TRAVEL OPTIONS FROM CUSCO TO PUNO
TicketsBolivia.com offers several bus travel options to make this journey:
trip: There are direct buses from Cusco to Puno. It takes about
7 hours from Cusco to Puno. Buses leave from the main bus terminal in
Cusco located Via de Evitamiento. The bus companies offering this service
are: Trans Titicaca (semi lie-flat bus), Tour Peru (semi lie-flat and
lie-flat bus), Huayruro Tours (semi lie-flat and lie-flat buses), and
Transzela (lie-flat bus).
Tourist bus: There are
also bus companies who offer touristic transportation from Cusco to Puno.
Tourist bus companies operating on this route are Inka Express and Wonder
Peru Expedition. These tours will stop to allow passengers to take
pictures, provide lunch and snacks, and organize guided tours on the way
of archeological sites in English and Spanish.
CONDITIONS TO CHANGE TICKETS
A fee may be imposed by the corresponding Third Party Provider in the event that any changes are made to the reservation by the Client. Please refer to the Special Terms and Conditions communicated to you during the reservation process regarding Cancellations. To modify a reservation TicketsBolivia normally has to cancel the original reservation, which may result in charges imposed by the corresponding Third Party Provider, which may include the total value of the booked trip; In addition, the Client may have to pay a difference for the cost of the new reservation made by TicketsBolivia.
We must emphasize that when you purchase transportation tickets through TicketsBolivia, the non-cancellation of the ticket and the absence of the passenger(s) at the place of departure of the bus or train, will result in the Transportation Operator assigning the status of «no show» to the Client(s), resulting in the loss of reimbursement rights by the Client(s).
CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS
4.1 Cancellations at the request of the client
The Client does not have an automatic right of cancellation, unless the corresponding Third Party Provider specifies it in their own Special Terms and Conditions. In case of a total or partial cancellation of a reservation, compensation may be imposed by the corresponding Third Party Provider. When a cancellation affects more than one person included in the reservation, the corresponding cancellation fee will be applied to each person included in the reservation. In some cases, the cancellation compensation to be paid to the relevant Third Party Providers may amount to the full value of the booked trip, in which case no refund will be made to the Client.
You must take into consideration the following conditions to cancel passages in most cases:
- If the cancellation request is made at least 72 hours in advance, we will refund 80% of the cancelled ticket. It includes commissions and taxes.
- If the cancellation request is made at least 48 hours in advance, we will reimburse 50% of the cost of the ticket. It includes commissions and taxes.
- We will not refund tickets if the cancellation request is made less than 48 hours (2 business days) before the departure of the trip.
Cancellation requests are NOT PROCESSED on Saturdays, Sundays or bank holidays. Requests are processed only on business days during working hours, Monday through Friday between 8:30 to 17:30. Payment gateways charge around US$ 1 for each refund, this amount that is not covered by Bolivia Tickets. Tickets Bolivia uses US dollars for all its transactions, your Bank may charge a commission when calculating the exchange rates with other currencies.
Below, we provide links to the travel cancellation policies of some of the Third Party Providers we work with:
4.2 Cancellations due to events of force majeure
- Change the departure date (if possible) or
- Request an immediate refund of the ticket(s). Including VAT and commissions
If the Client is due a refund after taking into account the cancellation fees, the party that has received the original payment (either TicketsBolivia or a Third Party Provider that appears on the credit or bank card statement of the Customer) will transfer the amounts in question to the card used to make the original reservation. The reservation fees and commission of TicketsBolivia will not be refundable.
SOME TOURISTIC INFORMATION THAT CAN BE OF INTEREST
Catedral de Puno: This 18th-century
Baroque cathedral towers over the city center.
- Casa del Corregidor:
colonial building is supposed to be one of the oldest in the city.
Nowadays, it hosts a small artisans store as well as a popular café.
Uros Floating Islands:
Created by the Uros people, the islands have been artificially made from
the native totora reed. The Uros meticulously maintain their
traditional homes and welcome visitors.
Amantani Island: Further away
than the Uros Islands, Amantani Island provides a fascinating and
authentic insight into local indigenous culture. Tourists can choose to
spend a night there thanks to community-run initiatives.
Taquile Island: Another
island well worthy of a visit is Taquile, typically included on an
Amantaní tour. Smaller yet more developed, the island is famous throughout
Peru for its textiles. You can also visit archaeological sites and enjoy breathtaking
views of the lake.
Sillustani: Back on the
mainland, Sillustani is an intriguing pre-Inca burial ground. The tombs,
which are built above ground in funeral towers called chullpas, are the vestiges of Aymara people, who were conquered
by the Inca Empire in the 15th century.
Restaurants: Enjoy the
fresh fish from the lake and Peruvian food from one of its many
restaurants and cafes.
Accommodation: There are plenty of options in Puno to choose
depending on your budget. You can also spend a night on Amantani Island in
a family homestay.