Experience the lifestyle in the Valles Calchaquies

5 Days / 4 Nights

OVERVIEW

Overview

Rich in archaeological remains, both pre-Inca, Inca and colonial; PUNO is also considered the folkloric capital of Peru for the variety and beauty of its dances that represent the mix of the Quechua, Aymara and Hispanic peoples, and that can be appreciated in its maximum splendor during the celebrations of the Virgen de la Candelaria. At present, the population of Puno lives in the midst of traditions and customs, which they have known how to preserve over the centuries, allowing us to share the legacy of their ancestors who still live among them. Whether it's touring Lake Titicaca or celebrating with typical dances in one of its festivities, Puno is a must-see destination on the trip through Peru.

ITINERARY

Itinerary

Puno and Lake Titicaca 3 Days / 2 Nights

Route from Cusco to Puno: visit to Andahuaylillas, Racchi and Puca Pucará

You will leave the station to start the trip by bus to Puno; On the way you will enjoy the wonderful landscapes of the Southern Valley of Cusco. First visit Andahuaylillas, where you will find a beautiful church of the XXVII century, with an impressive organ decorated with angels and cherubs. Then you will visit the ruins of Racchi - also known as "The Temple of the Wiracocha God" - those that have different areas that were used for different purposes. At the end of this visit, you will enjoy a delicious and typical lunch buffet at a local restaurant. After this you will know the archaeological site of Puca-Pucara, a military construction that also functioned as an administrative center. Finally, you will arrive at the bus station in Puno and be transferred to your hotel. 

 

Accommodation at selected hotel in Puno.

Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch. 

Visit Lake Titicaca: the islands of Uros and Taquile

In the morning you will travel to Taquile Island, where the community kindly welcomes tourists, keeping alive their traditions, customs and colorful clothing in the old-fashioned style. The islanders are skilled artisans and capture in each work surprising techniques developed over centuries by their ancestors. Then visit the floating islands of the Uros, also called the Town of the Lake, because these islands are built with layers of totora and serve as homes and trading centers for the natives of the same name who are mobilized in rafts built by hand.

 

Accommodation at selected hotel in Puno.

Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch. 

In the morning, you will be transferred from your hotel in Puno to the airport to take the flight to the city of Lima and connect with your next flight.

 

Meals included: Breakfast.

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