BUS PUNO – DESAGUADERO – LA PAZ (Direct)
RUMBO EXPLORA have carefully selected the best transport options, between Puno-Peru and La Paz-Bolivia, 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.
BUS PUNO – LA PAZ (direct)
|BY TOURIST BUS||INCLUSIONS / EXCLUSIONS|
|Inclusions: Bus ticket Puno (Peru) to La Paz (Bolivia), stop at Migrations Office of Peru & Bolivia at Desaguadero. Note: At Desaguadero there are money changers
|Departure Puno – Desaguadero: 07:00am (PT)
Arrival in Desaguadero – Peru: 9:30am (PT), then check-out at Migrations Office of Peru
|Distance Puno to Desaguadero: 148km
Distance Desaguadero to La Paz: 115km
|Then check-in at Migraciones Office of Bolivia.
Departure Desaguadero – La Paz: 11:30am (BT)
Arrival in La Paz – Bolivia: 13:30pm (BT)
|Peruvian Time = PT
Bolivian Time = BT (one hour ahead)
BUS PUNO (Perú) – LA PAZ (Bolivia)
Vía Desaguadero (direct)
DESCRIPTION OF ITINERARY:
DAY 01: TOURIST BUS PUNO – LA PAZ: Puno (Peru) Cradle of andean civilization, located on the shores of Lake Titicaca, at 3827 m above sea level, with a population of 180,000 inhabitants. Around the main square (Plaza de Armas) of Puno is located the Cathedral built in 1757 by Simon de Asto. Puno is known as “the capital of Peruvian floklore” with more than 700 types of dances. The port of Puno serves as a starting point to the island of the Uros, Taquile and Amantani. Be at bus station in Puno-Peru 30 minutes before departure, then departure by tourist bus to Copacabana (Bolivia), on the way passing by the towns of Chucuito (fertility temple), Plateria, Acora (inca tombs), Ilave, Hayumarca (portal gate), Juli (colonial churches), Pomata, Chacachaca, Yunguyo. Arrival at Kasani, where is located the Migrations Office (Peru & Bolivia), place where there are money changers. Then we continue with our trip, arriving to Copacabana (Bolivia), which is 143 km away from Puno Peru, located on shores of Lake Titicaca, at an altitude of 3,840 masl, with a population of 3000 inhabitants. There is a church in Copacabana, which is very visited by Peruvians and Bolivians. Copacabana is today a center of pilgrimage of thousands of loyal. In Copacabana not bus station, that is why the buses stop outside of office, also we will change another bus. Be 30 minutes before at bus office, then departure by tourist bus from Copacabana to La Paz (Bolivia), en route crossing by local boat Tiquina channel-strait (750m), afterwards we board the bus again, on the way passing the local villages of Huatajata and Batallas, finally arriving to the city El Alto where is located the international airport. We go down to La Paz (Bolivia), which is the house of the government, located at 3600m above sea level, surrounded by illimani a snow capped mountain. A living history, which treasures the pre-Hispanic times with all its traditions and magic rites scattered everywhere. Colonial and indigenous neighborhoods; Colorful and local artisan markets. Also popular for it Valley of the Moon, where there is clay formations that resemble the face of the Moon. Arrival to bus station in La Paz. End of our services
WHAT IS INCLUDED: Bus ticket Puno (Perú) to La Paz (Bolivia), including stop at Desaguadero, Migrations Office (Perú & Bolivia). Besides pre-trip information + organization and all local sales taxes. There are no hidden extras in our prices.
NOT INCLUDED: Pick-up from hotels located in Puno (Peru), drop-off at hotels in La Paz (Bolivia). Extras, tips and others not mentioned in the program.
IMPORTANT: Our land transportation vehicles have comfortable seats + oxygen & first aid kit + panoramic windows + 2 types of insurances as Certificate of Statutory Accident Insurance Transit SOAT, besides has vehicle Insurance Policy to all risks in record exclusive for foreign. The tourist buses have 44 & 48 comfortable seats + toilet on board. 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: 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 are not paying their guides or 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 the tour guides in Peru. Our staff are some of the best paid in Cusco & Machupicchu, Puno & Lake Titicaca, Arequipa & Colca canyon, Lima and Nazca & Paracas, 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.
VISAS / PASSPORTS:
If you travel to Bolivia, visa is not necessary for U.S Citizens and most other nationalities. If you hold a passport from another country, we will send all information necessary otherwise check with your local consulate or embassy about requirements for travel to Bolivia. All passengers traveling internationally are required to have a passport. Please carry proper identification on you and do not leave in your suitcase or hotel room. In most of places like airports, train-bus stations, frontier or at any other check points you must to show passport, because some countries have laws that require you to carry your passport with you at all times and anywhere. If you are in any doubt please contact the nearest Bolivian Embassy.