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Tourist Bus Cusco Puno / Puno Cusco
Turismo MER has more than 4 years in the tourist transport service, providing a good service on routes Cusco Puno and Puno Cusco, Turismo MER has become a highly recommended in many travel agencies worldwide like Lonely Planet and Trip Advisor. Safe and pleasant is the slogan of this Peruvian Company.
Turismo MER Official Prices 2012
- Option 1: Price per person: $40 USD. This price doesn't include tickets to tourist attractions
- Option 2: Price per person: $52 USD. This price include tickets to tourist attractions
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BUS STATION CUSCO & PUNO
Cusco to Puno: Turismo MER Bus departs from Avenida La Paz A - 3, El Ovalo, Cusco at 07:30am. Bus arrives to Avenida Costanera No. 430, Puno at 05:00pm.
Bus Stop Map in Cusco.
Puno to Cusco: Turismo MER Bus departs from Avenida Costanera No. 430, Puno at 07:30am. Bus arrives to Cusco at 05:00pm.
Bus Stop Map in Puno.
TURISMO MER TOUR ITINERARY
Andahuaylillas "Sistine Chapel of America" | 3122 m.a.s.l.
The small town of Andahuaylillas is 40 km southeast of Cusco. It's one of those places where there isnīt much to do or see except for that hidden gem that makes the trip well worth it. And if you like getting lost wandering the streets of a small but picturesque town then you must visit Andahuaylillas.
There, you'll find the church of San Pedro Apostol de Andahuaylillas, built by the Jesuits in the 16th century. Like other Spanish and religious constructions of the time, it was built on top of a huaca, or sacred place for the Incas. Made out of adobe and brick, the church is a small structure consisting of one nave, apse and bell tower. But there's a reason why it's known as the Sistine Chapel of America.
Raqchi "Temple of Wiracocha" | 3450 m.a.s.l.
The most important building inside the complex is the "Wiracocha temple" that according to the old chroniclers was built by the Inca Wiracocha in honour to the Superior God invisible for the Andean people: "Apu Kon Titi Wiracocha". The "temple of Wiracocha" is a great construction for that age. Architectonically it is classified as "Kallanka", that is, a high building completely covered with straw (wood and "ichu"). Externally it is 92 meters long (302 feet) and 25.25 meter wide (83 feet).
Sicuani Buffet Lunch | 3552 m.a.s.l.
Sicuani is a relatively large highland town. The town is a major intersection, with the road to Puno/Arequipa passing through here. This town is surrounded by some very pretty hills. Afterwards, you have a buffet lunch in our exclusive restaurant with family atmosphere.
Raya Pass | 4335 m.a.s.l.
Abra La Raya (La Raya Pass) is the watershed between the valley that drains into Lake Titicaca and the valley that leads down to Cusco and to the Sacred Valley. The altitude is 4338 m (14,232 feet).
Pukara | 3900 m.a.s.l.
Pukara was the first regional population center in the northern Lake Titicaca Basin during the Late Formative Period (500 BC- AD 200), providing valuable insights into the origins of Andean civilization in the highlands. During its peak it covered over a square kilometer and housed thousands of bureaucrats, priests, artisans, farmers, herders, and possibly warriors. The Pukara style is identified by impressive monolithic sculptures with a variety of geometric, zoomorphic, and anthropomorphic images plus intricate, multi-colored pottery in a variety of ritual and domestic forms.
As one can imagine, the size and complexity of Pukara plus its rich material culture have drawn attention by archaeologists for almost a century. Major excavations projects were conducted in 1939 (Alfred Kidder II of Harvard University), in the 1970s (Plan Copesco), and have continued over the last decade (Klarich et al.).