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1 A LONG DAY DRIVE TO PUNO BEGINS

2 A LONG DAY DRIVE TO PUNO CONTINUES TO RUINS

3 THE VAST RUINS CONTINUE

4 OUR DRIVE CONTINUES TO LUNCH BREAK

5 THE DAY LONG DRIVE CONTINUES

6 WE CONTINUE TO LAKE TITICACA'S PUNO


Cuzco/Puno: This morning we started out day-long journey by coach to Puno, on the shores of Lake Titicaca. As we traveled through the rugged snow-capped Andes dotted with small villages and herds of llama and alpacas, we made several stops along the way: Andahuaylillas, an attractive village known for its lovely 17th-century church; the ruins at Raqchi, once the holiest site in the Incan empire; La Raya, perched on Peru's altiplano (high plane) and home to the Llama and Alpaca Research Center; and the ceramics center of Pucara. We reach our hotel on the shores of Esteves Island on Lake Titicaca late this afternoon.

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