Day 1 – Tour Bus from Cusco to Puno + visits and Lunch
At 6.45am transfer to the Bus Terminal to board the confortable Tour bus to journey from the Cusco Valley through the endless Altiplano highlands & Lake Titicaca. On the way enjoy guided visits to outstanding Cusco region archeological sites & colonial churches Like: Andahuaylillas Church known as the Sistine chapel of the America’s. Rajchi Temple the tallest Incan construction, The in Sicuani enjoy of a delicious buffet lunch before continuing. Then after reaching La Raya pass the highest point in the journey your we arrive to the Puno region. Visit Pukara a pre Incan archeological site the oldest in the Lake Titicaca basin. In the afternoon upon arrival to Puno city at 5.30 pm. approximately .
Get an assisted transfer to your selected hotel. Spend the evening at your leisure, walking over the pedestrian street of Puno, where you will find good shopping opportunities for alpaca sweaters. For dinner try some of the specialties of the region .Overnight in Puno.
Note: If you want to experience the famous train of the Andes, the “Andean Explorer” Luxury Train from Cusco to Puno it is available as an upgrade ( see our extensions). It Departs on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. And Saturdays from April to December.
Day 2 – Amantani Experience – 2 Day Cultural Tour
7am we depart by motor boat, for a Taquile Island tour, we visit a remote area to enjoy a white sandy beach and idyllic landscapes, this secluded location will make you enjoy Taquile island trip with no other tourist. Walk through a pre-Inca trail with spectacular views; meet the local people and their ancient textile art; declared by Unesco as world heritage. Lunch (included) at local restaurant then at 2pm we depart towards Amantani Island, arrival at approximately 3pm. Our group will break into smaller groups for home stays. In the evening experience a cross-cultural encounter with families to learn firsthand about their customs and traditions. Later hike to the summit (4120m) to visit the temples of Pacha Tata and Pacha Mama. Dinner and small celebration with the local families.
Overnight at Homes stay on Amantani Island.
Day 3 – Amantani / Uros / Puno
After breakfast we say good bye to our local families of lake Titicaca Home stay and sail for 2-hours to the Floating Uros Island, where there is an archipelago of more than 40 manmade islands inhabited by the Uros, a community of fishermen, heirs of an ancient culture. Enjoy a guided tour of 2 of the floating islands, explore the surroundings in an authentic raft of reeds (optional) and return to Puno. Arrive at 1pm, transfer to hotel. Overnight in Puno.
Day 4 – Transfer to the airport or Bus terminal
At the scheduled time1-hour bus transfers to Juliaca’s airport for flights to Arequipa or Lima. Or transfer to the bus terminal to take the Bus back to Cusco city or continue to Arequipa city, Colca or La Paz. Please see our extensions.
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Extension 1. Sillustani en route to the airport. – Do not miss the chance to visit Sillustani on the way to the airport it is the most important archeological site of the region, and get impressed by the extraordinary landscapes and pre Inca architecture . Includes: Private Transport, English speaking guide & Entrances. Extra Price per person. =
Extension 2. Direct Bus back to Cusco, Arequipa or La Paz. Depart at 7.30 am. Arrives in Cusco at 2:45pm approximately. Includes: Transfer to the Bus terminal & Bus Tickets
Extension 3. Bus to Chivay & Colca Depart at 6.30 am. Arrives at Chivay at 11:50am approximately.
Includes: Transfer to the Bus terminal & Bus Tickets.