03 Days / 02 Nights
Departure to Puno in a touristic bus, on route you will visit the town of Andahuaylillas. It is situated at 3,122 m.above sea level and at 22 miles southern of Cusco, province of Quispicanchi, this province is special for its beautiful landscapes and convenient microclimate to crop corn, vegetables and fruit trees. You could see its church known as “The Sistine Chapel of America” it was built in plane Doric style with many frescos covering its walls and decorated altars in gold leaves. Later, you will visit the complex of Raqchi, situated in the Province of Chanchis at 3460 m. above sea level, characterized by its peculiar and splendid architecture. It is a very particular Inca construction. The presence of the Temple of Wiraqocha is remarkable, according to the tradition it was sent to build by the Inca Wiraqocha honoring to Andean gods: Apu Kon Titi Wiraqocha. Arrive to Puno at night and transfer to selected hotel. Lunch on the way is included. Overnight. (L)
Lake Titicaca is 3800 meters above sea level. The majesty of the lake and the mixture of races: Quechua, Aymara and Spanish, makes the area a truly mystic place. Puno has been named the “Capital folklórica del Perú” (folkloric capital of Peru) from the wealth of its artistic and cultural expressions, particularly dance. They are most notable during the celebrations of the Feast of the “Virgen de la Candelaria” and the Regional Competition of Autochthonous Dances.
A full day excursion on trip boat (around 3 hours) to Taquile, an island that has preserved very well its culture and ethnic values as well as their traditions and textile handcrafting. People from this ancestral community, are very hardworking and welcoming. Nowadays, its economy it is based on fishing, agriculture of the Andean potato and tourism. On the way back a mandatory stop on the amazing floating islands of the Uros. It is a group of 40 big floating islands made of totora, living as their ancestors did, keeping their traditions and believes. Lunch included. Overnight. (B/L)
Transfer to Juliaca’s airport. (B)