This terrific tour takes you on an incredible journey from Cusco to Puno to Lake Titicaca Peru. On the way from Cusco, by bus, you will be able to see famous sites like the Andahuylillas Church, Raqchi, and Pucapucara. Enjoy beautiful views of the Andes Mountains and learn from experienced tour guides. This tour is called the “Route of the Sun” and it has great chances to learn more about Inca and pre-Inca cultures.
Experience the gorgeous, gigantic Lake Titicaca and visit its unique islands. Meet locals and learn about their culture.
Duration: 4 Days / 3 Nights
Start and end location: Cusco
Day 1 – Marvel at Multiple Sites as you Travel from Cusco to Puno by VIP Bus
At 6:30 am, we will pick you up from your hotel and transfer you to the bus terminal of Inka Express or Turismo Mer. This is a VIP bus service between Cusco and Puno. An English-speaking tour guide will take you on tours of various sites along the way.
You will get to see the sites of Andahuylillas, Raqchi and Pucara and spectacular views of the countryside. At Sicuani, you will stop to enjoy a traditional buffet lunch provided by our company. Upon arrival to Puno at about 17:00 pm, our representative will be waiting for you to transfer you to Hotel Qelqatani.
Day 2 – Meet Locals of Uros Floating Island and Stay with a Family on Amantani Island
We will pick you up by 7:30 am and take you to the port. From there, you will ride a motorboat for 30 minutes to the Uros Floating Island. On this island, you will meet the local people of Uros on Lake Titicaca Peru. The tour guide will explain how they live here and how they make the floating islands using local reeds and vegetation.
Then, you will ride in the motorboat for 2.5 hours to reach Amantani Island. As soon as you get there, the islanders will greet you and take you to their places for lunch. You can then play football with the islanders and climb up to Pachatata to see an amazing view of the sunset. Afterward, you will go back to a family’s house for dinner and a party from 20:00 pm to 22:00 pm.
Day 3 – Explore Taquile Island and Learn about the Islanders’ Textile Products
Wake-up time today is 6:20 am. You will have breakfast with the local family and go to the port to meet the entire group. Then, you will ride a boat for 2.5 hours to get to Taquile Island.
After a local lunch, you will go on a short hike, then see how the islanders produce their traditional garments. The islanders use sheep wool for their high-quality textile crafts. Then, you will go on the motorboat for 3 hours back to the city of Puno, where we will drop you off at your hotel.
Day 4 – Return to Cusco
After breakfast, we will pick you up and transfer you to the bus terminal. The bus leaves at 8:00 am and arrives to Cusco around 14:30 pm. When you arrive to Cusco, we will pick you up and take you to your hotel.
After you book your experience, you will receive a confirmation email from us confirming that your payment went through. You will then be connected directly to the tour operator, in case you have any further questions. We are also happy to answer any questions about the tour, or travel in general in your country of destination.