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    What to Expect
    Departure Cusco to Puno bus
    • Bus departs from Av. Alameda Pachacuteq 499-B. Cusco at 06:50am

    Arrival
    • Bus arrives to Puno’s Earth Terminal at 05:00 pm.

    6:50 am — Departure (Cusco) — 3400 meters of altitude. Av. Alameda Pachacuteq 499-B.

    Andahuaylillas “Sistine Chapel of America

    7:40 am  — 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“.

    Raqchi  “Temple of Wiracocha”

    10:00 am — 3450 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).

    Marangani Buffet Lunch

    11:35 am — 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. Afterwards, you have a buffet lunch in our exclusive restaurant with a family atmosphere.

    La Raya

    12:50 pm — 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).

    Pucará Museum

    2:30 pm — 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.

    Bus terminal Puno

    5:00 pm – Arrival (Puno) – 3800 meters of altitude.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Inka Express, Alameda Pachacuteq 499, Cusco 08000, Peru
    Departure Time
    06:50 am daily
    Duration
    10h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Lunch - Buffet lunch
    • Light refreshments
    • Driver/guide
    • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
    • Local guide
    • Professional guide
    • Tour escort/host
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Transportation Cusco toPuno
    • Guided visit to Andahuaylillas, Raqchi, La Raya and the Lithic Museum of Pucar
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    Exclusions
    • Entrance fees (Andahuaylillas, Raqchi, Pucar
    • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
    • Hotel drop-off
    • Hotel pickup
    • Breakfast
    • Accommodation in Puno
    • Extra expenses
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • 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
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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    The trip lasted almost ten hours, ut they do four stops with top notch guides, one a great example of Andean baroque, and three remnants of Inca and pre-inca civilization, as well as a lunch, so the time passes very quickly. They provide constant tea service and light
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    Expected more considering the price and lonely planet recommendation. Ridiculous that they make you pay for drinks at the lunch which is included, when youve forked out $50 and 55 soles each the least you expect is some water with the meal! There are other tour operators.
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    We took this tour bus from Cusco to Puno to eventually arrive at Lak Titikaka to break up the travel time and to see the Route of the Sun. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour and Matteau (?) was an excellent guide - translating in English and Spanish and kept the attention of a
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    This 10 hours trip from Cusco to Puno was perfect. Luxurious bus with comfortable seats. Guide speaking perfect english, explaining everything about places were we were and the culture. I recommend this bus to everyone.
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    This is a great affordable way to do some sightseeing as you're traveling from Cusco to Lake Titicaca. One of my party left her cell phone on the bus in Puno, and the next day we were contacted by the company, telling us they had found the phone. They arranged for us to pick it
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    Response from InkaExpressPeru, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Cusco to Puno Bus transportations VIP Tourist Service
    Responded 24 Sep 2019
    Hi David -- It´s great to hear that you enjoyed our service! And our team always keeps an eye out for items left behind on our buses... we´re happy to help :) Good luck with your future travels!
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    About the operator
    By: Inka Express
    237 reviews
    Certificate of Excellence
    Leszek K
    Montreal, Canada
    81
    Combination of bus and train to get to MachuPichu from Cusco
    Very good service, nice clean buses and train cars. Attentioned personnel. Wonderfull expérience. Go for it.
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    Cartagena2019
    Cartagena, Colombia
    702113
    Best way to travel from Cusco to Puno
    The trip lasted almost ten hours, ut they do four stops with top notch guides, one a great example of Andean
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    Chup1Maya
    100
    Impressive Guide, Kevin.
    The long 10 hours journey felt like short because of the interesting places we visited along this journey. The
    Read more
    Priscila N
    Sao Paulo, SP
    21329
    I recommend
    I had a great trip from Cusco to Puno. A trip rich in history and full of great places to visit. The bus is
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    Hungry_dumpling
    Hebden Bridge, United Kingdom
    4228
    A bit underwhelming
    Expected more considering the price and lonely planet recommendation. Ridiculous that they make you pay for drinks
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    AnonymousAU1985
    London, United Kingdom
    348
    Matteau was a fantastic guide
    We took this tour bus from Cusco to Puno to eventually arrive at Lak Titikaka to break up the travel time and to
    Read more
    leahd372
    Berlin, Germany
    41
    Kevin was perfect guide.
    This 10 hours trip from Cusco to Puno was perfect. Luxurious bus with comfortable seats. Guide speaking perfect
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    David D
    Kentucky
    132
    Great way to see some sights along the way!
    This is a great affordable way to do some sightseeing as you're traveling from Cusco to Lake Titicaca. One of my
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    Cătălin Constan... A
    52
    Very good
    We were a group of 4 friends. We made the best choise for this route...ruta del sol. Our guide Eli ( Elisabeth)
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    ceannrach
    Norwich, United Kingdom
    10536
    Very poor communication and customer service
    I can't review the actual service as we didn't use them in the end, but our experience of their customer service
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    Xiomara B
    Miami, Florida
    2517
    Awesome way to travel in Peru.
    We took the bus from Cusco to Puno. Elizabeth (Elisa) our guide was fantastic. She was so knowledgeable and
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    Nele W
    20
    Best bus journey ever
    I took the Inka Express from Puno to Cusco today and it was such an enjoyable experience. The guide was very
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    PeruAdvisor4
    Cusco, Peru
    40
    Travel to Puno in Style!
    I have enjoyed traveling on Inka Express multiple times. You get to visit Andayhuayllilas, Raqchi, La Raya,
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    V2513EDjuanv
    20
    Great Way to Travel
    We looked at flying, overnight bus, tourist train, and this service. Having done the tourist train from Aguas
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    drfelippe123
    Sao Paulo, SP
    5165
    Inka express great service and trip
    Inka express was great. Of course this road trip is long and takes time, with a lot of time to rest. But totally
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    • Duration: 10h
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