Direct trip. The border crossing
and immigration control take place in Desaguadero. From La Paz to this
crossing, the trip takes between 2 and 3 hours and then continues directly to
Cusco. The bus companies that offer this route are Nuevo Continente
Internacional (sleeper bus) and Trans Salvador (3-row sleeper bus).
Travel with a stopover. On the way to Cusco, another option is to stop
at Copacabana, Puno or Juliaca and take the opportunity to visit one of these
Touristic bus. You can also choose a tourist bus which stops in Copacabana during the afternoon, on the Bolivian side of Lake Titicaca. You can visit the Isla del Sol, 2 hours away by boat from Copacabana. You can spend the afternoon there, and even the night, and return the next day to continue the trip to Cusco. Bolivia Hop company gives you the possibility of making different stops throughout the trip so that you can enjoy different tourist spots.
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Macchu Picchu. It is one of the new seven wonders of the modern world, and one of the most visited destinations in South America. Admission requires the accompaniment of an official guide, in small groups of no more than 16 people. You can choose adventure and do the legendary Inca Trail, a walk that lasts 4 days or reach the ruins directly, taking the train that departs from Cusco, and visit Machu Picchu in one day.
Sacsayhuamán. This impressive fortress houses numerous ceremonial temples and other constructions that stand out for their architecture, based on the insertion of huge carved rocks, in a work of engineering without equal. The Inti Raymi festival takes place at this location during the winter solstice.
Tambomachay. Also known as the "Inca baths", this construction has an amazing underground water system. It is located a few minutes from Cusco and access is included in the tourist ticket, which is the pass to see the ruins of Cusco and the Sacred Valley.
Rainbow Mountain. Also called Winicunca mountain, or mountain of seven colors, this amazing natural expression of color is located 3 and a half hours from Cusco. From its 5,200m you can see spectacular views. The climb is recommended only for travelers who are acclimatized.
Restaurants. Do not miss the empanadas and tamales from the San Pedro market and other delicacies from Peruvian cuisine. The most daring travelers can try cuy, a tradition of Arequipa origin. Being a very popular tourist destination, Cusco offers a wide variety of options in cafes, bars, and restaurants.
Accommodation. There are different lodging options according to your budget. It is recommended to spend one or two nights in Cusco to get used to the altitude, especially if you plan to trek.