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PERU Cusco to lake titi kaka to tiwanaku Bolivia. has any one gone this route, how long time does it take and can you go by bus

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Nicolas C. says :
Jun 11, 2011
oh, by the way, the bus was from a travel agency
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Nicolas C. says :
Jun 11, 2011
Hi there! I took a bus from Cusco to Puno. Puno is a town at the Peruvian part of the Titicaca lake and I believe it took me 4 hours from Cusco to Puno. Bolivia is very very near Puno but I didn't go to Tiwanaku.
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Jul 20, 2011
Buses in Bolivia leave once they are full, no matter what they tell you. I found many roads were cut, and we just waited there, for hours, until they allowed us to continue... So don't count on making any conexions beforehand because you due to miss your next bus.
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Cyntia C. says :
Jul 12, 2011
Hi, Birgir, I suggest you spend at least one night on Isla del Sol (Sun island), on Lake Titicaca. Gui T is right: you'd better reach Tiwanaku with a travel agency, from La Paz, because it's good to have a nice guide to explain you the meaning of the ruins. I used Stop Tours Agency and they were very friendly, professional and unexpensive. If you're interested, you can take a look at my blog (it's written in portuguese, but you can get the links and see some pictures) http://fragatasurprise.blogspot.com/2010/11/uma-noite-do-topo-do-mundo.html Enjoy your trip. Peru and Bolivia are really amazing. :)
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Gui T. says :
Jun 12, 2011
Hello! I've done this route a few times. From Cuzco, you have to go to Puno, necessarily. 5 hours of travel, there are 10 companies that make the journey by bus, and the price is around $ 30 Peruvian Soles. Puno is already on Lake Titicaca, but the city is relatively disorganized and ugly. The best there is the visit to Uros Island, it's FANTASTIC, you should go!. The best way to enjoy Lake Titicaca is going to Copacabana City in Bolivia, which is quieter, more organized, more touristy and next to the most interesting islands (Island of the Sun, Moon Island, Taquile Island). To go there, there are direct buses from Puno, $30 Peruvian soles, 2 hours of travel, or you can go to Yunguyo (local bus in a different terminal than the one you arrive when you come from Cusco), cross the border into bolivian Kasane City, and from there take a taxi to Copacabana, spending all the way around $ 10 Peruvian soles. To go toTiwanaco, you can catch a bus from Copacabana, in one of the squares of the cuty (there is not bus station), to La Paz, and ask the driver to get off in Tiwanaco (2 hours after). But the best is to go to La Paz, and there hire a tour that takes you to Tiwanaco. The guide services are quite useful, since the ruins are very extensive, and the history of the local people, very ritualistic, full of their own meanings. Hope it helps you! Greetings from Brazil, Gui
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