½DAY CITY TOUR PUNO & SURROUNDINGS
RUMBO EXPLORA have carefully selected the best transport options, with guided visits to Dreyer museum, look-out of Inca & Puma. Besides visit to Yavari steam ship, 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 CITY TOUR PUNO & SURROUNDINGS
|PRICE PER PERSON
|INCLUSIONS & EXCLUSIONS
|US$00.00 (based on 02 persons)
|Inclusions: Private luxury tourist transportation, english-spanish speaking guide, entrance fees to Dreyer museum, visit look-out of Puma and Inca on huajsapata hill. Also visit to Yavari steam ship built in 1862.
Exclusions: Drinks, extras, tips and others not mentioned in the program.
|US$00.00 (based on 03 persons)
|US$00.00 (based on 04 persons)
|US$00.00 (based on 05 persons)
|On request 06 persons up
|Departure: In the morning or afternoon.
|Distance: The tour takes place in the city of Puno
|Return: According the departure time.
|Time of tour: 3:00 hours
½DAY CITY TOUR PUNO & SURROUNDINGS
DESCRIPTION OF ITINERARY:
1/2 DAY CITY TOUR PUNO: Around the main square (Plaza de Armas) of Puno is located the CATHEDRAL built in 1757 by Simon de Asto. In Peru the name of Plaza de Armas originates from the colonial era that is each time the Spanish (authorities or viceroys) arrived to Puno the soldiers used to wait for them around the main square with their guns and then stay there the whole day. The story says that in the past there was flooding and it covered all the city of Puno, where is now located the cathedral that place was covered with water of the Lake and the main port near the foot of Huajsapata hill, also there was drought where is now the Uros floating islands that place was dry. DREYER MUSEUM: The museum Dreyer, ex house of a German citizen Carlos Dreyer, great painter landscape, made of that property for a place to live, and where artists of that time met together. Today it has inside Inca mummies discovered in Sillustani in 1971 by Arturo Ruiz as well as the king of Sillustani (similar to the king of Sipan), with 501 gold pieces and 779 pieces of silver. Besides there are Spanish costumes as helmets, swords, silver coins, old books, birth certificates, and more. VIEW POINTS OF INCA & PUMA: The viewpoint of Inca has a spectacular location, because it is on Huajsapata hill (behind the cathedral) from where you have a wonderful view of the entire city of Puno and the highest navigable lake in the world the “Titicaca”. In the western part of town is located the viewpoint of the Condor, built on metal, from where you will get the best view of the city of Puno. Finally in the north side lies the viewpoint of the Puma. YAVARI SHIP (museum): The Yavarí steamship was built in England in 1862 and Coya steamship in 1892, both ships were transported in pieces from England to Arica Chile (Arica then belonged to Peru) then from Arica to Tacna by train and finally from Tacna to Lake Titicaca (Puno) by mules, crossing the Andes over 4500 masl and more than 2766 pieces. Initially it was thought that it would take 06 months the transport of all Tacna to Puno, but that actually took us 06 years. Today the Yavarí is considered Museum ship and the Coya is tourist restaurant. Thanks to these steamboats the Lake Titicaca earned the name “The highest navigable lake in the world, which sailed between Peru and Bolivia. The Yavarí possess one of the oldest engines of its kind in the world still in operation, thanks to this it is written in the book Guinness World Record.
WHAT IS INCLUDED: Round trip private tourist transportation, English-Spanish speaking guide for ½Day, entrances fees to Dreyer Museum US$5, donations for Yavari Steam Ship US$10. Besides pre-trip information + organization and all local taxes. There are no hidden extras in our prices.
NOT INCLUDED: Additional cost for pick-up & drp-off at hotels located out of Puno city as Hotel Sonesta Posada, Casa Andina Premiun, Xima, Libertador and Jose Antonio. Drinks, extras, tips.
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.