Lake Titicaca by Bus
Trek to Machu Picchu
9 - 13
Day 9: Manu to Puno
After breakfast you will transfer to your bus for a spectacular 388km journey to Puno (it’s a full days transfer approx 8-10hrs) The first stop on this scenic route is the church of San Pedro in Andahuaylillas, also known as the Sistine Chapel of the Andes. Built on the site of an Inca temple, this humble looking church houses an assortment of Baroque art and frescoes encased in gold. The next stop is the Wiracocha temple part of the Raqchi complex. The temple according to the old chroniclers was built by the Incas in honour of Wiracocha the Inca creator God. After stopping for a buffet luch the route takes you via La Raya, where a view of the glacier capped Andes beckons to be photographed. At 4,335 metres above sea level, La Raya is the highest point between Cuzco and Puno. One final stop at the Pucara stone factory finishes of this fantastic trip before you finally arrive in the town of Puno on the shores of Lake Titicaca. You will overnight at a hotel in Puno. (B,L,D)
Day 10: Puno to Amantani
You depart early morning on a boat to the island of Amantani (24 miles from Puno). On route you will see the fascinating floating islands of Uros and experience the Titicaca National reserve. On arrival Amantani you will be allocated a local family to stay with and then taken on a walk around this peaceful island to discover the pre-Incan ruins and to see the world famous hand weavings and experience the ancient communal lifestyle. The food and accommodation is basic yet the experience is well worth it. (B,L,D)
Day 11: Amantani to Puno
In the morning after breakfast we catch the boat to Taquile island for a visit with impressive panoramic views of the lake. We enjoy a typical lunch on the island before returning to Puno in the afternoon. Transfer to the hotel. (B,L,D)
Day 12: Puno to Lima. Fly to UK
After breakfast a transfer to the Juliaca airport about 45 mins from Puno for a flight back to Lima in time to connect with the international overnight flight back to the UK (B)
Day 13: Arrive in the UK
Afternoon arrival in the UK
Cost: £399 per person sharing (based on 2 or more people in twin accommodation)
Single Supp: £40 (NB: there must be a minimum of 2 persons for this extension to run)
- Bus transfer from Cusco to Puno including an English speaking guide
- Full board until Day 12
- Extension to your travel insurance (if you have Charity Challenges insurance)
- Accomodation in a locally owned hotel *
- Personal expenses (ie: gifts, extra soft drinks or alcohol, laundry etc)
- Any tips for local team (guides, drivers etc.)
Please note that this extension is subject to minimum numbers and flight availability and should be booked no later than 10 weeks prior to departure. In some cases, a surcharge may need to be applied in which case we will inform you prior to confirming your booking. Full payment must be received no later than 8 weeks prior to departure or your place on the extension may be cancelled. All bookings will be confirmed no later than 6 weeks prior to departure.
The advertised costs for this extension are per person on twin sharing basis. If you are a solo passenger, We will accommodate you in a room with someone of the same sex.
*= Please note that we reserve the right to change accommodation. Where this is necessary, alternative accommodation will be of an equal or better standard.