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3-Day Cusco to Puno & Titicaca Lake Small Group Tour
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3-Day Cusco to Puno & Titicaca Lake Small Group Tour

By Apu Andino - Day Tours
About
Puno is located at an altitude of roughly 4000 metres above sea level, and on the shores of the Titicaca Lake, the highest commercially navigable lake in the world a 3860 masl (12,421 ft). According to legend this lake was the cradle of Inca Civilisation for Manco Capac and Mama Ocllo, Children of the Sun God, emerged from the cold waters of the Lake to found the City of Cusco and to start their civilisation. In here you will have the chance of experiencing the traditions and festivities that have been preserved by the population for centuries now. Puno is an important agricultural and livestock region of Peru; particularly of South American camelids (llamas and alpacas) which graze on its immense plateaus and plains. We invite you to discover this part of the world the best way!
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$635.90
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Ages 11-90, max of 10 per group
Duration: 3 days
Start time: Check availability
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Live guide: English, Spanish
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  • Licensed guide fluent in English, Spanish, and Quechua.
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Private transportation for pick up in Cusco and Puno.
  • Private transportation for all tours in Puno
  • Private boat transportation for Titicaca Lake.
  • Meals mentioned on itinerary.
  • Accommodation (3 * Hotel)(Double accommodation or Matrimonial)
  • Titicaca Lake: Home stay (1 night)
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Entry/Admission - Amantani Island
  • Entry/Admission - Taquile Island
What's not included
  • Personal hiking gear including daypacks, trekking poles. Poles, can be rented from Apu Andino.
  • Meals (Unless mentioned on itinerary)
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities

Start:
  • Cusco Region, Cusco Region
    prior coordination we will pick them up from your hotel.
Pickup details
  • prior coordination we will pick them up from your hotel.
Hotel pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Not wheelchair accessible
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 7478P19

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Travelers should be aware that Puno’s altitude of 3,822m (12,565 feet) presents some serious considerations for visitors, La Raya Pass is the highest point 4,335M. Altitude sickness is common and the ubiquitous coca tea only helps so much; take it easy, and consider acclimating at a lower elevation, such as Cuzco, for a few days. Sunburns are also serious business; wear hats, sunblock and glasses, or risk being one of the hundreds of travelers hospitalized with blistering (literally!) sunburns each year. You will cross Titicaca Lake also by boat so consider motion sickness tips,while it may be impossible to prevent all cases of motion sickness, the following tips can help you prevent or lessen the severity of motion sickness: Watch your consumption of foods, drinks, and alcohol before and during travel. Avoid excessive alcohol and foods or liquids that “do not agree with you” or make you feel unusually full. Heavy, spicy, or fat-rich foods may worsen motion sickness in some people. Avoiding strong food odors may also help prevent nausea. Try to choose a seat where you will experience the least motion. The middle of an airplane over the wing is the calmest area of an airplane. On a ship, those in lower level cabins near the center of a ship generally experience less motion than passengers in higher or outer cabins. Do not sit facing backwards from your direction of travel. Sit in the front seat of a car. (once out of the boat) Do not read while traveling if you are prone to motion sickness. When traveling by car or boat, it can sometimes help to keep your gaze fixed on the horizon or on a fixed point. Open a vent or source of fresh air if possible. Isolate yourself from others who may be suffering from motion sickness. Hearing others talk about motion sickness or seeing others becoming ill can sometimes make you feel ill yourself. The over-the-counter medication meclizine (Bonine, Antivert, Dramamine) can be a very effective preventive measure for short trips or for mild cases of motion sickness. Your doctor also may choose to prescribe medications for longer trips or if you repeatedly develop severe motion sickness. One example of a prescription medication is a patch containing scopolamine (Transderm-Scop) that often is effective in preventing motion sickness. Remember that scopolamine can cause drowsiness and has other side effects, and its use should be discussed with your physician prior to your trip
      • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
      • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

      • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

      If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 7478P19

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      Itinerary
      Overview
      Full Map
      5 stops
      Day 1
      DAY 1: CUSCO-PUNO (THE SUN'S...
      Day 2
      DAY 2: AMANTANI HOMESTAY
      Day 3
      DAY 3: TAQUILE ISLAND
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      • Apu Andino - Day Tours
        253
        Cusco, Peru
        Joined in August 2013
      • 307viktorf
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        Fascinating Exploration of the Sacred Valley
        Our day in the Sacred Valley was a perfect blend of culture, history, and scenic beauty. The organization and communication with the provider after booking were seamless, and our pickup by coach was punctual. Despite a short wait to pick up a few more guests, our tour commenced without delays. The first stop was a viewpoint offering breathtaking views over the valley—an ideal spot for photos. In Pisac, we visited the archaeological site and then strolled through the town, where we had the opportunity to purchase unique souvenirs at the local market. Lunch in Urubamba was another highlight. The charming restaurant served us classic Peruvian dishes. The buffet was plentiful and delicious, and although drinks were an extra charge, the value for money was very good. After lunch, our journey took us to the impressive Inca fortress at Ollantaytambo and later to Chinchero, where we witnessed a fascinating demonstration of alpaca textile production. The opportunity to buy handwoven textiles directly from the producers was an authentic experience. Our guide, Julio, was exceptional; he ensured we were always comfortable and shared his extensive knowledge with enthusiasm. The tour lasted about 11 hours, but despite its length, it was not exhausting, thanks to well-timed breaks and interesting stops. I can wholeheartedly recommend this tour. It not only provides insights into the rich history and culture of the Sacred Valley but also into the modern life of this remarkable region of Peru.
        Written April 23, 2024
      • suzelle4
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        Spectacular
        Spectacular experience from beginning to end. Service was impeccable, food was amazing, top notch views, live music, and delicious local cocktails such as Pisco sour & "a Peruvian cosmo". If you're thinking of a way to get from cusco to machu picchu, this is your sign to book the Hiram Bingham.
        Written April 22, 2024
      • alessiasW6356HA
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        Horrible
        We have purchased a round trip for about 150 dollars each. The show promised was just two people dressed up and walking along the aisle. We were stock in the train station at Aguascalientes until 1 am (our train was supposed to leave at 7), because the other company’s train broke down. We arrived back to Cusco the next day at 6:30 am. From 7pm to 6;30 am the company offered us only a cup of tea or coffe. We asked for food or either water since there was nothing around where we could purchase such items (only one bar that quickly run out of things and it was insanely expensive) and we were denied. Once back we asked for a compensation since we lost a tour given that we came back the next day, and were denied because “we did what it was possible”. They did not even offered us water or snacks in about 10 hours, and we spent 150 dollars each! This does not look “the possible”. Strongly reccomand to use the other company - half of the price and same experience in the end
        Written March 29, 2024
      • David W
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        Ride in luxury to a most unforgettable experience!
        Most memorable train trip! The fine dining, superb service and entertainment! What wonderful views! Then a day at one of the wonders of the world - Machu Picchu, just unforgettable! And then to have another superb gastronomic experience on the way back again to top off a day to remember!
        Written March 21, 2024
      • Hayley146
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Incredible experience!!
        We did the 7 day trek from Choquequirao to Machu Picchu. It was everything we hoped for and more. The food was amazing and our guide Jose was fantastic! Would highly recommend!!
        Written March 10, 2024
      • alexaT8606AW
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        Adventure of a lifetime!
        Would rate them 10/10 if I could, we did a 7 day trek from choquequiro to Machu Picchu with Jose as our guide, the food was Incredible, service was great, Jose had so much knowledge of the area and surroundings. Thanks again for an amazing trip !
        Written March 7, 2024
      • randjtaylor330
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        Scenery soaring high in the sky
        A pleasant ride which was entertaining with musicans in the bar area. We had a delicious meal and wine service . The view was spectacular
        Written February 28, 2024
      • LV_Bob
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Worth the money
        Well worth the money. The folks working the train take such great care of you and really go above and beyond to make your trip memorable. Food was outstanding and the service was perfect. Everything was perfectly timed and planned. Bus is waiting for you when you arrive and then you are right into Machu Picchu with a guided tour. Afternoon tea at the Belmont was also fantastic. My wife and I were very glad we chose this option to get to and from Machu Picchu.
        Written July 23, 2022
      • 545menach
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        Antonio 100%
        We had such a good time! Antonio is the best tour guide, full of life and knows everything. He took us to such special places we would never go if we were without him. The staff was so kind and amazing, made the trek the best we could ask.
        Written May 17, 2022
      • Roie16
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        Ausengate trek with the tour guide Michael - recommended
        I did the Ausengate trek with the company, everything was great! The food was awesome, the equipment was clean and warm and the guide Michael was really nice and professional! Thank you!
        Written April 15, 2022
      • Mlaso1
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        First class all the way!
        First class all the way! Amazing trip to Machu Picchu! Food was amazing, top notch customer service, super fun entertainment, etc…can’t say enough wonderful things about my experience ❤️
        Written January 9, 2022
      • ludovickp2016
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        Ausangate 4 days
        Amazing experienxe on Ausangate 4 days trek. This was simply the best trekking experience I could have hoped. After having done a couple multiday treks in Peru, I would say this one was the best. Everything perfectly organized. The food was awesome and in big quantity, the cook was super nice and so were the two horseman. And our guide Leo was just perfect: really competent and also super nice and funny. A girl in the group had problems with the altitude, and I feel like he did everything perfectly to deal with the situation. I would highly recommend going on a trek with Apu Andinas.
        Written December 5, 2021
      • MargaritaConSal
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        Pamper yourself on a long day
        Day is long. They picked us up at 6:40 and we got home at 22:00. But we ate, drank, sang, danced, laughed and saw Machu Picchu and came back full and happy. The level of service is what you would expect with the price. EVERYONE and I sincerely mean EVERYONE who worked on this trip was cheerful, polite, competent. Madai and Cesar in the train restaurant as well as the bartender whose name I didn’t get were top notch. Our guide Carlos took us in a small group of 8 to Machu Picchu and he gave us great information and didn’t rush. He was with us all day and knew my name. The day starts with a pick up at your hotel then a drop off at a bus where you ride to a train station. At the train station there is a snack, music playing, local dancing. NEVER was anyone looking for a tip - again a class operation. Henry the manager was also with us all day and attended to everyones needs. At this train station you board the special upscale Hiram Binham train with a lovely dining car (cloth tablecloths) very nice bar (all drinks are included) and a room past the bar where you can get in the open air for photos. The organization was good. The musicians who played in the bar are were excellent - great mix of rock and spanish music and knew every song anyone requested. By the return trip the group was dancing and singing and refused to go to dinner without another song. The two meals were abundant and well prepared. Here again - excellent service and you could request a different meal if you wanted to. The train gets as far as Aguas Calientes then you have a bus (short ride) to the entrance to Machu Picchu. If you want to spend many hours in Machu Picchu this is not your trip. We only spent 2.5 - 3 hours at the site. It was enough for us. We also had some rain but that is beyond control. You feel very pampered and VIP on this trip. I liked t!
        Written February 19, 2020
      • 264jeannieb
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        Extra attention to detail makes the experience memorable.
        Staff was courteous and helpful from the moment we checked in until we stepped out in Macchu Picchu station. Little things like tea and snacks in the comfortable waiting areas made it a wonderful experience we will recommend to others.
        Written February 2, 2020
      • lsed
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        Avoid, Seriously
        Not a train service I would recommend There were many issues with the whole experience. The carriages were old and the interior was also very old. While I have no problems with the vintage look - in fact I do love the charm of a classic carriage - the carpet in the dining carriage itself had a strange smell to it. This was much much worse in the bar carriage - especially at the bar counter. If I could describe it - it was like a wet dog had been living in the bar area. The dinner was unfortunately average at best. I’ve had much better food in the air. The wines served on board were honestly terrible and there was no option to purchase premium wines like on the Andean Explorer and Sacred Valley trains. The worst part was the overall service. The staff appeared tired and not did not seem very willing to serve. There was none of the attentiveness and preemptive service that you expect from Belmond. Now I do understand the restrictions of the kitchen on the carriage. But having taken the Andean Explorer and the Sacred Valley trains just 1 - 2 weeks prior, I can say the Hiram Bingham is absolutely not worth the experience even if you had a major discount. The crew on the Andean Explorer and the Sacred Valley train were spectacular. The only real benefit was the private transfer to and from the Belmond Sanctuary Lodge. So if you’re staying there, it is a bit more convenient. However this private transfer is not particularly comfortable though, as the bus is the same or even older than some of the standard buses that ply the same route. If you’ve tried the Hiram Bingham previously or have heard rave reviews from the past - I would seriously think twice about booking this train service. My group were left sorely disappointed.
        Written January 29, 2020
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      Quest584576
      San Francisco, CA6 contributions
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      Marycruz and Jhon Alexandro were on point since the beginning and made the trip to Puno and Lake Titicaca seamless and memorable. I recommend this agency to anyone that wants to have an excellent service. Everything was on point starting from pick up and drop off times to continuous entertaining jokes from our guide Jhon. The food was delish everywhere we went and the cherry on top was Marycruz's playlist. I could not have asked more for a memorable short trip.
      Written October 11, 2021
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