Optional tours:

Pikillacta – Andahuaylillas (4 hrs)

We start the tour visiting Pikillacta, the archaeological pre-Inca complex, 30 Km South of Cusco, where the narrow streets of the old town are preserved. Then we go to Andahuaylillas where we will visit its church, known as the ‘Sistine Chapel of the Americas’, due to its decorated polychrome ceiling, founded in the 16th century. En route we will pass by traditional towns known for their famous breads and ‘chicharron’ (pork meat).

Maras – Moray (4 hrs)

We depart towards Maras, a typical highland town with its thatched roofed houses and its Colonial church. The tour continues to Moray, where we will visit the Inca amphitheater, built in different ecological floors (or terraces).

Then we go to Salineras Maras, old salt mines that are actually operated in a natural way (well system) by the local communities. Before we return to Cusco, we continue through a bridle road to Pichingoto, a native community with typical facial features and a unique housing system (caves built close to the hill).

Pre-Columbian Art Museum (2 hrs)

The Pre-Columbian Art Museum (MAP), is located in a beautiful 18th century mansion, built over a pre-Columbian 9th century pyramid. The objects are famous masterpieces of the pre-Columbian art. Its galleries were designed to meet the highest standards of modern museographers enabling the visitors to admire its important collection of pottery, old and jewels of the ancient Peruvian cultures. 

Tourist Bus Cusco-Puno (8 hrs)

Transfer to the station for the tourist bus trip to Puno (aprox 9 hrs). On our way, we will stop at Andahuaylillas town, where we will visit its church, known as the ‘Sistine Chapel of the Americas’, due to its decorated polychrome ceiling. Then we stop at Racchi, where we will see an Inca Sanctuary dedicated to the great Inca god Wiracocha. From there, we continue to Sicuani, where we will have lunch at a local restaurant. Continuing our trip, we pass by La Raya ranch (the highest point on the route – 14,222 ft), where we can see herds of vicunas and llamas. Then we will visit the Kalasaya Temple, remnants of the ancient Pucara Culture. Upon arrival in Puno, transfer to the hotel.