Early pick up from your hotel. Leaving Puno and Lake Titicaca behind, you’ll start your journey on a comfortable tourist bus that will take you to Cusco. The drive is approximately 10.5 hours long, and along the way, you will stop off at some of the country’s most beautiful locations. At the once great pre-Hispanic city of Pukara, characterized by its huge pyramids, you will visit the litic Museum, where you can admire several from this ancient period. The village is also known for its traditional ceramics, called “Torito de Pukara”. Your tour of Pukara which will last around 35 minutes, after which you will board the bus and head towards your next stop, La Raya. At 4,335m, this marks the highest point of the journey, and afterward, you will continue to the fascinating archaeological complex of Raqchi. Be amazed by the monumental size of Raqchi and its temple, which has walls that are almost 49ft (15m) high, a unique site for the Inca Empire. Our last stop before we arrive in Cusco is Andahuaylillas, a charming 16th Century village whose beautiful main square is home to the Church of San Pedro de Andahuaylillas, the pride of the town and its people. Cusco is located 25 minutes away from here.
The puma shaped “Navel of the World,” as its proud inhabitants call it, Cusco was the center of the Inca universe. When the Spanish arrived, they tried but failed, to quash the city by constructing extravagant colonial buildings on top of important Inca sites. This has left an interesting mix of architecture, with remains of Inca walls blending in with elaborate churches and red tiled roofs. We think you will agree when we say that Cusco city center is truly a place of beauty.
Includes: Shuttle bus from Puno to Cusco. Meals: Breakfast. Overnight stay in a comfortable hotel in Cusco.
Basic Accommodation Casa Andina San Blas
Comfort Accommodation Hotel Tariq