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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Marion S
Marion S
2024-06-23
Fünf -Tages-Trekking-Tour über Salkantay nach Machu Picchu Unser Trip, gebucht über Getyourguide, durchgeführt von Terra Quechua Peru, hat in fast allen Punkten unseren Erwartungen entsprochen. Von der Abholung am Hotel, die zwar deutlich eher als erwartet war bis zur Verabschiedung unseres Guides hat alles prima und reibungslos geklappt. Mir Renaldo und Asencio hatten wir zwei überaus liebenswerte Guides, die immer ansprechbar waren, die Bedürfnisse des Einzelnen berücksichtigt haben und dafür gesorgt haben, das alles reibungslos abgelaufen ist. Unser Koch Javier hat alles getan, damit zu jeder Mahlzeit verschiedene, abwechslungsreiche Gerichte auf den Tisch kamen und an unserem letzten gemeinsamen Frühstück sogar noch eine Torte gebacken. Das einzige, was wir nicht so machen konnten wie gebucht, war der Aufstieg auf den Machu Picchu Mountain. Terra Quechua Peru hatte uns den Aufstieg auf den Huayna Picchu gebucht, obwohl es im Vorfeld anders abgesprochen war. Daher ein Punkt Abzug. Trotzdem war auch die Aussicht von diesem Berg sensationell und abschließend bleibt zu sagen, wir würden Terra Quechua Peru jederzeit wieder buchen🙂
Andre F
Andre F
2024-06-10
Excellent travel agency! We highly recommend it! Mr. Edwin did all the intermediation of our tours in both Cusco and Lima. Always attentive, responding quickly on Whatsapp, in addition to being clear about the information about each of the tours. The prices are fair and he works on the basis of trust, which helped us a lot during our stay. Its staff is punctual, helpful and lively, explaining in detail the main points and historical events. They are also bilingual (Spanish and English), making the experience even better. We highly recommend Terra Quechua Peru!
Carlos Andrés
Carlos Andrés
2024-06-03
Highly reliable agency. The truth is we were pleasantly surprised by the excellent service received by this agency. From the first moment we had contact, until the moment we boarded the plane back to Costa Rica, everything was in perfect harmony and control on their part, they always made us feel safe and confident in every move we would make. Not only are they worth recommending, but when we return, God first, they will be our first choice for the activities we will do. We are really very grateful to their entire work team, which is more than qualified for the activities they dedicate themselves to, and yet, giving more than what they offer. Blessings to each of you and we hope to meet again very soon.
Martin G
Martin G
2024-05-31
salkantay road Incredible experience with this travel agency, which was attentive to all the details. I would definitely recommend it, highlighting the attention of Edwin who was always available to us for any questions or reasons. And thank the entire work team from Reynaldo and Ivan the guides, who accompanied us along the road to Salkantay, the cooks and muleteers.
Claudio
Claudio
2024-05-30
Cusco & Machu Picchu: an unforgettable trip We contracted Cuzco city tour, excursion to Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Huayna Picchu, Montaña de Colores and Laguna Humantay with this agency before traveling. The organization was impeccable and any problem that arose, Edwin resolved it immediately, always very attentive at any time. Super recommended. The places visited are spectacular, beautiful. They were all worth seeing. Combination of natural landscapes of great beauty, archaeological sites, culture, history, gastronomy.
Abigeal V
Abigeal V
2024-05-28
Outstanding Experience Our experience with Terra Quechua was outstanding. The guide's deep knowledge and passion for the site were evident, and the tour was perfectly organized. We left with a deeper appreciation for the history and beauty of Terra Quechua
Abdul Q
Abdul Q
2024-05-28
Informative and Fun Tour Terra Quechua provided an informative and fun tour. Our guide was excellent, sharing detailed information and engaging stories about the site. The tour was well-structured and thoroughly enjoyable
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Kate Caroli
2024-05-24
e do the City tour Cusco, Sacred Valley. Machu Picchu and Coloured Mountain If you want to take your mind off everything and enjoy your trip, you can't miss the chance to choose these travel organisers to show you Peru. The guides are superb, they know the area perfectly and all the stories behind every corner, which makes every visit more magical. At all times they have been concerned about us and have shown great flexibility in terms of preferences. I am very grateful to have had this amazing experience and would definitely recommend it to anyone!
Lau Menendez
Lau Menendez
2024-05-23
Salkantay 5 days Very good experience! I did the 5-day Salkantay trek, domo by domo. As previously the height made me feel bad and after passing 4500 meters I started to feel bad, we looked for an alternative to be able to do the path but ignoring day 2 when we reach 5000 meters. Edwin helped me re-coordinate everything and also kept an eye on the departures. It was a little chaotic at the beginning because the day I had the meeting at the agency I had to go to the doctor to evaluate my lungs and that meant I didn't make it to the previous meeting, but Edwin still received me later at the agency and I help reorganize everything. The guides were 10,000! Edison and Brian, two young guides helped us all the way and were super attentive. It was fun. Edison incredible patience! The chef Gabriel made magic with his hands, the meals were incredible. I am not going to deny that when I paid online from Argentina I was a little afraid, but everything went super well and more than recommended! Then I hired them again for a day trip! Thank you Edison for all the support and Edwin for all the coordination.
leonardo f
leonardo f
2024-05-15
Good agency for first timers in Peru This comment is for people like me who had more questions than answers when seeing the previous reviews of this post. I did an 8-day tour including Lima and Cusco with their main trekking and tourism attractions. In general, the agency fulfilled what was promised from the beginning and in general terms our trip went very well and we did not have any major setbacks. Additionally, the weather was very good throughout the week and that helped a lot. However, there are some things that no one tells you and some pros and cons of taking tours with Quechua terra. 1. In our case, the agency only coordinated and booked the tours with third parties who do offer the tours. There was never a presence of anyone from the agency on the tours, I only saw Edwin (manager) once during my entire stay and it was to cancel the entire tour. Apparently many agencies work like this in Cusco 2. By not having the presence of anyone from the agency, you depend on the subcontracted third party and the luck you have in terms of the guides. In our case everything went according to plan except for the colorful mountain guide who left us abandoned during the walk and we had to go to people around us because my partner suffered from an asthmatic attack. Additionally, he did not give any relevant historical explanation during the tour. 3. The agency's daily communication was reactive and not proactive. Personally, I had to write to them every night so they could give me the instructions from the other day. I felt that they were not very attentive to us, although every time the third parties were delayed or something like that, the agency always responded attentively to my calls. So much so that we finished the tour, left the country and to date we have not received even a goodbye or a thank you. 4. When you arrive in Cusco they literally give you an envelope with documents and reservations and you depend on yourself so that your itineraries and reservations are fulfilled, the agency does not intervene directly and again you depend on third parties. In our case we realized this and we had to rush our visit to Ollantaytambo (we hardly enjoyed it) to be able to take our trains to Machupichu, in this case the outsourced agency left us on our own in Ollantaytambo as if to say "from here on ahead they are alone.” 5. The city tour in Cusco and the sacred valley is done with a tourist ticket that is valid for 10 days, however the agency never tells you this and neither does it tell you that you have access to many other tourist attractions included in the ticket if You have free time in Cusco. We found out about this during the tours but it was too late and we couldn't take full advantage of it before leaving Cusco 6. Hotels and transportation are excellent, especially in Cusco and Lima respectively. We did not have time to plan the trip in its entirety, so this agency was a very good option for us, however I consider that for a second time it is better to plan the trip on your own, it is more enjoyable, without races and of course a lot cheaper since you deal directly with the companies that do the tours.