CUSCO - PUNO - LAKE TITICACA

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We'll leave for Puno. We’ll travel through amazing Andean landscapes along Peru’s Altiplano. We’ll first visit Andahuaylillas, a small town featuring an incredible church from the colonial period. Built by the Jesuits in the 17th century, the church is nicknamed the "Sistine Chapel of the Andes." We’ll then continue on to the Raqch'I archeological site, dedicated to Viracocha, the great Andean deity who created the world. It is one of the rare two-storied relics of Incan architecture. It is 300 feet long and 50 feet high, making it easily the most immense covered building made by the Incas. We’ll have lunch on the road. Then, we will explore the town of Sicuani and its colorful market. Next, we’ll arrive in Puno, the capital of the region, located on the shores of the legendary Lake Titicaca. This town sits at an altitude of over 12,000 feet. The tremendous lake is said to be the highest in the world and has mysterious origins. It is the birthplace of Incan culture, and it contains a multitude of floating islands.

 

  • Wear comfortable, sturdy walking shoes.
  • The order of the visits can change.
  • Times are approximate.