From your hotel, we collect you for the transfer to the bus station. We depart early in the morning for the 8 to 10 hour bus journey to Puno set on the shores of Lake Titicaca at 12,530' (3,820m). The journey by first class tourist bus crosses the dramatic Altiplano via altitudes of up to 4300m. During your trip, you will experience quintessential Andean landscapes and breathtaking vistas. The road takes us south along the great valley below Cusco and then as we head further south we start to climb towards the great continental divide at La Raya. To the east we see some of the strange peaks of the Carabaya Range. From the pass we descend quickly onto the vast dry altiplano with its isolated villages and herds of Andean camelid including the alpaca and vicuña. Our first glimpses of lake Titicaca remind us that this is hardly a lake - its more like a vast inland sea that also happens to be the highest navigable lake in the world! We spend our night at our hotel in Puno.