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Inka Express

Cusco, Peru
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Make the most out of the lengthy journey between Cusco and Puno with this Inka Express bus tour, which incorporates guided stops at attractions en route. At each of the four convenient stop-off points—including Inka Temples, the ‘Sistine Chapel of America’, the Raya Pass, and the Pucará Museum—you can briefly stretch your legs and take photos.
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Thomas J wrote a review Apr 2020
Solroed Strand, Denmark24 contributions43 helpful votes
The bus is comfortable and the service is nice. You have great service on board. Most of the stops are nice. One stop was a tourist nightmare; a viewpoint were it was impossible to see anything due to local people selling things. I could have been without this. The time we spend in the different stops were great and the food stop was good aswell. They helped us to get a taxi in Cusco. I think it is the best way to get from Puno to Cusco, since you have the ability to explore some parts of the sacred valley
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Sarah1990 wrote a review Feb 2020
2 contributions1 helpful vote
We decided to take the Inka Express instead of a normal 6 hr bus ride to Puno. We thought we’d learn a thing or two and it’d be nice to be able to stop and walk around rather than sit for 6 hrs straight. However, a few things made the Inka Express not worth it for me: 1) the guide was not good at keeping things on time. We left about an hour late (we spent 20 minutes waiting for passengers who hadn’t arrived, despite that the website says they leave 6:40 sharp; then they told us the door of the bus was broken so we had to go to the bus terminal to swap buses). And we arrived about an hour and a half to two hours behind schedule because each activity ran late as well. 2) The guide clearly stick to a script and was not super interesting or engaged. For example, as we approached Puno, and he described the city, he didn’t even mention that we were arriving for Candelaria, the largest celebration in a Peru and one of the largest celebrations in South America. 3) the day had a bit of a cat-herding feel to it. We were hoping we could walk around the towns we stopped in, get some blood moving, explore new places, but our guide was surprised when we asked him what time the bus was leaving so that we could go walk around and return on time. He suggested we stay with the group instead and didn’t really give us a sharp time estimate. The trip wasn’t bad- we learned some things, didn’t go stir crazy on a bus, and they gave us drinks along the way, but for me, spending 12 hrs doing that was not better than a straight 6 hr bus ride.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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T9-Orca wrote a review Feb 2020
Seattle, Washington633 contributions210 helpful votes
The Inka Express “VIP Tourist Service” bus from Cusco to Puno is the way to go. As a tour, it has its moments, particularly at Parque Archeologico de Raqchi, but many of the stops are not that noteworthy. If instead of thinking of it as a tour, you think of it as a high-end bus trip from Cusco to Puno on a really good bus, with the added benefits of breaking up a long trip with an interesting archeological site (Raqchi), a good buffet lunch (at a bus company restaurant, Marangani), and a somewhat interesting church (Andahuaylillos), your expectations will be appropriately set. The quick stop at La Raya Pass (14,222 feet / 4,335 meters) is fun, but not special, while Pucara is disappointing, though a few of the exhibits are worth a look. All in all, a good bus ride, an underwhelming tour. Nonetheless, if you are trying to get to Puno from Cusco, I do recommend doing so via this bus tour. The alternatives are much less appealing. FYI, the Inka Express bus station is a 10 sole taxi ride from La Plaza de Armas, and is completely underwhelming - you might think you’re in the wrong place, but you’re not. Also note that booking this bus trip on the Inka Express web site can be difficult - if you have trouble, get a local travel agent to book it for you (or contact the Inka Express travel agency, which is in Cusco).
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LeszekKaczor wrote a review Jan 2020
Montreal, Canada26 contributions1 helpful vote
Very good service, nice clean buses and train cars. Attentioned personnel. Wonderfull expérience. Go for it.
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Date of experience: January 2020
Las Buganvillas wrote a review Dec 2019
Cartagena, Colombia726 contributions169 helpful votes
The trip lasted almost ten hours, ut they do four stops with top notch guides, one a great example of Andean baroque, and three remnants of Inca and pre-inca civilization, as well as a lunch, so the time passes very quickly. They provide constant tea service and light refreshments. Above all, reclining seats are extremely comfortable.
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Date of experience: December 2019