The Sun Route: Cusco – Puno – Cusco

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  • Cusco to Puno1 to 18 people. Price per person: $75Start Time: 07:00Available: 18 seats
  • Puno to Cusco1 to 18 people. Price per person: $75Start Time: 07:00Available: 18 seats

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Departure & Return Location

Cusco Hotel - Puno Hotel (and viceversa)

Duration

07:10 AM (From Cusco) | 07:00 AM (From Puno)
Tour Details

The Sun Route offers a unique way to travel between Cusco and Puno, or vice versa.

The Sun Route bus service allows you to experience the renowned “Ruta del Sol.” The trip covers almost 400 km between the two cities, starting from Cusco to Puno or the other way around.

The Sun Route from Cusco or Puno includes five stops. You will visit the Sistine Chapel of Andahuaylillas, Raqchi Temple, and have a lunch break in the village of Sicuani. Continuing on the Sun Route to Puno, you will stop at La Raya, a beautiful Andean hot springs resort, and Pucara, known as “the temple of fertility.”

Tayra Tours Cusco offers state-of-the-art bus service on the Sun Route from Cusco to Puno or Puno to Cusco. Our buses are the latest models, IRIZAR PB and Irizar i6 2013. Our staff consists of tourism professionals, aiming to provide an unforgettable experience on the Sun Route.

Price Includes

  • Cusco or Puno Hotel Transfer
  • Bi-lingual Guide (English & Spanish)
  • Entrance Fees
  • Buffet Lunch

Price Excludes

  • Accommodation
  • Any Private Expenses

Complementaries

  • Sun Hat and Sun Glasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Original Passport
  • Peruvian Soles in cash
What to Expect

The Sun Route (from Cusco to Puno or the other way around) offers an exciting way to experience the beauty of Southern Peru. During this trip, we will make stops at the following sites:

  • Sistine Chapel of Andahuaylillas
  • Raqchi
  • Sicuani Village (Buffet Lunch)
  • La Raya Pass
  • Pucara Museum
Itinerary

1Pickup from Hotel

We will be picking you up from your hotel in Cusco.

2Departure

The bus will be departing exactly at 0700 AM

3Sistine Chapel of Andahuaylillas

Andahuaylillas is home to the “Sistine Chapel of the Americas”. While the whitewashed church may not seem quite attractive on the outside, this 17th-century church features stunning interiors. We will be stopping here for around 25 minutes.

Entrance Fees: 15 Soles.

4Archeological Site of Raqchi

The Archeological Site of Raqchi is dedicated to Wiracocha or Viracocha. According to Incan mythology, Wiracocha rose from Lake Titicaca. He is the creator of the Universe. Incas believe that Viracocha made the sun, stars and the moon. Here we will be spending 40 minutes.

Entrance Fees: 15 Soles.

5Lunch in Sicuani

Peru is renowned as the gastronomic capital of the Americas, and your trip would not be complete without savoring authentic Peruvian cuisine. During our journey, we will make a stop for lunch at an authentic Peruvian restaurant in Sicuani, where you will enjoy a buffet lunch with options available for vegans.

6La Raya Pass

La Raya Pass is situated at an impressive altitude of 4,355 meters above sea level, marking the border between Cusco and Puno. The view from La Raya Pass is truly breathtaking, offering a stunning perspective of the renowned Chimboya Glacier. It is fascinating to note that the Amazon River is believed to originate from the Chimboya Glacier. We will make a brief stop here for approximately 10 minutes, allowing you to take in the awe-inspiring scenery.

7Pukara Museum

The Pukara Museum is dedicated to the Pukara civilization, believed to have thrived between 1600 BC and 400 AD. Inside the museum, you will find a remarkable collection of sculptures and potteries from this ancient civilization. Our stop here will last for approximately 30 minutes, giving you the opportunity to explore and learn more about the fascinating history and artistry of the Pukara people.

Entrance Fees: 10 Soles

8Arrival in Puno

At around 0500 PM we will be reaching the Puno bus terminal.

The Pukara Museum is dedicated to the Pukara civilization, believed to have thrived between 1600 BC and 400 AD. Inside the museum, you will find a remarkable collection of sculptures and potteries from this ancient civilization. Our stop here will last for approximately 30 minutes, giving you the opportunity to explore and learn more about the fascinating history and artistry of the Pukara people.

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