Cutimbo Burial Grounds 1/2 Day
DESCRIPTION OF ITINERARY:
PUNO – CUTIMBO – PUNO: Archaeological complex located 22km away southwest of Puno, a car trip of 50 minutes. Funeral towers of Cutimbo are located on top of a plateau, where you will see the famous Inca tombs still intact because Cutimbo was a cemetery, so on the way to the top we visit the cave paintings (8000 BC 2000 BC). When we get to the top of the plateau it can be seen Cutimbo and its geological formations of the area, more visited by Geological Engineering students of our country. On the way back visit more pre-Inca tombs and the famous silver mines of Laykakota from colonial times, it is said that in Puno the Salcedo brothers became the richest men of America thanks to these mines. You will have the chance to visit the ancient Puno known as San Luis de Alba, where old houses still exist and silver mines abandoned since the Spanish era, this requires 01:30 hour additional (Optional). Then a return trip (45minutes) to Puno.
|GROUP TOUR||PRIVATE TOUR
|02 persons||US$38.00||Inclusions: Pick up from hotel, private transportation + stops en route, private guide, drop off at hotel|
|06 up||On request|
WHAT IS INCLUDED: The prices INCLUDE entrance fees to archaeological site of Cutimbo US$5.0, private tourist transportation, English-Spanish speaking guide for ½ Day. Besides pre-trip information + organization and all local taxes. There are no hidden extras in our prices. In the price now includes all money transfer fees. Our tourist transportation vehicles have nation wide circulation permit and 2 types of insurance (Certificate of Statutory Accident Insurance Transit SOAT, besides has vehicle Insurance Policy to all risks in record) + oxygen & first aid kit + panoramic windows + reclining & confortable seats, exclusive for our demanding customers. Rumbo Explora provide to visitors all possible choices. Beware with illegal local Tour Operators or middleman, who do not pay the real costs to suppliers (transport, local restaurants & guest houses, tour guides & drivers). Help us avoid the explotation and contract the services from legal & official tour operators
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