Turismo Mer bus offers the latest motor coaches and is created around a carefully designed bus tourist route that takes you to the key places of interest in the “Route of the Sun“, with several stops that lets you discover them.
CUSCO BUS STATION LOCATION
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.
PUNO BUS STATION LOCATION
Puno to Cusco: Turismo MER Bus departs from Avenida Costanera No. 430, Puno at 07:30am. Bus arrives to Cusco at 05:00pm.
TURISMO MER BUS ITINERARY
08:00am – Andahuaylillas “Sistine Chapel of America” | 3122 m. a.s.l.
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.
10:30am – 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).
11:40am – 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.
15:00pm – 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.
17:00pm – Arrival to Avenida Costanera No. 430, Puno | 3800 m.a.s.l.
Cusco To Puno Bus Tickets
Puno To Cusco Bus Tickets