Puno to Cuzco tour: The ride to Cuzco is set to have a few interesting stops on route. Visit the town of Pucara and the Litico Pucara Museum. Pucara was the first urban settlemnet on the altiplano, a civilization that populated the area between 100 and 300 b. C. After a brief break at La Raya, the highest pass on our way to Cuzco (at 4313 masl), the bus stops at Sicuani where lunch is enjoyed.
We then head on to Raqchi an Inca site built in honor of Wiracocha, a powerful Andean God. The rectangular construction boasted thatched rooftops 20 meters above the ground, which are thought to be the highest in the New World. Moments later we visit the Church of Andahuaylillas, known as the "Sixtine Chapel of the Americas" due to the high qualitiy art pieces it shelters. The church was built during the XVI century atop Wari remains and today the boasts a beautifully restored Colonial organ. A short 40 kilometers drive gets us to Cuzco at the end of today's journey.
Meeting/pick-up point: Inka Express Puno Bus Station.
Duration: Ten and a half hours.
Start/opening time: Between 6.40am and 6.55am.
Languages: English and Spanish.
Others: This tour is not recommended for people with physical disabilities due to lack of access.