Day 1: Cusco – Andahuaylillas – Racchi – La Raya – Puno
6:20 am: We pick you up at your hotel and drive 15minutes to the bus station.
7:00 am: Departure from Cusco
8:00 am: Enjoy the guided tour of the “Sixtine Chapel of America”, the church of Saint Peter Apostol of Andahuaylillas , built by the Jesuits in the 16th century. Like other Spanish and religious constructions of this 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 one nave, apse and bell tower. But there’s a reason why it’s known as the “Sixtine Chapel of America”…
10:40 am: Explore the amazing archeological site of Raqchi.
You will enjoy a 40 minute guided tour. The most important building inside the complex is the “Wiracocha temple” according to the old chroniclers was built by the Inca Wiracocha in honour to the Superior God for the Andean people: “Apu Kon Titi Wiracocha”. The “temple of Wiracocha” was viewed as a large construction for that time. Architectonically it is classified as “Kallanka“, that is, a high building completely covered with straw (wood and “ichu”). Externally it is 92 metres long (302 feet) and 25.25 metres wide (83 feet).
12:00 am: Buffet Lunch in Sicuani.
Sicuani is a relatively large highland town. The town is a major intersection with the road to Puno/Arequipa passing through it. It is surrounded by some very pretty hills. You will enjoy a buffet lunch in our exclusive restaurant with a family atmosphere.
1:40 pm: Take some great photos of the pass La Raya which is the frontier between Cusco and Puno, the Altiplano that drains into Lake Titicaca, then leads down the valley to Cusco and the Sacred Valley. The altitude is 4338 metres. (14,232 feet)
3:00 pm: Visit the Pukara Museum
Pukara was the first regional population center in the northern Lake Titicaca Basin during the Late Formative Period 500 BC- 200 AC, providing valuable insights of the origins of andean civilization in the Altiplano. During its peak it covered over one square kilometre and housed thousands of bureaucrats, priests, craftsmen, farmers, herders and possibly warriors. The Pukara style is identified by impressive monolithic sculptures with a variety of geometric, zoomorphic and anthropomorphic images plus intricate multi-colored pottery in a variety of ritual and domestic forms.
5:30 pm: Arrival at Puno
End of our services
- Pick up from your hotel to the bus station.
- English speaking guide.
- Buffet Lunch.
- Oxygenated Tank.
- Air conditioning.
- GPS satellite tracking of transit.
- Satellite mobile phone.
- Entrance tickets to the touristic sites. They can be purchased at the entrance to each place.
- Hotel in Puno.
- Breakfast and dinner.
- Good day pack.
- Hat , gloves, scarf , thermals.
- Sun cream , sun glasses, hat.
- Good camera.
- Warm clothes as this place is very cold.
- Good boots and sandals.
- Flash light very important.
- No sleeping bag needed.
- Rain poncho if it is rainy season.
- Take a gift for your local family such as sugar, rice, oil or school supplies , please no candies.