Titicaca Route of the Sun

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Titicaca Route of the Sun (03 Days / 02 Nights)

This program unites two Andean peoples, with much history and tradition.

The excursion starts in the city of Cusco ( 3,339 m .a.s.l.), traveling on a comfortable panoramic bus, on an asphalted road, towards the city of Puno ( 3,810 m .a.s.l.). On the way, we’ll visit Andahuaylillas´ Church ( America ’s Sistine Chapel), the Incan Archaeological Complex of Raqchi and Pucara’s famous church.

In Puno, Lake Titicaca , the Peruvian and Bolivian High Plateaus´ jewel, is waiting for us. It is the world’s highest navigable lake which is situated at an altitude of 3,800 m .a.s.l., and possesses many islands inhabited by native Quechua and Aymara populations.

It is an ecosystem that contains a rich and varied bird population, and there, are the Floating Islands of the Uros; one of América’s most ancient peoples. Further along, the Amantaní and Taquile islands, of great ethnic and cultural value, await us with their pre-Incan and Incan archaeological sites. Their inhabitants mainly dedicate themselves to handicraft, fishing and agriculture, and their textile art is very much appreciated.

PROGRAM OF TITICACA ROUTE OF THE SUN:

DAY 01          Cusco / Puno / Tour on the Sun’s Route
  • 7:30 a.m.: Departure from the city of Cusco , on a comfortable tourism bus bound to the city of Puno
  • Guided visit of Andahaylillas´ Church, known as América’s Sistine Chapel
  • Guided visit of the Archaeological Complex of Raqchi ( Temple of the God Wiraqocha)
  • Lunch in the town of Sicuani
  • Going by La Raya ( 4,335 m .a.s.l.) and observation of South American cameloids (Alpacas, vicuñas and lamas)
  • Guided visit of Pucará’s Church which gave its origin to Pucará’s famous Little Bull
  • 5:30 p.m.: Arrival in the city of Puno and transfer to your hotel
  • Dinner on your own account.
DAY 02          Uros Islands / Amantaní Island / Taquile Island , with overnight stay
  • Breakfast at your hotel
  • 6:30 a.m.: Transfer to the port, to board a motorized boat bound to the Uros´ Floating Islands
  • Guided visit to the Uros´ Islands
  • Guided visit of Amantaní Island
  • 12:30 p.m.: Arrival at the Port of Chilkano ( 3,810 m .a.s.l.), from which we’ll have to climb 532 steps, to get to the village of Taquile itself, which is located at 3,950 m .a.s.l.
  • Accommodation at a community family guest house
  • Typical lunch
  • Tour of pre-Incan and Incan archaeological sites, sacred places and ceremonial centers. The island possesses a Site Museum and handicraft market, where its textile art stands out
  • Welcome dinner and overnight stay on the island.
DAY 03          Live Experience Tourism / Return to Puno
  • Breakfast
  • Morning to share experiences and knowledge of the community’s customs, and go on ecological walks
  • Typical lunch
  • 1:00 p.m.: Return to the city of Puno
  • 5:00 p.m.: Arrival at the port of the city of Puno and transfer to your hotel or the bus station.
END OF OUR SERVICES.

TITICACA ROUTE OF THE SUN INCLUDES:

Includes:

  • Comfortable bus Cusco / Puno
  • Guided visits on the Sun’s Route
  • Bilingual official tour guide
  • Transfers hotel / port / hotel
  • Transportation on a motorized boat, catamaran, rowboat or raft, according to the tours
  • Guided visit to the Uros´ Islands
  • Guided visit of Amantaní Island
  • Guided visit of Taquile Island
  • 01 hotel night in Puno
  • 01 night at family guest house, on Taquile
  • 03 lunches, 01 dinner and 02 breakfasts
  • Entrance fees to places to be visited
  • Support with communication logistics
  • First aid kit and oxygen tank.

TITICACA ROUTE OF THE SUN DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • 19% VAT tax (For Peruvians only)
  • National and international flight tickets
  • Airport taxes (TUAA) USD$ 06.05, to board national flights and USD$ 30.25, for international flights
  • Non-programmed food, extras, alcoholic beverages, telephone calls, laundry shop, tips, snacks, etc.
  • Services not established in the program
  • Additional nights because of flight cancellations or that of other services, due to causes beyond the company’s control.

RECOMMENDATIONS:

  • Comfortable backpack
  • Light clothes for warm weather
  • Jacket for the cold
  • Adequate shoes
  • Waterproof poncho for the rain
  • Cap, flashlight and sunglasses
  • Canteen, mineral water and snacks
  • Sun blocking lotion
  • Towel and personal hygiene kit
  • Photo camera, camcorder and batteries
  • Extra money in Soles.

PRICES PER PERSON IN DOLLARS:

Hotel Category Base DWB
Deluxe 5* 320
Superior 4* 240
Standard 3* 190
Budget 2* 160



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