This morning you depart La Paz for Puno. Travelling along the Pan-American Highway through the Bolivian highlands, visiting the millenary Tiwanaku ruins (1½ hours), it was one of the oldest centres of American culture. Carbon 14 dating gives an average between 400 AD to 1100 AD and is considered the cradle of the American man and one of the most developed cultures at the time. Its main buildings are Kalasasaya temple with its most notable works: Puerta del Sol (Sun gate), Ponce and Fraile monoliths; Akapana pyramid and Semi-underground temple. This trip continues on for 1 hour to the border with Peru. After clearing Peruvian immigration, you will continue on to Puno (3 hours) stopping on route at Pomata church and Hayu-Marca, where we will visit Aramu Muru (honoring an Inca priest called Aramu), a “dimensional door”, 7mts high and 7mts long. Nowadays locals do rituals in order to try to open this door. 10km from this mystical place is Juli, also known as little Rome, where we will visit 2 of its 4 colonial churches from the 16th Century: San Pedro and San Juan with an impressive painting collection from the colonial times and from the “Cusco School”. Our last stop will be in Chucuito town, here we will visit the Inca-Uyu ruins which used to be an Inca Fertility Temple. Also allow time to admire the colonial churches, Santo Domingo, and the Assumption Temple. You will be dropped off to your hotel on arrival into Puno.
Lunch is included in today's services.