Bus departs from Puno’s Earth Terminal at 6:40 am.
Bus arrives to Av. Alameda Pachacuteq 499-B. Cusco at 05:00 pm
PUNO TO CUSCO BUS ITINERARY
6:40 am — Departure (Puno) — 3800 meters of altitude. Terrestrial Terminal of Puno.
8:50 am — Pucará Museum — 3900 meters of altitude.
Pucará was the first regional population nucleus in the Titicaca basin north of the lake during the Late Formative Period (500 BC-200 AD), which provides valuable information about the origins of the Andean civilization in the highlands. During its heyday, it covered more than a square kilometer and housed thousands of bureaucrats, priests, artisans, farmers, shepherds, and possibly warriors.
The Pucará style is identified by impressive monolithic sculptures with a variety of geometric, zoomorphic, and more intricate anthropomorphic images, multi-colored ceramics in a variety of ritual and domestic forms.
11:00 am — La Raya — 4335 meters of altitude.
Abra La Raya (La Raya) is the watershed between the valley that flows into Lake Titicaca and the valley that leads to Cusco and the Sacred Valley. The altitude is 4,338 meters (14,232 feet).
11:35 am — Marangani Buffet Lunch — 3552 meters altitude.
Sicuani is a relatively large city of the highlands. The city is an important intersection, with the road to Puno / Arequipa passing through here. This city is surrounded by beautiful snowy hills. Afterward, you have a buffet lunch in our exclusive restaurant with a family atmosphere.
1:00 pm — Raqchi “Temple of Wiracocha” — 3225 meters of altitude.
The most important building within the complex is the “Wiracocha temple” that according to the ancient chroniclers was built by the Inca Wiracocha in honor of the invisible Superior God of the Andean people: “Apu Kon Titi Wiracocha”. The “Wiracocha Temple” is a great construction for that age. Architecturally it is classified as “Kallanka”, that is, a tall building completely covered with straw (wood and “ichu”). Externally it is 92 meters long (302 feet) and 25.25 meters wide (83 feet).
3:30 pm — Andahuaylillas “Sistine Chapel of America” — 3122 meters of altitude.
There, you will find the church of San Pedro Apóstol 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 of adobe and brick, the church is a small structure consisting of a single nave, apse and bell tower. But there is a reason why it is known as the Sistine
Chapel of America.
5:00 pm – Arrival (Cusco) – 3400 meters of altitude.
Av. Alameda Pachacuteq 499-B.