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From Cusco: 2-Night Lake Titicaca Excursion

1. From Cusco: 2-Night Lake Titicaca Excursion

Day 1 Meet your driver at the bus terminal in Cusco in the evening and board your overnight bus to Puno. Day 2 After a night on the road, arrive in Puno in the morning. Transfer to your hostel where you can leave your bags for the day. Next, take the boat out to the Uros Islands for a guided tour of the famous floating reed islands. Enjoy a cruise through the highest navigable lake in the world to reach the remote island of Taquile. Upon arrival at Taquile, enjoy a guided tour of the island which takes in some of the best viewpoints available before stopping for lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, begin the journey back to Puno.  In Puno, enjoy some free to explore the city or go for dinner at one of the many restaurants before boarding your overnight bus back to Cusco. Day 3 Get dropped off at your hotel or hostel in Cusco in the morning.

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Cusco: 2-Day Lake Titicaca Tour

2. Cusco: 2-Day Lake Titicaca Tour

Day 1: Cusco to Puno You will be picked up from your hotel at 6:30 AM before heading to the tourist bus station for Puno. During the trip, you will make different stops for different tourist centers. At 8:10 AM you will take a 35-minute tour of the Temple of Andahuaylillas Chapel Sixtina de America. Later on, you will explore the Archeological Complex of Raqchi, before sitting down for a buffet-style lunch. In the afternoon, you will visit the Step la Raya, before continuing to explore the Museum Litico de Pucapucara. Your day will end at 5:30 PM, at which point you will arrive in the city of Puno to rest in your hotel. Day 2: Puno Your second day will begin at 6:30 AM, at which point you will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to the Port of Puno. You will then board your boat in Puno, departing for Taquile. You will then visit the Uros Islands, where you will participate in a cultural demonstration that allows you to discover the Uro way of life. At 11:00 AM, you will reach a secondary port on the island of Taquile, from where you will go up a gentle slope towards the main town. This walk lasts approximately 1 hour, and during the tour, your guide will let you discover many aspects of the local Taquile culture. At 1:00 PM you will break for lunch at a village restaurant, where it is recommended to try the quinoa soup and the fresh fried fish from the lake. Following lunch, your return to the main port of Taquile will begin. At approximately 5:00 PM you will arrive at the hotel lobby. At 9:00 PM you will transfer to the bus station, depart for Cusco at 10:00 PM and arrive at 5:00 AM the following morning. You can then take a taxi back to your hotel.

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Cusco: 8 Day Machu Picchu and Puno Southern Treasures Tour

3. Cusco: 8 Day Machu Picchu and Puno Southern Treasures Tour

Day 1: arrive in Cusco.  Be collected when you arrive at the airport in Cusco and driven to your lodge, which is located in the charming historic district of San Blas. Your lodge will be the 3-star Tandapata Boutique Hotel or similar and is just a few minutes walk from the Plaza de Armas, the beautiful and bustling town center. Today is reserved for resting and acclimatizing to the altitude of approximately 3,400 meters (11,000 feet). You will meet your expedition group at 5:00 PM.    Day 2: Sacred Valley tour of Chinchero, Moray, and the salt mines. Begin your adventure on the high plains with the first stop at Chinchero, which an important ancient site for the Inca. It is known as the birthplace of the rainbow. Visit the picturesque colonial church then a local textile center, where you will learn about the ancient science of weaving from the artisans themselves. See how they bring magic to these wonderful pieces of art, which are dyed with minerals, plants, and seeds. Continue through the rolling hills to the enigmatic circular terraces of Moray. Learn about how these constructions served as an experimental agricultural center to selectively cultivate the best breeds of staple Andean crops at different temperatures. Near Moray, make a stop at the town of Maras to visit the ancient salt mines. These were used for thousands of years by local families to supply salt to the Incas and they are still used today so you can discover the natural art of salt harvesting straight from the land. In the afternoon, travel to Ollantaytambo and board the train to Aguas Calientes. Stay overnight at the 3-star Waman Hotel Machupicchu or similar.    Day 3: Machu Picchu.  Today, you will rise very early for breakfast then ascend to the citadel Inka of Machu Picchu, which is approximately 25 minutes by bus. Appreciate sunrise at this magical place. It is a famous masterpiece of architecture and engineering, believed to have been a sanctuary and energetic center. Today, Machu Picchu is recognized by UNESCO as one of the seven wonders of the world and a World Heritage Site. Take a 2 to 3-hour guided tour of the site with a guide who will teach you about the site and answer any questions. Return to Aguas Calientes for lunch then the 3-star Waman Hotel Machupicchu or similar for the night.    Day 4: Pisaq and Awanancancha.  Travel to Ollantaytambo and continue to the town of Pisaq. Here, you will discover the engineering of the Incas as the mountainsides are full of terraces and buildings on steep hillsides and high peaks. Journey to the top of this mountain for the best views of the Sacred Valley below. Later, return to the town of Pisaq and visit the local artisan market to see all kinds of products including weavings, musical instruments, and souvenirs. Return to Cusco and on the way stop at Awanacancha, which is a weaving center. Meet the Andean species of camels including alpaca, llama, vicuña, and guanaco and dive deeper into the science of weaving to appreciate the hand-made art of the Andean women. Stay tonight at the 3-star Tandapata Hotel Boutique or similar.    Day 5: Cusco.  Today you have free time to explore Cusco. You can spend the day in the city independently or book a day tour such as the city walking tour, river rafting on Vilcanota River, horse riding in Saqsayhuaman Park, ziplining in the Sacred Valley, or ATV riding in Killarumiyoc. Stay tonight at the 3-star Tandapata Hotel Boutique or similar.    Day 6: Puno.  In the morning, depart from the bus terminal and head toward Puno to visit the many diverse locations along the route of the sun. Stop at Andahuaylillas to see the Sistine Chapel of the Americas, which is one of the best examples of the fusion between Catholic and Andean religions. Visit Raqchi, an Inka temple dedicated to the god Wiracocha, creator of the universe. Its construction is of monumental dimensions and stands at an estimated 100 meters long, 26 meters wide, and 14 meters high. La Raya is the midway point on your journey and the highest point on the road at 4,335 meters above sea level. The impressive views here allow you to admire the rugged altitude full of tall snow-capped peaks and herds of llamas, alpacas, and vicuñas. This is the geographic border between the two cultures of the Quechua of Cusco and the Aymara of Puno. Continue to Pucara, one of the oldest and most important ceremonial centers of the high plains, which is well known for its lithic structures and tombs. Stay tonight at the 3-star Puno Qalasaya Hotel or similar.    Day 7: Uros and Taquile Island. Depart at 7:30 AM from your hotel to the dock or main port. At 7:45 AM, begin your trip to the floating islands of the Uros, the National Reserve of Lake Titicaca. The lake is known as the highest navigable lake in the world with 75 islands to explore. See the beautiful panoramic view as your expert guide teaches you about the floating islands. The people of Uros maintain their culture and traditions of artisanal fishing and are dedicated to the hunting of wild birds and the collection of duck eggs. Then sail for 2.5 hours to Taquile Island. On the way, see the mountain chain, the royal mountain range. The people of Taquile have demonstrated their skills in textiles, with recognition from UNESCO. Spinning and weaving are done mostly by men, who learn at the age of eight. Women make yarns and fabrics. Life in Taquile has been largely unchanged by modernity. After your 2 hour visit, enjoy a delicious typical lunch. You can purchase some of the crafts and give this community the sustainability to continue sharing their culture and traditions. Return to the city of Puno for 5:00 PM and stay at the 3-star Puno Qalasaya Hotel or similar.    Day 8: Puno to Juliaca to Lima.  Take a brief transfer from Puno to the neighboring city of Juliaca. Upon your arrival in Lima, you will be assisted to your international connecting flight or accommodation.   

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Lima: 9-Day Peru Express with Ica, Cusco, and Puno

4. Lima: 9-Day Peru Express with Ica, Cusco, and Puno

Day 1: Arrival in Lima, City Tour Your tour will begin as you are picked up from the airport, after which you will begin a city tour. That evening you will stay at the Miramar Hotel or similar in Lima. Day 2: Paracas, Ica, and Huacachina with Buggies and Sandboarding Visit the Ballestas Islands, Candelabrum, before a wine and Pisco demonstration in Ica city. Later that day, take part in riding buggies and sandboarding in Huacachina. That evening you will once again stay at the Miramar Hotel or similar in Lima. Day 3: Arrival to Cusco On your third day you will arrive to Cusco, where you will have a free day for acclimatizing. That evening you will lodge in the Cusco Jungle Hotel or similar. Day 4: Chinchero, Maras, and Moray in the Sacred Valley of the Incas Begin with a visit to the Chinchero textile center, before moving onward to the archaeological sites in Chinchero and Moray. Following that, you will tour the salt mines in Maras before lodging at the Golden Sunrise Hotel or similar in Aguas Calientes. Day 5: Machu Picchu Inca Citadel On day 5 you will explore the breathtaking Machu Picchu, which is one of the Seven Wonders of the world. Following a full day at this sacred site, you will overnight at the Cusco Jungle Hotel or similar. Day 6: Humanatay Lake On your sixth day you will trek to Humantay Lake, which is close to the snowy Salkantay mountain. That evening you will once again lodge in the Cusco Jungle Hotel or similar. Day 7: Rainbow Mountain Trek to Rainbow Mountain, which is very close to the highest mountain of Cusco: the Ausangate Mountain. Following your day of hiking, you will return once more to the Cusco Jungle Hotel or similar to overnight. Day 8: Route of the Sun On day 8 you will take a touristic bus between Cusco and Puno. Throughout this journey you will visit the Andahuaylillas Chapel, Raqchi Archaeological Complex, La Raya Pass, and the Lithic Museum of Pukara. That evening you will stay at the Royal Inn or similar. Day 9: Titicaca Lake and the Uros and Taquile Islands On your final day you will take a speed boat tour of Lake Titicaca, before exploring the Uros and Taquile Islands. In the afternoon, you will transfer to the airport where your tour will conclude.

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From Cusco: Puno and Uros Islands 2-Day Trip

5. From Cusco: Puno and Uros Islands 2-Day Trip

Travel to Puno on this 2-day trip from Cusco. Experience historic and scenic sights including Andahuaylillas, the Temple of the Wiracocha God, and La Raya. Ride to Uros Islands on a speedboat and a tour of the island of Taquile on day 2. Day 1: Cusco to Puno Start your day with pickup from your hotel in Cusco and transfer to the bus station for the tourist bus to Puno. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the journey with plenty of stops at attractions along the scenic route. Stop at Andahuaylillas to visit its beautiful chapel. Pause in Racchi to encounter the Temple of the Wiracocha God, then enjoy a lunch stop in beautiful La Raya. Continue your journey with a visit to the Pucará Site Museum. Arrive in Puno in the late afternoon. Enjoy a transfer from the bus station to your hotel accommodation, with the evening free to explore the city at your leisure. Day 2: Puno and the Floating Islands to Cusco Begin your day with pickup and transport to the pier for a speedboat journey to the Uros islands. Take a tour of these famous floating islands made of reeds. Enjoy a cruise on the highest navigable lake in the world to the remote island of Taquile. Take a guided tour of the island and its scenic viewpoints, before pausing for lunch in a local restaurant. After eating, begin your journey back to Puno. Take advantage of some free time to explore the city at your leisure. Enjoy some dinner in one of the city's many restaurants (own expense), before hopping on the night bus for the journey back to Cusco.

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What people are saying about Cusco Region

Excellent service!! I don't know how Leto the group in Cusco, there were only 3 of us, but the pick-up and transfer service were excellent !!!, the guide knew the tour and explained great in several languages! It was very enjoyable and we learned a lot about the culture thanks to the guide's explanations !!! An experience like no other !! recommended ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Everything went well. Bus was comfortable. Always a guide. Only the address to the meeting point is no longer up to date and should be updated;) I followed the address on the confirmation from Peru hop, which is the current one

The truth was very good, the tour is beautiful, the people of the hotel behaved beautifully and the buses to come from Cusco very good, very comfortable, no complaints, super recommended !!

Fantastic experience. The bus ride was comfortable and everything was planned out well. Highly recommend this activity.

Very cool, all on time, no delays and very good guides! Super recommend it!