Cusco Puno Bus Tour with lunch

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This amazing tour known as La Ruta del sol Peru, connects two important touristic cities. Cusco, home of the world wonder Machu Picchu, and Puno where the fantastic Lake Titicaca is located. The journey by tourist bus includes three main stops to visit such as the Sistine Chapel of America, Raqchi the temple of Wiracocha and the Museum of Pucara. Discover this incredible tour from Cusco to Puno, or vice versa, and explore the south of Peru with us.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Tangol

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: San Pedro Apostol de Andahuaylillas

After boarding the tourist bus located at the bus station in the city of Cusco, we will begin a 1-hour journey towards the beautiful south valley in order to make the first stop in Andahuaylillas situated at 3,093 meters above sea level. This lovely Andean town has an incredible jewel of the architecture dating back to the seventeenth century known as the Sistine Chapel, with an impressive work covered in gold leaf and paintings of the art school of Cusco. There is a fascinating artwork inside the Church of San Pedro de Andahuaylillas, ceilings and walls decorated in a Baroque style, many of them belong to the Peruvian painter Luis de Reaño. Definitely, it should be a must in your travel bucket list.

Duration: 25 minutes

Stop At: Parque Arqueologico De Raqchi

The bus ride continues, for one hour and a half, until reach the archaeological site of Raqchi, our second stop located at 3,450 meters above sea level. The temple of Wiracocha was built next to the Vilcanota River during the fifteenth century and, currently, it has huge walls that belonged to temples, as well as aqueducts and tombs. In this place, there are circular storehouses known as Colcas. Them were used to hold different kind of grains such as quinoa, potato, corn, among others. Another interesting fact is that Raqchi is part of the incredible Inca Trail.

Duration: 40 minutes

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The tour to Puno by bus continues until we reach the city of Sicuani to enjoy a buffet lunch in a local restaurant, that offers local and regional dishes, vegetables, desserts and hot drinks like mate de coca.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: La Raya Pass

After lunch and a travel of 40 minutes by bus, we are going to reach the highest point of the tour called La Raya Pass, situated at 4,335 meters above sea level. This is the border of the cities of Cusco and Puno, and here, we are going to make a short stop to admire the snow-capped Chimboya and take pictures of beautiful landscapes.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Museo Litico Pukara

The next and the last visit will be at Museum of Pucara, after a trip of more than an hour from La Raya pass. This museum has an excellent collection of monoliths, stone sculptures and ceramics belonging to the culture of Pucara, a civilization developed in the highlands of Peru and Bolivia. At the end, we will take the tourist bus to travel for two more hours towards the city of Puno. Along the way you will be able to admire landscapes of the heart of the Andes, passing through the city of Juliaca, until we arrive at the bus station of Puno at 05:00 p.m.

Duration: 30 minutes
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