Inka Express Bus has over 14 years in the tourism industry, we are the pioneers of the "Route of the Sun". Inka Express Bus provides safe, confortable transportation from Cusco to Puno and Puno to Cusco.
Throughout the years Inka Express Bus has won many awards and recognition like Lonely Planet, TripAdvisor, Fromers, Best Trasportation Provider etc.
ISO 9001 accreditation in progress. Inka Express Bus is committed to deliver quality service and achieve customer satisfaction.
It is the goal of Inka Express Bus to continually deliver safe, effective, high-quality products and services, on time, to our customers.
✔ English speaking personnel
✔ Oxygenated Cabin Air
✔ Air conditioning
✔ GPS satellite tracking of transit
✔ Satellite mobile phone
*** The cost DOES NOT include entrance tickets in: Andahuaylillas church, lithic museum of Pukara and Archaeological complex of Raqchi.
PUNO TO CUSCO BUS ITINERARY
DEPARTURE: Bus departs from Puno's Earth Terminal at 06:50am.
ARRIVAL: Bus arrives to Avenida 28 de Julio (5to paradero Urbanizacion Ttio) Cusco at 05:20pm.
6:50 am — Departure (Puno) — 3800 meters altitude.
8:45 am — Pukara Museum — 3900 meters altitude.
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.
10:00 am — La Raya Pass — 4335 meters altitude.
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).
12:00 am — Sicuani Buffet Lunch — 3552 meters altitude.
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.
1:15 pm — Raqchi "Temple of Wiracocha" — 3450 meters altitude.
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).
2:30 pm — Checacupe (15 min. guided tour) Coffered Ceiling — 3135 meters altitude.
The temple of Checacupe will offer the nicest surprise to the visitor. By the quality of its Mudejar coffered ceiling, it is only compared to the church of Andahuyalillas.
4:30 pm — Andahuaylillas "Sistine Chapel of America" — 3122 meters altitude.
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.
5:20 pm — Arrival (Cusco) — 3400 meters altitude.