Lake Titikaka (Titicaca) Extension Note: This itinerary is shown as a post trip extension from Cuzco, but it may also be arranged from Lima.
Transfer to Cuzco bus station for first-class bus to Puno. (http://www.inkaexpress.com/ruta_sol.htm) During the 8 hour ride, you have 4 guided excursions, including stops at: Andahuaylillas, whose church is considered the "Sistine Chapel of the Americas" because of the quality of the art. At Raqchi, visit the "Wiracocha temple" that according to the old chroniclers was built by the Inca Wiracocha in honor to the Supreme God of the Incas, "Apu Kon Titi Wiracocha". Afterwards, you have a buffet lunch in the picturesque town of Sicuani. Later at La Raya, you will be at the highest pass on the route (14,000 ft). Then on to Pukara, one of the very earliest archeological complex constructed in the Peruvian Altiplano. Reception in Puno and transfer to the lakeside Sonesta Posada Del Inka for two overnights. (Option, if starting in Lima, is to fly to Juliaca and transfer to Puno hotel this day.) (B)
A full day touring around on on Lake Titicaca (Lago Titkiaka) including: Morning visit to Isla Taquile and the Aymara Indian section of Luquina for a lakeside lunch on the Chucuito Peninsula. Then visit the famous Uros Floating Islands at a time of little tourism and before the lake winds that sometimes in the late afternoon. (B/L)
Free time in Puno. Transfer to Juliaca airport for afternoon flight to Lima to connect with flights out. On the way, you may visit the Necropolis of Sillustani ruins on the shores of Lake Umayo if time permits. (If desired, we can arrange airport reception in Lima and assistance with connections or transfer to and overnight at the Hotel Antigua Miraflores for next day, morning or evening flights out.) (B)
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