PUNO – COPACABANA
Private Tourist Transportation
RUMBO EXPLORA have carefully selected the best private transport options, from Puno-Peru to Copacabana-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.
PUNO (Peru) – COPACABANA (Bolivia)
|ORIGIN / DESTIN.||RATES||APPLY||TRANSPORT / SPECIFICATIONS|
|Puno / Copacabana: 143km||US$230.00||01 – 03 people||Minivan (Hyundai H1 – Toyota). N° of Seats: 05 + luggage space|
|Puno / Copacabana: 143km||US$365.00||04 – 07 people||Sprinter (Mercedes Benz). N° of Seats: 10 + luggage space|
|Puno / Copacabana: 143km||US$530.00||08 – 12 people||Large Sprinter (Mercedes Benz). N° of Seats: 15 + luggage space|
|Puno / Copacabana: 143km||US$580.00||13 – 19 people
20 – 25 people
|Minibus Irizar (Mercedes Benz). N° of Seats: 25 + luggage space|
|Puno / Copacabana: 143km||US$880.00||20 – 30 people
31 – 42 people
|Bus Irizar (Mercedes Benz). N° of Seats: 42 + luggage space|
PUNO (Peru) – COPACABANA (Bolivia)
Private Tourist Transportation
DESCRIPTION OF ITINERARY:
DAY 01: PUNO – COPACABANA (Including stop at Migrations Office): Early morning a driver will pick you up from the hotel in Puno (Peru) then you will be driven to Copacabana (Bolivia) which is located 143km from Puno. Puno craddle of andean civilizations, located at 3827 m above sea level, where the port of Puno serves as a starting point to the island of the Uros, Taquile and Amantani. On the way passing by the towns of Chucuito (fertility temple), Plateria, Acora (inca tombs), Ilava, Hayumarca (portal gate), Juli (colonial churches), Pomata, Yunguyo. Arrival in Yunguyo town, where is located Kasani the Migrations Office (Peru & Bolivia). Then we continue with our trip, finally arriving to Copacabana town, located on shores of Lake Titicaca in Bolivia, 03:30 hour’s drive, at an altitude of 3,840 m above sea level, with a population of 3000 inhabitants. There is a church in Copacabana which was originally of a Moorish style, then Renaissance style which was built between 1601 and 1619 and rebuilt in 1610 and 1651. The image of the Virgin of Copacabana was carved in wood by Tito Yupanqui which has Indian features and very visited by Peruvians and Bolivians. Copacabana is today a center of pilgrimage of thousands of loyal, besides the port serves as starting point to the islands of the Sun and Moon. Transfer to hotel.
WHAT IS INCLUDED: Private transportation from Puno (Peru) to Copacabana (Bolivia), including stop at Migrations Office (Peru & Bolivia). Besides pre-trip information + organization and all local sales taxes. There are no hidden extras in our prices.
NOT INCLUDED: Additional charge for pick-up from hotels located out of Puno city, as Hotel Posada del Inca, Casa Andina Private Collection, Eco Inn, Libertador, Jose Antonio, tour guide, drinks, extras, tips.
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. 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 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.
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.