½DAY CUTIMBO BURIAL GROUND
RUMBO EXPLORA have carefully selected the best transport options, with guided visits to Cutimbo Burial Grounds + cave paintings, all year around. RUMBO EXPLORA offer you the possibility to make your transport reservation, due that not all transport companies have an automatic booking system. We will confirm your reservation within 24 hours.
½DAY CUTIMBO BURIAL GROUNDS
|PRICE PER PERSON
|INCLUSIONS & EXCLUSIONS
|US$38.00 (based on 02 persons)
|Inclusions: Private luxury tourist transportation, english-spanish speaking guide, entrance fees to Cutimbo. Also visit cave paintings. Note: You can visit at any time in the day.
Exclusions: Drinks, tips and others not mentioned in the program.
|US$27.00 (based on 03 persons)
|US$22.00 (based on 04 persons)
|US$23.00 (based on 05 persons)
|On request 06 persons up
|Departure: In the morning or afternoon.
|Distance: 25km (from Puno to Cutimbo)
|Return: According the departure time.
|Time of travel: 45 minutes one way (3:30 hours round trip)
½DAY CUTIMBO BURIAL GROUNDS
DESCRIPTION OF ITINERARY:
PUNO – CUTIMBO – PUNO: A driver & guide will pick you up from your hotel in Puno (Peru), then you will be driven to the archaeological complex of Cutimbo, located 25km away southwest of Puno, a car trip of 45 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.
WHAT IS INCLUDED: Round trip private tourist transportation, English-Spanish speaking guide for ½Day, entrance fees archaeological site of Cutimbo US$5, visit cave paintings. Besides pre-trip information + organization and all local taxes. There are no hidden extras in our prices.
NOT INCLUDED: Additional cost for transfer from hotels located out of Puno city as Hotel Sonesta Posada, Casa Andina Premiun, Xima, Libertador and Jose Antonio.
IMPORTANT: 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), comfortable seats + oxygen & first aid kit + panoramic windows + reclining seats + telephone charger, 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.
|BY RUMBO EXPLORA
|OTHER LOCAL OPERATORS
|Technical specifications: Our modern & new tourist transportation vehicles: Hyundai (5 seats), Mercedes Benz & Renault (10 to 19 seats), Minibus (25 to 30 seats), Buses (40 seats)
|Technical specifications: Few tour operators work with good tourist transportation vehicles as: Mercedes Benz & Renault (10 to 19 seats), Minibus (25 to 30 seats), Buses (40 seats)
|First Aid Kit & Services: Oxygen & first aid kit, telephone charger and maps of Colca valley, which led us to be one of the best tour operators in the southern Perú.
|First Aid Kit & Services: Few tour operators provide this service.
|Insurance policy: Our tourist transportation vehicles have national permit circulation and 2 types of insurance (Certificate of Statutory Accident Insurance Transit SOAT, besides has vehicle Insurance Policy to all risks in record)
|Insurance policy: Most of tour operators work with vehicles which have local permits only.
|Tours guides: We put at your disposal the most qualified staff of tourist guides, with degree of the Institute (3 years) or University (5 years) and certified from the language center of the university and Peruvian-American Cultural Center (US Embassy) with a high level of English.
|Tours guides: Some travel agencies in Arequipa are not paying their guides and drivers, hiring them without experience. We are sure that you will be forced to buy souvenirs during the journeys with higher prices, and the guides will try living of their commissions, which can be a bad experience for you. ¡Be aware!
You can see that in Rumbo Explora we have developed for you tailor-made itineraries with the best price as competitive as possible, providing an excellent service and paying our guides 10% above the legal wage agreed with association of the tour guides – Puno. Our staff are some of the best paid in Puno & Lake Titicaca, which allows us to attract only the Best Tour Guides, Motor Boats and Land Transportation with national permit, to none other local company, that can only provide a cheaper price by providing a far inferior service and saving on staff costs, ¿How? Hiring tour guides in training without experience and not paying them, besides avoiding taxes to government.
Big Travel companies from Europe, North America, Australia and others work with the Peruvian Tour Operators located in Lima-Peru, who work as middlemen receiving from them good prices from the Tours & Packages, and paying to us 40 to 50% minor the normal price, besides 2 to 3 months delayed, being this the reason that Rumbo Explora have decided to offer tours & packages directly to travelers.