Sun Route – Cusco To Puno

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The bus will leave at 7am with the trip taking around 10 hours. We will stop along the way visiting historical sites including: The Sistine Chapel of the Americas or the Andahuaylillas church; the mighty Temple of Wiracocha, the majestic La Raya pass (a road between Cusco and Puno, with a beautiful view of the Chimboya Glacier), and the fascinating Lithic Museum of the Pukará culture. We will also stop for lunch at a touristic restaurant with a buffet style menu. We will arrive in Puno at around 17.00 pm.

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All tours can be done privately where you can set the departure time, add in or remove sites and most importantly go at your own pace. Please ask us for more information about availabily and prices.

  • The Andahuaylillas Church. (3,093 M.A.S.L.)

    This church was built during the 17th century and it is also known as “The Sistine Chapel of America” because of the beauty and profusion of its murals, the ornaments in gold leaf and paintings from de “Escuela Cusqueña de Arte”.

    IMPORTANT: The visit last for 25 minutes. It is not allowed to record or take pictures inside the church.

  • The Archaeologycal Site Of Raqchi (3.450 M.A.S.L).

    Also known as the Temple of WIRACOCHA, named after Wiracocha, a supreme deity in the Inca civilization. In this location we will find the biggest amount of barns (Colcas) and we will see magnificent constructions in stone and sun-dried bricks.

    IMPORTANT: The visit lasts for 40 minutes and we recommend using hats or caps with wide edges as well as sun block.

  • Touristic Restaurant “La Pascana”

    Lunch is included, and will be buffet style in a touristic restaurant named LA PASCANA, which is renowned for its food. The restaurant is strategically located in the outskirts of Sicuani. The buffet includes a broad variety of national and regional food in the form of appetizers, fresh vegetables, garnishes and the best desserts and hot beverages (“Mate de Coca”, coffee and tea), all of which are included in the price of the tour.

    IMPORTANT: Lunch lasts for 40 minutes. Cold beverages such as water, soda pop, or beer are not included in the price.

  • The La Raya Pass (4.335 M.A.S.L.)

    The pass resides between the departments of Cusco and Puno, at a height of over 4.335 m.a.s.l. From here you will be able to see the famous Chimboya Glacier where the Amazon River is born. Here you will be able to take pictures of the landscape. We will stop here between 5 and 7 minutes.

    IMPORTANT: We recommend the use of warm coats as well as drinking “mate de coca” to avoid the altitude sickness (soroche).

  • The Lithic Museum Of Pukará. (3,900 M.A.S.L)

    The Pukará culture was developed between the years 1600 B.C. and 400 A.D., on a high plateau located 106 kilometers north-east of the city of Puno. In this museum we can find pottery and sculptures representing zoomorphic figures, amongst which we can see the famous sculpture of the HATUNÑAQAC, meaning in our language “The Supreme Executioner”.

    IMPORTANT: The visit lasts for 30 minutes and prohibited to record or take photos at the museum.

  • Arrival To Puno: 05:00 In The Afternoon

    Drop off at the hotel “Sol Plaza Hotel”

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