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On our 8 hour bus trip we will have 4 guided visits to various sights of along the corridor of the southern Altiplano. We will visit the temple the of Andahuaylillas or the sixth chapel of the Americas, the Incan temple of Raqchi, the highest point of the road (4,335 masl)and the Inca Aymara Museum of Pucara. The visits will last 20 to 40 minutes. There will be time for questions, take photos, and explore the area a litle.

There will be a lunch buffet of typical and international food. The diet includes beans, grains, red and white meats. Lunch will be served in a comfortable typical retaurant in Sicuani.

Tour in Bus to Puno

Cusco - Puno - Cusco
Cusco to Puno: Inka Express Bus departs from Avenida 28 de Julio (quinto paradero de Ttio) Cusco at 07:00am. Bus arrives to Terminal Terrestre from Puno at 05:00pm.

08:00am Andahuaylillas "Sistine Chapel of America" | 3122 m.a.s.l.
There, you'll find the church of San Pedro Apostol de Andahuaylillas, built by the Jesuits in the 16th century. Like other Spanish and religious constructions of the time, it was built on top of a huaca, or sacred place for the Incas. Made out of adobe and brick, the church is a small structure consisting of one nave, apse and bell tower. But there's a reason why it's known as the Sistine Chapel of America.

10:30am Raqchi "Temple of Wiracocha" | 3450 m.a.s.l.
The most important building inside the complex is the "Wiracocha temple" that according to the old chroniclers was built by the Inca Wiracocha in honour to the Superior God invisible for the Andean people: "Apu Kon Titi Wiracocha". The "temple of Wiracocha" is a great construction for that age. Architectonically it is classified as "Kallanka", that is, a high building completely covered with straw (wood and "ichu"). Externally it is 92 meters long (302 feet) and 25.25 meter wide (83 feet).

11:40am Sicuani Buffet Lunch | 3552 m.a.s.l.
Sicuani is a relatively large highland town. The town is a major intersection, with the road to Puno/Arequipa passing through here. This town is surrounded by some very pretty hills. Afterwards, you have a buffet lunch in our exclusive restaurant with family atmosphere.

13:50pm La Raya Pass | 4335 m.a.s.l.
Abra La Raya (La Raya Pass) is the watershed between the valley that drains into Lake Titicaca and the valley that leads down to Cusco and to the Sacred Valley. The altitude is 4338 m (14,232 feet).

15:00pm Pukara | 3900 m.a.s.l.
Pukara was the first regional population center in the northern Lake Titicaca Basin during the Late Formative Period (500 BC- AD 200), providing valuable insights into the origins of Andean civilization in the highlands. During its peak it covered over a square kilometer and housed thousands of bureaucrats, priests, artisans, farmers, herders, and possibly warriors. The Pukara style is identified by impressive monolithic sculptures with a variety of geometric, zoomorphic, and anthropomorphic images plus intricate, multi-colored pottery in a variety of ritual and domestic forms.

17: Bus arrives to Terminal Terrestre from Puno at 05:00pm. | 3800 m.a.s.l.

What is Included:

- Transfer at 07:00 am from your Hotel in Cusco to Bus Terminal.
- Guided tour enroute to Raqchi, Andahuaylillas, Pucara.
- Buffet Lunch in Sicuani,

What is not included:
- Entrance to 3 tour sites on Inka Express journey to Puno US$8.00

TOURS IN PUNO : Tourist Bus Cusco-Puno-Cusco
Posted by tours in machu picchu on 2012/11/19 10:20:00 (4107 reads)

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