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18 June 2014
We have another tour booked with Rubens company, a 10 hour bus ride to Puno on Lake Titicaca stopping at ancient ruins along the way. We head out early to catch our bus, then finally head out at 7am. We stop at Andahuylillas, Tipon, Raqchi, Pikillacta and Pucara each with spectacular views and ancient ruins. Along the way we …
More than just a trip the Inka Express luxury bus from Cuzco to Puno was a great experience. At the bus station we created a little confusion by settling into our allocated seats only to have another couple arrive to claim the same spots. It seems that there were 2 buses from the company going there. Our luggage was taken from the hold, we said …
... the bright alpaca textiles fighting for attention against a snow frosted Andean peak behind them. At 14,232 feet, it didn't take many steps (or views) to take your breath away.
What can we say that's nice about Juliaca . . . the tour guide tongue-in-cheek told us we were approaching the most beautiful city in Peru . . . uh . . . . not. Our first impression of this city of ...
Picked up ridiculously early again this morning after
another sleepless night – the altitude makes falling asleep really hard, as
soon as you start to relax it feels like you can’t get enough air in – we are
both feeling it, we can’t wait to get back to sea level but that’s not going to
happen now until we get home – two weeks of no sleep ahead! A fantastic day
around the lake – Lake Titikaka is the highest, largest ...
... sun). The guides brought us pillows to sit on and a box lunch to eat while we watched. OMG,
it was like a Latin Mardi Gras – so much fun! Sometimes we cheered for the very enthusiastic. A lot of the women who danced in the groups were more than middle aged and the route was, I think, fifteen kilometers. They looked very hot and tired! But having ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsQelqatani Hotel Puno
We ended up with a suite with super king bed and spa bath. Breakfast was good, made to order omelettes as well as normal fare. Only downside was the excess on the price of the tour and bus. Tour on Lake was on boat with bad diesel fumes which made us very sick, so wasted the night for us as we both ended up going straight to bed.
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