Tour To Pukara 1 Day

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Overview

Nestled in the heart of Puno, Peru, Puca Pucara stands as a testament to the rich cultural heritage and awe-inspiring landscapes of the region. This archaeological marvel, known as the “Red Fortress,” invites you to step back in time and immerse yourself in the captivating history of the Andean highlands, breathtaking vistas that surround Puca Pucara, offering panoramic glimpses of the majestic Andean mountains and the serene beauty of Puno’s natural wonders. Explore the intricately designed stone structures that tell the tales of an ancient civilization. Puca Pucara’s unique architecture reflects the advanced engineering skills of its creators.

Immerse yourself in the vibrant cultural tapestry of Puno as you discover the historical significance of Puca Pucara. The site provides a fascinating window into the traditions and lifestyles of the indigenous people.

Witness the magic of a Puno sunset at Puca Pucara, where the sun paints the sky in hues of red and gold, casting an enchanting glow over the ancient stones and creating a truly mesmerizing atmosphere.

Located conveniently in Puno, Puca Pucara offers an accessible and rewarding excursion for travelers seeking a perfect blend of history, culture, and natural beauty.

Tour To Pukara 1 Day

Itinerary

We pick you up at 8:00 am then we go to the Sillustani Archaeological Complex, once here we begin a walk of approximately 30 minutes to reach the place and be able to observe the different funerary towers (chullpas) that seem to have taken the Andean plateau for their own sake. storm.

There are almost 90 of them and they are spread over an area of 150 hectares. Many of them exceed 12 meters in height and have a larger diameter at the top than at the base. A challenge to the laws of gravity and balance.

A detail that makes them unique on the continent. After visiting this magical place, we continue the tour to the colonial town of LAMPA Located 73 km from the city of Puno, also called the pink city, famous for its temple “Santiago Apóstol” which has an exact replica of Michelangelo’s Pietà . In this town we also find the only and most beautiful colonial bridge in Calicanto.

It is impossible not to fall in love with Lampa at first sight, something inevitable when encountering a town where silence fills almost everything and the pace of life moves slowly. Walking through its lonely streets gives you the feeling of having taken a leap in time and having entered a world painted in black and white.

It seems that you are walking there at the beginning of the 20th century when the Lampeños rejected the arrival of the railroad and this decision plunged them into a kind of ostracism but also saved them from destructive modernity. After appreciating the beauty of its streets and church, we resume the trip towards our main destination PUCARA, where we can enjoy a delicious lunch. PUCARA is famous for its lithic museum, pyramidal constructions that formed the city of this culture and for its pottery being the TORITO DE PUCARA its most representative figure. The inhabitants of Pucará are renowned artisans (potters) who currently export their crafts abroad not only for the meaning of the pucará bulls but also for the quality of the work.

It is common to see on almost all the roofs of mountain houses a pair of these Bulls that symbolize the protection and prosperity of the family.

PUCARA: Located 61 km from the city of Juliaca on the road that takes us to the city of Cusco, this pre-Columbian culture dates from 500 BC to 400 AD Also known as MOTHER CULTURE OF THE HIGHLANDS, this culture gave rise to later cultures. such as Tiahuanaco (today Bolivia) and Inca (Cusco).

Having the puma as a totem animal and the DECAPITADOR sculpture as characteristics of this culture. After enjoying this entire experience we will be returning to the hotel approximately between 5:30 pm or 6:00 pm

Inclusions

Terra Quechua Peru Included

  • Hotel transfer Puno-Sillustani-Lampa-Pucará-Puno
  • Departure time at your disposal SUPERIOR SERVICE
  • Professional tour guide in Spanish/English.
  • Tourist guide in another language, consult at the time of booking
  • Souvenir kit
  • Traditional Andean Lunch
  • Entrance ticket to Sillustani, Lampa Church, Pucará pukara Museum and Pucará Complex
  • Bottle of water and snacks.

Terra Quechua Peru No Included

  • Breakfast
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Tips for the guide and auxiliary staff
  • Travel insurance

What to Bring

  • Light and warm clothing, the weather in the morning is cold, at noon some heat and wind in the afternoon.
  • Hat and sunscreen.
  • Comfortable footwear for the walk.
  • Cash if you want to buy souvenirs
  • Drinks and/or snacks.

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Why to Choose Terra Quechua Peru

TERRA QUECHUA PERU. Is a full-service travel company. Our reputation for excellence is earned every day by providing the ultimate in value and personal attention. Since our founding in 2012, we have striven to make travel simple, worry-free, and fun for our corporate and leisure customers alike.

What is Terra Quechua Peru's mission?

Terra Quechua Peru is dedicated to providing the ultimate in value and personal attention to its customers, striving to make travel simple, worry-free, and enjoyable for both corporate and leisure travelers.

Who founded Terra Quechua Peru, and what distinguishes it as a company?

Terra Quechua Peru, initially started by Raquel Sanchez and Edwin Medina, is a family-owned travel agency and direct local tour operator headquartered in Cusco. Their extensive personal experience in trekking, along with the fact that it's a 100% Cusquenian Company without any shareholders, sets it apart.

What sets Terra Quechua Peru apart from other travel companies?

Terra Quechua Peru distinguishes itself by its dedication to providing exceptional value and personalized attention to its clients. Since its establishment in 2012, it has been committed to making travel straightforward, stress-free, and enjoyable for both corporate and leisure travelers. Additionally, being a family-owned business with a strong local presence and a wealth of experience in trekking further sets it apart.

What makes Terra Quechua Peru unique in the travel industry?

Terra Quechua Peru's uniqueness lies in its origins as a family-owned travel agency and direct local tour operator. Its founders, Raquel Sanchez and Edwin Medina, have personal experience spanning many years in trekking, offering travelers an authentic and knowledgeable perspective of Peru.

What kind of experience expect with Terra Quechua Peru?

Travelers with Terra Quechua Peru can anticipate a personalized and friendly experience during their trekking adventures. The guides are dedicated to making travelers feel like they are hiking with their own family or friends. Their in-depth knowledge of the region and culture adds an extra layer of authenticity to every journey.

Can Terra Quechua Peru help plan custom trips?

Yes, Terra Quechua Peru specializes in fully customizable trips. They can work with travelers to create personalized itineraries that cater to their specific interests and preferences, ensuring a tailored and unforgettable experience in Peru.

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