PUNO – CUSCO
Private Tourist Transportation
RUMBO EXPLORA have carefully selected the best private transport options, from Puno to Cusco, all year around. RUMBO EXPLORA offer you the possibility to make your transport reservation, due that not all transport companies have an automatic booking system. We will confirm your reservation within 24 hours.
PUNO – CUSCO
|ORIGIN / DESTIN.||RATES||APPLY||TRANSPORT / SPECIFICATIONS|
|Puno / Cusco: 386km||US$280.00||01 – 04 people||Minivan (Hyundai – H1) N° of Seats: 05 + luggage space|
|Puno / Cusco: 386km||US$330.00||05 – 08 people||Sprinter (Mercedes Benz) N° of Seats: 10 + luggage space|
|Puno / Cusco: 386km||US$400.00||09 – 12 people||Large Sprinter (Mercedes Benz) N° of Seats: 15 + luggage space|
|Puno / Cusco: 386km||US$515.00
|Minibus Irizar (Mercedes Benz) N° of Seats: 25 + luggage space|
|Puno / Cusco: 386km||US$800.00
|Bus Irizar (Mercedes Benz) N° of Seats: 42 + luggage space|
PUNO – CUSCO & STOPS
Private Tourist Transportation
DESCRIPTION OF ITINERARY:
DAY 01: PUNO – CUSCO (Stops at Pucara, La Raya, Raqchi, Andahuaylillas): Early departure by bus to the city of Cusco. Travel along the high plateau arriving to Pucara, town of talented ceramicists and cradle of the ancient civilizations, located 106 km away from Puno, an important place of livestock, textiles and pottery. On this area Pucará culture was developed over 3000 years ago, today it is possible to see the famous temple of Kalasaya an archaeological site, where the people of Pucará culture had made offerings to the Pachamama and to sun. Also visit the museum that holds the remains of the Pucara culture such as obelisks, potteries, textiles and human bones, because this culture is considered one of the first civilizations of the Peruvian-Bolivian high plateau. La Raya: Continuing the trip we got to La Raya the highest point on the route Puno to Cusco which is 4338 m cold and remote place, where we will see the snowy peaks of the Andes Mountains Range, the South American camelids like llamas, alpacas and vicuñas. La Raya is the limit between Puno and Cusco; here it originates the rivers that go to Cusco and Lake Titicaca. Sicuani: We stop to have lunch at a quiet countryside restaurant where you will enjoy the traditional Peruvian dish (buffet lunch). Raqchi: After lunch we continue with the trip visiting Raqchi, one of the most important places in the Inca times, as Raqchi was the limit between Cusco and Puno (route to Collasuyo) for that reason was built here over 200 barns (food stores, to save food in the drought time), agricultural terraces, stone walls, and qolqas (store houses). Also here is located one of the largest temples built in the time of the Inca Pachacutec to devote as worship to the god Wiracocha. There is a great central wall with a stone base likewise there are other walls built of adobe (water, mud and straw) now a day it is used to build houses in rural areas in the Andes. The central wall has a height of 12m, 92m long, 25.5m wide, 1.20m thick walls, its roof a slope of 50 °, the columns were 1.60m in diameter and height of 9.80 m. Andahuaylillas: Typical Andean village from colonial time, of origin and unique architecture located 40 km away from Cusco on the river Vilcanota. In Andahuaylillas stand out its Catholic church from the colonial time with a beautiful mural decoration since XVII and XVIII century known as the Sistine Chapel of América, the quality of the artwork found inside. This church was built on Incas construction by the Jesuits in the XVI century, with walls of adobe and stone columns. Inside of the church left side is the inscription I baptize you in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit Amen, the most interesting is that the inscription is written in 5 languages like Latin, Quechua, Aimara, uro puquina and Castilian (uro puquina extinct). Arrival to Cusco, the capital of the Inca Empire.
Puno: Cradle of andean civilization, located on the shores of Lake Titicaca, at 3827 m above sea level, with a population of 180,000 inhabitants. Around the main square (Plaza de Armas) of Puno is located the Cathedral built in 1757 by Simon de Asto. Puno is known as “the capital of Peruvian floklore” with more than 700 types of dances.
Cusco: The city of Cusco is located at 3400 m above sea level, which was the capital of the Inca´s Empire, navel of the world. The city is known as the archaeological center of the Americas. UNESCO declared Cusco a World Heritage Site in 1983 and its legacy dates back to the 15th century and is attributed to the Inca Pachacutec, who built the city’s most remarkable constructions. There are 17 colonial churches around Cusco, all of them built above Inca ceremonial temples.
If the private transport is direct, time of travel from Puno to Cusco is around 6:00 hours.
If the private transport is with stops en route, time of travel from Puno to Cusco is around 9:00 hours. Including stop at restaurant for lunch. Departing from Puno at 7:00am, Arriving in Cusco: 17:00pm.
WHAT IS INCLUDED: Private tourist transportation from Puno to Cusco, including stops en route (Pucara village, La Raya, Raqchi, Andahuaylillas). Besides pre-trip information + organization and all local sales taxes. There are no hidden extras in our prices. The tourist bus has 42 comfortable seats for passengers + toilet on board.
NOT INCLUDED: Entrance tickets, buffet lunch, drinks, extras, tips.
IMPORTANT: Our tourist transportation vehicles have nation wide circulation permit and 2 types of insurance (Certificate of Statutory Accident Insurance Transit SOAT, besides has vehicle Insurance Policy to all risks in record) + oxygen & first aid kit + panoramic windows + reclining & confortable seats, exclusive for our demanding customers. Rumbo Explora provide to visitors all possible choices. Beware with illegal local Tour Operators or middleman, who do not pay the real costs to suppliers (transport, local restaurants & guest houses, tour guides & drivers). Help us avoid the explotation.
|Technical specifications: Minivan Hyundai H1 (05 seats) Sprinter Mercedes Benz & Renault (10 to 19 seats), Minibus Mercedes Benz Irizar (25 to 30 seats), Bus Mercedes Benz Irizar (40-44 seats)||Equipped with: Reclining seats, retractile seat belts, air conditioner, heating system, plugs for mobile devices.|
|First Aid Kit & Oxygen: Oxygen bottle & first aid kit in all our excursions & transfers||Insurance policy: Our vehicles have National permit circulation and (Certificate of obligatory Insurance for accidents of transit SOAT, besides all vehicles have Insurance Policy to all risks in record)|
You can see that in Rumbo Explora we have developed for you tailor-made itineraries with the best price as competitive as possible, providing an excellent service and paying our guides 10% above the legal wage agreed with the tour guides in Peru. Our staff are some of the best paid in Cusco & Machupicchu, Puno & Lake Titicaca, Arequipa & Colca canyon, Lima and Nazca & Paracas, which allows us to attract only the Best Tour Guides, Motor Boats and Land Transportation with national permit, to none other local company, that can only provide a cheaper price by providing a far inferior service and saving on staff costs, ¿How? Hiring tour guides in training without experience and not paying them, besides avoiding taxes to government.
Big Travel companies from Europe, North America, Australia and others work with the Peruvian Tour Operators located in Lima-Peru, who work as middlemen receiving from them good prices from the Tours & Packages, and paying to us 40 to 50% minor the normal price, besides 2 to 3 months delayed, being this the reason that Rumbo Explora have decided to offer tours & packages directly to travelers.