Traveling and getting to know new destinations allows us to connect with history and at the same time we can disconnect from routine life with our 3 days tour to Puno and Titicaca from Cusco. You will visit the largest navigable lake in the world, Lake Titicaca, as well as the different sites that keep energy to recharge and start with more strength in our day to day.
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According to the indicated time we will pick you up from the airport Alejandro Velasco Astete in Cusco, to go to the city of Puno, where we will visit the Ruta del Sol, one of the best landscapes of the South; we will make some stops in tourist sites:
The Chapel of Andahuaylillas: Also called "The Sistine Chapel of America“ dates from the seventeenth century, it is known for its large amount of artwork decorating its walls, it was built by the religious order of the Jesuits to evangelize the indigenous peoples.
Its gold leaf murals and paintings make it special and unique, in addition, it is forbidden to take pictures or video of them, to access the church has an additional cost of S / 15 soles.
Archaeological complex of Raqchi: Also known as "Temple of Wiracocha" is located in the district of San Pedro, is 3460 meters above sea level in the province of Canchis. It is believed that it was built in the empire of the Inca Wiracocha, the complex has aqueducts, underground tombs and pre-Inca enclosures.
Sicuani: Perhaps this place is not a stop to visit archaeological sites, but it is the perfect place to taste the traditional dishes of the place, besides being the midpoint of the trip, and we need to rest and feed ourselves.
Paso a la Raya: This point is the border between Cusco and Puno, ideal to take some pictures in the snowy Chimboya over 4335 meters above sea level, the temperature is low, so you have to wear warm clothes and make your photos fast.
Lithic Museum of Pukara: To finish our Ruta del Sol tour, we will end up visiting the Lithic Museum of Pukara, famous for its sculpture of Hatunñaqac which translates from Quechua as "supreme beheader".
To enter, you pay an entrance fee of S/ 10 soles.
In the morning we will go to the Port of Puno, to visit the different islands of Lake Titicaca, there you will know the floating island of the Uros, famous for building the island on a reed, as well as their rafts (means of transport) are made of reeds. Then we head to Taquile Island where we will learn a lot about their traditional way of life and the collective work they do.
Here we will have lunch with a typical dish of the island and at sunset we will return to the city of Puno.
The last day of the trip will depend on the free time you have regarding the time of your flight, you can take advantage of a last walk through the city of Puno and buy some souvenirs. Our transport will take you to the airport in Juliaca to Lima for your international flight.
Our tour includes private or collective ground transportation according to the program, and we head to Puno visiting the sites of the Ruta del Sol.
The journey by road is 387 km and takes approximately 10 hours, so we will leave early in the morning to reach Puno in the afternoon and rest quietly so that the next day we visit the different islands of Lake Titicaca.
Lake Titicaca is at a distance of 74 km from the city of Puno, and approximately the time is 45 minutes, and for others the trip will increase.
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