WHAT ARE THE TIMES OF DEPARTURE AND ARRIVAL?
- Inka Express Bus departs from Cusco and Puno at 06:50am and It is arriving about 05:00pm.
WHAT ARE THE ADDRESS OF BOARDING AND DISEMBARKING?
- Inka Express Bus departs and arrives from Avenida 28 de Julio (Quinto paradero de Ttio), Wanchaq - Cusco. The Bus arrives and departs from Bus Terminal, Puno.
THE TOUR IS ROUND TRIP?
- No, It's just one way. But In case you want to return with us you have to pay the same amount. We usually recommend to return by Direct Service, price is a lot less.
HOW LONG IS THE TRIP?
- The tour takes about 10 hours.
WHERE ENDS THE SERVICE?
- If you booked our transfer service, our service ends at your hotel.
WHAT IS THE COST FOR STUDENTS?
- Students pay the regular rate.
TOUR INCLUDES TRANSFERS?
- No. You have to book this service when you're filling out our reservation form.
WHAT'S INCLUDED THE SERVICE?
- Bilingual Staff.
- Guided tours. Archeological centers.
- Buffet Lunch in Sicuani town.
- Entrances to the different archaeological sites.
- Mineral water, coca tea, coffee.
- Tourist Assistance.
- First-aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle.
- Delivery bus tickets at your hotel.
- Luggage storage.
- Comfortable seats, satellite mobile phone communication, air conditioning, TV/ video etc.
- Chemical toilet.
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED?
- Transfer from your hotel to the Bus Station and Bus Station - Hotel.
- Extra cost is $10 for the transfer.
- Hotel in Cusco or Puno.
- Breakfast and dinner on the day of travel.
- Soft or alcoholic drinks.
THESE TRANSPORT COMPANIES WORK ON SUNDAYS AND HOLIDAYS?
- Yes. All they work on sundays and holidays.
WHY INCREASE THE PRICE OF TICKETS?
- Actually, price increases according to the price of tickets to tourist attractions.
Health and Safety "Soroche", altitude sickness Soroche affects many people during their first few days in Cusco. Symptoms of altitude sickness include headaches, fatigue, nausea, loss of appetite, insomnia and shortness of breath. To avoid "soroche", take it easy the first day: avoid physical efforts, only have light meals, reduce smoking and alcohol intake and drink plenty of mate de coca (tea made out of coca leaves). Direct reactions to altitude sickness can last a few days, and if it is serious, we recommend that you see a doctor.
Public Transport Cusco has a inexpensive public transport system that consists of a combination of taxis and combis (minivans). A ride in a taxi within town will cost you just S/2.00, or S/3.00 after 10pm and a ride in a combi S/0.60. Students can hail them anywhere at just about anytime, and you can ask them to let you off at frequent paraderos (bus stops) en route. The route for the combi should be displayed in the front window, but do not hesitate to ask if they will be going your direction.
Sunburn Keep in mind that the sun is stronger at high altitudes than at sea level. Since Cusco is located at 3, 400 meters (10 500 feet) it is easy to get a sunburn, even when it is cloudy! Take extra precautions to avoid harmful sunrays: wear a hat and use sunburn cream. Try not to spend too much time under direct sunlight.
Taxis Taxis are innumerable. Upon arrival at Lima airport an official taxi would charge $ 20.00USD or even $25.00USD. From any point of the city to the airport is less expensive, about $ 10.00USD (official taxi). In Cusco, for example, taxis charge S/.3.50 during the day and S/. 5.00 after 10 p.m. within the city. A taxi ride from or to the airport is more expensive. We recommend only official taxis especially during the nights. The cost is the same and can be recognized because they have a phone number on the roof.
Business Hours Most stores are open from 10:00am to 21:00 pm with a long lunch break between 13:00 pm and 16:00 pm. Banks are open only in the morning from 9 am to 13:00 and from 4:30 till 18:00 in the afternoon.