation in Arequipa city to get transferred to Chivay town (Chivay is the starting town to visit the Colca canyon). At Arrival to Chivay town, Breakfast (included) will be provided in our restaurant. After breakfast we will continue our trip heading to the famous natural viewpoint La Cruz del Condor. On the way we will have stops through the picturesque towns of Coporaque and Maca where you will see the local dressed witth their colorful garments. Find amazing views of the Inca agricultural terraces and andean sceneries from the natural viewpoint of Antahuilque. At arrival to La cruz del Condor, have breathtaking views of the Colca Canyon and also gaze the majestic flight of the Condor. After visiting the Colca Canyon, we return to Chivay town and enjoy a relaxing time in the Hot springs La Calera, our guide will assist you coordinating the visit. Ending the excursion, lunch will be provided in Chivay town (if you selected the option when booking). After lunch you will be transferred to Puno city, During the trip, enjoy fascinating views of the Andes with stops in the vast natural reserve: Salinas and Aguada Blanca where you will be able to observe Lamas, Alpacas and Vicunas (an endangered wild specie from alpaca's family) in their natural habitat. On the halfway, we stop on the highest point on the route, at Patapampa natural viewpoint, at 4,900 meters above sea level. Get breathtaking views of the andean volcanic mountain range. The arrival to Puno city will be approximately by 7:00 PM.

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From the organisational point of view, everything was great. Our guide Freddy was very knowledgeable and professional, the pick-up/drop-off was on time too. Regarding the authenticity: While people say it's a tourist trap, who are we in the end if not tourists? Yes, there are moments during the trip where you might feel 'obligated' to buy so-called overpriced souvenirs/ take extra boat trips - but will these 5-10-20$ really make a difference for you? Is the point of travelling to only buy the cheapest stuff? Everyone must judge for themselves if this is a tourist show or an authentic experience, but even if it's not - you get to see what indigenous people of the Titikaka lake used to do.

Jose was a wonderful guide, he’s funny, kind and helpful, he managed everything on time, giving us clear instructions for driving the ATV, he takes good photos for me too, thank you so much! The view in Rainbow Mountain was amazing, highly recommended to experience this activity in Cusco, it’s fast to reach the mountain if driving the ATV, so excited!

The day trip was great, the transportation was smooth and the driver and guide were both experts. While it was a long day, they made sure we had plenty of stops and opportunities to get food, water, and use facilities. They were knowledgeable and made the tour very informative and fun. We would go again!

Wonderful day trip, Max was extremely knowledgeable, friendly and passionate. Trip was full of cool stops and lunch was amazing!

Spectacular excursion, more than 10 hours of absolutely enjoyable travel