Guided Bus Tour From Cusco To Puno Or Viceversa

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 1 Day
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    07:00 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We offer the pickup from most of Cusco hotels including AirBnb
  • Return Details :
    Hotel Cusco or Puno
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Enjoy the best way to travel to Puno with a guided bus tour! On our way we will enjoy drinks on board and a guided service during our 5 stops in the rout. We will visit Andahuaylillay (the sistine chapel),Raqchi (Wiracoha temple), Pukara (Museum) and we will do additional stops for lunch in Sicuani and La Raya which is the border point between Puno and Cusco.

Highlights

  • All entrance fees included
  • Buffet lunch included
  • Free drinks included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Instant Confirmation

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Cusco - Andahuaylillas - La Raya- Pucara Puno
After breakfast we will pick you up from your hotel at 06:20am and take you to the bus station, the bus departs at 07:00am to our first stop.

Andahuaylillas, The "San Pedro de Andahuaylillas" church is also known as the "Sistine Chapel of America", and in some aspects this is an appropriate comparison given the fact that this church is one of the most amazing and beautiful samples of the Andean popular religious art. It have been built at the end of the 16th century given the fact that one of its murals, signed by Luis de Riao, has a date written in it that states it is from the year 1626. The roof is almost completely covered by a Mudejar kind of decoration with floral and fruit motives and coated with gold leaf.After this we drive to our second stop.

Raqchi, by the right shore of the Vilcanota River and at an altitude of 3.500 above the sea level. Apparently, its pre-Hispanic name was "Cacha" instead of "Raqchi". There is evidence that points towards the fact that Raqchi was a town with many constructions and farming terraces that had different purposes. Raqchi probably was an important "tambo" (Inca shelter), in the route towards "Collasuyo". The most important building inside this architectonic complex is the "Temple of Wiraqocha" that, according to ancient chroniclers, was built by the Inca Wiraqocha as a tribute to the Supreme God: "Apu Kon TiKi Wiraqocha". After this visit we drive until Sicuani which is the lunch stop, here we will enjoy a delicious Buffet lunch.

La Raya, marks the border between the regions of Cusco and Puno and it is a typical natural area of the zone known as "Puna" whose surrounding flora is mainly formed by "ichu" and its fauna by "alpacas", "llamas" and vicunas.La Raya is the highest point in the route from Puno to Cusco, being located at 4.338 meters above the sea level..

Pukara,the village of Pukar is located in the Department of Puno and has an area of approximately 6 square kilometers. It was the first urban setting in the "Altiplano Lacustre" and its influence reached the Cusco Valley (Valle de Cusco) in the north and Tiahuanaco in the south. Evidence of the Pukara culture was found in the Pacific coast in the valleys of Moquegua and Azapa (Arica- Chile), and there is also proof of its presence in the region of Iquique and up to the mouth of the Loa River. Nowadays, the museum of the town of Pukar holds inside a great collection of monoliths, pottery and other items left behind by this great pre-Inca culture and that is displayed in 5 exposition rooms. Finally arriving in Puno around 17:00pm.

On your Arrival to either Cusco or Puno City, our representative will be waitingfor you and transferred to your hotel.

Inclusions

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Hot and cold beverages service on board.

Lunch - Buffet lunch

English speaking guide

1 bottle of Water

Wi-fi

Entry/Admission - Parque Arqueologico De Raqchi

Entry/Admission - San Pedro Apostol de Andahuaylillas

Entry/Admission - Museo Litico Pukara

Exclusions

Hotel stay

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A current valid passport is required on the day of travel

A current valid passport is required on the day of travel

A minimum of 1 Person per booking is required

Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required

Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants

A current valid passport is required on the day of travel

Not wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Near public transportation

Infants must sit on laps

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Note: If you require a seat for the infant, we can assign one for an extra cost.

This tour does not have specific restrictions unless you are in a very bad serious health conditions

Most travelers can participate

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Face masks provided for travelers

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Regular temperature checks for staff

Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Traveler Reviews

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  • 24-Sep-2022

    Well planned with total of 5 stops. Adequate time for each stop. I didn't get tired at all! I traveled on Sept 22, 2022. The wifi is weak, I was able to connect once for couple minutes, quite disappointing for a 10 hour ride. Hence 4*

  • 11-Aug-2022

    Un paseo largo pero muy agradable. El guía Bernardo muy preparado, nos explico muchísimo. Los lugares sensacionales

  • 11-Feb-2022

    It was very Well organized. Comfortable ride from cuzco to puno with interesting stops during the day.

  • 11-Jan-2022

    A one day bus ride through the Andes, starting from Cusco and ending on the banks of lake Titicaca. The bus tour was superb with an excellent guide and made 5 stops along the way which helped us better understand Incan history through museums and even pre-Incan civilization in Peru. The sights of the Andes were magnificent and we even stopped ~4200 m above sea level for a quick peek to take in the snow capped peaks, plateaus and llama farms! Great guide, comfortable bus service and very punctual with timing. Staff was very hospitable and easily reachable by whatsapp. Maintained good social distancing protocols/mask protocols during travel. Would recommend this trip if considering visiting lake Titicaca from Cusco over flying/rail.

  • 17-Oct-2019

    My order was on this site, but the transport was not with this green bus, so comments not applicable to them. I bought the trip little more than 6weeks in advance, but during the purchase was never mentioned that firm seats will assigned, nor did I have a place to choose them.

    As my wife has a neck condition, I would never accept the last row of a bus, on Peruvian roads with these huge speed bumps every 10 miles or so. Guess what, we were assigned 2 seats on last row, have no clue by whom, that we were told before loading that can’t be change as the bus is full.

    Shortly before departure the guide came and offered 2 seats in the front for the party of 3 that were also on the last row. Ignored us. On what criteria, I will not post it. At the first stop we conquered the 2 seats in front of us, though the guide was coming with other 2 persons to place them there.

    Normally I would have wanted my money back right before leaving in this trip, but would have messed our schedule so bad. My fault that I made this choice. The companies involved in it, they have a long way to learn the art of the tourism.

  • 16-Oct-2019

    My order was on this site, but the transport was not with this green bus, so comments not applicable to them. I bought the trip little more than 6weeks in advance, but during the purchase was never mentioned that firm seats will assigned, nor did I have a place to choose them. As my wife has a neck condition, I would never accept the last row of a bus, on Peruvian roads with these huge speed bumps every 10 miles or so. Guess what, we were assigned 2 seats on last row, have no clue by whom, that we were told before loading that can’t be change as the bus is full. Shortly before departure the guide came and offered 2 seats in the front for the party of 3 that were also on the last row. Ignored us. On what criteria, I will not post it. At the first stop we conquered the 2 seats in front of us, though the guide was coming with other 2 persons to place them there. Normally I would have wanted my money back right before leaving in this trip, but would have messed our schedule so bad. My fault that I made this choice. The companies involved in it, they have a long way to learn the art of the tourism.

  • 21-Aug-2018

    There were several stops at places of interest, but TBH they were all too rushed. Half the stops with twice the time would be much better Our guide was great if you speak Spanish, his English was somewhat challenging to follow. On reflection we should’ve flown there.

  • 17-May-2018

    Great way to go from Puno to Cusco. Nice stops for Alpaca wears and informative stops at Museums and Inca ruins. Very comfortable bus.

  • 13-Mar-2018

    Very comfortable bus.

  • 15-Jan-2018

    Nice way to travel.. comfort on the bust, sights and stops make the trip from Cusco to Puno much more fun then just driving... Raqch is an undoubted highlight as it shows once again just what the Inca's were able to do...Was very worthwhile

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