Discover the history and landscapes of southern Peru on the famous Ruta del Sol from Cusco to Puno - an unforgettable journey through the Andes!
Ruta del Sol from Cusco to Puno
We'll set off on the Ruta del Sol at 6:30 am from Cusco Bus Station. An hour later we'll be arriving in Andahuaylillas, a beautiful Andean village where we'll visit the San Pedro Apóstol church. Did you know this it is said to be "America's Sistine Chapel"? Inside we'll admire outstanding works of sacred art, an exquisite combination of Renaissance and Baroque.
From Andahuaylillas we'll continue on the Ruta del Sol towards the Raqchi archaeological site, where the remains of the ancient temple of the god Wiracocha are still preserved. How was this Andean deity worshipped? What legacy remains of this sacred cult? What happened to the devotees to this god after the arrival of the Spaniards? You'll find out the answers to all these questions on the guided tour around the archaeological site.
The next stop will be in the village of Sicuani, where we'll stop for an hour and fuel up with a buffet lunch. Then we'll head to Abra La Raya: a magnificent mountain pass that is over 4300 metres high. After enjoying breathtaking views in this amazing place we'll move on to the fascinating Lithic Museum of Pukara. Its permanent collection includes a wide range of monoliths and other stone sculptures with long histories packed with interesting facts.
The Ruta del Sol will end at the bus station in Puno, where we'll arrive by 5:30 pm.
Important: Return Transport Not Included
The Ruta del Sol from Cusco will end in Puno. If you wish to head back to Cusco, you'll have to arrange your own transport.
From Cusco to Puno
If you want, you can also do the Ruta del Sol from Puno to Cusco.
|Adults||Children between 2 and 11 years old||Children under 2|
Children between 2 and 11 years oldUS$ 59
Children under 2not permitted
All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19.
The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english and spanish.
Transport by bus.
English speaking guide.
Entry to the monuments visited in Andahuaylillas, Raqchi and Pukara.
When to book?
You can book up until 24 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.
Type of voucher
Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?
A - This activity requires a minimum of 4 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.
If you have any other questions please contact us.
Cusco Bus Terminal.